University extends spring break, moves classes online


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The Quad and David L. Rice Library

Spring break is extended for one week and all-in person courses will be moved to “online or alternative delivery” by March 23 due to concerns about the coronavirus the university announced today.

Campus will remain open during the extended break and all employees are to report to work as usual.

Courses already online will operate as normal unless the instructor of the course says otherwise.

“Nothing is more important to me than the well-being of all members of our campus community,” President Rochon wrote in the statement. “Given the recent escalation of this virus in the state and around the country and world, and with the health and safety of our students and community always top of mind.”

The current plan is for in-person classes to start back up April 6.