After much deliberation, we decided that classes would be conducted online for the remainder of the spring semester — there would be no resumption of in-person instruction on campus. Online classes began Monday, March 23.
Commencement Exercises, scheduled for May 15, will be rescheduled at a later date. Alternative plans for celebrating the Class of 2020’s commencement are being developed in consultation with the senior class officers and others. Commencement will likely occur at a dedicated time in early fall.
These difficult decisions were our only options as the rapid spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) posed such a tremendous risk to our students, faculty, and staff. It was clear that the virus would not abate by the end of the semester.