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Important Message on Classes

Published date: March 12, 2020

Greetings VSU Faculty, Staff, and Students:

Important message from President:

 

The VSU Emergency Preparedness Team is actively monitoring the changes involving the developments and impact of COVID-19.  Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the VSU campus; however, out of concern for our VSU Community, the University will take the following actions. 

 

All classes are canceled for the week of March 16-20, 2020 in an effort to give faculty adequate time to convert classes to an off campus format.  

 

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, Virginia State University will convert to all remote instruction (online/distance education) classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 academic year.  Students will receive instructions from the professor for each of their classes no later than Friday, March 20, 2020.

 

All students are required to access and check their VSU issued emails as that will be the primary method of communication with students regarding these continued urgent changes.

 

VSU strongly encourages ALL students to return home immediately. Residence Halls will close for the remainder of the semester onWednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5:00pm.  Students will not have access to their rooms beyond that date. We understand that for a limited number of students with extenuating circumstances, going home is currently not an option. Students needing to request an exemption from this directive must submit an exemption form (attached) to the Housing Office in Quad II Room 1107 by 5:00pm Friday, March 13, 2020.

 

We are in the process of preparing for telework for those staff members whose supervisors deem  eligible for that option.

 

While institutions across the country are weighing these same decisions, the safety of our community is our top priority.  The VSU administration understands there are a number of questions regarding these necessary actions and will continue to share pertinent facts and information as it develops.

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