Greensboro College Moves All Classes Online Beginning March 23; Students Must Leave Campus

March 16, 2020 4:35 pm
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College has moved all Spring 2020 classes online or to other alternative delivery methods to limit campus exposure to the coronavirus.

The change takes effect Monday, March 23. The college is on spring break through Sunday, March 22.

“This was a difficult decision, but guidance from the CDC with respect to the spread of COVID-19 left us with little choice,” spokesman Lex Alexander said.

All college offices will remain open, although hours and staffing of some may vary depending upon employee availability.

Students have received instructions regarding retrieving belongings and vacating the residence halls. No students will be permitted to remain on campus.

College officials have made no decision regarding the Baccalaureate/Cap & Gown Ceremony and Commencement May 8-9, but all other public events on campus this semester are cancelled.

“This obviously is not how we wanted to have to finish the semester, and we are particularly sympathetic to the Class of 2020, whose final semester here is being so disrupted,” Alexander said. “But all colleges and universities are being affected by COVID-19, and our decision is the same that institutions statewide and nationwide are making.

“It also is consistent with public-health guidance and with our desire to think critically, act justly, and live faithfully: Our first concern is the health and well-being of every student, our faculty and staff, and the larger public.”

For more information regarding the college’s response to the coronavirus, visit www.greensboro.edu/coronavirus.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.greensboro.edu.

Think critically. Act justly. Live faithfully.


Media Contact:
Lex Alexander, Director of Communications
[email protected]

Greensboro College
815 W. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-272-7102, ext. 5398
Cell: 336-707-6617

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This post was written by Tom Saitta