- Classes are being held online across the US to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
- Some universities across the country, like Rice, are shifting to virtual courses after a community member tested positive for the virus.
- Here are all the major colleges and universities that have switched to remote courses so far.
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In an email shared with the Harvard University community on Tuesday, school president Larry Bacow announced that both he and his wife had tested positive for the coronavirus. Earlier that week, classes had resumed online. All students had to move out of their campus accommodations by March 15.
Source: CBS Boston, Harvard University
Cornell University is shifting to online courses beginning April 6, and instructing all students to move off-campus by March 29.
Source: Cornell Chronicle.
Yale University is shifting to remote classes after their spring break. It’s also asking students to stay home after the break.
New York University (NYU) is holding classes remotely until at least March 27 and has instructed students that they must be moved out of campus housing by March 22.
Fordham University cancelled classes on March 9 after a student with found with symptoms and was being tested, and a few faculty members and students had been exposed to the virus. Classes resumed on March 11 online.
Source: Fordham News
Columbia University in New York City moved classes online on March 11 through the remainder of the semester. On Sunday, March 16, it was announced that a member of the Columbia community had tested positive for the coronavirus. The university declined to say whether the infected person was located at the New York campus or an affiliate campus. The university encouraged students to evacuate their dorms by the 17th.
NY Governor Cuomo announced that all CUNY and SUNY classes will be moved online for the remainder of the spring semester.
Source: Governor Andrew Cuomo
Syracuse University shifted to online courses from March 13 until at least March 30. It’s also encouraging students to leave campus and stay home after spring break.
Source: Syracuse University
Notre Dame cancelled all classes from March 16-20 and is switching over to online classes in lieu of in-person instruction beginning on March 23 through at least April 13.
Source: Notre Dame
Rutgers University is cancelling courses from March 12 to the end of their spring break on March 22. Courses will resume virtually on March 23.
Source: Rutgers University
Ohio State University (OSU) is holding classes remotely beginning March 23, and are asking students to move off-campus by March 22.
Source: The Lantern
St. John’s University is holding classes virtually until March 27 and it asked all students to move out of their campus accommodations.
New York Post
Princeton University will also hold classes virtually starting March 23, after its spring break.
The University of Washington announced it will hold classes remotely for the rest of the semester after a faculty member tested positive for the virus. As of Monday, 42 people have died in Washington state from the coronavirus.
Rice University cancelled in-person classes for the rest of the semester after a staff member tested positive for the virus. It also banned meetings of more than 100 people until May.
Arizona State University said that that they are moving all classes online from March 16 to March 27, but will be keeping campus housing and dining halls open.
Source: The Arizona Republic
The University of Southern California (USC) is shifting to online classes after their spring break, which was last week, until April 14. It also cancelled or postponed all university-sponsored events for the rest of the semester.
UCLA is shifting to online classes until April 10.
Stanford University’s classes will take place online for the rest of the quarter over concerns about the outbreak.
Source: The New York Times