Delay in Online Instruction


Dear Students: 

I can’t thank you enough for your patience and amenability during this disruptive and constantly changing time. In an effort to respond to your concerns, we will delay the start of online instruction by one week to Monday, March 23. You are the heart of everything we do and I believe this change will support your success. In addition, we want to provide you and your families time to focus on moving out of our residence halls within the designated period as we cannot delay the move-out process due to COVID-19-related health concerns.

Please note the following pertinent information associated with the delay:

  • There will be no instruction next week, March 16-20. Postponing online instruction will not affect the academic calendar. We are not extending the spring 2020 semester.
  • We will ensure that you will remain on track in your degree programs and completions.
  • The Registrar’s Office will change the last day to withdraw from classes or apply for credit/no credit grading from March 20 to March 27.

I hope this head start will alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty to come. I am confident this delay will allow you the time you need to deal with the transition. I am relieved that you and your families will have additional time to concentrate on moving, so you’ll be prepared  to begin this new chapter of your education.

With thanks,

Thomas Poon, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost