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    March 11, 2020

    Le Moyne Students Will Not Return to Campus Until at Least March 23 Due to Coronavirus Situation

    As Le Moyne continues to carefully monitor the very fluid situation surrounding the Coronavirus, the College has made the decision to not bring students back from spring break until at least Monday, March 23. This will allow time for transition, as the College considers a move to online delivery for both undergraduate and graduate instruction.

    For students this means that they will not be allowed to return to campus on Sunday, March 15. Instead, they are being asked to remain home the week of March 16 (students who need to be here given their personal situation must get permission from Residence Life.)

    For faculty this time will serve as a transition period to become equipped to use Canvas, Zoom and other technology that will allow them to teach courses online in the event the College needs to shift to distance education for some or all of the remainder of the spring semester.

    The plan for the formal resumption of classes will depend on how the Coronavirus situation unfolds. On Monday, March 23, classes will resume, either in person as per usual or will be delivered online. That decision will be made as soon as possible during the week of March 16 to give everyone the necessary time to make plans to return to campus the weekend of March 21 and 22. If we determine teaching classes online the week of March 23 is the best decision, students will remain at home during that week.

    “We recognize that this change is a major disruption to the semester and is no doubt unsettling for some,” said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. “Please understand that the overriding reason behind this decision is to do everything we can to preserve the health and safety of all members of the Le Moyne community and all the communities we serve.”

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