Campbell University will transition all in-person (face-to-face) classes on all campuses to online and remote learning from March 16 through April 5, in response to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, President J. Bradley Creed announced today.
Classes on Friday, March 13, are also canceled.
Other important notes from the message:
- There have been no positive COVID-19 cases on any Campbell campus as of Thursday, March 12. A test is pending on one student who presented symptoms this week at the University Health Center.
- Residential students are strongly encouraged to leave campus between March 13-April 5, though university operations (residence halls, dining halls, other services) will remain in operation during this time for those who must stay. Classes are scheduled to return to normal on Monday, April 6.
- Most university campus events and activities with more than 50 people will be canceled or have restricted attendance.
Read President Creed’s full message to the Campbell community below:
Dear Campbell University Community,
I’m deeply thankful to our campus colleagues who have worked in recent days and weeks to help the University respond to the COVID-19 situation. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff at all of our locations and campuses is our greatest concern.
While there are no positive COVID-19 cases in our community at this time, we have determined it is in the best interest for our campus community to take additional steps to help mitigate the possible spread of this virus.
- CLASSES ARE CANCELED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020.
- Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, at 8:00 AM: all in-person (face-to-face) classes at all Campbell campuses and locations, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, will transition instruction to online and remote learning.
- In-person classes are expected to resume Monday, April 6, 2020.
- Students can expect to hear directly from their respective professors, department chair, or dean about how to prepare for specific classes. Additional guidance will come from academic deans as our circumstances necessitate any change in our responses.
- Residential students on the Buies Creek campus are strongly encouraged to leave campus by this weekend. Additional information is forthcoming from Student Life.
- Staff should follow proper healthcare guidelines related to COVID-19 and consult with their direct supervisors regarding any illness or absences.
- All university operations will remain open from March 13-April 6, 2020. University services and operations will continue on all campuses until further notice. Residence halls, dining halls, and other campus services/offices will be open to meet the needs of students who remain on campus. If an employee is sick, presenting symptoms, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, do not come to work.
- Most university campus events and activities with more than 50 people will be canceled or have restricted attendance (e.g., athletic events) from March 13 through April 6, and there could be changes to events scheduled after that date. When in doubt about a specific event, consult the event leader.
I recognize the transition to virtual and remote instruction presents challenges and poses a significant disruption to regular academic and residential activities. There remains a great deal of uncertainty as health officials around the world work to contain this virus. I thank you all for your patience and flexibility as we work to continue with the semester under these new circumstances. Rest assured you will be kept informed and up to date regarding significant changes and developments.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the diligent support of Campbell staff who continue to sustain our community, especially those in health care, housekeeping and maintenance, law enforcement, security, housing and food service, and admissions and external relations roles.
We will continue to provide updates on our response to the virus on our website at https://www.campbell.edu/coronavirus/.
This situation is changing rapidly, and we will continue to communicate as new decisions are made.
J. Bradley Creed