Campbell University classes to remain online through summer

Campbell University’s transition to online classes will remain intact through the summer, President J. Bradley Creed announced this week. The University ended face-to-face instruction and moved all courses to online and remote learning on March 16 in conjunction with statewide “stay home” and social distancing orders to help curb the spread of COVID-19. 

In his message to the Campbell community, Creed said the decision to continue online learning through the summer was made “to ensure that students have greater opportunity to progress toward degree completion.” He said the University is currently revising the list of main campus undergraduate courses to be offered through remote instruction. He said undergraduate tuition charged to students will be assessed at the online rate. 

Courses will be offered in the five-week Summer I term (May 19-June 19), five-week Summer II term (June 23-July 24), or 10-week Summer III term (May 19-July 24). Students should expect to be available during the scheduled class times for synchronous meetings via videoconferencing or other remote learning technology. Students can also take advantage of the fully online asynchronous course offerings by Campbell Online — the eight-week Campbell Online Summer term runs from May 18 to July 12. 

Updates on Campbell University’s response to COVID-19 and weekly video messages from the president can be found at campbell.edu/coronavirus.

Read the president’s full message regarding summer online courses below: 


Campbell University Community,

Over the last few weeks, I have been encouraged to see how resilient our Campbell community has been to adapt to the virus prevention measures required by health officials. Students, faculty and staff continue to work together to finish this Spring 2020 semester strong remotely. 

To ensure that students have greater opportunity to progress toward degree completion amidst the current uncertainty around COVID-19, the University has decided to transition the 2020 Summer School courses to remote instruction.

All Summer 2020 Main Campus undergraduate courses will be delivered through remote instruction. The University is currently revising the list of Main Campus undergraduate courses to be offered through remote instruction. These course options, as well as any class cancellations related to this decision, will be announced as soon as possible. Undergraduate tuition charged to students will be assessed at the online rate.

Courses may be offered in the five-week Summer I term (May 19-June 19), five-week Summer II term (June 23-July 24, 2020), or 10-week Summer III term (May 19-July 24). Please check the course schedule carefully when it is published. Students should expect to be available during the scheduled class times for synchronous meetings via videoconferencing or other remote learning technology. Furthermore, students may want to take advantage of the fully online asynchronous course offerings by Campbell Online. The 8-week Campbell Online Summer term runs from May 18 to July 12. 

Academic advisors can help students determine how taking summer courses at Campbell can help advance their progress toward completing degree requirements. 

All Adult and Online Education Summer 2020 courses at the physical off-campus sites (Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg/Pope, and Raleigh) will be delivered through remote instruction. Students should expect to be available during the scheduled class times for synchronous meetings via videoconferencing or other remote learning technology.

Most Summer 2020 courses for graduate and professional degree programs will be delivered through remote instruction. All graduate and professional degree programs will transition their summer courses to remote instruction. Students should expect to be available during the scheduled class times for synchronous meetings via videoconferencing or other remote learning technology. As circumstances allow, courses that require in-person interaction might be offered in a blended format in the summer. Further details will be forthcoming from each program.

All Campbell-sponsored academic programs involving travel, except two, are cancelled for Summer 2020. This includes most study abroad programs managed by the Global Engagement Office as well as all programs offered by graduate and professional schools. The Study Abroad programs to Ghana and Hawaii have been postponed at this time. Students have been notified, and the Global Engagement Office will maintain contact with these students pending further information.

We thank you all for your patience as we work to deliver exceptional instruction during this challenging time. We are confident about the future and committed to Campbell’s mission to prepare leaders with purpose. We will continue to keep you informed of any further changes. Stay safe and Go Camels!

Brad Creed
President