VILLANOVA, Pa. (CBS) – Villanova University is canceling all in-person classes beginning next week. The university says classes will be taught solely online.
In-person classes will meet as scheduled through Friday, March 13, so that faculty can orient students regarding how they will conduct their online classes.
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“These two days will also allow for students who wish to return home to do so,” the university said in a statement.
The university says faculty is prepared to teach classes online.
During this time, Villanova will remain open and operational. This means all employees should report to work. University services — including residence halls, dining facilities, academic support services, the Student Health Center, the University Counseling Center and Falvey Library — will remain open.
All university and college events are canceled as of Saturday, March 14 through at least April 14.
The university will decide whether to resume in-person classes no later than Friday, April 3.
Villanova athletics will continue, but contests and competitions will be spectator-free.
Currently, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases at Villanova University.
For more information on Villanova’s decision, click here.