TROY, Ala. (WJHG/WECP) - Troy University will continue online or other alternative delivery methods for all of its classes for the remainder of the spring semester in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In a statement, university officials said in-class offerings for the summer semester will also be suspended. All classes for summer will be offered online or via alternate delivery methods. Online summer classes will start May 26.
In addition, other steps being implemented by the University include:
-The spring commencement ceremonies at all locations will be postponed until July 24 to coincide with summer commencement. Despite postponement of the commencement ceremonies, degrees will be conferred in May to students who meet graduation eligibility.
-Residence halls except for Pace Hall and Shackelford Hall will close effective April 6.
-All other campus residents must move their belongings out of their rooms by April 12 during scheduled time slots. University Housing will send a follow-up email with instructions for check-out procedures.
-Parking, meal plan, commuter plan and housing fees will be prorated from April 6 until the end of the semester. Refunds will be given to graduating seniors and all other students will receive a credit on their fall 2020 semester bill.
-All campus events for April and May have been canceled. Summer events will be evaluated at a later date.
-All study-abroad trips previously scheduled for May and the summer have been canceled.
-Troy University has expanded the number of employees who may work remotely.
“By extending our remote learning and working policies, we hope to do our part as a University to slow the spread of the coronavirus,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “Troy University is uniquely equipped to face this challenging time thanks to our history as a pioneer in online learning. We remain committed to the success of our students and will work diligently throughout this process to ensure each of you can continue your college journey. I urge all of our students, faculty and staff to follow the guidance of local, state and national leaders and take proper precautions to limit your exposure to the virus and prevent its spread. Together, we can overcome this challenge, and I am convinced our University will emerge stronger than ever.”
The University will continue to monitor this situation and will keep students and faculty informed of any impacts to the campus community.
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