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Actions Underway Across Campuses

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At the statewide level, the Higher Education Policy Commission and Community and Technical College System have been actively coordinating and communicating with higher education institutions – public, private, two- and four-year campuses – to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in West Virginia and protect those within and around the campus communities.

Each campus has individual needs with different student populations, so varying proactive measures are being taken at the institutional level – with particular focus on spring break and mitigating any potential threats related to students returning to the state after traveling. The following campus-level measures are being taken across the state.

*Updated 3/31/20 at 3:20 p.m.*

Public Four-Year Institutions

  • Bluefield State College extended spring break through March 20 for students, and transitioned all course content and instruction to an online format effective March 22. Spring break: March 9-13. [link]
  • Concord University extended its spring break by one week for all students, and moved all classes online for the remainder of the semester. Students needing to return to campus are asked to contact university housing for arrangements. Original spring break: March 9-13. [link]
  • Fairmont State University began delivering all class instruction digitally on Monday, March 23 and will continue with this format for the rest of the semester. Students are asked to remain home, but campus housing and food service options remain open for those who need them. Original spring break: March 9-13. [link]
  • Glenville State College extended spring break for students until March 27. Classes will resume on Monday, March 30 with the expectation that all previously scheduled face-to-face courses that can be delivered online will have transitioned to fully online by that time. Original spring break: March 16-20. [link]
  • Marshall University is holding instruction exclusively online or through other alternative learning formats through the end of the semester. Residence hall students who can return to their permanent residences or make alternative housing arrangements are asked to do so; exceptions can be made for students who cannot return home. Original spring break: March 23-27. [link]
  • Shepherd University extended spring break for a second week, and the remainder of the semester will be completed through online instruction. Students who need to remain in residence halls are asked to make arrangements with university. Original spring break: March 16-20. [link]
  • West Liberty University extended spring break for face-to-face classes through March 20, and all in-seat classes are suspended for the remainder of the semester, with digital and alternative forms of instruction now available. Students are asked to remain home; those who need to remain in campus housing are to make arrangements with the university. Spring break: March 9-13. [link]
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine instructed all students to stay at home after spring break, and all on-campus classes and labs have been suspended for the remainder of the semester. A modified curriculum will be delivered electronically so students can complete the school year in their home locations. Spring break: March 23-27. [link]
  • West Virginia State University extended spring break through Tuesday, March 24. Beginning Monday, March 30, and for the remainder of the semester, all face-to-face classes will be delivered remotely utilizing alternative learning options. Resident students are advised to not return to campus, but those with no other alternatives can make arrangements with the university. Original spring break: March 16-20. [link]
  • West Virginia University (including WVU Tech and Potomac State College) will not hold in-person classes this semester, with alternative delivery of classes planned for the rest of the semester. Residence halls are closed and students are encouraged to remain home; students who live in residence halls and must return campus can register to do so. Original spring break: March 16-20. [link]

Community & Technical Colleges

  • Blue Ridge CTC is currently providing instruction remotely and will continue with an alternative course schedule through April 12.  Spring break: April 6-12. [link]
  • BridgeValley CTC is currently delivering all class instruction online beginning Monday, March 23and will continue through the 2020 spring semester ending on Friday, May 15.  Spring break: March 16-20. [link]
  • Eastern WV CTC transitioned from face-to-face classes to an online format beginning Monday, March 16 and will continue through the end of the 2020 spring semester.  Spring break: March 9-13. [link]
  • Mountwest CTC is implementing non-face-to-face instructional methods for all class instruction beginning Monday, March 30 and continuing through the remainder of the spring semester.  Spring break: March 23-27. [link]
  • New River CTC extended spring break through Friday, March 27 and will transition to an online instruction format on Monday, March 30.  Spring break: March 16-27. [link]
  • Pierpont CTC is moving to an online format for classes beginning Monday, March 16 and continuing through April 6.  No in-person instruction will happen during this time. Spring break: March 9-13. [link
  • Southern WV CTC extended its spring break by one week, and classes will be fully online beginning Monday, March 30 and will continue until further notice. Spring break: March 16-27. [link]
  • WV Northern CC extended spring break for an additional week, ending on March 27. Beginning March 30 and continuing through the end of the semester, the college will move to all online instruction. Spring break: March 16-27. [link]
  • WVU Parkersburg extended spring break by one week for students, with classes held remotely effective Monday, March 30. Spring break: March 16-27. [link]

Private Institutions

  • Alderson-Broaddus University extended spring break by one week for all students, and moved to virtual course delivery for the remainder of the semester. Residential students were asked to move out as soon as possible, with approval required for students who must remain on campus. Original spring break: March 9-13. [link]
  • Appalachian Bible College extended spring break by one week, and moved classes online starting Tuesday, March 24 through Friday, May 1. Original spring break: March 9-13 [link]
  • Bethany College extended spring break by one week, and with classes resuming March 23 via online delivery until further notice. Students requested to not return to campus, if possible. Original spring break: March 9-13. [link]
  • Davis & Elkins College cancelled classes Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 20 to transition to online education. As of Monday, March 23, college began online delivery of all course content until further notice. Students strongly encouraged to move off campus. Spring break: March 2-6. [link]
  • Ohio Valley University suspended face-to-face teaching and moved to an online learning model until at least March 30. They encouraged students to remain at home after spring break and not return to campus; residence halls to remain open and available, access to food services remains open. Spring break: March 9-13. [link]
  • University of Charleston transitioned all Charleston and Beckley in-seat classes to online instruction. Students residing on campus were asked to transition home by Sunday, March 22; students can apply to remain in residence halls. Spring break: March 2-6. [link]
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College transitioned to online course instruction beginning Wednesday, March 18. Students were asked to return home by Sunday, March 15; continuing accommodations on campus made for those unable to move out by that time. Spring break: March 2-6. [link]
  • Wheeling University moved all courses online beginning Monday, March 16 through the end of the semester. Students were asked to leave campus as soon as possible, but no later than Sunday, March 22; students will extenuating circumstances can apply to remain on campus. Spring break: March 2-6. [link]