Out of an abundance of caution, Newberry College has announced changes in campus operations due to the threat posed by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. There are currently no known cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the Newberry College campus.
From March 16 through March 18, classes will be canceled as campus prepares a transition to virtual learning, with classes convening online from March 19 through April 3. The College will make a decision regarding plans moving forward by March 31 at 4 p.m., based on how the situation unfolds.
Students will hear from professors regarding the specifics of each course’s remote operation. All online classes already scheduled will continue as normal.
Residential students, in consultation with the Office of Residence Life, may elect to go home if they are able to do so safely, and if doing so would not impede their ability to fulfill their academic responsibilities. In any event, residence halls, dining, academic support, and other limited services will be open and available for those who remain.
All structured student and campus activities have been canceled until further notice. Newberry College and the South Atlantic Conference have canceled all athletic competitions and practices for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, including all spring conference championships.
Throughout the coming days, the College’s emergency response team will continue to monitor the situation, maintaining constant contact with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and other health and safety officials. The College will regularly reassess the situation and decide the best course of action moving forward.
In the meantime, regularly updated information and a frequently asked questions page are available on the College website at newberry.edu/subpages/guidance-on-coronavirus.