Coronavirus: Campus Update


At 2 p.m. today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine made some sweeping recommendations in response to the spread of COVID-19. Some of his recommendations were directed at colleges and universities in the State of Ohio.  

After extensive discussions with university leadership and our colleagues in higher education across Ohio, Walsh University will join with other colleges and universities and adopt his recommendations.  

Bottomline Up Front: Effective immediately, we are suspending the in-person, face-to-face modality of instruction through and including Friday, March 27.  

Game plan for the rest of this week:

Wednesday (March 11) and Thursday (March 12): (All and only) in-person, face-to-face classes are suspended for two days to give Cav Nation the time necessary to prepare for a transition to online and remote learning. 

Friday (March 13): All classes will resume either online or remotely. 

Additionally, effective Wednesday, March 11 through Friday, March 27:

  • The University will remain open. Cav Nation employees will report, as usual, for work.
  • All residential halls, dining services, student services, club and intramural activities will remain open and active for Cav Nation students.
  • Cav Nation faculty will be available, as usual, for on-campus advising and assistance.
  • All public campus events are canceled, including Holy Mass.
  • All athletic practices and contests will continue following NCAA and G-MAC guidelines.  Indoor athletic contests are closed to any spectators. 

Students will be provided additional information and announcements regarding class instruction from their individual instructors through the Walsh University email system.

If any student does not receive an email by Thursday afternoon, March 12, with information regarding the new format for his/her classes, please contact the respective academic school/division or the Office of the Provost. 

These are difficult times as we are dealing with a large amount of uncertainty. We remain committed to doing what is best for the common good and our university community. Each of us has an individual responsibility to help contain the virus as well as contribute to making a difficult situation better for all of us.

Many thanks for all you will do in the coming weeks to advance our mission.

Warmly, Tim


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