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Transylvania announces further changes


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Transylvania University Interim President Dr. John N. Williams has announced further changes to the university’s academic program in response to COVID-19.

“We have made the decision, in the best interests of the community we hold dear, to take additional steps to protect the health and safety of our Transylvania students, faculty and staff,” Interim President Williams said.

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After extensive conversations with campus leadership, we have decided to move to remote instruction for the remainder of the academic year and provide May term instruction remotely only for seniors who require credits to graduate in May. Here is what that means:

  • Classes will resume on Monday, March 23, and will be delivered by remote instruction through the last scheduled day of regular classes on Friday, April 17.
  • Final exams will take place remotely from Tuesday, April 21, to Friday, April 24.
  • Because May term classes are unique and provide highly interactive learning, offering them online is challenging. As a result, the university will prioritize graduating seniors this May term and offer online instruction only to those seniors who require credits to graduate in May 2020.
  • May term classes for seniors who need them will begin online starting Monday, April 27, and conclude Tuesday, May 19.
  • All students to return to their permanent residences by Tuesday, March 24, unless they receive approval to remain on campus. Requests to remain in campus housing will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • The university is still considering options for commencement, including postponement from Saturday, May 23, to a later date.
  • Most on-campus events through the end of the academic year will be canceled or rescheduled. For a list of specific events, visit the university’s website.
  • At this time, Transylvania Athletics has suspended its spring sports activities.

Public updates on Transylvania’s response are posted at www.transy.edu/health-alert.