Liz McCormick Published

Shepherd University Students To Finish Semester Online

Shepherd University Sign, McMurran Hall

Shepherd University President Mary Hendrix announced Wednesday that the remainder of the 2020 spring semester will be taught completely online.

President Hendrix made the announcement through a video message posted on the school’s website Wednesday.

Hendrix explained that the school’s leadership, faculty and staff have been preparing a remote learning solution as the United States responds to coronavirus. Social distancing has been promoted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a way to help lower the number of new infections from the disease.

In the message, Hendrix said Shepherd students for whom Shepherd is their only residence will be allowed to remain on campus in residence halls. Same goes for students who hold a visa, have refugee status, or other non-citizenship status.

This exception also affects students who live a significant distance from campus and feel it’s safer to stay at Shepherd. It also affects students who don’t have reliable internet at home.

Hendrix says at this time, the school continues its administrative functions and operations, but is following guidelines proposed by the CDC.