Colleges nationwide respond to coronavirus by canceling in-person classes

Colleges and universities nationwide are canceling in-person classes.

The schools are implementing plans to hold online only classes due to the coronavirus.

Colleges across the country are canceling in-person classes, for the remainder of the semester in some cases, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Harvard University announced Tuesday that its students will not return to campus after spring break because of the coronavirus.

”Students are asked not to return to campus after Spring Recess and to meet academic requirements remotely until further notice. Students who need to remain on campus will also receive instruction remotely and must prepare for severely limited on-campus activities and interactions,” Harvard President Lawrence Bacow said in a statement. 

”We will begin transitioning to virtual instruction for graduate and undergraduate classes. Our goal is to have this transition complete by Monday, March 23, which is the first day of scheduled classes following Spring Recess,” Bacow said. 

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Harvard is the latest of a growing number of colleges and universities around the country to move classes online. Here are the colleges that have announced in-person class cancellations for the duration of one week or more. 

Adelphi University

American University

Amherst College

Appalachian State University

Arcadia University

Babson College

Belmont University

Bellevue College

Bloomsburg University

Bucknell University

Bowling Green State University

Berea College

Bowie State University

Barnard College

California State University-Long Beach

Carnegie Mellon University

City University of New York (CUNY) System

Chapman University

Coppin State University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Case Western Reserve University

Cascadia College

Duke University

East Carolina University

Emerson College

Emory University

Frostburg State University

Fordham University

Grinnell College

Indiana University

Iowa State University

John Carroll University

Kent State University

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Maryland

Middlebury College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University

Midland University

Monmouth University

Manhattan College

Molloy College

Morgan State University

Miami University

New York University

New Jersey Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology

Northwestern University

Old Dominion University

Otterbein University

Ohio University

Ohio State University

Olin College of Engineering

Palo Alto University

Pennsylvania State University

Pepperdine University

Purdue University

Princeton University

Pacific Lutheran University

Rowan University

Rutgers University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sarah Lawrence College

Seattle University

Stony Brook University

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

San Jose State University

Stanford University

Salisbury University

Smith College

Seton Hall University

State University of New York (SUNY) System

Stevens Institute of Technology

Skidmore College

Suffolk University

Syracuse University

Texas A&M University

Tufts University

Tulane University

University of Akron

University of Baltimore

University of Chicago

University of Cincinnati

University of New Haven

University of Rochester

University of Toledo

University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Los Angeles

University of California-Riverside

University of California-San Diego

University of California-Santa Barbara

University of California-Santa Cruz

University of Florida

University of Maryland-Baltimore County

University of Maryland-College Park

University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri

University of New Orleans

University of North Carolina

University of Notre Dame

University of Virginia

University of Washington 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vanderbilt University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wake Forest University

West Chester University

Wheaton College

Xavier University

These moves come amid a global coronavirus outbreak involving tens of thousands of confirmed cases, mostly in China. Of those, 647 have been confirmed in the U.S., including in 36 states and Washington, D.C. 

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Responding to reporters’ questions on coronavirus on Tuesday, President Donald Trump urged Americans to stay calm. 

A number of leftists have accused the Trump administration of not doing enough to combat the coronavirus or not taking it seriously enough. Meanwhile, conservatives have criticized leftists of overplaying the threat for political gain during an election year. 

Editor’s note: Campus Reform will maintain an updated list of the schools that have canceled in-person classes due to the coronavirus. If you know of a school that has canceled class, please email and let us know.

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