Coronavirus Update: Spring Break Extended

Coronavirus Update: Spring Break Extended


Although no one in the Rowan community has tested positive for COVID-19, we are now preparing for the possibility that academic operations may be disrupted, including our students’ ability to attend class in person.

An important step in our planning efforts is having our faculty convert their courses so they can be offered virtually. This takes preparation.

To that end, the University will extend spring break through Friday, March 27, to allow faculty time to convert course content to be delivered virtually (i.e., Webex). All assignments and projects for in-person courses that are due the week of March 23 are now pushed back to the week of March 29. Existing online courses will not be affected, and will follow their planned schedules. Although we are extending spring break a week, we are not extending the semester.

With the extended break, class registration will now be pushed back to the week of March 29.

If you are able to return home for spring break, please do so. All resident students will receive a text message from the Office of Residential Learning & University Housing, which will allow you to report your plans. All approved student and Athletics trips will go on as planned over spring break. The University will remain open and operations will continue as usual.

While at this time no decision has been made to move in-person courses online after the extended spring break, we will be able to do so if needed.

We understand that news about COVID-19 and the precautionary measures the University is taking can be stressful for some individuals. Whether it’s for mental or physical health concerns, students should request accommodations of their professors.

We want to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation. We as a university will continue to work on our contingency plans with the goal of finishing the semester strong.

In the meantime, continue to practice good hygiene and sanitizing habits.

For more information, contact:

  • Faculty: Contact the Office of the Provost at 856-256-4012.
  • Students: Glassboro campus students should contact the Dean of Students at 856-256-4283. CMSRU, SOM and GSBS students should contact the offices of their respective deans.
  • Wellness Center: 856-256-4333
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