The following is a message from President Joe Lee sent to the campus community:
Dear Spring Hill College Family,
With the well-being of our entire campus community at heart, the College administration has decided to suspend on-campus classes as of the end of today, Friday, March 13.
STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Students are expected to check out of their residence halls and return home beginning at 5:00 p.m. today through Monday, March 16. This check out process is the same as implemented for any college break. Students who may have hardships about returning home will work with Residence Life. Kevin Abel, Vice President of Student Affairs, will provide more details on this process and the criteria.
STAFF AND FACULTY
We are needed on-site to continue our work, perhaps now more than ever. Therefore the campus will remain open. However, given this evolving situation, our decision may change.
Spring Break will begin next week, March 16 and be extended through March 27.
Virtual class learning will begin on March 30 and continue through April 9. Easter Monday, April 13 remains a student holiday.
Face-to-face instruction will resume on campus Tuesday, April 14. We will be continuously evaluating this return-to-classes schedule and will communicate any updates.
FURTHER DETAILS AVAILABLE
I realize this is not all the information you need about this decision. We will be sharing further details as soon as possible today including a website page with resources. However, I felt it was important to get this message to you about the suspension of classes immediately.
OUR JESUIT IDEALS
This is an uncertain time in our history and, in following our Jesuit emphasis on care for others, it is incumbent on us as a Spring Hill family to realize we have a part in mitigating this pandemic. The decision to suspend face-to-face classes at Spring Hill College, although a difficult one, is part of our response to that important duty. Please keep our campus community in your prayers. You are constantly in mine.