Coronavirus: UD, Sinclair, other Ohio schools suspend face-to-face classes; WSU, Ohio State moves online for rest of semester

OHIO — OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY:

The Ohio State University is transitioning from face-to-face classes to online classes starting March 23 for the remainder of the spring semester, according to the university.

As a result, the university said it will extend spring break for one week through Sunday, March 22.

In addition, the university says all "undergraduate students living in university housing will be required to return for the remainder of the semester to their permanent home residences, or a non-campus or alternative housing arrangement."

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON:

University of Dayton announced that they are suspending in person classes starting at 8 a.m. March  11 and instituting online courses starting March 23 to at least April 6.

The school is also closing down its university housing starting Wednesday at 6 p.m.

In an email from President Spina, the school asks that students stay off campus for at least two weeks following spring break, while courses will resume online March 23.

The school provided an website and email address for students with question about the school’s response to the coronavirus.

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SINCLAIR:

Sinclair Community College announced to their students that they will cease to offer in-person classes at of March 10 at midnight. Classes will remain online for the rest of the semester.

CEDARVILLE

Cedarville University announced Wednesday they are canceling classes for the remainder of the week and will move to remote classes from March 16 through March 27.

Additional updated will be provided on March 25.

WRIGHT STATE:

Wright State University has made the decision to extend the remote instruction timeframe through the end of the spring semester.

“This is in line with nearly every other state institution and will provide clarity on expectations going forward through the final six weeks of the spring semester,” the university said.

The Dunbar Library and computer labs will remain open.

The decision was a move the university said was proactive to protect the health and well-being of students and employees.

“I want to emphasize that no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Wright State's Dayton and Lake campuses,” WSU President Sue Edwards said.

The university has prohibited all non-essential student meetings and group events.

MIAMI UNIVERSITY:

Miami University announced beginning March 11 lectures, discussion sessions, seminars and other similar classroom settings with face-to-face to face instruction will be suspended.  Instruction for courses will be delivered by remote instruction through at least April 12, 2020.

“In light of the Governor's announcement today and the advice of the Ohio Department of Health to limit large gatherings, the University is taking a number of immediate actions to protect the health and safety of our community, which is our first priority,” the university said.

Residence halls, dining halls and all campus services will remain open.

“Students may choose to return to their permanent place of residence or stay on campus, where appropriate social distancing and enhanced preventative public health and hygiene measures will be actively encouraged,” the university said. “We urge all students to make the choice that is best for them.”

OHIO UNIVERSITY:

Ohio University announced  beginning March 10 in-person instruction on all campuses will be suspended and moved to a virtual instruction environment through at least March 30th. All students who traveled home on spring break are encouraged to stay home and students who traveled over spring break are asked not to return to campus during this time frame.

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI:

Classes will resume on March 26 using remote instruction through the end of the semester.

University housing and dining facilities will close for the remainder of the semester.  Students must check out of university housing by end of day March 25.  For students who cannot return home to permanent residences or have extenuating circumstances, the university will work with those individuals.

CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY:

Central State University has suspended classes from March 23 to April 4 to be conducted remotely, according to a message form their president.

The school is allowing students to leave early for spring break starting Thursday without penalty.

Students are allowed to stay on campus, but are requested to limit contact.

WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY: 

Wittenberg University is suspending in-person classes from March 16 to March 23, according to their website.

They are encouraging students who left for spring break to not return until the 23.

CLARK STATE:

Clark State Community College announced it will move all in-person classes on its campuses to online or correspondence formats beginning Monday Mar. 16 and continuing until Friday, Mar. 27.  The college is currently on spring break.

“Clark State, based on guidance from Governor DeWine’s office and public health officials will be shifting course delivery to online or correspondence for all classes,” said Dr. Matt Franz, vice president, information technology and emergency management at Clark State. “Additional information and specifics on this change will be sent out via email to all employees and students and posted on the Clark State website. Courses which cannot be moved online will have alternate plans and communication associated. This change, while unprecedented, is being made in the best interest of public health.”