Dear Wofford community,

The health and safety of the Wofford College community continues to be our highest priority. Based on constantly evolving information about the spread of COVID-19 across the country and world, Wofford is accelerating its timeline and will close the college immediately for spring break. There will be no classes between March 16 and April 3. Residence halls will close on Tuesday, March 17 at 5 p.m. Students with extenuating circumstances should complete the special circumstances form. Also remember to complete the voluntary destination reporting form. Students should take everything they may need for classes with them when they leave campus for break in the event that the college must move to remote instruction on April 6.

During the week of March 23-27, Wofford faculty will be engaged in intense and concerted professional development efforts centered on remote teaching so that we can maintain the academic integrity of our institution. Campus operations will continue so staff should report for work.

Please note that the expectation is still to return for the remainder of the semester, beginning on April 6. College leaders will continue to closely monitor the situation and will communicate any changes in that plan with students, faculty and staff.

There are still no cases of COVID-19 on Wofford’s campus; there are 20 confirmed cases in South Carolina. Wofford’s early closure, however, takes into account the increasing cases of the virus in both Georgia and North Carolina and the recommendation of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.

Please know that this decision comes after long and careful consideration. Thank you for your patience in this unprecedented interruption of life as we know it.

My best,

Nayef Samhat

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