Several Alabama universities postpone graduation, extend online classes

Several Alabama universities postpone graduation, extend online classes
Several Universities across Alabama are extending online classes and postponing spring graduation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Several Universities across Alabama are extending online classes and postponing spring graduation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alabama State University

Academics and Spring Graduation:

Spring commencement, which was scheduled for May 1, has been postponed. The university is monitoring and will provide graduates on future plans. Online instruction will continue on March 30 until the end of the spring semester.

Campus Events and Housing:

Students may return between Monday, April 6 and Thursday, April 30 to retrieve personal items and belongings left on campus during spring break. Upon returning, students will need to clean their room and return their key to the residence hall director.

Auburn University

Academics and Spring Graduation:

Spring commencement has been postponed. Graduates will receive additional information in the coming days about alternate plans. All classes will continue with online through the remainder of the spring semester.

Campus Events and Housing:

Employees have been instructed to work remotely and practice “social distancing” when appropriate. All Auburn events have been canceled through April 10.

Auburn University at Montgomery

Academics and Spring Graduation:

All classes will continue online through the remainder of the spring semester. No decisions have been made yet regarding the university’s spring commencement ceremony, which is currently scheduled for Saturday, May 9.

Campus Events and Housing:

AUM encourages students not to return to campus. However, residence halls will remain open for students who have a need for housing.

Faulkner University

Academics and Spring Graduation:

Faulkner will continue its online instruction from March 30 through the remainder of the semester. Graduation has been postponed until Aug. 8.

Campus Events and Housing:

All University activities and events have been canceled through the end of the semester including the annual Jamboree show, collegiate and intramural athletics, the arts, and many other campus activities.

Students who need to retrieve personal belongings will be notified by March 27 regarding the process. Students who withdraw from campus housing will be eligible for a pro-rata credit to their student account for room and board.

Residence halls remain open for those students who are unable to return home. Foodservice will remain available in accordance with the order of the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Huntingdon College-

Academics and Spring Graduation:

Starting March 30, all classes will be online. The final five weeks of Spring Semester will run from March 30 to May 1. Final exams will take place May 4 to May 8.

The college will hold a special commencement ceremony honoring the Class of 2020 on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. on the Huntingdon College Green. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with Huntingdon’s 2020 Homecoming celebration.

Campus Events and Housing:

All campus events through April are postponed or canceled. Only students who have an extraordinary circumstance, such as an inability to obtain Internet access or a need for shelter and food, will be allowed to continue residing in College-owned housing. Students who will continue to reside in College-owned housing will be subject to periodic health screenings and will be asked to practice social distancing.

Troy University

Academics and Spring Graduation:

Troy University will continue online or alternative delivery format classes through the spring and summer semesters. Online summer classes will start on May 26. The spring commencement ceremonies at all locations will be postponed until July 24, to coincide with summer commencement ceremonies. Degrees will be conferred in May to students who meet graduation eligibility.

Campus Events and Housing:

Residence halls, except for Pace Hall and Shackelford Hall, will close effective April 6. All current students not applying for extended housing must be moved out by that date and have their belongings out of their rooms by April 12. Students who need extended housing may apply to the Housing Office.

Essential services including take-out dining will be provided to any student still living on campus.

All campus events for April and May have been canceled. Summer events will be evaluated at a later date. Parking, meal plan, commuter plan and housing fees will be prorated from April 6 until the end of the semester.

University of Alabama

Academics and Spring Graduation:

All remaining springs classes will be taught remotely. There will be no further person-to-person or on-site instruction. Spring commencement has been canceled. The university says it is looking for alternative means for recognizing graduate achievements and students earning honors.

Campus Events and Housing:

Students are not authorized to return to campus any who show up without authorization will not be accommodated. A staggered plan to retrieve your belongings from the residence halls and Greek houses is being developed and will be communicated at a later date.

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