Newberry College Extends Virtual Learning
March 27, 2020
NEWBERRY — Newberry College has announced that it will continue holding all classes online through the end of the spring semester, due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The term ends May 5 with final exams. There are currently no cases of COVID-19 on the college campus.
“The health and safety of our community is our top priority, and I have full confidence in our students, faculty, and staff to finish this academic year strong,” said President Maurice Scherrens.
In response to the pandemic, the college has significantly limited the number of students on campus and provided each with plenty of room in accordance with social distancing measures. The college has also allowed as many employees as possible to work from home, while maintaining limited services for the students who remain.
The college has also announced that each student will have regular, direct communication with someone in the campus community, including faculty, staff and alumni, who will check in to make sure students have everything they need to be successful in the virtual learning environment.
“We are here to support our students, and distance doesn’t change that,” said Scherrens.
Commencement exercises, originally scheduled for May 9, have been postponed. Graduating seniors will receive their diplomas on time in the mail, and the administration is meeting with the Student Government Association to discuss ceremonial options for a later date.