All the U.S. Colleges and Universities That Have Canceled In-Person Classes Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Amid the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, a number of colleges and universities have canceled in-person classes as of Tuesday morning.

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A man wears a face mask to protect against the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as he leaves the campus of the UCLA college in Westwood, California on March 6, 2020. Mark Ralston/Getty

The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, but has continued to spread across the globe. According to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), there are over 113,000 confirmed cases worldwide and over 450 in the U.S as of March 10. Amid the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by the virus, numerous colleges and universities have canceled in-person class. Some of these institutions have decided to place classes on hold while others have moved to online classes, allowing students to stay in the safety of their homes.

New York

On Monday, New York became the U.S. state with the most confirmed cases of the coronavirus with 142. This high number has sparked numerous prominent New York-based colleges to cancel in-person classes.

  • Columbia University: in-person classes canceled on March 10, remote classes to take place through March 13.
  • Barnard College: in-person classes canceled on March 10, remote classes to take place through March 13.
  • St. John's University: in-person classes canceled on March 10, online classes to take place through Friday, March 27.
  • Fordham University: in-person classes canceled on March 10, online classes to take place through March 13. Following spring break (March 14-22), classes to continue online.
  • Hofstra University: in-person classes canceled on March 9 for the entire week. Hofstra students begin spring break on March 14.
  • Iona College: in-person classes canceled on March 9 for the entire week. Hofstra students begin spring break on March 14.
  • Yeshiva College: in-person classes canceled on March 9 for the entire week. Hofstra students begin spring break on March 14.
  • New York University: in-person classes canceled, online classes to begin on March 11. Following the return from spring break on March 23, classes will continue online.
  • Syracuse University: in-person classes canceled starting Friday, March 13 and will be followed by online classes.
  • Manhattan College: in-person classes canceled Tuesday, March 10 and online classes will begin this week. The decision will be made whether to continue online instruction during the week of March 23.
  • The New School: in-person classes canceled following spring break during the week of March 23 to March 27, preparing to transition to online classes.
  • Skidmore College: in-person classes canceled through March 22.

Washington

Like New York, Washington state has also seen over 130 of confirmed coronavirus cases and at least 22 deaths.

  • University of Washington: in-person classes canceled and announced it will be holding them remotely for the remainder of their winter quarter, which ends on March 20
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology: moving to remote classes until March 20.
  • Seattle University: in-person classes canceled on Monday, March 9, online classes to be held for the remainder of the winter quarter.
  • Bellevue College: in-person classes canceled on Monday, March 9, online classes to be held for the remainder of the winter quarter.
  • Cascadia College: in-person classes canceled on Monday, March 9, online classes to be held for the remainder of the winter quarter.
  • Shoreline Community College: in-person classes canceled on Monday, March 9, online classes to be held for the remainder of the winter quarter.
  • Everett Community College: the majority of in-person classes canceled, moving them to online instruction for the remainder of the winter quarter.
  • Pacific Lutheran University: in-person classes canceled on Monday, March 9, online classes to be held for the remainder of the winter quarter.
  • University of Puget Sound: in-person classes canceled on Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13.
  • Seattle Pacific University: in-person classes canceled, will complete the remainder of winter quarter classes online, through March 19.
  • Bellingham Technical College: Ending winter quarter early on March 20.
  • Whatcom Community College: in-person classes canceled on March 10, in-person classes to resume on Thursday, March 12.
  • Washington State University Everett: in-person classes canceled, online classes to begin on Monday, March 9 through March 13.

California

Multiple California based universities and colleges have also decided to cancel in-person classes amid the coronavirus outbreak. There are at least 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in California.

  • Stanford University: canceling all in-person classes for the remaining two weeks of its winter quarter and will begin moving classes to an online format.
  • University of Southern California: will move to online classes from Wednesday to Friday as part of a preparedness test, which will act as a trial period to make sure students and professors are prepared in the case the virus causes university to cancel classes for an extended period of time.
  • University of California, Berkley: will move to online classes until after spring break on March 29.
  • San Jose State University: will move to an online format from March 16 to March 27.
  • San Francisco State University: will move to online format on March 16 and on March 30 an announcement will be made whether to continue remote classes past April 5.
  • Santa Clara University: will hold the remainder of their classes and final exams online until at least April 13.
  • University of California, San Diego: informed their students that their entire spring quarter will be held online.
  • Palo Alto University: all in-person classes, starting Monday, March 9, to be moved to online format until the end of the winter quarter.
  • Brandman University: While most classes are online, in-person classes are canceled on California and Washington campuses.

New Jersey

New Jersey has at least 15 confirmed cases and recently reported its first death related to the virus.

  • Princeton University: in-person classes cancelled as school enters spring break. Online classes to begin on March 23.
  • Monmouth University: in-person classes canceled as school enters spring break. Online classes to begin on March 23.
  • Rowan University: adding an extra week to spring break, beginning on March 16. Students will return to school on March 30 instead of March 23.
  • Stevens Institute of Technology: in-person classes canceled on Tuesday, March 10 to prepare for a transition to online formats.
  • Rutgers University: in-person classes to be canceled on Thursday, March 12 and will begin online instruction following return from spring break on March 23.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts has seen at least 41 confirmed or presumptive positive cases of the virus.

  • Harvard: in-person classes canceled for the remainder of the semester and will be held online instead.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: classes with over 150 students will be taught online beginning Tuesday.
  • Amherst College: canceled in-person classes for this week and plans to move to an online format following spring break on March 23.

Washington, DC

There are currently at least four confirmed cases of the coronavirus in D.C.

  • American University: all in-person classes to be moved to online format starting Tuesday, March 10.

Texas

There are currently at least 23 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Texas.

  • Rice University: all in-person classes canceled from March 9 to March 13 following a school employee testing positive for the coronavirus.

Connecticut

As of Tuesday, March 10, there are at least two confirmed coronavirus cases in Connecticut.

  • Sacred Heart University: suspending classes and preparing to move to online format on Wednesday, March 11.
  • University of New Haven: in-person class canceled for the remainder of the week leading up to spring break on March 14. The school also canceled in-person classes on March 23 and March 24.

Nebraska

There is currently at least one confirmed case in Nebraska.

  • Midland University of Nebraska: in-person classes canceled through March 15.

Ohio

Currently, there are at least three positive cases of coronavirus in the state of Ohio.

  • Ohio State University: in-person classes canceled through at least March 30.

Tennessee

So far, there are at least seven positive coronavirus cases in Tennessee.

  • Vanderbilt University: in-person classes canceled for the remainder of the week and they will move to online classes for the remainder of their semester.

Florida

At least 15 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and two deaths in Florida.

  • University of Florida: asked professors to move all of their in-person classes to an online format.

Iowa

As of Tuesday, March 10, there are at least eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Iowa.

  • Grinnell College: students sent home for the remainder of the semester and classes will transition to an online format for the end of the spring term.
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