SAN MARCOS, Texas — Following the lead of other universities, Texas State University is extending spring break due to coronavirus concerns. This comes after thousands signed a petition calling on Texas State to hold online classes after the break.
In an email sent to students, faculty and staff on March 12, Texas State President Denise M. Trauth said spring break will be extended for students through the week of March 27. She said no classes will be offered on the San Marcos or Round Rock Campuses March 16 through March 27.
According to the email sent to the university, students who do return to campus after spring break will be asked to "follow the social distancing and prevention practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."
Additionally, from March 30 through April 12, "organized lecture, seminar, and laboratory courses" at Texas State will be held remotely, the president said.
"Course delivery methods will be appropriate for the individual course requirements and may be provided online, through Zoom conferencing, conference calls, email, or in chat rooms. Exceptions for individual instruction will be communicated by the instructor. Faculty members are encouraged to be flexible in meeting student needs. Faculty will notify students by March 25 with information on how the course will be taught," the statement read.
Texas State campuses will stay open from March 16 to April 12. Residence halls and dining services will be available for students who live on campus.
All university-affiliated events that are scheduled to be indoors with an expected attendance of more than 200 will be canceled until April 12.
The University of Texas at Austin and St. Edward's University also announced they are extending spring break.
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