To provide additional student support, campus officials have made the decision to extend the dates of this year’s break by an additional week, with classes resuming online on March 23 and ending by May 9. Earlier this week, Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, announced that classes will be moved online when classes resume and that residence halls will be closed for the remainder of the term.
This week’s announcements do not signify the closing of campus but rather, is a move of operations to an alternative format. As such, the delay to break applies to students only; faculty and staff will continue with normal operating procedures.
“With a goal to protect our campus community, a number of decisions have been made this week to help mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19,” shared Dr. Christopher Washington, Executive Vice President, Urbana University. “The decision to extend break by one week provides an additional week for our students to make the transitions necessary to most effectively prepare for the move to online learning.”
Urbana University officials will continue to monitor this situation in the coming days. Students, faculty, staff and their families should monitor the www.urbana.edu website, Urbana University social media accounts and their email for updated information.
Campus officials will continue to follow the guidance provided by health and government officials as we develop our plans for the coming weeks and months. As always, our goal is to mitigate the risks associated by the COVID-19 while maintaining the quality and integrity of our education programs.
Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.