Campbellsville University Statement Regarding Concerns About The Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 23, 2020 Letter from the President
Dear Campbellsville University Family and Friends,
Campbellsville University’s leadership team has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 virus. Our primary concern is for the health and welfare of students and our greater university community. Federal and state governments, major industries, churches, and individuals are all taking unprecedented steps to help slow the spread of this illness. Campbellsville University is doing the same.
Over the past two weeks, Campbellsville University has made some major changes geared toward safety and upholding our mission of delivering quality Christian higher education. These decisions were made with great care, keeping the best interest of our students and Campbellsville University community at heart.
On March 16, 2020, all Campbellsville University classes were moved to an online format for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester. Most students have followed our encouragement to return to their homes; however, for various reasons, some students need to remain in the residence halls. We have continued to care for those students. Dining and student services have remained operational, with proper social distancing and hygiene practices in place. For those returning home, we are issuing partial refunds for room and board. For those remaining, we will continue to care for them with a spirit of servant leadership.
Allow me to express my appreciation to the wonderful faculty, staff and coaches, who have come together in this time to uphold the CU mission across all Campbellsville University locations. They are carrying on their functions, serving our 12,000 students at a distance. University leadership and department heads have developed plans for staff to work-from-home. These plans take into special consideration those who fall into the most vulnerable category for this outbreak.
Finally, we have made the decision to postpone the May graduation ceremonies until late August. Graduates’ degrees will still be conferred in the standard time frame but graduates and their families deserve to celebrate the recognition that comes with commencement ceremonies. The university is committed to ensuring that all students who have completed their studies will have the opportunity to don their caps and gowns to cross the stage of honor. A final date will be decided soon.
These are uncertain times, but of one thing I am certain, we serve an amazing God who is still in control. Campbellsville University has a mission to care for and protect our students, faculty, staff and coaches. We are deeply committed to continuing that commitment with God’s help.
I pray for the safety and wellness of each of you. May God protect you as we weather this storm together.
Michael V. Carter
March 16, 2020 Update Statement from the President’s Office
ALL CLASSES GO ONLINE FOR SPRING SEMESTER.
Campbellsville University’s leadership team has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 virus. Our primary concern is for the health and welfare of students and our greater university community.
Effective March 16, 2020, CU is moving all courses to online delivery for the entire 2020 spring semester.
- Faculty will communicate with their respective students as to how courses will be delivered.
- Students are responsible for completing coursework via the determined avenues of instruction.
- Students who do not have access to technology off campus may use campus or center facilities, where computer technology will be available in a number of locations. Sanitizer will be available to wipe down computers between users.
- Residence hall students have the choice to stay in the residence halls.
- Residence hall directors will have room cleaning and disinfectant supplies available for students.
- For security reasons, residence hall students who choose to return home should remove their belongings.
- All International students who choose to leave campus during this time must report to the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) before leaving campus.
- Any student traveling is encouraged to follow the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov and state government officials.
- The university food service will continue for students and employees, only.
- On-campus residents are encouraged to keep adequate social distances to mitigate threat of viral diseases.
- Special wellness stations are located for the residential campus and centers.
- All university-sponsored international travel is suspended until further notice. University-sponsored domestic travel is being evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- The university has suspended all university events (including athletics) until further notice.
- Our university cleaning staff is working diligently for a safe environment. Disinfecting all high touch areas and equipment is a priority.
- University offices, including academic support, will remain in operation. Use of technology for communication is recommended.
Continue to monitor the Campbellsville University website for additional updates.