Vincennes University Coronavirus Update - March 17, 2020 - External Relations
Vincennes University Coronavirus Update - March 17, 2020
MARCH 17, 2020
5:00 PM (EDT)
Vincennes University Coronavirus Update
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University has been monitoring the
changing environment of the coronavirus pandemic and is announcing
updates to VU’s plan for addressing the spread of the virus.
THE FOLLOWING IMMEDIATE ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN:
1. Classes at all VU sites, including online, will resume on
March 23. Courses will now be delivered online or in alternative
delivery formats for the remainder of the semester.
Beginning March 23rd, all Spring courses will have an associated
Blackboard component. Blackboard is Vincennes University’s online
learning management software that will allow students to continue
their learning in a virtual environment. By March 22nd, students will
see a Blackboard icon when they sign into MyVU. Clicking on that icon
will enable students to see the Blackboard shells for each of the
courses they are enrolled in. In the “My Announcements” box for each
course, the student will find a greeting from the instructor and an
explanation of how the course will unfold for the remainder of the semester.
2. Vincennes University’s residence halls will not be reopening
and will stay closed for the remainder of the semester.
All students living in the residence halls are being asked to move out
beginning this weekend. To facilitate the retrieval of personal
belongings, promote an orderly process, and observe good social
distancing practices, a schedule for move-out has been developed and
can be found below. Students will be e-mailed instructions about the
VU is aware that there may be some individuals living in VU housing
who have a unique situation requiring them to remain on campus. To
request approval to remain in on-campus housing, please contact VU’s
Housing Office at (812) 888-4225 or by email at email@example.com
VU is committed to offering a safe, instructive and virtual learning
environment for the remainder of the semester. Please remember that we
are all in this together. As this fluid situation changes, we will
respond to the recommendations and requirements of health agencies and
government entities accordingly and keep you informed.
Chuck Johnson, Ph.D.
On Campus Housing Move-out Schedule
Please be mindful of the dates below. If a conflict exists, please
contact the Housing/Res Life Office at (812)888-4225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.