Due to coronavirus, Rollins College moves all classes online for rest of semester

Florida’s state university system: Move to online learning ASAP

In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 photo, students are seen on campus at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (John Raoux, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Rollins College officials are moving all classes online for the remainder of the semester and canceling all spring sports due to the developing coronavirus situation.

The announcement was made Thursday in a tweet from the university.

Prior to the announcement made Thursday that all classes would be taught virtually, school officials were telling students to take home anything important when they leave for spring break this weekend.

Following the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus outbreak a worldwide pandemic Wednesday, Florida’s State University System told all Florida colleges and universities to move to online learning only as soon as possible.

A message sent to Rollins students Wednesday from Vice President of Student Affairs Mamta Accapadi and Provost Susan Singer instructs them to take “important personal, medical and academic materials with you if you leave campus for Spring Break should we move to distance learning.”

“We are committed to successfully completing the semester, whether instruction is face-to-face or online, to ensure your progress towards your degree, including graduation for our seniors,” the statement from the school said.

According to the tweet posted Thursday, all classes will be taught virtually beginning March 23. All spring sport shave also been canceled.

Rollins College spring break runs from March 14 to March 22.

Students should continue to follow updates on the Rollins College emergency website, here.