Deadline to withdraw from classes extended to Thursday

The decision comes in light of the University’s transition to online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak

All meetings with faculty advisors will be held online while in-person classes are suspended. Stratton Marsh | Cavalier Daily

The University has extended the deadline for students to withdraw from courses to Thursday at midnight — the same day that online classes will begin. The decision follows the University’s decision to transition to remote learning. 

“Conversations about extending the class withdrawal deadline sprung from the set of dynamics put in motion due to the COVID-19 situation,” Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Archie Holmes said in an email statement to The Cavalier Daily. “The Provost’s Office, after consulting with schools, determined that extending the deadline to March 19 was consistent with keeping the deadline on the first class day after spring break.”

Students from all schools can submit a withdrawal by dropping a class on the Student Information System. The deadline to withdraw from a class was originally scheduled for Monday at midnight.

If withdrawing from a class means a student will fall below 12 credits, students will require the permission of their Association Dean. Students should contact their association dean if they have any questions about withdrawing from a class, the College of Arts and Sciences announced in an email to students.

The University also announced Monday that faculty advisor meetings for fall 2020 enrollment will be held online. All meetings with advisors will take place through Zoom, Skype, phone or email. Course enrollment begins April 6.

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