University Provost Liz Magill announced Monday in a University-wide email that all in-person summer programs through June 30 are canceled. The decision comes on the heels of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Monday announcement issuing a statewide stay-at-home order effective immediately until June 10.
In the email, Magill clarified that the University is already acting in accordance with the decision — which prohibits residents from leaving home with exceptions for essential errands — and current operations will not be modified. As of now, all classes have been moved online, students have been required to leave on-Grounds housing except for special circumstances and Final Exercises have been canceled as planned.
“This order is consistent with the decisions we have made over the last few weeks and will not change the way we are currently operating,” Magill said in the announcement. “If more changes become necessary, we will let you know.”
Magill also announced that all in-person summer programs, which includes classes, conferences, camps and other events that were scheduled to occur on Grounds, are suspended through June 30. The decision means that all summer classes offered during Sessions 1 and 2 — which run from May 18 to June 13 and June 15 to July 11, respectively — will move online.
Magill also noted that the University will make a decision about in-person summer programs scheduled to take place after July 1, like Summer Session 3 and first-year orientation, by June 1.
As of press time, the University has not responded to a request for comment on when students should return to pick up belongings from on-Grounds housing.