Classes will resume and the University will return to its regular academic and work schedule Wednesday, per a University-wide email sent Tuesday afternoon by University President Jim Ryan. No undergraduate students are expected to complete graded assignments or take exams before Thanksgiving break.
“We have also asked all faculty to be as flexible as possible with classes, in-person attendance and coursework,” Ryan said. “Given the variety of classes across schools, students should contact their course instructors with any additional questions or concerns.”
Ryan said the University recognizes “unique needs” for graduate and professional students, and advised faculty in those schools to look to leadership for further instruction. Students are advised to contact their professors with additional questions.
The announcement comes after classes were canceled Monday and Tuesday following Sunday’s shooting.
Students seeking assistance securing short-term academic extensions should email firstname.lastname@example.org to access Honor Committee representatives and officers who can help.
In an interview with The Cavalier Daily, Gabrielle Bray, chair of the Committee and fourth-year College student, thanked University leadership for listening to students and emphasized that Honor will continue to be a resource for students in the aftermath of Sunday.
Plans are underway for a more formal, community-wide event to mourn the lives of Devin Chandler, D’Sean Perry and Lavel Davis Jr. In the meantime, students can access counselors on a walk-in basis at Slaughter Recreation Center until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Gathering spaces remain open for students to convene at Newcomb Hall, Gibbons House and 1515 on the Corner. Ryan has also opened his home on Carr’s Hill to students every afternoon this week from 2 to 5 p.m.
Counseling and Psychological services are available at 434-243-5150 24 hours per day, and Timely Care appointments can be scheduled through its website. Faculty and staff resources can be accessed through the Faculty and Employee Assistance Program by calling 434-243-2643 or by emailing the office via the FEAP website.
“These have been extraordinarily difficult days for our community,” Ryan said. “Even in our own grief, I ask that we continue to reach out and extend our support to each other and especially to those who may be struggling the most. All of us have been affected.”