Campuses Close Due to COVID-19; Classes, Visits Move Online

classes move online due to covid-19

If you’re an admitted student or a high school junior planning spring college visits, chances are the college or university you plan on visiting is temporarily closing its campus due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). In other words, now would be a good time to start reading your email and regularly checking the social media accounts for the universities on your list.

CNN reports that Duke, UCLA, and Harvard are among 16 universities canceling in-person classes.

According to the report: “The cancellations have been focused in states and areas hardest hit by the virus, including the Seattle area, California and New York. The Ohio State University, which has an enrollment of more than 60,000 students, and Harvard University, the Ivy League institution, are the latest to announce they are closing classrooms.”

Study Abroad programs have also been impacted by the coronavirus. To learn more and see the most recent list of colleges moving classes online, visit

If you were planning to visit a college or university for the admitted student program or a spring campus visit for high school juniors, look for online meetings or virtual campus visits to become more prevalent. It is likely your next meeting with an admissions rep will be screen-based. And, all of those questions you planned on asking can still be asked, so go online, and go prepared.

Related: Questions to Ask on the Admitted Student Campus Visit

What impact is the coronavirus having on your decisions about where to go to college? We’d love to hear from you. Tweet to us @collegevisit or comment on this post on Facebook.

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