COVID-19 Update – Spring Term
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
I hope you and your families are doing well.
A few weeks ago, we were cautiously optimistic about reopening the campus during the first week of May.
Since that time, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all K–12 classes will be conducted remotely for the rest of the 2019–2020 school year.
Based on the Governor’s directive as well as the current situation regarding the COVID-19, we have decided to conduct all classes completely online during the spring term.
For students in Health Sciences classes with clinical competencies and labs, we are considering holding some in-person classes––limited to small groups––later in the term once the stay-at-home order is lifted. You will receive follow-up communication from your professors regarding these in-person classes.
Central Penn College has been offering high-quality, online education since 2004. We were one of the first colleges and universities in this area to offer online instruction. This is something we do… have been doing… and will continue to do, even when in-person classes eventually restart.
The directive from the Governor also means we won’t be reopening campus housing during the spring term. For current residential students, we understand you would like to retrieve your personal items. We ask for your patience during this time.
As always, our top priority is the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and guests. When it is safe to do so, we will reopen the campus. At that time, we will notify current residential students about the procedures for returning to campus.
Like all of you, I look forward to the day when the campus reopens. Right now, nearly all of our employees––both faculty and staff including myself––are working remotely. Our I.T. department has done––and continues to do––an incredible job, enabling the college to operate at full strength while working remotely.
Student Support Services
Under normal circumstances, college can be challenging. Today, this is even more so.
If you need assistance with classwork, time management, technology matters or dealing with stress, the college has resources in place to help you be successful. The Student Resources tab on Blackboard contains a comprehensive listing of all available resources.
Thoughts on Where We Are
Like all of you, I wish things would get back to normal. I miss coming to the college every day… I miss working in my office at the Boyer House… I miss walking around our beautiful campus and, most of all, I miss seeing and interacting with all of you… our students, faculty and staff.
As I’ve said before, we’re resilient, we’re resourceful and we will get through this together.
Stay safe and take care.
With warm regards,
Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams