University of Charleston announces all classes will continue online for remainder of the year

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY)- The University of Charleston announced that all classes will continue to be offered online through June.

Campuses in both Charleston and Beckley continue to be closed while the state “Stay at Home” order remains in effect.  The school will monitor such orders and guidelines to determine when any parts of the Charleston and Beckley locations can be opened to students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

The school will continue to provide remote library, tutoring, career center, disability, counseling, technology support, and other services, which will be offered throughout the summer.  The Provost, Registrar, and Student Life Offices will provide updates regarding academic and student service schedules and changes.  Decisions regarding summer courses that begin in July will be made in the coming weeks.

All orientations across all UC programs scheduled through June 2020 will be conducted virtually or postponed to a later date.  The May and June new student orientation, advising and registration sessions will be transitioned to virtual experiences.

The university has switched its May 2 graduation ceremony to a virtual event, and invited its graduates to return in December for its winter commencement.

“I continue to be inspired by how well our community has come together during this time of unprecedented change”, stated Martin Roth, UC President. “As we enter the final weeks of the Spring semester, we continue to make plans for the weeks and months ahead.  Safety for our community and student success remain our primary goals.”

Following West Virginia and City of Charleston guidance, large group campus events will continue to be prohibited. All internal and external events scheduled through June are being cancelled, postponed, or transitioned to virtual experiences including academic camps, athletic camps, Symphony Sunday, and Wine & Jazz, among others.  Decisions regarding July events will be made in the coming weeks.

UC continues to update its website additional information that will be updated as needed at

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