March 13, 2020
Wheeling University to Begin Online Course Delivery March 16
In light of recent developments in the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and in order to keep our campus population and the greater Wheeling community safe, Wheeling University has decided to suspend face-to-face classes and move all instruction online beginning Monday, March 16.
“Wheeling University’s top priority is maintaining a healthy environment for our students, faculty and staff. For the past several weeks, we have taken every precaution to safeguard our campus community. After consultation with my Senior Leadership Team and our Coronavirus Taskforce, I have decided the best course of action, at this time, is to move all course instruction online through March 31,” said Wheeling University President Ginny R. Favede.
The University will remain open and operational, and all employees are expected to report to campus. Residence halls and dining facilities will remain open and fully staffed.
Wheeling University faculty members have spent the past several days in training to prepare for the expansion of distance learning classes and President Favede is confident that they can continue to meet the instructional needs of our students.
Cardinal sports teams have suspended all athletic competition indefinitely in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Mountain East Conference.
“The hallmark of the Wheeling University community has always been our deep care and concern for the other, and for each other. I have every confidence that we will rise to overcome this challenge. I will continue to provide updates to our campus community should the situation require additional decisions as we move forward.” President Favede said.