Wofford College closing immediately for spring break

Based on constantly evolving information regarding the spread of COVID-19, Wofford College is accelerating its timeline and will close for spring break beginning immediately. To give students time to make travel arrangements, residence halls will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.

The college has no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on campus. Wofford’s early closure, however, takes into account the increasing cases of the virus in both Georgia and North Carolina and the recommendation of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.

“These are unprecedented times for our nation and campus,” said Nayef Samhat, Wofford’s president. “The college community has rallied with flexibility, patience and creativity, and I could not be more proud of our community’s response.”

Wofford faculty will spend the early spring break preparing to teach remotely if that becomes necessary. In-person classes are expected to resume Monday, April 6. However, the college’s administration will continue monitoring the situation closely and will communicate any changes.

“During the early break, Wofford faculty will be engaged in intense and concerted professional development efforts so that we can maintain the academic integrity of our institution,” Samhat said.

Non-academic campus events already had been canceled, and campus visitors are heavily restricted. On-campus accommodations will be made for students facing extenuating circumstances while the campus is closed.