Stephen F. Austin State University will resume classes online-only in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) on March 18 and until April 6, and all students living on campus may move back into housing April 4.

All on-campus events will be canceled or postponed until April 6 and Easter break will be canceled in order to make up on class time, according to an SFA press release published March 12. SFA is continuing to monitor the situation and urges students to watch their campus emails and the SFASU website for updates.

“Our staff is participating in regular calls with the Texas Department of Health Services and in professional association webinars and is communicating with colleagues from around the state and the nation to receive the latest information available and learn of best practices that can be brought to our campus,” according to a press release published on March 5.

Students who live on campus may retrieve their personal belongings from noon to 9 p.m. on March 15 and between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 16-20.

“We will be communicating regularly as this situation evolves, and I ask that you all be patient as we work to ensure continuity of operations and educational programming,” said Dr. Gordon, SFA President, in an email. “While this is difficult for all of us, together we will see this through and come out stronger as a result. I can’t wait to see all of you back on campus and have operations resume at some level of normalcy.”

Currently there have been no reported cases of the coronavirus pandemic on SFA’s campus, but there have been reported cases in the East Texas area.

Any questions can be directed to the SFA coronavirus call center open March 12 until 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March 13-15 at 936-468-3401.

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