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Louisville moves to online classes through April 28; Commencement postponed

The University of Louisville has asked all students to move out of campus resident halls by March 29.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Update: The University of Louisville has extended its online instruction through April 28, the duration of the spring semester. 

In an email from UofL president Neeli Bendapudi said final exams will be conducted remotely and that all students living in campus residence halls must be moved out by March 29. 

The Spring Commencement ceremony has been postponed. Bendapudi invited spring 2020 graduates to participate in the December ceremony.

Original story from March 13, 2020.

The University of Louisville announced it will extend spring break through March 17 and move to online instruction through April 5 due to coronavirus concerns.

Louisville's campus and student housing will remain open. President Neeli Bendapudi said students should anticipate direct correspondence from individual professors before returning to spring break March 18. 

The University of Louisville School of Music has also canceled all public performances and events through April 5th, 2020.  Degree recitals will go forward as scheduled, but those will be closed to the public.  

Health Sciences students who are involved in clinical programs will receive further guidance from their deans. Students who are able to stay away from campus until April 5 are encouraged to do so.

"Please know that we do not make these restrictions and recommendations lightly," Bendapudi said. "I am convinced that these measures are essential to preserve the health and well-being of all members of our University community and all citizens of the Commonwealth."

The University of Kentucky and Bellarmine University announced similar changes. Bellarmine has asked all students living on campus to move out by Saturday, March 14.

When IU students return from spring break March 16, they will take their classes online for two weeks. Purdue students will also take their courses online.

Berea College in Madison County canceled instruction for the rest of the semester amid coronavirus concerns, asking students to move out of student housing and canceling all athletic events.

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