Mar 13th, 2020 @ 6:18 am | Author: Greg Vanney
In response to coronavirus COVID-19, Valley City State University is taking steps to protect the health and safety of the campus community.

In a campus-wide email sent March 12, VCSU President Alan LaFave announced that following spring break (March 16-20), VCSU will change the way academic instruction is delivered for two weeks.

From Monday, March 23, through Friday, April 3, 2020, classes will not be held on campus — the university will move to online delivery of courses, and faculty will determine how to meet their students’ needs through technology.

According to President Alan LaFave, VCSU is positioned well to move courses online. “Valley City State University has a long history of online teaching; in fact, during the Sheyenne River flood of 2009, students finished the semester online after the campus closed following Easter break.”

VCSU plans to return to regular classroom instruction on Monday, April 6.

President LaFave also notes, “Because of the nature of the outbreak, the situation continues to evolve, and our plans will adjust accordingly, always keeping the health and safety of the campus community at the forefront of our decisions.”