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Florida State University switching to remote classes on March 23 over coronavirus concerns

Switch will last for at least two weeks after Spring Break
Posted at 3:07 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 15:58:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida State University is directing faculty to switch to online instruction for all classes on March 23 for a period of at least two weeks.

The university made the announcement Wednesday that they will shift to online instruction for all courses on March 23 for a period of at least two weeks after Spring Break.

"Beginning at the end of the academic day on Friday, March 20, and through at least April 4, Florida State University will move from face-to-face instruction to online instruction and other alternative methods," the university wrote.

Students are encouraged to leave campus for spring break and the two-week period after.

School officials say students who leave campus should take with them any devices, textbooks and other materials they will need to continue their coursework remotely. They should also take any personal items or valuables they might need for an extended period of time away from campus.

Students who choose to stay in residence halls on campus during spring break and during the period of online classes will not be allowed to travel away from Tallahassee and come back to their residence hall.

During the two-week period, the university will remain "generally" open for normal business operations. Campus services will remain open and operational with limited or reduced services for students during the two-week online instruction period, such as dining, library services and counseling.

The university will provide guidance on athletic events and competitions based on coordination with the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA.

FAMU and TCC have also shifted to online courses for the two week period.

Refer to for the latest official university updates on coronavirus (COVID-19).