Drury University informed all their students Monday that they will be conducting online classes for the rest of the semester and closing campus housing.
The University had planned to reconvene on April 20 but announced for the safety of students, faculty, and staff, all classes will move online for the rest of the year.
“Drury University is fortunate to have long-standing success in delivering online classes through our evening and online programs,” Drury’s letter from President Dr. Timothy Cloyd read. “This is not new to us and so we make this transition with the confidence of knowing you will continue to experience a high-quality educational experience. No, it is not the same as “being here” but we will continue to work hard to connect with each of you, virtually, to ensure your continued success.”
Campus housing is being closed. Students on campus were told to pack their belongings, return keys, and leave campus as soon as possible. They are being told to leave to make it safer for them to leave before the rest of their classmates return to pack.
Students not on campus have until the 27th to remove their belongings and turn in their keys.
“I would like to thank each of you for contributing to the ‘Drury Difference,’” Dr. Cloyd wrote to the students. “You are what makes this university great. I know we are in for challenging times in the weeks and months ahead. However, I also know that we are a resilient community that has persevered through many challenges since our founding in 1873. We will persevere again.”