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Several San Antonio colleges and universities will extend spring break by a week and move to online-only classes for an indefinite amount of time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Alamo Colleges District, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, St. Mary’s University and the University of the Incarnate Word made the announcement Wednesday.
“Our foremost priorities are to sustain the health of our campus community and ensure the academic progress of our students,” UTSA President Taylor Eighmy said in a prepared statement. “While there is still a lot we don’t know about the coronavirus, it is expected to spread broadly in the days ahead and we are making these changes now, before we see any impact on our campuses.”
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Classes at UTSA will resume March 23 — online. Campus will be open next week as faculty and staff will return next week to prepare and set up the online classes.
The Alamo Colleges District said campuses and buildings would close to students, but libraries and computer labs will reopen March 16.