Troy University statement on spring and summer semesters
Troy University will continue the remainder of the spring semester online to promote health and safety of the campus community.
Below is the university's press release detailing all steps being implemented this year to combat COVID-19.
Troy University will continue online or other alternative delivery methods for all of its classes for the remainder of the spring semester in order to promote the health and safety of the campus community.
In-class offerings for the summer semester will also be suspended. All classes for summer will be offered online or via alternate delivery methods. Online summer classes will start May 26.
In addition, other steps being implemented by the University include:
• The spring commencement ceremonies at all locations will be postponed until July 24 to coincide with summer commencement. Additional details will be announced. Despite postponement of the commencement ceremonies, degrees will be conferred in May to students who meet graduation eligibility.
• Residence halls except for Pace Hall and Shackelford Hall will close effective April 6 and all current residents not applying for extended housing must be moved out by that date. Students who need extended housing may apply to the Housing Office to live in Pace or Shackelford, and essential services including take-out dining will be provided to any students still living on campus. Only students with an urgent need for housing will be eligible to live in these residence halls. Extended housing will be granted for international students; students with academic, clinical or research requirements; students with no means of receiving remote instruction; or in cases of exceptional hardship.
• All other campus residents must move their belongings out of their rooms by April 12 during scheduled time slots. University Housing will send a follow-up email with instructions for check-out procedures. Students not able to meet this move-out date should contact the Housing Office for an extension.
• Parking, meal plan, commuter plan and housing fees will be prorated from April 6 until the end of the semester. Refunds will be given to graduating seniors and all other students will receive a credit on their Fall 2020 semester bill.
• All campus events for April and May have been cancelled. Summer events will be evaluated at a later date.
• All study-abroad trips previously scheduled for May and the summer have been cancelled.
• Troy University has expanded the number of employees who may work remotely.
“By extending our remote learning and working policies, we hope to do our part as a University to slow the spread of the coronavirus,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “Troy University is uniquely equipped to face this challenging time thanks to our history as a pioneer in online learning. We remain committed to the success of our students and will work diligently throughout this process to ensure each of you can continue your college journey. I urge all of our students, faculty and staff to follow the guidance of local, state and national leaders and take proper precautions to limit your exposure to the virus and prevent its spread. Together, we can overcome this challenge, and I am convinced our University will emerge stronger than ever.”
Stay informed of the latest information about the coronavirus via the Alabama Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The University continues to closely monitor this situation and will keep you informed of any impacts to the campus community. For the latest updates from TROY, monitor your email or troy.edu/coronavirus.