In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eastern Mennonite University president Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman announced two difficult decisions about the rest of the school year:
- First, EMU Commencement, scheduled for May 3, will not be held in-person on that date.
- The second is that classes will continue online and students will not move back to campus on April 3 as originally hoped. EMU’s spring sports seasons are also canceled. Courses held in May and June will also be online.
EMU had previously suspended all sporting events as of March 14 and moved to online classes at the same time.
The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced on March 20 that it would cancel all spring conference games and championships.
Dr. Schultz Huxman directly addressed the EMU community in the release.
“We grieve with you the loss of all the celebrations, performances, competitions and all the instances of closure that the end of the semester brings,” she said. “For our seniors, we are especially sorry that the traditional commencement celebration you were anticipating in May won’t happen in the way we thought.”
For further information and updates from EMU, including official campus communications please visit emu.edu/coronavirus/.