Shippensburg University is aiming to keep its students afloat amid a nationwide pandemic where students, faculty and staff must be able to adapt at a moment’s notice if they hope to stay on campus for the semester.
Anxiety, fear and stress are a common sentiment as the world navigates the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. From world leaders to businesses and industries to schools and to households, preventing exposure and stopping the spread of the coronavirus is in the forefront of people's minds.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors authorized Chancellor Daniel Greenstein to “review the financial impacts of integrating operations at selected System universities.”
Shippensburg University’s spring class of 2020 will get to celebrate its graduation in a modified in-person ceremony to make up for the cancelation of the traditional May ceremony because of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Classes will begin Aug. 17, one week prior to the pre-pandemic schedule listed on ship.edu, and conclude on campus at Thanksgiving break. Finals will remotely occur after Thanksgiving break, according to officials.
There will be no fall break in October, students will instead have to wait until Nov. 23 and 24.
Picture the Dunkin’ Donuts line in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) between 8-10 a.m. on weekdays. Now picture that same line with the same number of people, but this time they are spaced 6 feet apart for social distancing. The line would weave throughout the entire building.