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Update: Oklahoma State moves to online classes for remainder of the semester

While there are no reported cases in Stillwater, Oklahoma State is taking precautions.

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As of March 18, Oklahoma State University took further action against the COVID-19 Epidemic and has put classes online for the remainder of the semester.

Burns Hargis said in an email Thursday afternoon....

“We continue to work together during this challenging time to make informed decisions to protect our entire campus and do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It can’t be said enough: nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our OSU family. Even though we have already taken extraordinary precautions and measures, we must do more as the situation continues to evolve.

The most recent White House and CDC guidelines for social distancing have made it apparent we must now take additional steps to do our part to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak.”

OSU Moving Fully Online for Remainder of Spring SemesterAll classes at the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses will be delivered online for the remainder of the spring semester. Students with questions about online courses can find guidance through this page. Instructors who need further assistance with their course migration should consult with these ITLE resources.

Let me assure our students: we are working together with our faculty and staff to make sure you can complete and pursue your academic goals.

Students have not been ordered to move off of campus at this time but the university is suggesting keeping the occupancy in the dorms to be reduced.

They have not made any official statements regarding graduation at this time.

Oklahoma State University took its first action against the COVID-19 pandemic by shifting classes online for March 23 to April 3, the university announced Thursday March 13 via email.

“In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to protect our campus community, we will be conducting classes online for the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses the two weeks following spring break, beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3. Please be advised there are currently no known cases of COVID-19 at OSU. The clear guidance from our public health experts is that this step is a move to protect the health of our campus community.

Students leaving campus for spring break should take all instructional materials, including textbooks and devices, to prepare for distance learning.”

In addition all university events for March 14- April 6 are suspended. This would include things such as recruitment events, tours, student programs, reunions, performances, conferences and social events. As of right now this does not include sports, but that is subject to change per the email.

OSU’s campus remains operational, including dormitories.

We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 and will keep you informed of additional developments impacting our campuses. Please bookmark our main COVID-19 communications page for regular updates and useful FAQs. You may also submit questions to covid19@okstate.edu.

As we have seen, the situation could change in the next few days. We will keep you posted on any new developments over spring break. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we adjust through this challenging issue.