Local colleges and universities announce major closures

(WTVG) - Two more area universities have decided to hold classes online exclusively through the end of the semester.

The University of Findlay announced Monday afternoon that the remainder of its semester will be held remotely.

Heidelberg University, in Tiffin, will close its entire campus Sunday for the rest of the spring semester. The university previously announced all courses will be delivered remotely, which remains the case.

Additional changes to colleges and universities are below:

Owens Community College

Students will transition to alternative delivery for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, which will resume Monday, March 30.

Students in internships, clinicals and directed practices should inquire about the status of these sessions with the academic department.

University of Findlay

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the semester.

Mercy College-Youngstown & Toledo

All face-to-face lecture class meetings will move to an online format beginning Tuesday, March 17.

All co-curricular and social gatherings are cancelled.

All international and "non-essential" domestic travel is suspended.

Spring Commencements that are scheduled May 1, 2020 in Toledo and May 7, 2020 in Youngstown will continue as planned.

Davis College

Classes will move to a limited schedule and/or an online format for the remainder of the quarter.

Campus will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. IT and administrative staff will be available during those hours. Students are welcome to use computer labs.

Tiffin University

All classes will continue online modality through Sunday, March 29, unless notified otherwise.

Campus events, whether TU sponsored or on TU property, have been cancelled until March 29.

Spring athletic competitions are cancelled and all team-related activities are suspended through April 6.

No international travel and limited domestic travel.

Cole Dining Hall meals will be served to-go.

Students with special dietary needs are asked to email Chef Todd at foodservice@tiffin.edu to make arrangements before coming to the dining hall.

The Gillmor gymnasium, weight room and areas of the Heminger Center are closed.

Tiffin University has not asked any of its students to leave campus or uproot their current campus living arrangements.

Terra State Community College

Spring break is extended one week. On Monday, March 23, on-campus courses will resume online only.

Do not report to campus. Faculty members will contact each class via official Terra State email to inform students of the online learning delivery option.

Anyone entering campus must park in the east parking lot and enter through the main entrance of the General Technologies Building (Building B). Everyone entering campus will be asked to sign in and get their temperature taken (temporal thermometers will be used, which have the capability of taking your temperature without touching you).

For those needing to go to the Skilled Trades Center (Building I), you are asked to sign in at Building B and call campus safety (419.559.2253) when leaving.

Students enrolled in courses meeting at other locations, such as employers facilities, will resume as regularly scheduled the week of March 16. These courses will continue to meet in existing format (including in person) so long as the host site conducts regular business.

If absolutely necessary, students residing in The Landings at Terra Village may return at any time upon contacting the hall director.

Monroe Community College

Classes will resume on Friday, March 20 in remote formats through the end of the semester.

All online courses have and will continue to run as originally scheduled.

Students enrolled in laboratory and clinical courses, fieldwork, internships and co-ops, and direct college at high schools are being contacted by their instructors for direction.

Most offices and services remain open to faculty and students.

All events scheduled on campus with expected attendance of 10 are cancelled through May 10.

The 2020 Commencement ceremony, originally scheduled for May 1, has been postponed.

The start date for registration for Summer Semester, originally scheduled to begin March 23, has been postponed one week to March 30. Summer Semester classes are still scheduled to begin May 11. The schedule that was posted last week is being updated and will be re-posted soon. For registration information and updates, go to www.monroeccc.edu/registration.

Adrian College

Classes have been moved online until March 30th. At this time, per a Memo sent from our Vice President Andrea Milner, internships are to continue as usual until further notice.

Adrian College has been closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak. Following the recommendations and guidelines from the State of Michigan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other agencies, as of today, Thursday, March 12, 2020, Adrian College has decided to cancel face to face classes.

Classes have been moved online until March 30th. At this time, per a Memo sent from our Vice President Andrea Milner, internships are to continue as usual until further notice.

Siena Heights

Online classes will continue through the end of the semester. Residence halls will remain open but students are strongly encouraged to return home if possible.

Dining will remain open but will be grab-and-go.

Breakfast will be available daily from 8-9 a.m.
Lunch will be available daily from noon-1 p.m.
Dinner will be available daily from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 2-3 on the Adrian campus have been postponed. Students who complete their work will graduate on schedule.

Finally, the following Adrian campus will be closed by 5 p.m. starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020:
Cardio room in the University Center
McLaughlin Health Science Building
Old Nursing Building
Spencer Athletic Complex
Spencer Performing Arts Center

Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University is closing campus as of Sunday, March 22. Courses will continue to be held remotely.

On campus events are canceled and all facilities are closed.

Graduation ceremony has been canceled.

Bluffton University

All classes will continue to be held via online/remote learning methods through April 12. Updates beyond the Easter break will be evaluated.

Traditional residence halls will be closed, with move-out to be complete by no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. Students do not have to take everything home, can if they choose to do so.

As of Wednesday at 5 p.m., the majority of buildings on campus will limit public access and visitors.