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Message to EGSC Students

Message to EGSC Students

by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 16, 2020
Last Edited: March 16, 2020 by Victor Poole

Dear EGSC students,

   Please see the announcement below which was made this afternoon by the University System of Georgia.
   Students, other than those granted specific permission by EGSC Housing to remain on campus during Spring Break and the week following, are directed not to return to campus until you receive written permission to do so.
   East Georgia State College will work with each student directly about a specific time and place when you may return to campus to collect any personal belongings.
   EGSC Department of Housing will contact all students who requested and were granted permission to remain in Bobcat Villas during Spring Break and the week following, to inform them about their housing status.
   Thank you in advance for your complete cooperation with this important directive which is intended to protect all citizens of Georgia.
   - Bob Boehmer, President
   Media Statement by University System of Georgia:
   The University System of Georgia (USG) has decided that all 26 institutions will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the semester with extremely limited exceptions. This action comes following last week’s decision to suspend instruction for two weeks to ensure business and instructional continuity, and to allow further state assessment of COVID-19.
   Students are not allowed to return to campus until they receive permission from their institution, which will be forthcoming soon.
   Additionally, residence halls will be closed, with minimal exceptions for students unable to return home, or who cannot find housing elsewhere. Students will receive specific instructions from campus leaders regarding when they will be allowed to return to campus to retrieve their belongings from residence halls. Students must follow those instructions. For those students who are unable to depart campus, we will make every effort to accommodate these students.
   USG will be providing guidance to campuses on refunds for housing, dining, and other services. Students should wait for their campus to contact them.
   Institutions will remain open, with minimal staff physically on-site, to ensure continuity of certain services.
   In the end, we want to ensure that our faculty, staff and students are safe; that we do our part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Georgia; and that we fulfill our mission to graduate our students even in the face of these challenging times.