JMU to continue with online learning for remainder of semester, postponing graduation

Level of operational change ‘unprecedented’ in JMU’s history, leaders say

Credit: Heather Butterworth
Credit: Heather Butterworth


JMU leaders announced on Wednesday that online instruction has been extended through the remainder of the spring semester.

All events are canceled on campus through May 15, regardless of size.

Spring commencement ceremonies have been postponed. University leaders say degrees will be conferred on time in May and diplomas will be mailed this summer, in accordance with the standard university process.

All on-campus residents will need to move out by March 29 or apply to stay. The university will offer refunds for housing and unused dining plans.


Another local university is adjusting operations during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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