Washington State University Vancouver will move nearly all of its classes online for the fall semester, shifting course in light of growing cases of the novel coronavirus.
The university and its partners in the WSU system had planned to offer some limited coursework on campus but announced Thursday it would maintain virtual learning at least through the fall.
“COVID-19 cases are increasing in Clark County, the state of Washington and nationally,” Chancellor Mel Netzhammer said in an all-campus email. “Continuing distance learning helps keep us healthy and safe, and that is our number one priority.”
WSU Vancouver has about 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students at its Salmon Creek campus.