Online instruction begins March 23; face-to-face classes resume April 6

March 16, 2020

Dear Friends:

Since I last wrote to inform you about the extension of spring break, the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed. In accordance with current guidance from authorities to mitigate the transmission of the virus, Susquehanna is extending the suspension of face-to-face instruction until Monday, April 6.

In the interim, all courses will be online from Monday, March 23, through at least Friday, April 3. Students who wish to continue to learn via virtual instruction through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester will have the opportunity to do so. 

At this time, the date to move back to campus is scheduled for Sunday, April 5. More information will be forthcoming.

If you need personal belongings to continue your courses from a distance, request room access here for a time between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Tuesday, March 17 to Saturday, March 28. In accordance with social distancing guidelines, we are limiting the number of students entering each on-campus residence at the same time. Therefore, please request your preferred time as soon as possible. If you cannot access your room during these days and would like us to mail certain items to you, email  

Internet service providers across the country are offering free or low-cost service in response to COVID-19. This includes broadband and cellular providers. We urge you to contact your local service provider for more details. If you have concerns, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 570-372-4502 or send an email to

We are working to ensure that all students have the opportunity to successfully complete their coursework and graduate on time. We will continue to assess our procedures as April approaches and communicate any changes as early as circumstances permit. If the situation changes, we are committed to providing an update no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, March 30, to allow adequate time for your planning.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate these dynamic times. Please continue to follow our COVID-19 web page for updates and FAQs.

Please stay safe and healthy by restricting travel and maintaining social distancing.

Yours ever,
Jonathan Green

Jonathan D. Green

Susquehanna University