San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, Santa Clara University, The Academy of Art and City College of San Francisco have all canceled on-site classes and events starting this week due to the looming threat of the novel coronavirus, officials said on Monday.
The in-person class cancellations start immediately for SJSU, SFSU, SCU and the Academy on Tuesday, according to university officials. Officials with CCSF said their remote classes will start at the end of instruction on Thursday.
At SJSU, the campus will remain open for normal business, but in-person classes will be suspended between Tuesday-Friday. School officials said faculty and staff will use this week to prepare for classes to be done in a “distributed” or “fully online” instruction from March 16-27. During that time, a decision will be made on future in-person classes.
At SFSU, the campus and staff will use this week for preparation of classes to be done remotely from March 16 to April 5. School officials said the campus won’t close, and some buildings will remain open. An announcement will be made on March 30 on how classes will be conducted the following two weeks.
At Santa Clara University, all classes will move to a “virtual format” until April 13 and large events on campus have been cancelled through April 19.
At the Academy of Art, classes will be held online starting Wednesday until March 30, and for a two-week period after that. All NCAA Division II games will be held for the Academy but no fans will be allowed to attend.
At CCSF, classes will be done remotely through March 30, and spring break moved up one week until March 23. No CCSF events will be held from March 16-29. Officials with CCSF said classes will resume March 30 with modified formats and online learning, in addition to remote work. Classes will be held in those formats either until the end of the semester on May 21, or the Board of Trustees lifts the state of emergency.