LIST: Status of Florida colleges, universities amid coronavirus concerns

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Several colleges in Florida are considering canceling classes and going completely online amid coronavirus concerns.

Some schools are still on spring break and provosts are debating the switch from the classroom to the keyboard.

University of Florida

All universities within the State University System of Florida are being asked to make plans to transition to remote instruction as soon as possible due to coronavirus concerns. MORE INFORMATION

Florida State University

All universities within the State University System of Florida are being asked to make plans to transition to remote instruction as soon as possible due to coronavirus concerns. MORE INFORMATION

FSU is shifting from in-person classes to remote classes as of March 23 for two weeks.

The university remains open for business and in-person classes will resume April 6.

The university notes that on March 14 at noon, residence halls will close to visitors and for residents who leave for spring break. Residents who stay may remain in the halls.

Residence halls are anticipated to reopen to visitors and those who traveled for spring break on April 4 at 12 p.m.

University of South Florida

All universities within the State University System of Florida are being asked to make plans to transition to remote instruction as soon as possible due to coronavirus concerns. MORE INFORMATION

University of Tampa

The University of Tampa has announced that all face-to-face instruction will transition to online delivery starting Monday, March 16.

St. Petersburg College

The college’s emergency preparedness website confirms St. Petersburg College is monitoring COVID-19.

President Dr. Tonjua Williams and the Emergency Management Council is in communication with health officials and they would “make any decisions concerning the discontinuation of college functions, cancellations of classes or cessation of operation” with guidance from FDOH, the Pinellas County Health Department and the CDC.

Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Polytechnic plans to resume classes as scheduled and will update its website and community through university community email and social media as needed.

Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College is canceling face-to-face instruction, hoping to return to class by April 15

Florida International University

All universities within the State University System of Florida are being asked to make plans to transition to remote instruction as soon as possible due to coronavirus concerns. MORE INFORMATION

University of Central Florida

All universities within the State University System of Florida are being asked to make plans to transition to remote instruction as soon as possible due to coronavirus concerns. MORE INFORMATION

Saint Leo University

The university confirmed it will move to online classes. Students are on spring break and are being instructed not to return. Online classes will begin March 23 for students who attend the main campus. Education center students will begin online classes on March 16.

Eckerd College

Eckerd College has no current communication regarding preparations for online classes on its website.

New College of Florida

All universities within the State University System of Florida are being asked to make plans to transition to remote instruction as soon as possible due to coronavirus concerns. MORE INFORMATION

Florida Gulf Coast University

All universities within the State University System of Florida are being asked to make plans to transition to remote instruction as soon as possible due to coronavirus concerns. MORE INFORMATION

Ringling College of Art & Design

The Ringling College of Emergency Response Team is monitoring the virus and reviewing upcoming major campus events, including Accepted Students Day on April 4.

The college said the event is still scheduled, but that may change.

There is no word on moving classes online at this point in time.

Full Sail University

While Full Sail also is also closely monitoring the virus, no plans for moving forward into online classes are mentioned on the university website.

Stetson University

Stetson University is canceling face-to-face instruction on March 14 and all classes will continue in an online format through the end of the spring semester on all Stetson campuses.

University of North Florida

All universities within the State University System of Florida are being asked to make plans to transition to remote instruction as soon as possible due to coronavirus concerns. MORE INFORMATION

Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University has suspended all classes until March 23. Starting March 13, a special one-week class suspension for all students. NSU will begin all classes online on March 23. There will be no face-to-face classes through at least April 17. All athletic events are suspended until further notice.

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