San Diego State University has expedited its transition to a fully-virtual class schedule in response to major developments in the coronavirus pandemic's spread in San Diego County.
The university was scheduled to complete its online transition by April 6, but developments announced by county leaders and health officials March 12 led SDSU to end most face-to-face instruction starting on March 13.
Lab-based classes were initially going to be allowed to continue until March 20, the university said. On March 15, the university announced lab classes were also canceled.
In-person undergraduate research was also suspended, the university said.
The last day of classes for the spring semester is May 7.
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The campus will remain open, and faculty and staff should continue coming to campus for work, SDSU said.
SDSU said it will support students who choose to complete their semesters remotely, and said students living on campus can stay through the semester and still receive campus support.
The university said it would decide whether to cancel or postpone on-campus events on a case-by-case basis.
As of March 12, Explore SDSU, Gradfest and Student Success Fee Programs are canceled, as are all non-essential public events scheduled between March 12 and April 8. Decisions regarding May commencement ceremonies will be made no later than March 20.
All spring sports games competition has also been suspended indefinitely.
Earlier this month, SDSU suspended all of its study abroad programs.