Students will not return to Knox College this spring. Wednesday the college announced that the rest of spring term will be held remotely because of the pandemic.
President Teresa Amott calls it a “difficult but unavoidable decision.”
Earlier this month, the College said the beginning of the spring term would be pushed back a week, to April 1st, and that classes would be taught online for at least the first half of the term, with face-to-face instruction resuming in May.
But the evolving public health situation, including stay-at-home orders in at least 25 states, and the desire to protect the health of students, faculty, and staff led to the decision to hold classes online for the whole term.
Students who already have received permission to stay on the campus in Galesburg will be able to remain for the duration of spring term. And they'll continue to have access to dining, health, and counseling services, and maintenance and security support as needed.
It's not yet known if Knox College will be able to host commencement exercises as scheduled on June 7th.