Published: March 17, 2020

Based on the latest COVID-19 developments, and for the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, The University of Tampa has decided that online course delivery for students will continue through the rest of the Spring 2020 semester.


In a message to the UT community, UT President Ronald Vaughn said stressful situations such as these — whether hurricanes or other threats to higher education — have made UT a stronger institution.

UT has also decided to cancel in-person commencement and related commencement activities for this term. While UT will still confer degrees in May, the University is working on developing alternative plans to celebrate graduates’ accomplishments.

Lastly, while UT residence halls will be open for the remainder of spring semester, until May 9, they will only be available for those current residential students without other housing options. All other students have been advised to exercise social distancing and continue their online UT education at home.

In a message to the UT community, UT President Ronald Vaughn said stressful situations such as these — whether hurricanes or other threats to higher education — have made UT a stronger institution.

“We will overcome this by supporting each other, thinking creatively, staying connected and not forgetting what we value as a community,” he said.




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