Concordia University Texas closes classrooms following spring break, will resume curriculum online-only

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Concordia University Texas announced it will close its campus for face-to-face classes. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Concordia University Texas announced it will close its campus for face-to-face classes. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Following the measures taken by other universities locally and across the nation, Concordia University Texas on March 13 announced it will close its campus for face-to-face classes beginning March 30.

Concordia made the change “out of concern for maintaining the health and safety of our students,” according to the university’s March 13 news release.

Concordia is not experiencing any cases of coronavirus, according to the university.

The university will extend its spring break by an additional week. Concordia’s spring break was originally scheduled to run March 16-20, according to the university’s academic calendar.

Beginning March 30, all classes will move online for Concordia students.


According to its new release, Concordia will still keep its residence halls, dining service and security open for all students. The campus will remain open for students to use computer labs and pastoral care.

The university has canceled the majority of its events—including sporting events and awards ceremonies—through the end of April, the Concordia website shows. Concordia's scheduled April 25 commencement for graduating students is postponed until August, the university stated on its website.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.