Remote coursework underway at Texas State University, spring graduation ceremony moved to August

Classes at Texas State University continued online Monday. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)
Classes at Texas State University continued online Monday. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

Classes at Texas State University continued online Monday. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)

Due to the coronavirus outbreak and to measures put in place by the city of San Marcos and Hays County, spring classes started online March 30 for thousands of students at Texas State University. Those classes will continue to be delivered remotely for the remainder of the semester.

Spring graduation ceremonies, according to the university, will coincide with summer commencement Aug. 6 and 8.

All events on campus, regardless of attendance, have been canceled for the rest of the semester. Other questions and answers from Texas State University at www.txstate.edu include:

Q. How do I stay informed about this situation?

A. Texas State is monitoring the impact of coronavirus on the university community. All faculty, staff, and students are urged to check their Texas State email accounts on a daily basis. Updates will also be shared at www.txstate.edu/coronavirus.


Q. Will there be changes in the academic calendar due to coronavirus?

A. The up-to-date academic calendar can be found at the University Registrar’s website. The final exam schedule will follow the published calendar, unless otherwise notified.

Q. When is registration for summer and fall classes?

A. Registration begins at 7 a.m. April 6.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.


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