University of St. Thomas Magazine COVID-19 Special Edition


Late January — Center forWell-Being, andGlobal Learning and Strategy beginmonitoring COVID-19 and discussing impact on students studying abroad.

Feb. 3 — University Action and Response Team (UART) begins meeting regularly.

Feb. 28 — University announces Rome campus closure.

March 2 — Community communication sent with guidance related to COVID-19 and travel.

March 4 — UART establishes work groups: steering committee, international/study abroad continuity, academic continuity, workforce continuity, campus events/mass gatherings, residence hall and facility closures. March 12 — President Julie Sullivan and Provost Richard Plumb, in consultation with UART and academic deans, decide tomove classes online until April 14 and restrict university travel.

March 13 — MIAC announces cancellation of competition.

March 16 — President Sullivan announces continuation of online classes for the rest of semester.

March 18 — Vice President for Student Affairs Karen Lange announces that the university will prorate residence hall andmeal plan refunds.

March 20 — First confirmed COVID-19 case in St. Thomas community and notification sent.

March 23 — President Sullivan updates students, faculty and staff regarding on-campus essential employees andwork-from-home policy.

March 25 — Gov. TimWalz issues stay-at-home order for Minnesota.

March 30 — University rolls out Student Emergency Assistance Program for COVID-19-related financial hardship. April — President Sullivan announces St. Thomas will not hold commencement ceremonies as scheduled inMay.

April 2 — Provost Plumb announces that summer courses will move online.

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