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Brevard College extends spring break by a week

Brevard College, in an effort to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, and the wider community, announced a number of measures to address the concerns about the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus.


The decisions are based on available data and a careful analysis of the risk, requirements, and possibilities concerning COVID-19. The goal is to determine the best strategies moving forward in light of an ever changing and dynamic situation, the college said.

Spring break is extended to Sunday, March 22. Administrators strongly encouraged students not to return to campus during this period. Students are asked to remain off campus during this period. "However, if there are students who need to return to campus, we ask that they carefully consider their decision, taking into account any preexisting health conditions and alternative housing options," the college said. Students requesting to return to campus must email to receive permission and guidance before returning.

All classes and field trips are canceled through Sunday, March 22.

Staff are asked to return to campus on Monday, March 16 to continue normal operations.

Faculty are asked to use the extended break period to prepare for the likelihood of moving their spring semester courses to an online format. Classes will resume on March 23 either in person or online. Official notification and instructions concerning whether the classes will be offered on campus or online classes will be sent out no later than Wednesday, March 18. Faculty will receive notification and instructions from the Office of Academic Affairs and their respective Division Chairs with regards to preparing to move classes online.

Scholarship Day for new students will continue as scheduled for Saturday, March 21. Most on-campus events have been postponed or canceled. Brevard College’s website,, will give the latest updates, including any changes to on-campus events.

Outdoor intercollegiate athletic competitions will continue as scheduled. As of this time, the USA South Conference has not modified scheduled events. College officials in conjunction with the USA South and NCAA will continue to monitor the safety of outdoor athletic events. Please refer to Brevard College’s website,, for the latest updates.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) clearly notes that individuals over the age of 60 with preexisting medical conditions should avoid attending events with large crowds because they have a greater risk of complications related to COVID-19.