University of Alabama closes for semester, cancels commencementMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 19 2020 7:21 AM
The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa has made the call to complete the spring semester online, and on-campus commencement ceremonies for graduating seniors have been canceled.
Since the university’s decision to go online for a short period of time was released, cases in Alabama have almost tripled -- three of which are in Tuscaloosa County. UA stressed in the announcement that students should not return to campus after spring break and are to follow a “staggered plan” for move-out to ensure social distancing, according to the statement.
“We are actively exploring and hope to provide alternative means of recognizing the significant achievements of graduates and students earning honors, but it is too early to make those plans firm,” according to the statement.