COVID-19 Virus Results in Local College and University Schedule Changes

Coronavirus prevention tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Graphic pulled from the CDC website.

The COVID-19 virus is resulting in some major schedule changes at local colleges and universities in Southeastern Michigan. Below is a brief recap of what we know about area public colleges/universities. Please visit the specific college or university website for official closing status, schedule changes, and any future decisions with regard to lab and performance classes and other campus gatherings. The following information was gathered as of 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Update March 13:

Lansing Community College: As of 3/13/2020, LCC’s website mentioned that in recognition of the growing and uncertain spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), LCC will extend spring break for students through Tuesday, March 17.  When instruction resumes Wednesday, many classes will be offered online only for the remainder of the spring semester. As of March 13, the college lists some classes that will still meet in person. For updates, see
Jackson College: As of 3/13/2020, the JC website stated that Currently (as of Spring Break week), they have no plans to cancel on-campus classes. However, they are actively monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and developing continuity of operations plans in case they must. For updates, see


Eastern Michigan University:  Effective Thursday, March 12, 2020, EMU is suspending face-to-face instruction in lectures, seminars, and other similar classroom settings. Current online format classes will continue as scheduled. On Monday, March 16, 2020, the University will transition classes to a virtual/online format. Instructors will contact their students with the online class plan. On campus/in person classes are tentatively set to resume on April 1, 2020, but timing will be reevaluated on an ongoing basis and may be modified as more information becomes available.

Jackson College: As of 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020, no closure information is readily available on the Jackson College website. For their web-based Coronvirus COVID-19 information, visit:

Lansing Community College: As of 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020, no COVID-19 information is readily available on the Lansing Community College website.

Michigan State University:  Effective noon, March 11, 2020, MSU suspended face-to-face instruction in lectures, seminars and classroom settings and is moving coursework to virtual instruction. This suspension of in-person classes will last until April 20. The campus will remain open during this period. Students doing purely remote work are encouraged to return to their permanent place of residence, but MSU will fully support students in its residence halls and dining facilities.

University of Michigan:  Classes at U-M (all three campuses) are canceled for Thursday and Friday, March 11 & 12, 2020. Classes will resume Monday, March 16, 2020, delivered remotely in alternative formats—not meeting in person—through April 21, 2020, which is the last day of classes this semester. Faculty and instructors should be letting students know how the transition to these alternative formats will be handled for each of their classes. For students who choose to remain on campus, Michigan Dining and U-M Housing will remain operational. According to a Facebook post on the U-M official account, all U-M events that would convene 100 people or more are also cancelled.

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