Faculty and Staff - March 19, 2020
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Faculty and Staff - March 19, 2020

While Winthrop's campus is closed in compliance with state and national guidelines for COVID-19, our dedicated Admissions team is available to help you. To speak with someone from Admissions, please call 803-323-2191 between the hours of 9am-3pm (Monday-Friday) or email any questions to Admissions@winthrop.edu. The health and safety of our staff and students is of the utmost importance so we will do our best to be available for you as long as we can.

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Dear Campus Community:

Per Governor McMaster’s update earlier today, Winthrop University will extend our move to remote instruction for all courses for the remainder of this semester. In this way, all students will have the opportunity to complete their spring 2020 courses while maintaining safe and healthy precautions against COVID-19.  Despite it being challenging, Winthrop’s strength is our family-like concern for each other and our tradition of delivering a student-centered experience. 

The move to remote instruction may create new and unexpected difficulties, but we will face them together.  Our talented faculty and staff are working diligently to accommodate student needs and expectations.  Faculty, staff, and students should continue to monitor email and our website for information regarding when residence halls will be open for retrieving belongings, access to technology while away from campus, decisions about student refunds and/or credits, and other important updates.

We know our seniors and graduate students are faced with unprecedented events that are taking away from what should be a joyous time as they conclude their academic career at Winthrop. Because of that, we will postpone our spring commencement ceremonies.  Although these circumstances are beyond our control, we can assure our students that their Winthrop experience will not end without recognizing and celebrating that they will be Winthrop graduates.  At this time, we cannot say when or how commencement will happen, but we will rejoice in their accomplishments and honor our graduates in a way and time that is safe to do so.

Thank you for your hard work, understanding, and continued patience as we move forward in these uncertain times.

With warm regards,

George

George W. Hynd
Interim President

Last Updated: 3/20/20