Majority of Classes at Viterbo University Moving to Online Delivery Effective Nov. 23

Monday, November 16, 2020

Nov. 16, 2020

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – Viterbo University officials announced today the majority of fall semester classes will move to online delivery effective Monday, Nov. 23. Some courses with a hands-on component such as clinical or field experiences, performances, practicums, or labs will remain face to face to ensure the best possible learning experience.

“A great deal of analysis and discussion has gone into this decision and I feel it is in the overall best interest of our students, employees, and other community members,” said Viterbo University President Glena Temple.

While the number of positive COVID-19 cases at Viterbo University has remained at a low and manageable level, among the factors leading to the decision were the number of students in quarantine and isolation, the local hospitalization rate, and the increasing number of positive cases in the county.

The Viterbo University campus, residence halls, and all offices will remain open. Varsity athletics winter sports will also continue. All face-to-face classes are scheduled to resume at the start of the spring semester, but circumstances will be continuously monitored and the Viterbo community will be notified if adjustments are needed.

“I and other university leaders are exceptionally proud of the way the Viterbo community has followed our health and safety measures and worked to make face-to-face classes possible this semester,” Temple said. “Viterbo students and employees have once again demonstrated their commitment to the common good and to keeping each other as safe as possible.”