UHV campuses begin spring break early, VC still assessing amid COVID-19 threat
VICTORIA, Texas- Schools across the nation are erring on the side of precaution as the spread of coronavirus continues to be a threat. Locally, UHV and Victoria College assessing those steps.
“Everybody, on both campuses (Victoria and Katy) had an early spring break, so we announced spring break starts today (Thursday) at 12 rather than Friday at 5,” explains Dr. Glenn, president of University of Houston- Victoria.
All face-to-face classes and online classes will be cancelled. UHV has yet to make a decision on how they will proceed instruction time after spring break
“We’ll make a decision that seems to be in the best interest for students, even if we go online here in Victoria, I want to be clear, all residence halls will remain open,” adds Dr. Glenn.
UHV has also suspended sporting events taking place over the weekend.
Neighboring college campus, Victoria College has not made any changes to their scheduled spring break. VC continues to watch updates closely.
President Dr. David Hines explains, “If we see the need to have any kind of class cancellation, or in the event that we do, we’ll move courses online, we’ve got a plan in place if it comes to that.”
Original story 3/12/2020 11 AM: The University of Houston-Victoria has informed students and faculty Thursday morning that classes are canceled at UHV- Victoria and UHV-Katy campuses.
Spring break will start Thursday at noon instead of on Monday and all face-to-face classes and online classes are canceled. There are no classes scheduled for next week.
“We decided to cancel our classes starting at noon Thursday out of an abundance of caution,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “The safety of our faculty, staff and students always is at the forefront of any decisions that we make.”
A message to students and faculty states that “Both UHV in Victoria and UHV in Katy offices remain open. Decisions about classes after spring break will be made and communicated next week.”