AU suspends all in-person classes

Anderson, Ind. — In an effort to do what is best for the community, Anderson University has officially announced that all in-person classes are suspended for the remainder of the semester. All classes will be conducted online. 

The university had initially planned a week of e-learning following the students’ Spring Break. As the severity of the nation’s health has escalated each day, it was decided that the original timeline was too brief. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended, for the next eight weeks, that any gathering of more than 50 people be canceled or postponed. Through their guidance, AU has canceled the remainder of campus events for the year, including athletics, performance events, and campus activities. Commencement, scheduled for May 9, also falls in this category. However, a solution to celebrate graduating students and their accomplishments is being explored by the university cabinet. 

According to President Pistole, this decision did not come lightly. “As a Christ-centered school, we know that God is bigger than any human problems, and my prayer is that we can find ways to live out our core values of servant leadership, responsibility, integrity, generosity, and excellence to make a difference for good in a hurting world,” he said. 

Visit for the university’s full commitment to being a part of the solution in this global health crisis. 

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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