Coronavirus Update – March 27, 2020

Dear Students,

I hope you’re doing well. You’ve been through an enormously stressful transition and preliminary signs indicate that you’re rising to the challenge in impressive ways. If you are having difficulty—with technology, with the content of your courses, with your mental health—please remember those of us on campus who are here to support you. You’ll find continued updates and resources here; please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can support you.

You’re anticipating perhaps the strangest Spring Break of your educational career. I wish that you were able to fulfill whatever plans you had in place (a trip to the beach, hanging out with friends, getting in hours to earn some extra money, all the naps!); instead, I hope you’re staying at home, or wherever you’re practicing social distancing, taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. Use the coming week to rest from your work, take a break from technology, and find meaningful ways to recharge as we gear up for the end of this unusual year.

I want to clarify our schedule for the remaining weeks, as I understand there has been some confusion. At the end of classes today (Friday, March 27), you will begin Spring Break. Remote classes will resume on Monday, April 6, or as indicated by instructions from your faculty. We do not have an extended, two-week Spring Break.

 As always, we stand ready to help you. Let us know if you have questions or we can help you navigate this uncertain time.

Best wishes and be well,


Dean Jones


Dr. Andrew B. Jones 
Vice President for Campus Life & Dean of Students
Franklin College