SD Public Universities Going To All Online Courses After Extended Spring Break


PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents says all 6 of the state’s public universities will offer courses only online when students return from their extended spring break next Monday.

On-campus, in-person classes would resume on Monday, April 6th, if the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak improves. The board plans to revisit what it calls “an evolving situation” and announce any changes in that plan a week from Friday on the 27th.

In a written release, the Regents say “It has been an unprecedented time in our state, country, and world as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and make decisions that are in the best interest of everyone in the South Dakota Board of Regents’ system.

The statement goes on to say “The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff throughout the state is our top priority and we continue to monitor the situation around the clock.” It also praises the 6 university presidents and their staff for weeks of tireless work in dealing the impact of the pandemic.