PC students to finish semester remotely, commencement on hold

PC President Bob Staton

Students at Presbyterian College will not return to campus this academic year, PC President Bob Staton announced in an open letter to students, parents, faculty and staff Friday.

The letter was posted on the college’s website, presby.edu.

“Today, we find ourselves with deep regret making another difficult decision designed to keep everyone in the PC Family safe: We’ve decided to extend remote learning for the undergraduate campus through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, including final exams for undergraduates in late April and early May,” Staton wrote. “Students at the School of Pharmacy and in the Physician Assistant Studies program will also continue their classes online and will complete their semesters remotely.”

PC students had already begun to take classes remotely. The undergraduates did not return from spring break.

Commencement for the Class of 2020 has also been postponed indefinitely for undergraduates and PC’s pharmacy school.

“I am, like so many of you, heartbroken about this change,” Staton wrote. “I promise we will develop a way we may properly recognize your academic achievements and celebrate the traditions of that weekend, including the granting of hoods to our pharmacy graduates and the walk through Neville Hall for our seniors. We will communicate an updated plan for this year’s Commencement activities by Wednesday, April 15.”

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