Echoes From Our School
UTMB SON COMMUNITY: Shelter in Place Message
As we are all experiencing something that most of us have never imagined, I want to personally express my gratitude to the faculty and staff who have been tirelessly working to ensure a continued high-quality education for our students. I want to extend appreciation to our students for your flexibility, understanding, and demonstrated leadership during this crisis.
As you may be aware, Galveston County has issued a "stay at home" order that will take effect tonight March 24, at 11:59 p.m. until April 3 at 11:59 p.m. As valued members of our UTMB community and the supporting health system, all faculty and staff are considered essential, however we are taking this pandemic very seriously and have moved all SON academics and operations into virtual spaces in an effort to comply with all local guidance.
UTMB SON COMMUNITY: Online Learning and Remote Work Instructions
As we continue to monitor circumstances regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our priority remains the safety and well-being of our students and the campus community. As a result, we will be implementing a transition to online instruction and learning beginning Monday, March 23. All in-person course activities on the UTMB campus will be suspended. UTMB School of Nursing will shift courses to online and remote instruction beginning March 23 and will continue in this format until further notice.
UTMB SON STUDENTS: COMMENCEMENT POSTPONED
To our UTMB School of Nursing class of 2020,
Alongside our colleagues throughout UTMB Health, we are closely monitoring developments with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and making the best decisions based on current knowledge. Due to the need for social distancing to help control the spread of this virus, we have made the decision to postpone our Commencement ceremony.
Like you, we have been looking forward to this special occasion, but we must prioritize the health and safety of our students and their families, our faculty, staff and the community. The new plans for Commencement have not yet been determined, but we will communicate those to you as early as possible.
We are so proud of your achievements and look forward to celebrating your graduation.
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