June Events at Campus Canceled, but Virtual Events Will Continue
ST. LEO, FL – Saint Leo University will continue offering classes online through the summer semester. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution due to the coronavirus pandemic and the possible need for continued social distancing measures, university officials said.
Additionally, all university events planned on campus for June will now be canceled or postponed (this includes all camps and conferences). Virtual events planned online will continue as scheduled.
This change will apply for both the Summer 1 and 2 terms for all courses, including all accelerated summer courses taught at education centers and University Campus in Pasco County, FL. This includes Tampa Bay area locations in Tampa (Channelside); at MacDill Air Force Base; at Pasco-Hernando State College locations in Brooksville, Spring Hill, and New Port Richey; in Lakeland, and at all other locations throughout Florida and the United States.
In addition, university officials made the decision to postpone all scheduled commencement ceremonies and activities until later this year.
The decision to postpone commencement was made out of an abundance of caution for all those who will be participating or might need to travel to attend. Health authorities are uncertain of when large-scale social gatherings can safely resume.
This means that the following planned ceremonies will be rescheduled for a date later in 2020:
● Key West Commencement, originally scheduled for April 18
● Florida Commencement, originally rescheduled for June 1
● San Diego Commencement, originally scheduled for May 8
● Virginia Commencement, originally scheduled for May 16
● Corpus Christi Commencement, originally scheduled for May 22
● South Carolina Commencement, originally scheduled for May 29
● Savannah Commencement, originally scheduled for June 6
● Atlanta Commencement, originally scheduled for June 20
As soon as plans are finalized, students will be notified of the new date by email. Information also will be posted on the Saint Leo website atsaintleo.edu/commencement.
Updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic can be found atsaintleo.edu/coronavirus.
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs to more than 19,500 students each year. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education to learners of all backgrounds and ages in the liberal arts tradition. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, 32 education centers in seven states, and an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 95,000 alumni. Learn more at saintleo.edu.