Lincoln College Announces New Safety Measures for Campus
Students Moving Online for Remainder of Spring Semester

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[September 23, 2020]  Lincoln College continues to closely monitor COVID-19 and engage in daily planning in an effort to maintain the health and safety of students, staff, faculty, and community members alike.

Lincoln College will be extending remote learning for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, including the final exam period. Additionally, all on-site campus events scheduled for spring are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Unfortunately, this decision includes the Honors Convocation and Commencement Ceremony scheduled for May 9, 2020. Campus facilities will also remain closed.

“Our institution is deeply disappointed that circumstances have forced us to adjust so many of our timeless traditions. Our hearts are with the students who were looking forward to walking across the stage in May,” Lincoln College President David Gerlach said.

“However, these precautionary measures are necessary given federal and state guidelines and actions, including the extension of Illinois' “Stay at Home” Order through at least April 30. Lincoln College has an important role in slowing the spread of the virus to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment,” continued Gerlach.

Faculty and staff are providing unique online learning and engagement opportunities to students, while maintaining the core educational mission.

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Lincoln College continues to assist students by offering the same support services available before classes shifted to the online format. This support includes tutoring, advising, counseling, career, library, and disability services, as well as student involvement activities. Additionally, all administrative offices are being staffed remotely.

Lincoln College is committed to providing ongoing, accurate information to the community. Please refer to the “Frequently Asked Questions” section on the College’s Covid-19 webpage:

“Although what Lincoln College is undergoing now is certainly not part of the traditional Lincoln College educational experience, our Lynx family will overcome this challenge. In the midst of crisis, Lincoln College remains appreciative of our patient students, flexible and accommodating faculty and staff, and the generosity of our supporters,” added Gerlach.

[Lauren Grenlund
Director of Public Relations
Lincoln College]

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