Updated Schedule Changes for
Valor Christian College Students, Faculty, and Staff
Update Monday, March 30, 2020
Valor Christian College remains committed to the health, safety, and spiritual growth of our students. While we initially hoped to welcome students of our on-campus programs back this semester, this will no longer be possible in light of the unfolding nature and spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our online programs will continue as scheduled with a slight calendar impact as outlined below.
This communication supersedes any previous communication or guidance from Valor on this matter. Further guidance follows.
Valor Christian College has transitioned on-campus classes to virtual learning for the remainder of the semester.
To ensure that students and faculty do not lose time for teaching and learning because of the extension of spring break, Valor is adjusting the end of the academic calendar for on-campus and online programs for the Spring 2020 semester so that there are nearly the same number of days for education. Therefore:
The final day of classes for students of the online and on-campus coursework will be Friday, May 8
Final Exams will be conducted from Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15.
The next session of online courses will begin as scheduled on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Registration is expected to open the week of April 13.
On-campus housing will be closed for the remainder of the semester.
Students that were granted Housing Exceptions to remain on campus will need to reapply for reconsideration. Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis in very limited
circumstances. Unless granted an exception, students will need to move out of on-campus housing by Friday, April 3. Communication will be made directly with those impact on how to reapply for a Housing Exception within the next 24 hours.
Personal Belongings Left On-Campus
We know that some students will need to return to campus to retrieve personal belongings. Due to public health concerns, this must be done in a coordinated Move Out after state Stay-at-home Orders and federal guidelines are lifted. At this time, we anticipate Move Out will begin at the end of the spring semester. If Move Out may begin before then, we will update students affected as soon as possible.
More updates will be provided to students as soon as Move Out can be deemed safe and according to guidelines from federal, state, or health officials.
Students who were living on campus and need their personal belongings immediately may elect to have their belongings shipped to them. In the meantime, we will ensure that residence halls and rooms remain locked and secure. To discuss this further, please contact the Dean of Students at SandersonD@valorcollege.edu.
Valor has suspended all college-sponsored international and non-essential domestic travel until further notice. Students that planned to participate in the Abaco Missions Trip in May will receive further communication.
Spring Commencement has been postponed in alignment with federal, state, and health guidelines. It is premature to select a new date at this time. As soon as practicable, further information will be forthcoming on a reschedule date for graduation.
At this time, we anticipate making a Summer Internship opportunity available pending guidelines from federal, state, and health officials. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Financial Considerations for On-Campus Students
Students and families will receive communication soon regarding room and board considerations for on-campus students. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this most unusual time. The first priority of the Administration is keeping everyone safe and healthy. Right now, we are making decisions that directly affect academic continuity, safety, and campus operations but will turn our attention to financial considerations for students as soon as possible.
While we will not be gathering again in-person this semester, the Valor community is more committed than ever to serving the needs of our student body and are praying for you diligently.