San Jose State University and the city’s two community colleges have announced that they will hold classes almost exclusively online through the end of 2020.
California State University Chancellor Timothy White announced this week that most classes will take place virtually at all 23 system campuses for the rest of the calendar year. The San Francisco Chronicle has a good summary of White's announcement here
San Jose State President Mary Papazian released a message to the campus community confirming that at least 75% of classes during the fall semester would be online. Officials are still trying to determine how the remaining classes, which include labs, dance studios, music instruction, art programs, research experiences, graduate seminars, and clinical opportunities, will be held.
Officials are also still trying to determine how athletics, student housing, and the many other aspects of campus life will be handled during the fall semester.
As a San Jose State alum, I know how vibrant campus life is, and how it adds to Downtown San Jose and our entire community. I know President Papazian and the rest of the faculty and staff, and the students themselves, will ensure that the vibrancy and positive energy is moved online so that everyone at the university is able to stay safe and stay healthy.
You can read President Papazian’s message here
San Jose’s two community colleges, San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College, have also announced that they will hold online classes only for the fall term.
More information about the campus closures at both City College and Evergreen Valley College can be found here