Niagara University goes remote for rest of semester

Posted at 8:43 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 20:43:53-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — With coronavirus cases surging across Western New York and the Greater Toronto Area, Niagara University will be moving to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester.

"This has been a demanding semester for our students, and we know that moving to remote instruction for the last few days of our face-to-face classes will also allow them to get home for Thanksgiving," said Thomas Burns, Niagara University's Associate Vice President for Public Relations.

The university has been faced with upticks of COVID-19 cases on campus in recent weeks.

"As we shift to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester, we will make every accommodation to assist students to persist through the semester," said Burns.

Remote instruction will begin on Thursday, November 12th.

Niagara University administrators are encouraging students to be tested before they leave campus for the Thanksgiving holiday.