Hinds Community College to extend spring break one more week

Published 10:16 am Friday, March 13, 2020

RAYMOND – Hinds Community College students who take courses on one of the six campuses will have another week for spring break as instructors return to work on Monday, March 16. Online classes will continue as scheduled.

These are among the measures being taken as Hinds Community College officials continue to monitor the development of COVID-19, the worldwide health concern known as the coronavirus. At this time, Hinds does not have any known cases of the virus and there is only one documented case reported in Mississippi.

On-campus classes are scheduled to resume Monday, March 23. While it is the current plan to resume normal operations on March 23, faculty and staff are preparing to move to an online instructional program should the situation call for it.

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Residence halls on both the Raymond and Utica campuses will reopen Sunday, March 22 at 4 p.m.

This closure will not affect dual enrollment students with the Vicksburg Warren School District or those students who attend River City Early College High School who will return to class Monday, March 16. Instructors will still be available for those students and courses.

The Mississippi Association for Community and Junior Colleges has already suspended athletic activities until March 30. Likewise, all Hinds athletic competitions and other extracurricular activities are suspended, effective immediately, until March 30. This includes practices, organized workouts, performances, competitions and any other activity not related to classroom instruction.

Effective immediately, all international and out-of-state travel is suspended until further notice.

These measures are in line with all eight public universities and several community colleges.