Santa Rosa Junior College extends campus closure through end of 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College will keep its campus closed through the end of the fall semester, extending distance learning and remote services until the end of 2020.

The college, which serves over 22,000 students at its two campuses in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, announced Thursday it would continue online instruction and canceled all scheduled events on campus, including the Summer Repertory Theatre, to stem any further spread of the coronavirus.

Graduation will be held online in a live video stream on May 23 for the more than 2,000 students who are eligible for the spring commencement ceremony.

College President Frank Chong said in a letter to faculty Thursday the decision was made to provide more clarity with summer and fall scheduling deadlines approaching.

“I understand and support the ongoing need to ensure the safety of our entire SRJC community, which continues to be our top priority, as well as the need to provide adequate time to plan for a remote mode of operating in summer and fall,” Chong said.

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