March 26, 2020-COVID-19 Updates to Academic Program and Academic Calendar

Emory & Henry College Community,

Please read this email in its entirety as it contains important information regarding updates to the academic program and academic calendar at Emory & Henry College for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Changes to the Academic Calendar, Spring 2020

Due to the extension of Spring Break and U.S. Department of Education requirements, the College is extending the end of the semester by one week. The official end of the Spring semester will be Friday, May 8th. Because of the variety of delivery for the remainder of the semester, professors will schedule final exams appropriate to their classes during the final week. 

March 30: Online/distance classes begin

April 10: No classes (Good Friday)

April 24: Ampersand Day is canceled. April 24 will be a normal class day. 

May 8: Last day of classes/exams. 

Announcing Pass/Fail Option

Due to the implementation of distance delivery, students will have the option to take any or all of their classes on a Pass/Fail basis (certain caveats apply). 

Students will have the opportunity to opt-in to the Pass/Fail option between April 13 and May 1. Full instructions will follow. 

  • Grades of A+ through D- count as a “pass;” courses with these grades will count toward graduation (certain caveats apply); a grade of F counts as “fail”; a failed course will not earn credit or count toward graduation. 

  • Academic standing status will not be negatively impacted by the results of the Spring 2020 semester (except in cases of all F grades); status can be improved by grades counted toward Grade Point Average (GPA). 


Announcing Withdrawal Deadline Update

The withdrawal for the Spring semester is extended to Thursday, April 16. All withdrawals will be recorded as W (not WP or WF). 


Please forward any questions you have regarding these changes to Associate Provost Dr. Matt Frederick.


Dr. John W. Wells, President
Dr. Michael J. Puglisi, Provost
Ryan Bowyer, Dean of Students