Campus Update 3/18/20

Dear Virginia Western students,

As information on the COVID-19 pandemic changes on a daily basis, we are dedicated to creating safe educational spaces. Beginning on Monday, March 23, after Spring Break concludes, Virginia Western will only provide online or remote classes. In-person classes, including those held at clinical sites and labs, are suspended unless otherwise noted. Additional specific information for AAS Nursing students will come from your program director. 

We have listed April 6 as the date we plan to reopen, but this is very likely to change based upon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidelines. If you are enrolled in a class that relies on a clinical site or hands-on learning in a lab, your faculty member or school will reach out to you directly on next steps.

Starting Monday, campus will only be open to those employees who are not fully teleworking. Students will not be allowed on campus until further notice. If you need assistance accessing a class online or remotely, please contact your faculty member or school directly. Be sure to check your student email frequently and log on to your class in Canvas. We will be sending more information on resources to assist with his transition through email.

We understand that this is an uncertain time and you may feel very real concerns. Sheri Meixner, Virginia Western’s intervention counselor, is available via online meeting or phone to help you. You can set up an appointment with Ms. Meixner by contacting her at or 540-857-6711.

Our School of Career and Corporate Training (CCT), which provides short-term training programs and specialized training, is communicating directly with students and clients on the suspension of classes and online delivery.

Thank you for your patience as we adapt our practices to respond to this evolving public health crisis. I am very proud of our fantastic faculty and staff who are working hard to make this transition as seamless as possible.


Dr. Robert H. Sandel


Virginia Western Community College

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