The Southern Arkansas University System continues to take proactive measures intended to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Currently, there are no confirmed cases among the Southern Arkansas University System.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Southern Arkansas University Magnolia campus has cancelled all face-to-face classes scheduled for the week of March 16-20 prior to spring break March 23-27. Please note that students currently enrolled in online courses will complete course work as required March 16-20.

This change allows faculty, department chairs, deans, and the Department of Online Learning the opportunity to shift course delivery fully online beginning March 30 through the remainder of the semester.

It is important to understand that this is NOT a closure. University operations will continue at this time including housing, dining and other student services. However, if students wish to return to their home for the duration of the semester, they may do so. Students are encouraged to consult with family in making this decision.

Please know that this change provides the opportunity to serve our students while remaining vigilant to protect the health of not only our students, but our campus family and community. We appreciate your flexibility and cooperation during this challenging time in our country.

As this is a very fluid situation, please continue to monitor the University website for updates at Please direct all questions via email to



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