Jennifer Robertson on 03.14.20

New England College Announces Shift to Online Classes in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Henniker, NH (March 14, 2020) — New England College, with campuses in Henniker and Manchester, New Hampshire, will shift from in-person classes to a remote format using online instruction and video conferencing beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The shift will remain in place thorough April 3, 2020 when the plan will be reviewed, and future actions determined. 

Classes are cancelled next Monday and Tuesday to transition to the remote plan. The College takes this action out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our community. Both campuses will remain open on a limited basis, with schedules adjusted to facilitate cleaning and other preventive efforts. Students will remain on both campuses; dining facilities and other critical offices (campus safety, health, housing etc.) will remain open.

Staff will report to campus on Monday to complete plans for working from home, and after Monday only essential staff will be expected on campus.  During the remainder of this emergency, the College will limit all visits to campus to encourage social distancing, a proven prevention strategy. 

The College very much appreciates the willingness of faculty, students, and staff to make major adjustments in such a critical time. For the full details about NEC’s plan to move online, please click here.