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Public Statement from Waldorf University President Bob Alsop: Updated status on face-to-face course offerings

This news story was published on March 17, 2020.
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FOREST CITY – Based on currently published information and face-to-face meetings with Public Health Officials regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Waldorf University has decided to suspend all face-to-face courses and utilize a distance-learning platform between Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, April 14. The university will continue to monitor circumstances and issue a final decision concerning the reinstatement of face-to-face courses by 2 p.m. CST on Friday, April 3. We will continue to offer regular access to university facilities, including dining and housing, for individuals who choose to remain on campus. In addition to the distance learning adjustment for all face-to-face courses, the following measures will be implemented at Waldorf University:

  • All face-to-face courses will be converted to distance learning platforms effective Monday, March 23 through Tuesday, April 14
  • A decision to continue courses via face-to-face or via distance learning will be announced by 2 p.m. CST on Friday, April 3
  • All current online courses will continue with current schedules
  • Waldorf University residential halls and dining facility will remain open and available
  • Athletic activities are suspended through the spring season
  • Additional campus activity notifications will be announced via email, on the website, and via social media platforms
  • Students who wish to collect any personal items remaining on university grounds are welcome to do so

We will continue to monitor the latest developments regarding this ever-changing situation. For additional information, please visit and We will continue to post updates concerning Waldorf University at On behalf of everyone at Waldorf University, we appreciate your continued support and understanding in these unprecedented times.

Founded in 1903, Waldorf University is a regionally-accredited liberal arts university located in the heart of Forest City, Iowa. Waldorf delivers engaging learning experiences through innovative residential and online instruction, providing its students associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates in the areas of business, communication, criminal justice administration, education, music, psychology, theatre and more.  Visit to learn more.

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