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Message to Students from Acting Dean Clement

Dear Honors Students,

I hope that you are enjoying your spring break, despite the situation that we are now facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

I'm sure by now you have all seen the message from President Gee regarding the suspension of in-person classes for the rest of the semester. The administration at West Virginia University and all of us at the Honors College have your health and well-being as our foremost concern. It was with this in mind that the University made yesterday's announcement.

We know this transition will pose some challenges. We have already reached out to all of your Honors instructors to discuss what these changes mean for Honors courses. I encourage you to also reach out to your instructors if you anticipate any issues with this mode of instruction. 

On another note, we in the Honors College, like the majority of staff at the University, are teleworking during this period. While we may not physically be in the Honors College office, our phone is still being answered and we are also responding to emails, so please feel free to contact us either via phone or email if you have any issues or concerns. We are here to help.

If you cannot reach someone and have a concern that needs attention, you can contact me via email

Above all, I urge you all to adhere to the necessary precautions recommended for limiting the spread of this disease. I also encourage you to look at the University’s website relating to the coronavirus, as it contains lots of useful information.

We will get through this together.

Thanks, and be well.

Dr. Damien Clement
Honors College Acting Dean