UMHB moves classes online, but hopes students can return next month

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor announced Thursday it’s moving its classes online beginning Monday, but hopes to welcome students back to campus next month. (UMHB photo/file)
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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor announced Thursday it’s moving its classes online beginning Monday, but hopes to welcome its almost 4,000 students back to campus on April 6.

Townsend Memorial Library will provide computer access for UMHB students living locally who don’t have computers at home from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The school advised students who don’t live here and don’t have access to a computer or the internet to call the Center for Academic Excellence at (254) 295-4475.

Campus housing remains closed to all but a few residential students including those who are from out of the country or out of state, students who have off-campus jobs in Bell County, students who don’t have access to computers or the internet, and those who have a reason that prevents them from returning to their permanent homes.

Students who aren’t eligible to return to campus housing will be given pro-rated refunds.

The school is postponing or cancelling all on-campus events through the end of April.

Five people in Bell County have tested positive for COVID-19, the Bell County Public Health District said Wednesday.

Two of the cases involve Temple residents, one involves a Killeen resident, one involves a Belton resident and the fifth involves a resident of the county.

Baylor University announced earlier it is extending online instruction through the end of the spring semester, postponing May commencement exercises and urging students not to return to campus as part of the nationwide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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