Eureka College Classes to Remain Online and Commencement Postponed
March 26, 2020
EUREKA, Ill. – In order to maintain a safe campus environment during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Eureka College classes will continue being offered online or through alternative delivery methods for the remainder of the semester.
Also, students will remain off campus for the rest of the semester. The College believes that these decisions are in the best interest of the health, safety and well-being of the entire campus community and the general public, overall.
The College is currently in the process of determining a procedure for students to remove belongings from campus as safely as possible, and will keep students informed in the coming weeks.
With graduation season just around the corner, many members of the campus community have asked how the pandemic is going to affect Eureka College’s commencement. EC is pleased to announce that its storied tradition of honoring graduates ‘Neath the Elms has not been canceled for the class of 2020; however, senior activities, including senior dinner and commencement will be postponed until Friday, Aug. 14 & Saturday, Aug. 15. Although later than usual, this will be a wonderful and fun opportunity to celebrate our amazing graduating class of 2020 as we also prepare to welcome our incoming class.
As the College has since the COVID-19 pandemic first began dramatically impacting all of our lives, it will continue to closely monitor the ever-changing situation and follow the guidance from local, state and national public health officials.
Located in Eureka, Illinois, and chartered in 1855, Eureka College cultivates excellence in learning, service and leadership while providing students uniquely personalized and custom educational opportunities.
Originally founded by abolitionist members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College holds the unique distinction of being the first college in Illinois and only the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis. The College, which is located on nearly 70 wooded acres in central Illinois is the smallest of only 23 colleges and universities to ever award a bachelor’s degree to a future President of the United States.