Spring Break Extended
PC EXTENDS BREAK - NO WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT - NCAA: NO BASKETBALL OR SPRING SPORTS TOURNAMENTS - All practices and games are cancelled.
We recognize the coronavirus situation is challenging, frustrating and concerning for everyone in the PC community as well as those looking to visit campus. The COVID-19 working group on campus continues to meet regularly to address factors as they develop. This page is dedicated to keeping you informed with the latest information we have available.
As of noon on Thursday, March 12, the College can confirm the following:
- PC has decided to extend Spring Break for the campus of the College of Arts and Sciences through Sunday, March 22.
- No classes for undergraduate students will be held on campus during the week of Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20.
- Only those undergraduate students who have obligations on campus (i.e. – participation on an active athletic team) should remain in residential facilities from now through Sunday, March 22. Otherwise, students are not to return to campus until we provide additional notice. If you do not have a safe place to stay, please email the Office of Residence Life as soon as possible to explore alternative housing options.
- We will determine by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 whether we resume classes on campus on Monday, March 23 or move to virtual, online instruction in the undergraduate program on that date.
- Dining, library and other services will be available to those students on campus next week.
- We are actively reviewing events to be held on campus over the next few weeks. We will work with individuals as necessary to continue or modify those gatherings as appropriate.
- Athletic events on campus remain in place.
- Visitors to campus remain welcome, but we ask that those with illnesses caused by COVID-19 or who have symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath not visit campus at this point.
- There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at PC.
- There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Clinton.
- There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Laurens County.
- There are 10 instances across the state of South Carolina.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Big South Conference announced on Thursday that the remainder of the women's basketball championship has been canceled due to concerns related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
"Given concerns related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the rapidly escalating developments nationally, the Big South Conference Executive Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining rounds of the Hercules Tires Big South Conference Women's Basketball Championship," said Big South Conference commissioner Kyle Kallander. "While we were hoping to protect these important opportunities for our women's basketball student-athletes, we feel this is the prudent course at this time. Conference leadership is currently discussing the status of spring sports seasons, and will provide updates as they become available."
Per conference policy, No. 1 seed Campbell is awarded the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
HOWEVER, there will not be a NCAA Tournament.
Basketball & Spring Sports Championships are cancelled:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Big South Conference announced on Thursday evening that all practices and competitions for the conference and its member institutions are suspended through Sunday, March 15, due to the ongoing concerns with the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The Presbyterian College events affected by this announcement include:
Women's Lacrosse vs Delaware St (in Buies Creek, N.C.), March 13: Cancelled
Baseball at Winthrop, March 13-15: Postponed
Women's Tennis vs Western Carolina, March 13: Postponed
Softball vs USC Upstate, March 14-15: Postponed
Men's Tennis at Campbell, March 14: Postponed
Women's Golf at Low Country Intercollegiate, March 14-15: Cancelled
Below is a statement from the Big South Conference regarding this announcement:
Due to the ongoing concerns related to the spread of COVID-19 virus and the rapidly escalating developments nationally, the Big South Conference Executive Committee has approved the Council of Athletics Directors' recommendation to suspend all athletics practices and competitions beginning tonight, Thursday, March 12, through Sunday, March 15. The Council of Chief Executive Officers will meet Friday to consider the status of the balance of the spring season.
The conference previously announced the cancellation of the remaining rounds of the Women's Basketball Championship Thursday afternoon.