Arkansas State University - Newport

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March 2020

ASU-Newport classes to remain online for the spring semester

The safety of Arkansas State University-Newport students, faculty, staff and visitors is our top priority, and the institution is closely monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and following protocols as set forth in our emergency response plan and directives given by the Governor of Arkansas.

In response to recent events, ASU-Newport courses will remain online for the duration of the spring semester. While no members of our college community have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the institution continues to be vigilant with its prevention and preparation efforts with guidance from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the Arkansas Department of Health.  

ASU-Newport faculty will be in contact with students to direct them on how to proceed for the rest of the semester. ASUN's Spring 2020 Academic Calendar slates the end of full-term courses as April 27 with finals taking place April 29-May 5. 

While courses will remain online, staff continue to work remotely to offer students assistance and resources. Administrators will soon begin to discuss commencement ceremonies and other celebratory activities scheduled for May 2020. 

ASUN continues to vigilantly monitor and respond to any information regarding COVID-19. Our priority is the health and safety of the ASU-Newport community. Regular updates are being provided to all students and employees, as well as community members, at This will serve as the most up-to-date source for information during this time.

If you need immediate assistance please visit to find a full list of email addresses for your particular needs.

ASUN appreciates your understanding as we work to navigate this fluid situation.