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Urbana University announces closure, WSU launches support page

WSU Campus | Photo by Cheyenne Waddell | Edited by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

WSU Campus | Photo by Cheyenne Waddell | Edited by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian


On April 21, Urbana University announced its closure of the nearly 200-year-old campus and cease of enrollment effective after spring semester. 

The school is located in Urbana, Ohio with a population of less than 1,400 students.

According to the university website:

“Franklin University’s efforts to stabilize the Urbana campus have met with some success in recent years. However, the global coronavirus pandemic has added a level of stress and uncertainty to Urbana’s prospects that make it impossible to sustain, compelling Franklin University to discontinue physical operations on the branch campus effective after the May Spring 2020 semester has ended.”

Wright State University (WSU) is offering support to students after Urbana announces its indefinite closure following the spring semester due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a challenge for all educational institutions,” said Wright State President Sue Edwards in a press release. “We’re very sad that it has resulted in Urbana University closing, so we want to help their students as best we can.”

WSU is offering students from Urbana academic and housing scholarships for fall and spring semesters. 

In addition to financial support, WSU is also encouraging Urbana students to have one-on-one conversations with academic advisors to discuss programs and transfer credits. 

According to Jennifer McCamis, WSU director of admissions, whether Urbana students see WSU as a good fit or not, she wants them to know that WSU is here to help.

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Makenzie Hoeferlin

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