Schools all over the world have been forced to make drastic and rapid changes because of the spread of the novel coronavirus. Pacific Islands University is no exception. On March 16, the school announced the suspension of normal activities. 

Since that announcement, PIU has taken steps to keep the campus safe for the students and staff who continue to live there, while at the same time making plans to continue making PIU’s transformative Christian education accessible in this new environment. “Many of our students lack internet access at home and do not own a computer. Combining that with the need to limit access to the campus home of students who have no good alternative to living here, has made planning “What’s next?” challenging,” said President Merrell. He goes on to say, “We are really glad that utilizing tools like Google Classroom and Moodle combined with creative approaches to working through this difficulty will enable us to resume class work Tuesday, March 24. We hope to finish the semester on time, May 1.”

Students are encouraged to contact their instructors via email, or call the school at (671) 734 1812, for more information.