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Clinton College announces remote classes for the fall semester

July 14, 2020

Rock Hill, SC, July 14, 2020 – Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic that continues to spread in the Carolinas and across the country, all Clinton College courses for the fall semester will be remote through a new online program called Bridging Excellence And Remote Learning.

BEAR Learning launches in August using the learning management system, BrightSpace. This program temporarily replaces the traditional in-person instruction that students experience on campus. BEAR Learning allows students to receive a quality education in a virtual environment that includes face-to-face time with instructors, recorded lectures and interaction with other students.
“The most important thing at this time is the safety of our students, faculty and staff,” said Dr. Alvin McLamb, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “We have been carefully monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, which is where the largest number of Clinton College students reside. These states are still reporting an increase in the number of positive test results.”

The fall semester begins on August 10 and will remain 15 weeks long, but winter break will begin with the Thanksgiving holiday, a decision that was made earlier this year.

In addition to BEAR Learning, Clinton College will also introduce a fast-pace and intensive online program called Clinton Global, which is geared towards adults who are searching for a more convenient and flexible way to get their degree. Students will enroll in one, five-week course at a time and complete four courses each semester and one in the summer. Students can earn their associate degree in Business Administration or Religious Studies in 2 ½ years or continue the program to complete a bachelor’s degree in the same area of study.
A virtual open house for those interested in the Clinton Global program will stream live on Thursday, July 16 from 7 – 8 p.m. on the Clinton College Facebook and on the college’s YouTube page. 

About Clinton College
Clinton College is a historically black, private institution with a strong Liberal Arts tradition. The College was founded in 1894 by The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church to meet the needs of descendants of slaves who did not have access to higher education. Today, the doors of the institution are open to all, those who have achieved academically and to those who have yet to reach their full potential. In keeping with its rich tradition, the College continues to provide a learning milieu for students to promote academic achievement and positive moral and spiritual development. This environment fosters leadership qualities and encourages students to be good citizens who can contribute to a global society. For more information about Clinton College please visit