Saint Leo University-Gainesville Operating Remotely, Classes Now Online

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March 24, 2020
Saint Leo University-Gainesville Operating Remotely, Classes Now Online
  Staff Ready to Assist Prospective, Current Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

GAINESVILLE – Saint Leo University officials extended the university’s online course delivery for the remainder of the spring terms and have postponed Florida commencement ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic. 
In addition, and in an abundance of caution, the university is temporarily closing its physical facilities at its more than 30 education centers, including its Gainesville Education Center at 4650 N.W. 39th Place, Suite B, Gainesville, FL.  Saint Leo University President Jeffrey D. Senese has encouraged Saint Leo staff to work from home during this time.

All university services to prospective and current students will continue remotely without interruption. Gainesville Education Center staff remain available by email and telephone. To contact the staff, email or call (352) 367-1192.

Registration is taking place for Summer 1 Semester classes, which will begin May 4 and end June 28. Saint Leo’s Gainesville staff will assist those who want to register.

As a result of stronger guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large group gatherings, Saint Leo University also reschedules the celebration of commencement for a later date at select locations.

Saint Leo’s Florida commencement ceremonies, which include Gainesville students, originally scheduled for May 2 at the Florida State Fairgrounds, have been rescheduled for June 1. The Saint Leo Under the Stars graduation celebration and Baccalaureate Mass have been rescheduled for May 31.

For more information regarding the Gainesville Education Center, email
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs to more than 19,500 students each year. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education to learners of all backgrounds and ages in the liberal arts tradition. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, 32 education centers in seven states, and an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 95,000 alumni. Learn more at

Media Contact: Mary McCoy, University Writer & Media Relations,, (352) 588-7118 or cell (813) 610-8416
Jasmine Jones, Assistant Director of Admissions, (352) 367-1192