[Updated] Webster Thailand Campus

| May 22, 2014

The National Peace and Order Maintaining Council of Thailand ordered all universities in the country, including Webster University’s Bangkok and Cha-am/Hua Hin campuses, to close Friday-Sunday, May 23-25. In March, the Thailand Supreme Court removed the prime minister from office following months of protests in Bangkok. On Thursday, May 22, the Thailand military requested the temporary closures of campuses while they restored order in the nation.

Webster University is monitoring the situation closely and is working with students, faculty and staff in the country to keep them informed.

The U.S. embassy in Bangkok issued an advisory that can be found online. Students, faculty and staff in Thailand have been advised to subscribe to the State Department’s SMS alerts for the region. Another source of information is the United Kingdom’s Travel Advice site.

May 26 UPDATE: Bangkok Center Schedule Changes

To adjust to the current political environment while continuing to ensure student success, the following changes are made to Bangkok Center Class schedules. These changes will ensure that everyone can reach home before the start of curfew. This arrangement will continue as long as the curfew remains in place:

  • MBA and MA in Media Communications classes will run from 6 – 8 p.m. Additional classes will be taught on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • MA in International Relations classes will run from 4 – 8 p.m. (instead of 6 – 10 p.m.).

Classes in Cha-am continue as originally scheduled.

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