CLEVELAND ― Cleveland State University has announced it won’t hold classes on campus during the Republican National Convention next week.
The university has told professors to find other ways to teach, including off-campus meeting places, working online or assigning take-home work.
University spokesman Will Dube tells cleveland.com the decision came after the Secret Service released details of its convention security plan last that week that included road closures.
Dube says traffic and parking restrictions would make it difficult for the many students that commute.
The change affects about 1,700 students.
The campus will remain open with many events scheduled during the convention. Facilities such as the recreation center and library are open to delegates.