Holberton's latest updates about Coronavirus
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Holberton's latest updates about Coronavirus

In light of the extraordinary events related to COVID-19, we wish to communicate as transparently as possible regarding the measures that we have been, and will be, implementing to protect our students and staff and do our part to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Therefore, we have decided to make adaptations to our programs to optimize remote learning and facilitate remote collaboration across our community.

You will find on this page detailed information regarding the different measures that we have implemented at our campuses in the US, and around the world. We will be updating it as the situation evolves. Please do not hesitate to also reach out directly here should you have more specific questions.


San Francisco Campus - California

  • SF Campus has been shut down effective Sunday March 15, 2020 -- we are awaiting instructions on potential future re-opening
  • Remote learning has been implemented. All student resources remain accessible through the usual online platform, phone, email, Slack and messaging options.
    • Students have access to all of the course materials using computers from home;
    • Groups can use Slack and other remote communication tools to complete their group work and to get guidance from dedicated members of the staff and professional advisors;
    • Holberton continues to provide video call solutions using Google Hangout and Slack's video integration so students can still interact with each other and the staff.
  • SF June 2020 and September 2020 cohorts have been postponed indefinitely as we await further news regarding physical occupancy.
    • For current students - we do not anticipate that the postponing will have an impact on your ability to carry on with your learning. We will continue to function remotely for the time being.
    • For applicants that have already been accepted - your accepted status has not changed and will be applied to next cohort should you choose to join.
    • For Level 0, 1, 2, and 3 applicants - keep working hard! We will continue to hold accepted positions for future cohorts, should you wish to attend Holberton in person, have you considered our Tulsa, OK and New Haven, CT campuses?

New Haven Campus - Connecticut

  • New Haven Campus has been shut down effective Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Remote learning has been implemented, and all student resources remain accessible through various online and mobile platforms
  • Students have access to all of the course materials using computers from home
  • Remote communication tools—both online and mobile—are available to help students complete their work and receive guidance in groups and as individuals
    • Slack, email, and texting continue to be used for regular / real-time communication and collaboration between staff, students, and professional advisors. These channels are also used to share updates as needed / as they become available
    • Google Meet and Zoom are used for video and audio conferencing to help facilitate peer-learning, mock-interviews, presentations, individual and group support, and general collaboration
  • Currently, we do not have any plans to delay our June 2020 cohort.

Tulsa Campus - Oklahoma

  • Tulsa Campus has been shut down effective March 14th, 2020
  • Remote learning has been implemented. All student resources remain accessible through the usual online platform, phone, email, Slack and messaging options.
    • Students have access to all of the course materials using computers from home;
    • Groups can use Slack and other remote communication tools to complete their group work and to get guidance from their mentors and advisors;
    • Holberton continues to provide video call solutions using Google Hangout and Slack's video integration so students can still interact with each other and the staff.
  • Currently, we do not have any plans to delay our June 2020 cohort.

Montevideo Campus - Uruguay / Holberton Uruguay en contexto COVID-19

  • On campus we have COVID protocols and enough space to allow us to keep distance between students. Thanks to this our program is being carried onsite, with the possibility to switch to remote if the sanitary situation forces us to change to remote.
  • En el campus contamos con protocolos COVID y un amplio espacio que nos permite mantener distancias entre los alumnos. Es gracias a ello que el programa se está llevando a cabo en modo presencial, con posibilidad a pasarnos a modo remoto si la situación sanitaria nos impidiera seguir en esta modalidad.

Holberton Puerto Rico

  • Holberton Puerto Rico cares about the health and safety of all our students which is why we will follow local regulations for COVID-19 protocols. If shelter in place is implemented, we will request all of our students to remain with remote communication tools. While local government allows businesses to operate, we will use a form of hybrid education, where the student chooses whether or not to attend on-site.
  • Remote communication tools are available to help students complete their work and receive guidance
    • Slack, email, and texting continue to be used for regular/real-time communication and collaboration between staff, students, and professional advisors. These channels are also used to share updates as needed / as they become available.
    • Google Meet and Zoom are used for video and audio conferencing to help facilitate peer-learning, mock-interviews, presentations, individual and group support, and general collaboration.
    • Students have access to all of the course materials using computers from home. Should they need a computer, they should communicate it to our School Director so we can provide you with one.
  • Students who decide to attend on-site will be required to follow our protocols.
    • They must confirm that they have not been in contact with anyone with the virus
    • No travel withing two weeks close to the attendance day
    • Take temperature upon arrival
    • Notify the staff of on-site visit so we can make sure we don't are at overcapacity
  • Currently, we do not have any plans to delay our January 2021 or June 2021 cohorts.

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