Valley City State University, facing an evacuation order due to flooding in North Dakota, will finish the semester with online instruction only. An announcement  by Steven Shirley, the president, said that faculty members have been asked to be "flexible and creative" in finding ways to finish up courses. Valley City was one of the first colleges to give all students laptops, and it makes extensive use of technology in courses. "If any campus has the ability to continue during these difficult circumstances, it is certainly VCSU!" Shirley wrote to students.