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March 31, 2020 Coronavirus Update

To All Current Belmont Students,

In order to provide additional opportunities for all current Belmont students during this unexpected season of social distancing, Belmont will be offering more than 150 online courses for the Maymester 2020 term as a replacement for the planned Maymester abroad programs.  Here are important notes:

  • With this change, online Maymester 2020 classes will be available to all currently enrolled Belmont students. Yes, you read that correctly—we will be opening registration for Maymester 2020 online programs to all current Belmont students.  
  • Under these unique circumstances, Belmont has decided to offer all Maymester 2020 classes at the same tuition rate as a typical Belmont Maymester Study Abroad course.  For Maymester 2020, all online courses will be charged at a rate of $443 per credit hour, as opposed to the standard rate of $1,330 per credit hour.

The University is creating this opportunity for all Belmont students for Maymester 2020 only in light of the current pandemic.  Many of the previously scheduled Maymester 2020 Study Abroad courses are being moved online, and a number of new courses have also been added to the term. Our faculty have created an exciting set of offerings that we hope all students will review and consider.

Course listings are available now on Belmont Classfinder under the tab labeled “BELL Core/Study Abroad/Alternate Locations” and then clicking on the search icon for “Maymester.” Students may register for multiple courses for the Maymester term, and registration for these courses will be available April 1-May 4, 2020. Since Maymester is considered part of the summer registration period, please understand that students may register for no more than 16 credit hours across Maymester, Summer 1, Summer 2, and full (10 week) summer terms.

Please join me in thanking our amazing faculty for being willing to jump in to make this happen for our students. It’s because of them that Belmont is consistently nationally ranked for our study abroad programs. While I’m thrilled that we can use these unusual circumstances to make new opportunities available to all Belmont students, I’m also anxiously looking forward to the time when we can once again safely travel to places far and wide and literally offer the world to our student body.

Thomas D. Burns, Ph.D.