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April 6, 2020 Coronavirus Update to Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff,

It hardly seems possible that it was just over a month ago that we were all in the Curb Event Center celebrating and watching the Excellence in Action 24/7/365 video together. And though it seems like everything has changed since then, I’m seeing clearly that at its core, Belmont has not changed at all. 

I want to express my deepest gratitude to faculty who are making such great effort to make sure our students are able to continue their coursework and stay on schedule, and to our staff who are working hard in countless ways to make sure we’re meeting students’ needs in every way possible.  I am extraordinarily proud of how the Belmont community is coming together to serve with purpose and enthusiasm to figure out how to make the absolute best of these circumstances. 

On Saturday we hosted our first online BeBelmont day for prospective students.  I’m very happy to report that we had a great response with over 1,000  prospective student families participating, and thanks to the efforts of our Marketing and IT teams, it all went flawlessly.  We plan to continue to make all the adjustments we can to ensure that our efforts to attract and retain students remain fruitful and we continue to operate at capacity.

Housekeeping, Maintenance and Groundskeeping staff are working staggered schedules in order to maintain appropriate distancing, and making sure that our campus facilities remain clean, operating well, and looking good.  Other staff are working from home doing hundreds of things to keep other operations running smoothly.

I’m including below a copy of a message that was sent to students regarding room and board refunds.  If students bring questions to you regarding this process, please refer them to the FAQ page or to Student Financial Services. 

As I mentioned to our students, it is so important to remember look up and look out to our hope for the future.  At this start of Holy Week, we can truly know that All Is Well.

Sincerely,

Bob Fisher