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April 6, 2020 Coronavirus Update to Students

Dear Students,

I hope you and your family are staying well and adjusting to this new way of life that we are all being forced to experience. It is no surprise to me that you are stepping up to the challenge, demonstrating your resilience, and redoubling your academic efforts to finish strong. Please remember that this is a new experience for our faculty and staff as well. From my vantage point, I see that they are, like you, facing new and unexpected challenges by exerting extraordinary efforts to keep your learning and welfare at the center of all that we do.

We are in the process of completing the detailed work of determining pro-rated refunds for on-campus housing and meal plans. Thank you for your patience as we’re working through his process. As I promised, our aim was to arrive at a plan that is fair for all, and I believe we are delivering on that promise. 

The amount of your individual refund will be posted to your student account later today, Monday, April 6. The details on how that refund was calculated and the process to follow to receive the refund can be found here.  We ask that you carefully read and follow the detailed instructions so that we can get this right for you.  If after reading the instructions you still have questions, our Student Financial Services team is available at

In the middle of all the fear, anxiety, doubt, pain, suffering, and everything else that is bringing us down these days, I think it’s important to remember to look up and look out to the hope that exists for the future. And I mean long-term future—like eternity future. As we enter Holy Week, I can’t imagine a more comforting thought than the message that began with Christmas more than 2,000 years ago—“All Is Well.” I don’t know of a more powerful way to be reminded that “All Is Well” than this 2017 Christmas at Belmont number written by former Belmont Board Member Michael W. Smith and performed by the Belmont University Orchestra and Pop/Rock ensemble Phoenix.

All is well and Be well,

Bob Fisher