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April 9, 2020 Coronavirus Update

As a University, we are continuing to monitor and actively participate in our nation’s efforts at reduce the spread of COVID-19. While there have been some encouraging signs recently, the next several months remain clouded with uncertainty. Our commitment remains to make decisions with the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff as our top priority, and, at this time, and with an abundance of caution, we think that it is in the best interest of all to limit on-campus instruction through the summer months.

For these reasons, we have decided that all summer courses will be conducted via online instruction only.  All instruction that was originally scheduled for June or July will transition to online instruction. We realize that this may be disappointing, but as exhibited with our extensive Maymester offerings, making this decision now should allow our faculty valuable time to plan online instruction for existing courses and consider new offerings. We hope, too, that you might view this as an opportunity and take time to consider what you can achieve during what will likely be a quieter-than-normal summer.

Priority registration for summer programs has been available since November and remains open through May 5, 2020.  Summer registration will reopen on May 28, 2020 and remain open through June 3, 2020.  As is always the case, registration can be completed through the myBelmont portal at any time. 

This was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it necessary to ensure that we don’t let our guard down too soon and take steps backward as a result. While we will miss the activity that is commonplace on our campus in the summer months, we take these steps with an eye toward August when we will welcome you all back to campus with open arms.

As always, I wish you a safe and happy end to the spring semester,

Thomas Burns
Provost