I hope that you have enjoyed your extended Spring Break, despite the concerns regarding the evolving COVID-19 public health situation. Understandably, it must have been an unusual break for you, given the many changes and uncertainties. And, I am guessing you may be experiencing some apprehension about the unanticipated changes in spring course structures and University activities.
While this time may be difficult, I am confident in your ability to adapt to change and succeed. Please rest assured that we are here to help you, support you, and get you through this. Our faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to make sure that you continue to learn and enjoy your educational experience at Marymount. Your professors and advisors will work with you to ensure that you complete your coursework and graduate without delay.
In order to continue to ensure the health and safety of our campus community, we have decided the following:
- As planned, classes will resume temporarily in an online-only format on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
- We are extending the online-only teaching period until April 14, 2020, with the possibility of extending it again, if necessary, as things evolve.
- Even when/if we switch back to offering on-campus classes, international and domestic students who might not be able to come back to campus will be accommodated wherever they are.
- We developed a new webpage called Keep Learning to help you with online learning. This webpage will provide you with answers to general questions, tips about being a good online learner, and information about how to access important academic resources, like tutoring and advising. This webpage will be continuously updated with new and exciting wisdom nuggets, so bookmark it and check it periodically.
Finally, please practice and promote social distancing, wash your hands repeatedly with soap and hot water, stay away from crowded places, and be safe.
Hesham El-Rewini, Ph.D., P.E.
Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs