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March 23 - COVID-19 Daily Update (March 23, 2020)

Dear Marymount Community,
Happy second week of online classes! I hope you all are having a great Monday, no matter where you are. As the novel coronavirus forces us to be spread farther apart than ever before during the school year, remember that we are one Marymount family.
See below for today’s latest announcements regarding COVID-19’s continued impact on campus:
Health and Well-being for Students, Staff and Faculty
We are thinking of each and every one of you, and are here to help you take care of yourself emotionally and physically. Even while we practice social distancing, it’s essential for us to come together to boost community, care and connection with others. We hope you will join us this week for the following events:

  • Monday, March 23: Launch of Career Services’ 10-day virtual Handshake Challenge. Follow the challenge on Instagram.

  • Tuesday, March 24 (2-2:30 pm): Guided Meditation on Instagram.

  • Thursday, March 26 (12-1 pm): Student Support Group on Zoom.

  • Thursday, March 26 (1-2 pm): Student Support Group on Zoom.

  • Thursday, March 26 (3-4 pm): Staff/Faculty Support Group on Zoom.

  • Daily (9 pm): Holy Mass on Instagram.

As a reminder, Student Affairs is still open! Please reach out to individual offices for virtual office hours. Student Counseling Services is conducting virtual counseling appointments for students and would love to support you. Email us at or call 703-526-6861 to speak with a counselor.
University Commencement Committee
As we are exploring alternatives to the traditional commencement ceremonies that we are unable to hold in May 2020, please note that the on-campus celebrations (Hooding, Nursing Pinning and Recognition Day) have also been canceled. As we explore options for alternatives and rescheduling of commencement events, these important ceremonies are included in our considerations and planning. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Psychology Professor in the Media
One of our esteemed professors in the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Education, Dr. Linda Gulyn, was interviewed by The Connection Newspapers for its feature on “Talking to Children about Coronavirus.” She explains that depending on age and developmental level, children will comprehend and be concerned about different things regarding the coronavirus. Click here to read the full story.
We are truly in uncharted waters – and one big takeaway from all of this is that life is so precious. May this difficult time also offer us an opportunity to treasure the simple things in life and rejoice in them.
Irma Becerra, Ph.D.
Marymount University
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2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
Questions about COVID-19? Call our hotline at 703-284-5782 or email
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