March 27 - COVID-19 Update (March 27, 2020)
Dear Marymount Community,
We’ve made it through another week of remote teaching, learning and administration. From what I’ve heard from students, faculty and staff, we have definitely gotten the hang of it! I am so grateful to be a part of a University that steps up to unexpected circumstances like these, and doesn’t just get by but thrives.
Please see below for our latest announcements regarding COVID-19’s continued impact on campus:
Students - in order to provide you with maximum flexibility during the summer, all of our summer classes will be offered online. We are ready to meet your educational needs wherever you plan to be this summer. We strongly encourage you to talk to your advisor and explore the list of classes we will be offering in the summer.
Emergency Grading Policy
Effective immediately and for Spring 2020 only, we will expand the Pass/Fail grading option to all undergraduate and graduate students. At the end of the semester after final letter grades are submitted, students may elect to change any course to a Pass/Fail grade on or before Friday, May 22. For more information on this plan, please see Provost El-Rewini’s email announcement sent out earlier this afternoon.
Marymount Shuttle Service
Effective Monday, March 30, the Marymount University Shuttle will suspend operations until further notice. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the transition to an online student experience, the Title IX Office wanted to take this opportunity to remind members of our community that maintaining an academic program free from sex/gender discrimination remains a high priority for Marymount. Be on the lookout for an email announcement coming soon from HR with important Title IX reminders.
Also, during this time of uncertainty, we have created a program to offer eligible staff members, who are unable to work remotely due to COVID-19, salary continuation after exhausting all other leave options. Also, staff will be able to donate leave to this program. Additional information is forthcoming in an email announcement from HR.
Malek School, Marymount Athletics Answer Call to Action
A big shout out to our Malek School of Health Professions, which made a donation of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington last week. Click here for more details. Marymount Athletics is also donating PPE to MedStar Georgetown Hospital. Way to make Marymount proud!
One more thing – I wanted to thank our Marymount Men’s Soccer team for sharing the collage below, with so many messages of hope that are needed during this time. Thank you – and I encourage other students and groups around campus to do the same!
Have a great weekend and God bless,
Irma Becerra, Ph.D.
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
Questions about COVID-19? Call our hotline at 703-284-5782 or email email@example.com.
Click here for our Coronavirus Information and Resources webpage.