In-Person Classes Will Not Resume During Spring Semester 2020

IN-PERSON CLASSES WILL NOT RESUME DURING SPRING SEMESTER 2020. ALL RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO VACATE CAMPUS BY MONDAY AT 5 P.M.

March 20, 2020

Dear Students and Parents,

Given the quick spread of the novel coronavirus and the critical need for social distancing, we will not resume face-to-face classes for the remainder of Spring Semester 2020. In addition, we are requiring all residential students to vacate the campus by Monday, March 23, at 5 p.m., except for those who are approved to remain because of clear extenuating issues.

There are still no diagnosed cases of COVID-19 on the Methodist University campus. We are taking this action on the advice of health care professionals, who recommend aggressive, proactive steps to slow the spread of the disease.

Additional important information:

We apologize for the change in our decision about residential students. We have tried to balance students’ educational needs and appropriate health and safety precautions in an environment where information about how best to respond to COVID-19 is constantly shifting. We thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Stanley T. Wearden, Ph.D.
President