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March 22, 2020

Spring Semester 2020

Dear MC Family,

Based on the latest data and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Mississippi State Department of Health, input from our own faculty experts, and in consultation with our campus-wide Coronavirus Working Group, we have implemented the following policies on classes, residential life, and events.


For the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester (through April 29), the university will deliver course content online or via alternate instruction (video and other forms of delivery) for undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.

At this time, no decision about schedules for final exams and commencement has been made.

Mississippi College is committed to completing the semester and ensuring that all students can fulfill their academic requirements as planned.

Residential Life

Students who remain in campus housing or in the Clinton area should be aware that access to many facilities and services – including dining and the library – are limited. All traditional student programming and activities are suspended, and a “no visitation” policy has been implemented in all residence halls.

If the university closes its Clinton campus, refunds or credits related to room and board expenses will require approval by the MC Board of Trustees.


The university is canceling or postponing all on-campus events through April 30. This includes recruitment events, tours, student programs, performances, conferences, and social events. MC has suspended all athletic competition, events, practices, and recruiting.

We are doing our best to respond to the numerous questions about operations, classes, workplace issues, and health matters. You can find an updated list of Q&As on MC’s COVID-19 website.

This is an extraordinary situation for everyone. We are grateful to all members of the MC community for your cooperation and flexibility as we seek to protect the health of our students, faculty, and staff, and continue our university’s vital mission of academic excellence and commitment to the cause of Christ.

Blake Thompson