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May 13, 2020

First Summer School Term

Dear MC Student,

One of the many frustrations brought by the COVID-19 pandemic has been the hampering of our ability to make future plans. With Mississippi’s safer-at-home order evaluated weekly and health and safety recommendations frequently updated, long-term planning – including deciding when to reopen our campus – has been a challenge. Thank you for your patience as we’ve worked to make decisions that will personally affect you during the weeks ahead.

After careful consideration, MC has decided that first summer school term courses scheduled to begin May 26 will be taught online. All summer camps and other activities scheduled to take place on campus during the month of June have been cancelled.

This decision includes all classes, with the exception of some courses in mathematics, science, and the physician assistant program. The nature of these courses, many of which include hands-on labs, does not allow for online teaching. Strict safeguards based on CDC guidelines will be in place for these classes. If you are enrolled in one of these courses, you will receive further information about the safety practices before you come to campus.

MC is currently gathering information and determining how we will handle the second summer term. We will let you know as soon as a decision has been made.

It is still our plan to reopen the MC campus, including the residence halls, for the fall term. Our faculty and students have handled and will continue to handle the transition to online teaching well. However, as a university built on personal connections and relationships, we look forward to welcoming our students back to campus as soon as it is safely possible.

Thank you again for your patience.

Debbie Norris, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Graduate Dean