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COVID-19 Update: University offices are open but being staffed remotely. Classes will be conducted remotely for all summer sessions.

March 18, 2020 – Email to Students

Dear Monmouth Students:

Even though you are midway through your spring break, and navigating a slew of coronavirus information, we want to share a personal message with you.

This is an unprecedented time in our country, and we are feeling the effects right here on campus. We have been working together as the University has had to make rapid adjustments and important changes to implement safety measures to keep our community safe.  Some of these decisions may be unpopular: moving to remote instruction and learning; asking students to move out of their residence halls; canceling all intercollegiate athletic activities for the entire semester; and others. Throughout this process, we are both proud that students have been well-represented in each phase of this process.

We will continue to work together closely, as additional decisions will need to be made about how long to continue remote instruction and when to bring students back to campus. Our goal, of course, is to resume normal operations as quickly as possible. For seniors especially, we know that this not how you expected to spend your final months here at Monmouth. We are incredibly grateful for your patience and understanding as we adjust to emerging local, state, and federal guidance during this challenging time.  

Yesterday, we sat down together to discuss several questions that have been circulating, and we’d like to share a video of our discussion with the hope that we will answer some of the most common questions that students are asking.

Please continue to monitor email communications for additional information regarding the spring semester, as this global situation unfolds. Remember: Monmouth Hawks fly together!

Sincerely,  

Patrick Leahy, President
Monmouth University

Michael Fazzino, President
Student Government Association