Coronavirus Updates

Mount Mary classes resume on Saturday, March 28. All courses will be held online until the end of the semester.  

This will also require that employees (except those defined as essential) will continue to work from home until at least April 24th or whenever the “Safer At Home” policy is lifted and the danger of infection is past.

CAMPUS EVENTS

Voices of Leadership 
The Women's Leadership Institute is rescheduling Voices of Leadership with Nilofer Merchant to September. The event will take place from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, September 17, 2020 (originally scheduled for April 2). Learn more about the event at mtmary.edu/VOL.

CREO

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Mount Mary University School of Arts and Design to cancel CREO, its annual celebration of student achievement. Plans are underway to develop creative alternative means to showcase student work.

The Student Designer Fashion Show will not take place on May 8; alternative plans are in progress that will feature the work of fashion design and merchandise management students. Follow @MountMaryFashion on Instagram to support the ongoing creative work of our students.

The Arts and Design Senior Exhibitions featuring the work of students in Studio Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Art Therapy originally scheduled for April 27 to May 8 will be re-imagined in an online and print format. Watch mtmary.edu/creo for information.

CAMPUS RESOURCES

  • Our web page mtmary.edu/coronavirus, contains up-to-date information on the status of the university. Additionally, a list of resources can be found here.
  • The MyMountMary page will include extensive resources for students and faculty to support online learning and course delivery.
  • A student resource guide can be found here.
  • Please check your Mount Mary email regularly to stay abreast of campus updates.

Last updated March 26, 2020.

Previous Updates

March 16, 2020 Update

Mount Mary University is currently on Spring Break, and has extended Spring Break for a second week. There are no classes through March 29. Here is a short status description at this time:

March 16 to 29: Spring Break for students

Campus labs and studios are closed and all employees have been advised to work remotely. All campus administrative offices are accessible by telephone and email. Visit the directory here.

All campus meetings and activities have been canceled during this time.

March 29 to April 13: Online delivery of classes

Courses resume online; decisions about reopening campus offices, labs and studios will be made prior to March 30. Decisions about events such as CREO and Commencement will be evaluated at this time.

Campus Residences

Caroline Hall, Mary John Place, and the Lorenz House will all continue to remain open for campus residents. Food service will remain operational and students are not required to leave campus housing.

Please direct all questions to mmu-cvassist@mtmary.edu.

 

March 13, 2020 Update

Mount Mary's spring break is March 16-20, and there are no in-person classes. A decision will be made by next week Thursday at the latest about whether to resume face-to-face instruction. Professors and administrators are using this time to prepare to move class delivery online, if needed.

Students are asked that as they leave campus for Spring Break, they stay connected via their Mount Mary email so that they can be notified as to any new developments regarding remote work or distance delivery of curriculum. They are advised to bring home any books, electronics and clothing that they may need in the event that classes move to an online format. However, even IF classes are held online, we do not anticipate closing campus. This means that student housing, food service and campus offices will remain functional. The campus will undergo thorough sanitization next week.

The campus community has been assured that work, teaching and learning accommodations will be made as necessary. More specific information has been shared with the Mount Mary community.

All group events larger than 50 scheduled during the next four weeks will be canceled or rescheduled. Watch for further information about on-campus events. The Alumnae Dining Room will remain open for student dining, as this large space allows for ample social distancing.

No decision has been made regarding the CREO Student Designer Fashion Show, Commencement or other events in May.

Every effort is being made to address campus community concerns. We ask that all members of the Mount Mary community take all necessary precautions to stay healthy and know that we are monitoring the spread of this virus with prudence and diligence. 

Please direct all questions to mmu-cvassist@mtmary.edu.

 

February 25, 2020 Update

Mount Mary University continues to monitor developments concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), which began in Wuhan, China; there are currently three active cases in the state of Wisconsin, and NO active cases involving Mount Mary community members.

Guidance and updates are continuously issued from federal, state and local agencies, and below is a summary of that information.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has issued the following key takeaways:

As always, please stay home from school or work if you are sick; this prevents the spread of any illness, but is especially critical for control of viruses like COVID-19.