Our Path Forward
Dear Campus Community:
Since 1847, Midway University has overcome challenges and adjusted at various times to protect our mission. The recent health crisis prompted us to transition our daytime students to online learning last spring. We quickly adapted and successfully completed the academic year. However, we know our students desire our on-campus experience with small classes and personal attention. They also desire our career-focused education, athletics, and co-curricular opportunities in a bucolic and safe setting.
For these reasons, Midway University plans to resume on-campus, face-to-face instruction, and residential operations for the 2020-21 academic year. We will begin classes on Monday, August 17, 2020, as originally scheduled, and implement a staggered move-in process for residence halls on August 14, 15, and 16. As reported previously and in conjunction with our commitment to affordability, there will not be any increases in tuition and fees for all students for the 2020-2021 academic year.
We have already implemented many new policies and are making campus modifications to ensure safe distancing in our classrooms, residence halls, dining hall, workspaces, athletic facilities (including the new Hunter Field House) and other common areas. The University is working under the direction set forth by federal, state, and local authorities and public health officials as well as the guidance provided by our accrediting bodies and athletic conference. Our focus is on the safety and well-being of our entire campus community including students, faculty, and staff.
While all our plans are not yet finalized and will continue to evolve with guidance from others, we can share the details that we have at this time. We have compiled information by topic, and we will continue to communicate with you as more details are confirmed.
We are looking forward to the start of the fall semester. We know things will be different when students return. But we believe our campus community will adapt and work together to help our students succeed.
John P. Marsden, Ph.D.