MACU's Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update from Mid-Atlantic Christian University March 30, 2020   

Mid-Atlantic Christian University’s leadership team has met to discuss the implications of federal and state government orders and recommendations in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic that is affecting the United States and the world. The most urgent impact of these governmental actions affects how the university will bring the 2019-2020 school year to a close.

The following actions are being taken:  

1) On-campus instruction that was moved to an online modality on March 18 will continue for the remainder of the semester, including final exams. No courses will resume on campus for the spring 2020 semester.  

2) The commencement service scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. Students intending to participate in the service will be notified by the registrar’s office with specific details. The Graduate Supper that was scheduled for Friday, May 8 has been cancelled. Instead, a reception will be held after the commencement service on August 8 for graduates and their guests.  

3) Students who lived in residence halls for the spring semester will need to reserve a day and time to return to campus and retrieve their belongings and checkout. Due to social-distancing orders the return to campus and movement in residence halls has to be monitored. VP Banks will be sending a separate communication to dorm residents about how to sign-up for a specific day and time.  

4) VP Shepherd will be sending adjusted school bills to students by Friday, April 3 that include a pro-rated refund for students who had room and board charges for the spring semester.  

5) Students are to email Cheryl Lindsley an address for where first-class mail may be forwarded. Any students who return to campus to retrieve belongings left in a residence hall room should also check their campus mailbox.  

Mid-Atlantic is disappointed that these actions have to be taken and the impact that this has on an otherwise great school year. Students should continue to monitor their email accounts for important communication with specific details for closing out this year and planning for a brand new school year this next fall.  


In HIS Service,

Kevin W. Larsen, Ph.D.,    E. Jay Banks, Ph.D. 



“Mid-Atlantic Christian University understands the seriousness and profound impact of this decision upon our MACU family.  Our first consideration is the safety and health of our campus community, but we also have an obligation to support the ongoing global effort to stop the proliferation of the coronavirus.  Our faith and determination is in the sovereign Lord who upholds and sustains us by His power and love.  This website announcement will be updated each Wednesday by 4:00 p.m. until this national emergency has ended.”