MACU's Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update from Mid-Atlantic Christian University May 21, 2020   

MACU has been hard at work preparing for the start of the fall semester.  As you can imagine COVID-19 and the uncertainties related to it have caused us to have to look at many different items.  In the coming days and weeks you will receive lots of information about how to prepare to be back on campus.  We are doing our best to make life "normal" but there are some things we can't avoid.

Because of all the uncertainties associated with the virus it is critical that we try to create an environment that allows as much flexibility as possible.  One change that we are implementing is a change in our academic calendar.  We will begin the regular fall semester on Monday, August 10th at 5:00 p.m.  That means returning students can move onto campus and into the residence halls on Sunday, August 9th after 2:00 p.m.

New students to MACU will move onto campus on Tuesday, August 4 and will take a one credit hour course called "College Success" that will run Wednesday - Friday.  Then on Saturday and Sunday they will be involved with other orientation programming as directed by the Student Life department.

The majority of all on-campus courses are being transitioned to 8 week courses.  Half of the courses will be offered in the first 8 weeks of the term.  The remainder will be offered in the second 8 weeks of the term.  It is our goal to send to you in the next 2 weeks a revised fall course schedule.

There will be no fall break this year.  The two 8 week sessions will run back to back.  The semester will then be over just prior to Thanksgiving.  Final Exams will occur prior to Thanksgiving.  When you go home at Thanksgiving you will remain home until the start of the Spring semester in 2021.

We will be in touch with further information as it becomes available.  We are excited to have you back on campus.  Be sure to monitor your MACU email on a regular basis - email is the official means of communication from MACU.  

“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.”