Courses to move to online instruction Monday, Nov. 9

Judson College will transition its instruction to online delivery for the remainder of the fall semester, effective Monday, November 9, 2020.

Given the lingering effects of Hurricane Zeta on water quality in our area, the Alabama Department of Public Health has suspended hot food preparation throughout the city of Marion and in other west central counties of the state. Sage Dining has sufficient prepackaged meal options to serve dinner tonight and breakfast tomorrow.  Lunch will not be served tomorrow.  Classes will continue in-person on campus until noon on Friday, November 6.

Beginning Friday at 3 p.m. CST, all residence halls will close for the semester, and all courses will transition to dual delivery.  Faculty will be in communication with each student regarding details for course completion.

Students should take all course materials with them that will be necessary to complete the semester but may leave personal belongings in their rooms, which will remain secured.  All student activities for the semester, including Coffeehouse, Hockey Day, and Christmas Tea & Vespers, will be canceled or postponed until the spring semester. The on-campus Preview Day and Athletic Tryout Day scheduled for November 13 and 14 will also be cancelled.

A prorated room and board credit will be applied to residential student accounts for the spring semester.

All non-faculty personnel will report for duty as normal.

These measures continue to seek to promote the health and safety of our students and College community. We thank the students, faculty, and staff for their vigilant adherence to our campus’s COVID-19 procedures throughout this semester, including handwashing, sanitizing, social distancing, and random sentinel testing, which have made a remarkable impact on the mitigation of the virus’s spread on Judson’s campus. Since in-person instruction began in August, only 4 positive COVID-19 tests have been identified on the Judson campus. The academic calendar was modified early in the semester to move finals to the week before Thanksgiving to further protect the health of our students as flu season begins. The decision to move to online instruction for the final two weeks of the semester will allow our on-campus students to complete their coursework without concern for water quality or food preparation in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta.

As circumstances permit, the College will assist students with accommodations to the above on an individual basis. To discuss any accommodations, please contact Mrs. Teague, Vice President for Student Life, or Dr. Parham, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Updated 11/06/2020