Continuity of Instruction (Coronavirus)

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, President Gilbert announced alterations to the University Calendar as a response to the coronavirus outbreak. This web page will allow faculty and academic staff to ask questions and stay up to date with regard to all instructional activity on any of the institution’s campuses. Please be advised that the calendar below may change as conditions change.

Instructional Resources for Faculty

For information and resources to help you prepare to facilitate your course at a distance, visit:

University Sponsored Events

An online form has been developed for organizers to submit information about scheduled events to help determine whether or not to continue with the event. Events are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and the university’s chief medical officer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please submit new questions about continuity of instruction here.

What can a prof who is in a high-risk category do to decrease danger of contracting the virus? Frequent hand washing and social distancing do not seem sufficient considering lack of control over the environment.

Has the last day to withdraw from a Spring full semester individual course been changed?

Marshall University will offer instruction through distance delivery. What does this mean?

Is the commencement date/graduation date delayed one week? If so, it will impact many students on their job starting date, visa extension, etc.

Revised Calendar

Mar 16-20

  • Courses currently delivered 100% online will continue as scheduled, without interruption, until the end of the term.
  • Face-to-face class sessions (i.e. in a classroom or science lab) will be suspended. Examination days and assignments originally scheduled during the week of Mar 16-20 should be rescheduled for the week of March 30-April 3.
  • Students involved in clinical, practicum, and studio hours or internships will continue to complete those hours, provided that the placement site (school, agency, business, hospital) remains open. Stay in touch with your academic dean for updates.
  • The University will provide appropriate training, and faculty will make preparations for distance delivery of face-to-face classes, beginning March 30.

Mar 23-27 Spring Break, classes not in session

Mar 30-Apr 3

  • Distance delivery of face-to-face classes will begin.
  • Science labs will not meet in person. Where possible, science labs will be retooled for distance delivery. Otherwise, a decision will be made jointly by the Provost and relevant Dean about how to make up lab content or award credit for work completed as of March 20.
  • Students involved in clinical, practicum, and studio hours or internships will continue to complete those hours, provided that the placement site (school, agency, business, hospital) remains open. Stay in touch with your academic dean for updates.

Apr 6-10

  • Distance Delivery of face-to-face classes will continue.
  • Students involved in clinical, practicum, and studio hours or internships will continue to complete those hours, provided that the placement site (school, agency, business, hospital) remains open. Stay in touch with your academic dean for updates.

Apr 13-17

  • Distance Delivery of face-to-face classes will continue.
  • Students involved in clinical, practicum, and studio hours or internships will continue to complete those hours, provided that the placement site (school, agency, business, hospital) remains open. Stay in touch with your academic dean for updates.

Apr 20-24

  • Distance Delivery of face-to-face classes will continue.
  • Students involved in clinical, practicum, and studio hours or internships will continue to complete those hours, provided that the placement site (school, agency, business, hospital) remains open. Stay in touch with your academic dean for updates.

Apr 30 – May 1 Final Exams

May 2 Commencement – Delayed until further notice.