Message from the Provost regarding changes to summer Intersession and Session I

Dear Marshall students, faculty and staff,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to make some changes to the plans for Intersession and Session I of summer school, which begin May 11 and May 18 respectively.

The only courses we will be offering during those first two sessions of summer school are those that can be delivered all-online, as well as those that include some synchronous activities delivered electronically with no personal contact (i.e., hybrid courses).

This decision was made in consideration of the health and welfare of our university community. While we don’t yet know how long there will be a need for physical distancing, we wanted to make this announcement now to give our faculty and students time to adjust their plans.

Faculty who need assistance in identifying the best methods to convert a face-to-face course to an online or hybrid format should contact the Online Learning and Instructional Design Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The university is updating the summer class schedule to reflect this information and any changes to class offerings for the summer term. The updated Summer 2020 class schedule will be available in MyMU. Due to these changes to the summer class schedule, we encourage you to check back frequently, as we expect there may be additional changes over the next several weeks.

A decision has not been made yet regarding Summer II (June 8-July 9) and Summer III sessions (July 14-Aug. 13).

Please remember to check your Marshall e-mail regularly, as it is the primary way for the university to communicate with you.

We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.


Jaime R. Taylor, Ph.D.
Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs