College Remains Committed to On-Campus Experience for Fall 2020
Madison, Wis. (May 5, 2020) – Edgewood College remains committed to teaching and learning in classrooms, and on campus, when the fall 2020 semester begins. The announcement comes even as students enter their last week of classes, which moved fully online in March 2020 in response to the global pandemic.
“Our students, and their families, choose Edgewood College for very important reasons,” Mary Ellen Gevelinger, O.P., Interim President, said. “Our liberal arts education, our focus on community, and a feeling of belonging and being embraced for who you are and for who you are becoming is at the very heart of Edgewood College. Our students, faculty, and staff have shown themselves to be creative and resilient in the face of this disruption. But ‘at the heart of ministry is relationship,’ and those relationships are best formed and nurtured when we are together.”
Incoming freshmen are scheduled to move into their new homes in the residence halls on Sunday, August 16, 2020. Classes for the fall semester are scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 19. Edgewood College will have a new President at that time. Dr. Andrew Manion begins his service to the students at Edgewood College June 1, 2020.
“As is true with every semester, the health and the safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority,” Dr. Manion, said. “We will continue to heed the recommendations of the CDC, as we have this semester, and follow the direction of our elected officials. While there is much that feels out of our hands during these days, we are taking steps today to do everything we can to allow our students to return to this beautiful campus in the fall. Our students expect to engage with our outstanding faculty – both in and out of the classroom – and they expect to do that in this vibrant and dynamic city of Madison. We will spare no effort to allow for their safe return to campus.”
While Dr. Manion’s official start date is June 1, he is already at work leading a task force to develop specific plans and contingencies for the fall semester at Edgewood College.