Email to Students: Important COVID-19 Update

By Bonnie Gorman, Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs

Hi Huskies—

Earlier today, you received an email from President Koubek indicating that, because of COVID-19, the University is suspending all face-to-face instruction, effective this coming Monday, March 16, through at least April 17, 2020. Classes will continue and your professors will be in touch by Wednesday, March 18, to let you know how course material will be delivered. We realize this is less than ideal and you likely have questions. Please keep in mind this situation is changing rapidly and decisions are being made to ensure the health and safety of our campus and community.

To address your concerns, we have established a Frequently Asked Questions web page. There, you can find information about classes, academic policies, housing, student support, and travel recommendations. In addition, there is information about actions you should take if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please send an email to and let us know.

Some of you may have family or loved ones who are directly impacted by COVID-19. If so, you are likely struggling with a variety of emotions. Counseling Services will be available to assist students in person, with plans for telecounseling availability in the near future. Please reach out to them at 906-487-2538 to discuss how they can best support you.

Finally, please support your fellow Huskies, keeping in mind that COVID-19 can impact anyone, regardless of race or ethnicity. Be kind to each other.

Take Care,