COVID-19 FAQs

Current Students

All classes that can meet online are being offered in that format. We are committed to provide opportunities for you to accomplish the learning outcomes for the semester.  Your instructors have received training to help them move to the classes online and receive ongoing support. 

Yes. We are committed to providing accommodations for documented disabilities that may impact your academic experience. Please refer to Disability Services: Students with Disabilities for all information.

All clinical/student teaching/field experiences have been cancelled. The University is working with the accrediting bodies to determine possible alternative methods for completion if available. Please get in touch with your department chair, program director, or coordinator of your applied experience for further guidance.

Please let your instructor know. They will forward your request to a group that is trying to find resources to meet those needs. 

Registration is continuing on the same schedule as before. You are able to register online. Please contact your advisor before your scheduled registration time so that they can work with you to create a schedule and ensure that you are able to register. The Office of Retention and Advising  is also available to provide support to you. 

Please refer to the Academic Calendar.  Even though your courses are meeting in a different modality, the calendar is the same.  The last day of the semester is May 9, 2020.  Academic Calendar

Each instructor should provide you with information in their syllabus on how your learning will be graded.  They can provide you grades and feedback via online format. Please check with them for information about your specific classes.

Marywood’s Grad Finale event has been cancelled out of the concern for social distancing as directed by the CDC and the PA Department of Health.  Seniors will receive their cap, gowns and hoods via the mail. All graduating  seniors must complete the online cap and gown form or can access the form by visiting the Cap and Gown section on the Marywood University Commencement web page.

All seniors who have successfully completed their required course work and other graduation requirements as of the end of the spring 2020 semester will graduate from Marywood University and will receive their diploma.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Marywood is currently working with the Mohegan Sun Arena to move our 2020 Commencement Ceremony. The new date for Marywood’s 2020 Commencement is tentatively set. Commencement activities on the new date will follow the same schedule as previously set for May 16, 2020. View Commencement Info

As a result of the Governor's order, students are not allowed to return to campus. Residential students are not permitted to access any campus residence until further notice. This does not apply to those few students currently living on campus due to extenuating circumstances. In the coming weeks, residential students will receive additional information about when they will be able to access their personal belongings.

Returning students can find information pertaining to Room Selection on the Housing and Residence Life web page. Due to Governor Wolf's recent mandate, Room Selection previously scheduled for April 22 and 23, 2020, has been postponed. In the coming weeks, additional information will be sent to returning students via Marywood email.

At this time, Marywood University is working to develop and implement a plan to allow for the credit/reimbursement of pro-rated room and board charges for resident students who left campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once a plan is finalized, the university will communicate and process these credits/refunds as soon as possible. We anticipate a decision by Easter.

Yes, and it's not too late to register for summer! A full schedule of courses will be offered online during the summer. Take advantage of a low per-credit rate and earn credits to help you graduate earlier. Visit our Summer Website to get more info and see class listings. Register online through the MarywoodYou Portal or contact advising@marywood.edu for more information about summer courses.

Prospective Students and Visitors

All on-campus Admissions events are cancelled, and weekday/weekend visits are temporarily suspended until further notice, per national and state-level guidance. At this time, the next on-campus Admissions Open Houses are scheduled for July 11 and August 8. Once the University has a clearer picture of when it would be safe and feasible to open the campus for visits, an update with specific details will be issued. Our COVID-19 website, www.marywood.edu/covid19, is the best resource for updates. There is also a FAQ at www.marywood.edu/covid19faqs.

Admissions counselors are available Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., to answer questions. The Admissions staff directory is available at: marywood.edu/ContactAdmissions. Admissions also hosts an “Everyday Q&A” live on Facebook and Instagram every weekday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., where students can chat with admissions counselors. Undergraduate admitted students for Fall 2020 can take advantage of a number of virtual events through May and should check their email or admissions portal for more information.

Undergraduate admitted students will have access to create their own virtual admitted student day with video content and request meetings with admissions, financial aid, or faculty.  

All prospective students can watch the virtual tour, email yourfuture@marywood.edu (Undergraduate) or gograd@marywood.edu (Graduate), or visit marywood.edu/ContactAdmissions to ask questions or schedule an admissions call. Admissions also hosts an “Everyday Q&A” live on Facebook and Instagram every weekday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., where students can chat with admissions counselors.  

Email yourfuture@marywood.edu (Undergraduate) or gograd@marywood.edu (Graduate), or, if you are an undergraduate admitted student, use the form emailed to you and we will be in touch. You can also contact  your counselor via marywood.edu/ContactAdmissions

Those students who tested in the fall should still submit their scores for consideration. We will waive this requirement for Fall 2020 students who have not yet tested and were unable to test in the spring due to cancellations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The one exception is students applying to the Speech-Language Pathology program. For select majors, students who do not submit SAT/ACT test scores with their application, but are admitted based on other factors, may be asked to initially enroll as undeclared. Applicants are encouraged to contact their admissions counselor for further clarification. 

Other prospective students, who plan to enter in Spring 2021 or Fall 2021, should plan to take the SAT or ACT once testing resumes, presumably later this summer. More information and guidance will be forthcoming.

Yes! We are still taking applications for Fall 2020 and will continue to issue admission decisions even while off campus. Start Your Application Online Now! 

Be sure to contact your Admissions Counselor at marywood.edu/ContactAdmissions. Your Admissions Counselor can walk you through the process from start to finish. 

Yes. The deposit deadline is extended to June 1. Marywood University operates on a rolling admissions basis, so we will work with students on a timeline that works for them. Housing deposits have been waived for the fall semester for those who have not made a non-refundable deposit yet. Students who have already submitted a non-refundable housing deposit will receive a $300 credit on their bill towards the fall semester. 

Once a student commits to Marywood, s/he can participate in orientation events and receive other relevant, helpful, and timely information prior to the start of the semester.

Parents can make an appeal to financial aid after they have been laid off for eight weeks.

As of now, Undergraduate Summer Orientation is still scheduled for July 10 and 11.

At this time, Graduate Orientation is still planned for Tuesday, August 18, before the Fall semester begins. More details to follow.

Yes. During our campus closure this spring, we engaged the services of vendors who specialize in deep cleaning and sanitizing facilities to ensure the safety of all students when they return to campus in the fall.

Yes, we anticipate starting as scheduled. The first day of school is Monday, August 24, 2020. New students who will reside on campus would report on August 22, 2020, for Move-in Day. Look for specific communications and details from Housing/Residence Life. The Student Engagement Office will communicate with new Undergraduate students regarding Undergraduate Summer Orientation, which is still planned for July 10-11, 2020.  The Admissions Office will communicate with new Graduate students regarding Graduate Orientation, which is still planned for August 18, 2020.

General Information

Information updates are posted at marywood.edu/covid19.

Not at this time.

In addition to deep cleaning and sanitizing facilities, all classes have been moved online for the spring and summer semesters, many University operations are being conducted remotely, and all clinical experiences have been cancelled. Commencement has been postponed and is tentatively rescheduled on August 15. Communications are issued by the University’s Incident Command Team as warranted by current national/statewide guidance. The President of the University and specific campus offices also have been issuing messages to various constituencies, including students and parents, both online and by email. Information updates are posted at marywood.edu/covid19. Students seeking specific guidance, or who feel ill, can contact Student Health Services or their healthcare provider. Contact Student Health Services at healthservice@marywood.edu or 570-348-6249. Posters are displayed all over campus encouraging social distancing, good handwashing, cough etiquette, disinfecting surfaces, reminding students/staff to stay home if sick; these will remain in place when students return to campus in the fall.

Marywood University is developing a strategy to provide either a credit or a refund to any individual who previously made payment for programs or services that were cancelled due to the closure of the university as a result of COVID-19. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this unprecedented time. Once a final procedure is in place, the University will notify you and will begin the credit/reimbursement process. Presently, we are awaiting guidance from the Department of Education and anticipate a decision in mid-April.

Yes. At this time, all spring campus and athletic events are cancelled. However, those that can be moved online, like some Admissions and Student Engagement events, will happen virtually. Check your email regularly for updates! Also, stay connected through the Marywood app, Marywood website, and our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). 

The Pacer Pantry is still accessible to students and staff who have swipe access, however, since the campus is currently closed, and out of an abundance of caution for all, we suggest those who are in need of services access other community food pantry options, such as drive-through food pantry events sponsored by Friends of the Poor or United Neighborhood Center’s Angel’s Attic Food Pantry (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., one bag of food per visit) or Monday Distributions for Seniors aged 60 and older. Advance reservations for senior meals must be made by noon on Friday to receive meals by pickup or delivery on Monday. Meals can be picked up at the West Side, Mid Valley, or Carbondale Active Older Adult Centers. To reserve meals or for more information, please call one of UNC’s centers listed here: West Scranton – (570) 961-1592 ext. 101; South Scranton – (570) 346-2487; Mid Valley – (570) 489-4415; Carbondale – (570) 282-6167.

Marywood’s COVID-19 update site. For specific guidance or if you feel ill contact Student Health Services or your healthcare provider. Contact Student Health Services at healthservice@marywood.edu or 570-348-6249.