General Preparations

Future Campus Visits

and Prospective Students 

The Office of University Admissions will resume on-campus visits when campus is reopened.

All visitors must follow guidelines set forth by the University, including face coverings and physical distancing. Upon arrival in the Admissions Office, a health screening must be completed by all guests.

Visit Virtually!

Fall Semester and Your Safety

Members of the Marywood University community are coordinating efforts to ensure our students, faculty, and staff have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) upon arrival to campus. Employees should refer to the “Returning to the Workplace Policy” emailed by the Office of Human Resources for specific information and workplace protocols. Additionally, Marywood University is complying with all mandated employee safety training requirements.

Marywood will be providing reusable cloth face masks to every student and employee.  

All members of the Marywood campus community are required to wear masks in all public spaces and to practice six feet of physical distancing. Additional masks will be available for purchase at the bookstore. 

All individuals entering all buildings on campus MUST wear a face mask and continue to wear a face mask when in hallways, classrooms, public spaces, common spaces, and during office visits.

Meetings among students, faculty and staff can be conducted either face-to-face with proper physical distancing or conducted online.

We are asking everyone affiliated with Marywood University to monitor his or her own health on a daily basis. If you do not feel well, stay home, stay away from others and seek medical advice if needed.

Disinfecting materials have been installed near entrances to all buildings. Disinfecting materials will be installed with each classroom for students and faculty to utilize as needed.

Staying Healthy

Everyone on campus is required to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when indoors. This includes classrooms, public restrooms, open office and common spaces, hallways, meeting rooms, libraries, theaters and other indoor spaces. Face coverings are also required outdoors when six-feet physical distancing cannot be maintained. 


Individuals who are unable to wear cloth face coverings due to a medical or behavioral condition or disability may wear an alternate face covering, such as a shield, and maintain a minimum six-foot physical distance at all times. Deans/department chairs may grant a waiver to this policy for students and faculty in a specific class, if requested by the faculty member and necessary to meet the curricular requirements of the course (e.g., theater, voice, language instruction, etc.). In those classes, a minimum six-foot physical distance must be maintained at all times, in addition to other protocols that may be established by the university. Students who require accommodations must be registered with Disabilities Resources and contact Disabilities Resources ( for next steps. Employees or campus visitors who require accommodations should contact the Office of Human Resources. 


A virtual Commencement broadcast will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2020, to comply with guidelines and mandates of both the CDC and the PA Department of Health. Additionally, a special section at next year’s Commencement Ceremony in the Mohegan Sun Arena is also being reserved for the Class of 2020, at which they will be recognized individually, along with the Class of 2021. 

If you are a 2020 graduate, and have not yet received your cap and gown or diploma, contact John Coval at with any Commencement-related questions. Visit the Commencement website for information and updates.

Transportation and Travel

University-sponsored travel will be limited in scope and must be pre-approved by the President or her designee. Any pre-approved travel to athletic contests will be day trips only; overnight travel is prohibited.  

Study abroad will not be approved for the fall 2020 semester; the feasibility of study abroad for spring 2021 will be determined during the fall semester. 

As a campus community, we are responsible for others, as well as ourselves, so by practicing safety measures and behaving responsibly in public spaces, we will each do our respective part to ensure the well-being of the entire campus and the surrounding community.

For students, especially those who reside on campus, and for staff members, we encourage you to exercise caution and adhere to the health and safety measures outlined in this document whenever you leave campus for any reason/length of time. This means wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, and thorough hand washing/sanitizing. 

It is important to be aware of where you go and how you interact with others, and, when possible, to keep track of persons with whom you’ve interacted or places you have been for the purpose of contact tracing.  (See Monitoring Campus section on “Contact Tracing”)