MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In light of the guidance of the Center of Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health, Faulkner University announces that on-campus instruction will not resume this spring 2020 semester.

“From the beginning of this global crisis, our students’ health and well-being have been our foremost goal. But today’s announcement is driven by a higher calling. It is out of deep respect for our fellow man that we respond to the COVID-19 with caution and duty. God’s harshest indignation is given to those who harm, disrespect, or marginalize His created sons and daughters. In spite of the challenges, I hope this current struggle teases out the very best in us. May we all be keenly aware of God’s sovereignty and presence in our lives, ” said Faulkner President Mike Williams.

“As we move through this time of uncertainty, let us all be anchored in our faith in Christ Jesus. May His Spirit propel us to be at peace, motivated by love, and moved to do something extraordinary,” Williams said.

The following changes have been made to complete the semester:

Academic

Faulkner will continue online instruction from March 30 through the remainder of the semester. Our distinguished faculty stand ready to provide students with a rich academic experience.

Campus Events

All University activities and events have been cancelled through the end of the semester including the annual Jamboree show, collegiate and intramural athletics, the arts, and many other campus activities.

Graduation 2020

Graduation has been postponed till August 8, 2020. More information will be forwarded to students regarding this crowning achievement event where we recognize our graduating students.

Campus Housing

Students who need to retrieve personal belongings will be notified by March 27 regarding the process. We want to abide by the social distancing guidelines as students safely return to campus to check out of the residence halls and apartments.

Students who withdraw from campus housing will be eligible for a pro-rata credit to their student account for room and board. Given the complexity of federal financial aid and institutional scholarships, these credits will be processed by the end of the term.

As announced earlier, the residence halls remain open for those students who are unable to return home at this time. Food service will remain available in accordance with the order of the Alabama Department of Public Health.

For continued updates, please refer to our webpage at https://www.faulkner.edu/coronavirus-update/

CONTACT: Rebecca Burylo, Public Relations and Social Media Manager at Faulkner University, 334-386-7489 or rburylo@faulkner

About Faulkner

Faulkner University is a private, Christian liberal arts university based in Montgomery, Alabama. With a mission to provide an education anchored not only by intellect but also character and service, the Faulkner experience aims to educate the whole person. Serving both traditional and non-traditional students, the university is home to six colleges: the Alabama Christian College of Arts and Sciences, the Harris College of Business and Executive Education, the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies, the College of Education, Faulkner Law and the College of Health Sciences. In addition to its main campus in Montgomery, Faulkner operates extension campuses in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile along with online degree programs.

For more information, visit www.faulkner.edu.

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