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In-person campus visits have been temporarily suspended and all on-campus Admission events have been postponed. Admission counselors will continue to accommodate prospective families via email, phone, live chat, virtual tour, virtual appointment and Admitted Students Day 2.0.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Dear University Community:

SUMMER TWO SESSION ONLINE

We recently announced that Summer One courses would be offered on line.  After much consideration and taking into account the current situation with COVID-19, the University has determined that Summer Two courses also will be offered online. Making this decision now will allow students and faculty to have the time they need to make decisions best for their individual circumstances.

For students, the Center for Student Success is ready to assist you.

For faculty, Nelson Chipman and the Online Support Staff, along with Jonas Prida, Assistant Provost, are available to work with you to help prepare for online summer offerings.

As Summer sessions proceed remotely, I look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus in the Fall. 

COMMENCEMENT SURVEY ALERT

If you are one of the 900 students in the Class of 2020 eligible to graduate in the undergraduate, master’s or doctoral programs, please check your inbox for an important survey sent by Keith Paylo, Vice President for Student Affairs. Responses are due by Friday, April 10, 2020. As the University works to honor your accomplishments, we want to make sure we know what your thoughts are regarding when and how a ceremony should take place. As stated earlier, the in-person Commencement ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2020, are postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

We will make an announcement Monday on a future commencement ceremony.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO LEARN ABOUT UNIVERSITY PASS/NO CREDIT OPTION

If you missed the Webinar featuring The Center for Student Success and Dr. Jonas Prida you can catch it again here. Also, as a reminder, students can view a YouTube video that describes the process in more detail. That video can be found here. Please take advantage of these opportunities to become more informed about this grading option.

VIRTUAL STARS DAY

I would like all of us to be sure to thank the mission support staff at Point Park for maintaining the remote operations of the University. Monday, April 13, 2020, is the Staff STARS (Striving to Achieve Remarkable Service) Day. This year, STARS day will be a virtual celebration. I encourage all staff to wear your STARS shirt and share your new work environment with stars@pointpark.edu.

Thank you,

Paul Hennigan