NDMU Announces Fall 2020 Academic Calendar Updates

Notre Dame of Maryland University Opening Stages and Provisions for Health and Safety

As NDMU begins the first stages of reopening the campus, the University will observe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local guidelines for the safety of all of our community members.

As noted in previous outreach, NDMU will be open for Fall 2020 for its in-person instruction, learning, activities and residential experience.

  • In-classroom instruction and labs will be structured to adhere to safe social distancing requirements along with hybrid options for flexibility (more below).|
  • The University will assure that provisions are in place for testing and monitoring members of the community and for isolating any student who presents symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.
  • The cleaning and sanitizing of the campus will continue to be enhanced, thorough, and on-going meeting guidelines provided by the CDC.
  • For Women’s College and all on-campus students, arrangements will be made in residence facilities to reopen with one student per room.

We recognize that if circumstances, change such as the possibility for a resurgence of COVID-19, we will make necessary adjustments to the plans and schedules outlined below.

The Women’s College Fall 2020 Schedule

NDMU intends to continue its tradition of student centered instruction and excellent student-faculty interactions as we begin this new academic year. All Women’s College courses will be hybrid which allows for flexibility in course design. Faculty will be able to combine in-classroom lectures with online instruction. This hybrid combination helps us maintain social distancing requirements on campus while still insuring effective student learning experiences.

In-person classes will begin August 24, 2020 and continue until November 24, 2020. After Thanksgiving classes will be completed remotely and will end December 3, 2020. Exams are scheduled for December 4-10. By completing in-class instruction before Thanksgiving, and completing course work and exams remotely, we reduce the likelihood of students returning to campus after exposure to COVID-19 while off campus.

Adult Learners, Graduate Studies, ABSN and School of Pharmacy

The schedule remains as usual with no changes planned at this time for the Fall schedules.

Please see the detailed Academic Calendar

More details concerning arrangements for all on-campus processes and safety precautions for the return to campus will be forthcoming.

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