Mercyhurst University fully intends to return to in-person classes and residential life for Fall 2020. 

The COVID-19 virus is expected to remain a fact of life for quite some time, and our faculty, staff, and students have demonstrated an abundance of creativity in working through the challenges posed by this pandemic. We are confident that that same innovative work ethic can be brought to bear on reopening our campus for in-person classes while maximizing safety for every member of our college community.

Restoring residential operations may take on various scenarios as recommended by government and public health authorities, and our COVID-19 Task Force has been busily preparing for this eventuality. We are acutely aware of the challenges COVID-19 presents to reopening campus and we are prepared to adapt instructional and housing models as appropriate to protect our college community while providing the life-changing Mercyhurst experience that so many students have come to expect from us.

We are also mindful of the fact that our plans may need to change depending on the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus. But, for now, we are looking forward to welcoming every member of the Laker family back to our beautiful campus while proceeding with the noble and essential mission of our university!