Marywood University Student Life experiences will return to full in-person status. Depending on the nature and location of certain events, additional safety guidelines or limited virtual options may be observed.
Marywood University Athletics will return to full in-person practices and competition. COVID antigen testing may be required before participation and throughout the season if required. We will follow all public health recommendations in accordance with federal, state, NCAA, CDC, and institutional guidelines.
The Athletic Training Room will continue to remain open by appointment only. We will no longer require a sign up for time slots to utilize both the fitness and aquatics centers. Please note that both facilities will have scheduled hours that they are open. Zumba class will continue to require a sign in. Please refer to the Athletics website to get more details on specific hours and occupancy limits, as well as specific health/safety protocols for various athletic facilities.
In accordance with state, local, and University guidelines, the Office of Student Engagement will resume in-person activities, as well as some limited virtual options, to balance students’ safety with their need for socialization, entertainment, connection, and leadership development. Students not adhering to guidelines will not be permitted to attend or participate in events. Additional requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis, dependent upon the nature of the event.
Off-campus trips may be offered, depending on the status of our state and county at the time of the trip, as well as the status of the state and county to which we are travelling. Trip destinations will only be considered if they are permitted to be in operation by the appropriate authority, with preference given to outdoor attractions (zoos, state parks, etc.). Additional restrictions, such as reserved seating, reduced capacity on buses, and temperature declaration/health screenings may be required in order to make trips possible and safe.
New Student Orientation will be taking place on campus in July. To reduce crowd sizes and ensure adherence to capacity guidelines, we are planning to host three separate College-specific Orientations instead of one large session.
The dates are as follows:
- Tuesday, July 13: College of Health & Human Services
- Thursday, July 15: College of Professional Studies
- Friday, July 16: College of Arts & Sciences
For the safety of incoming students and their guests, Orientation Leaders will be required to provide a negative COVID test (taken 3-5 days prior to arrival) or proof of full vaccination in order to participate in Orientation.
Incoming students will not be staying on campus overnight. Each incoming student is permitted to bring a maximum of two guests with them to Orientation, in addition to two participants in the Super Siblings program. Students who are unable to attend Orientation are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Student Engagement to discuss alternative arrangements, including attending Transfer Orientation in August or completing an online option.
Transfer Orientation will take place on campus on Saturday, August 21. Students transferring to Marywood must register online and are permitted to bring a maximum of two guests. Incoming students and international students who are unable to attend New Student Orientation in July are encouraged and invited to participate in this program.
Sunday Mass will be celebrated in person in the Marian Chapel according to the guidelines of the CDC and the Diocese of Scranton. Safety precautions and online options for Mass will be available as long as needed.
Faith and spirituality programs, such as Bible Study, Delight, Philia, Agape Latte, and similar groups will meet in person or virtually in accordance with current CDC and campus guidelines.
Office of Service-Learning and Community Service
Marywood continues to identify and address needs within our local community and beyond. Service activities allow students to connect with each other, build relationships, and make an impact with community leaders and organizations. All students are invited to participate and must follow campus guidelines set forth by Marywood University for the health, safety, and well-being of our students, employees and those who are served.
The Office Service-Learning and Community Service will continue to share information with students about how to engage in community service safely and how to support community partners, both in-person and remote/virtual. Students must observe all campus protocols related to face coverings and social distancing when serving in the community. Students who are at risk of complications of COVID-19 are advised to seek on-campus, remote, or virtual service opportunities instead.
All group service projects will follow current guidelines from the CDC and PA Department of Education for group size, social distancing, and the use of face coverings. The Office of Service-Learning and Community Service will provide support to assist student groups in identifying appropriate and meaningful group service projects. Groups must utilize the Community Service Approval process and follow Marywood procedures for transportation to off-campus service sites and care of vehicles.