Update, March 12, 2020
In response to health concerns related to COVID-19, Mitchell Hamline School of Law is suspending in-person classes through April 3. There are no known cases of COVID-19 at Mitchell Hamline, but the school is taking this step to help mitigate the effects of the disease on our campus. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will make decisions for April and beyond as more information becomes available.
Students in Mitchell Hamline’s on-campus programs are currently on spring break. Instead of returning to campus for classes on Monday, March 16, those students will resume classes remotely starting on Wednesday, March 18. Though there will not be classes in the building, the building will remain open for students to use the library and other facilities. The only exception would be students who recently traveled to an area with widespread outbreaks of the disease or who are showing signs of illness. We ask those students to stay at home for 14 days and monitor their health.
Staff should continue their regular work schedules unless advised otherwise by their manager. Employees are urged to carefully reconsider their non-essential personal travel over the coming weeks. We strongly encourage you to consult the Centers for Disease Control for the latest advisories. If an employee has recently traveled to an area of widespread outbreaks or is showing signs of illness, we ask that you self-quarantine at home for 14 days. The same recommendations we issued last week about hand-washing and other healthy practices still apply (see link at bottom of page).
In addition to students who attend in person, Mitchell Hamline has a significant number of blended-learning students, who study remotely for much of each semester and then come to campus—from locations around the country and world—for a few multiday sessions. We will not be holding those on-campus sessions through April 3. All of those sessions will be conducted synchronously online to the extent practical.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate through this together. While we aren’t able to account for every scenario, we will continue to monitor the situation and communicate changes and answer your questions to the best of our ability.
For current health-related information, we encourage you to visit the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Minnesota Department of Health websites. We will also update school information on the website.
Contacts for questions
- On-campus students: student.services @mitchellhamline.edu
- Blended-learning students: blendedlearning @mitchellhamline.edu
- Employees should contact their manager or Andrea.Bien @mitchellhamline.edu
- Media: Doug.Belden @mitchellhamline.edu
- Students can find additional information on the Docket, and faculty and staff on the Summit
- Moving your class online for faculty
- Mitchell Hamline to teach completely online in the fallPosted July 27
- Mitchell Hamline’s Burger Library to reopen for students, faculty, staff on Monday, July 13Posted July 9
- Through COVID-19 and Floyd crises, alum stays focused on community servicePosted June 17
- New health protocols for campus take effect June 15Posted June 12
- Building restrictions remain in place until further noticePosted May 15
- Mitchell Hamline extends building restrictions to May 18Posted May 1
- You’ve asked: How can we help during pandemic? Here are some waysPosted April 30
- Mitchell Hamline extends building restrictions to May 4Posted April 9
- Mitchell Hamline alumni offering discounted services during COVID-19Posted April 2
- Students have pass/fail option for spring semesterPosted March 27