Coronavirus Updates

Rhodes College has transitioned to remote learning for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  President Marjorie Hass made the announcement on March 11th.  This page is a resource for the latest information regarding the college’s response to the situation.

Read More: March 23rd Update from President Hass.

We know you have many questions. Please consult our FAQ to learn more.

Because of the extraordinary nature of the coronavirus crisis, the Faculty Committee on Standards and Standing has created new policies regarding courses taken for Pass/Fail during the spring 2020 semester.

Given the high level of concern for the health and safety of the Rhodes community and with a state of emergency declared in the City of Memphis and Shelby County, access restrictions have been implemented to reduce person-to-person contact.

Help take care of yourself and protect others by following these guidelines for social distancing.

Rhodes places the highest priority on the health, safety and well-being of our community, while being committed to the continuity of academic programs and essential functions.

In response to the international coronavirus pandemic, and with concern for the health and safety of all of our students and faculty, the college has decided to cancel all summer international programs, including Maymesters, international internships, and international fellowships.

Members of the Rhodes community with questions or comments may use this form. Staff will be reviewing submissions and working to respond within 24 hours. 

The Admission Office remains open and the college welcomes prospective students and their families to visit campus.

The Academic and Learning Resources team has gathered helpful tips and strategies to help assure academic success with remote learning.

The room selection process begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 30th, and will be completely online. We've provided answers to some common questions.

At a press conference on March 11, 2020, President Marjorie Hass called the decision to move to remote learning in response to COVID-19 "probably the most personally painful decision I've ever had to make as a leader and, as a college president certainly, because it impacts so many of us."