COVID-19: Message to Students Regarding Online Instruction

Update: 3/15/2020

Dear students,

We know that you must be discouraged as events unfold across the country with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the mass cancellations of schools, athletic events, and other gatherings. We have been working to determine the best path for keeping everyone safe while continuing your education at Mars Hill University. In light of the North Carolina Governor’s executive order yesterday, declarations from local government, and advice from the CDC, we have determined that temporarily moving to online instruction is the only way forward, for now.

Mars Hill University will move all undergraduate classes online from March 23, 2020, until April 3, 2020. We remain hopeful that we will be able to bring you back to campus to resume normal operations in April. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you if the April 3 date needs to be extended.

We are continuing classes. The physical campus of Mars Hill University will be closed. Your instructors are working on ways to continue with classes and provide you materials that you will need to excel in your academic work. We discourage you over the next two weeks from traveling and coming to campus, but if you need something important, please contact Shannon Coleman, director of housing and residence life. Her email is

Your instructors will reach out to you to let you know how your course will continue (moodle, zoom, otherwise). Many of you have let us know your capability to continue your education online via this form. If you haven’t completed it yet, please do so. If you encounter any difficulties getting connected with your course, we will announce a helpline early this week that you can call to have basic questions answered.

In the meantime, you can keep up with any developments on our website at Take good care of yourself.