Update: April 9

Commencement rescheduled for Saturday, August 29!

Based on results of a survey of Malone seniors focused on ways to recognize this year’s graduates, the 2020 Commencement ceremony is being rescheduled for Saturday, August 29 in the Johnson Center. An August ceremony was the overwhelming preference of those who responded to the survey. No other details have been established at this time. However, a task force led by Gina Negalla, Mel Scott, Jim Brownlee and others will continue to develop the details.

Additional plans are being explored to recognize our graduating seniors on Saturday, May 9, the original graduation date. This may include videos and social media campaigns. More details will be shared as they come together.

Changes to admissions protocols to support prospective students and families

We recognize that the college application process can feel stressful during ordinary  circumstances, and that anxieties are especially heightened while many are under “shelter-in-place” orders. In an effort to provide additional support to prospective students, Malone University has taken the following steps to simplify our standard admission procedures to ensure student access and success during this difficult time: 

  1. Temporarily waived ACT/SAT standardized test requirements, recognizing that scheduled testing was cancelled in many locations
  2. Admitting students based upon the University’s established high school grade point average (GPA) requirements for admissions and a holistic review of the student’s high school transcript
  3. Accepting unofficial transcripts from high school counselors
  4. Waiving application fees (been in place digitally for some time)
  5. Offering personal virtual visit experiences and virtual admissions events, even as an alternative to on-campus visits once “shelter-in-place” is lifted
  6. Reduced the enrollment deposit amount to $120 for students who wish to submit their deposit by May 1 
  7. Extended the May 1 $200 enrollment deposit deadline to June 1, 2020

Each day, new questions and concerns arise in the face of the ongoing public health crisis, and it’s our desire to continue demonstrating care and concern for our community, including future Pioneers and their families. 

Be aware of change in check-processing

Checks will be run on Thursdays during our work remote mandate. Once that lifts, we will move back to our normal schedule. This change is to match our mailroom schedule.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, PRESIDENT'S OFFICE