Upon the recommendation of the UA System Board of Trustees on Thursday, UAM announced it will postpone the May 8 spring commencement exercises on the Monticello campus. May graduates will be invited to participate in the December 11, 2020 commencement ceremony. UAM will confer earned degrees and diplomas will be mailed to students in late June.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello announced today that it will continue to deliver all instruction in an online setting through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. The university will continue to remain open. Residence halls and food service also remain open. Students at the UAM Colleges of Technology will receive communication about specific lab-based programs. All UAM faculty and staff will continue to offer student support services. Students should be checking Blackboard and university email regularly for class instructions and other important updates.
The University has been proactive in its approach to its response to the Coronavirus. UAM began preparations several weeks ago by assembling a UAM command team, updating the existing Pandemic Response Plan, and strategically planning steps to take if an outbreak were to occur. UAM is poised to respond to this situation as it evolves. Out of an abundance of caution, UAM campuses, including the Colleges of Technology in McGehee and Crossett, have moved all instruction to a virtual setting until at least Monday, March 30. Residential students have also begun the process of moving off campus until after spring break. It is very important to note that at this time we are not aware of any confirmed cases of Coronavirus among any UAM students, faculty or staff. We are extremely grateful for the work of our faculty and staff, who have ensured uninterrupted instruction and delivery of our student services.
Out of an abundance of caution, the UAM campuses in Monticello, Crossett and McGehee will move all instruction to a virtual setting beginning March 12 until at least Monday, March 30. No confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified among any campus faculty, students, or staff. All university instruction will now be delivered in an online format; this is not a cancellation of classes. Students and faculty will utilize Blackboard and email to communicate.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello announced Thursday that it would be host to the state’s first dedicated Music Residence Hall. Royer Hall, a 1967 residence hall on the Monticello campus will reopen in August as a co-ed living-and-learning community exclusively for students enrolled in choral and instrumental music courses. “The goal for our re-imagining of Royer Hall is to bring together the unique resources a student musician needs under one roof,” said Justin Anders, chair of the UAM division of music. The building will not only house 120 of students, but will also offer nine practice rooms with acoustical panels, a listening lab, study areas, and a lounge.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing secured a $150,000 grant from the Blue & You Foundation, which will be presented at an event Friday on the UAM campus. The grant was one of 40 selected across the state out of more than 260 applicants. “Our grants this year went to programs across the state that address issues and needs that organizations have identified as important to their communities. These include physical and mental health programs for all ages, opportunities to participate in exercise and good nutrition, and building the future medical workforce that will care for all of our citizens,” said Patrick O’Sullivan, executive director of the Blue & You Foundation.
UAM Offices will be open Tuesday, January 14. Classes will remain canceled Tuesday at both the Monticello and Crossett campuses. The McGehee campus will hold classes. Staff for Monticello and Crossett campuses will report to work Tuesday as usual. Classes will resume at the Monticello and Crossett campuses Wednesday.
Classes are canceled Tuesday, January 14 on the Monticello and Crossett campuses of the University of Arkansas at Monticello due to the power outage. The McGehee campus will hold classes Tuesday. Staff for Monticello and Crossett campuses will receive further information regarding office hours.
The UAM Monticello and Crosset campuses will be closed Monday, January 13 due to power outage. The UAM College of Technology at McGehee campus will be open and will hold classes. Critical personnel shoudl report to Monticello and Crossett Campuses.
Severe storms early Saturday morning caused minor damage on the UAM campus in Monticello, and most residential students are without power. There are no reports of injury or unsafe conditions. Maxwell Hall, a residence hall on campus, sustained the most visible damage, as large section of roof covering was blown off by wind, but this did not lead to damage to the rooms below. No serious structural effects on campus buildings have been identified at this time, though a tree has damaged a part of the garage at the chancellor's residence.