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The University is continuing to monitor the global COVID-19 outbreak, and is taking proactive steps to keep our campus safe. This webpage will be updated as needed. Please refer to this webpage for the latest University updates. UPDATED JULY 17.

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Notice to Employees: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

UM Coronavirus Precautions FAQ

Please refer to a listing of the most frequently asked questions regarding the University of Montevallo’s precautions to prevent coronavirus from impacting campus below:

University of Montevallo Coronavirus Precautions FAQ

May/Summer Distance Education Update

Given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and all of the compelling national and state data on the matter, the University has determined that we will transition May and summer courses to distance education. Based on student needs, we have already been focusing on increasing distance education options in May and summer. Deans and chairs will be working carefully with faculty to make this transition as successful as possible. The Malone Center will continue to be a helpful resource as will the faculty colleagues who have excellent experience in distance education.

As the University will not be selling summer meal plans, Falcon Foods will be closing at the end of the semester and will not reopen during the month of June. Falcon Foods will decide about reopening for the remainder of the summer in late June.

Falcon Foods will still offer catering service with a 48-hour advance notice to secure staffing and product, and will still be open for orientation lunches this summer. To place a catering order, please contact UM Director of Dining Services Jason Quarles by phone at 205-688-0329 or by email at

The University has also determined that we will extend the spring 2020 P/F alternative grading system. More information about the policy is available here.

The University is looking forward to resuming in-person instruction on a regular schedule for the fall 2020 semester, with the understanding that the global climate surrounding COVID-19 remains a fluid situation. Accordingly, University leaders are continually monitoring COVID-19 developments with the guidance of federal and state officials. The safety of UM students, faculty and staff is paramount, and any future decisions involving instructional changes will be communicated electronically to campus should the need arise.

UM is also excited to welcome new and returning students safely to campus residence halls in the fall. In an effort to help families as they face the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has extended the deposit deadline for the fall semester until June 1.

Please refer to the previous updates below for additional information.

July 17: HR COVID-19 Accommodations

July 10: Update for International Students (International Safety Plan)

July 2: CARES Act Funding Distribution

June 29: Campus Email (Falcon Forward: An Overview of Fall Opening)

June 23: Campus Email (City of Montevallo mask resolution)

May 20: Campus Email (CARES Act Student Information)

May 7: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Leave of Absence Request Form

May 1: Campus Email (Update on Fall Semester)

April 29: Campus Email (Outdoor Recreational Areas to Re-Open May 1)

April 22: Letter from President Stewart Regarding Emergency Assistance Funds for Students

April 14: Letter from President Stewart Regarding Refunds and Open Meetings Act Notice

April 9: HR Memo Regarding UM Student Employment Guidance

April 5: FBI Cybersecurity Awareness Announcement

April 4: Announcement Regarding Alabama Stay At Home Order

April 2: Provost Announcement Regarding May and Summer Courses

March 27: HR Memo Regarding Staff Pay Procedures

March 26: Campus Email (Resources for UM Students)

March 25: Provost Announcement Regarding Spring 2020 Grading

March 24: Letter from President Stewart (Announcement for UM Staff)

March 23: Message from Housing and Residence Life

March 20: Letter from President Stewart (Plan for Completing the Semester)

March 20: Alabama State Health Officer Statewide Social Distancing Order

March 18: Update on Advising and Course Registration

March 18: Letter from President Stewart

March 16: Social Media Update

March 15: Letter from President Stewart to Faculty and Staff

March 13: Campus Email (University of Montevallo Operations Update)

March 13: Timely Notification Bulletin from UMPD

March 13: Letter from UM President John W. Stewart, III

March 12: Campus Email

March 11: Campus Email

March 6: Letter from President John W. Stewart, III

March 4: Campus Email (IHE Letter for Returning Students and Staff/U.S. Department of Education OCR Statement

February 27: Campus Email (Guidance for Novel Coronavirus)

February 26: Campus Email (Coronavirus Precautions)