@manchester Newsletter May 2020

header-mulogo Spring 2019 

Pandemic tests resilience of Manchester community

Spring semester’s opening convocation encouraged Manchester students to “be resilient and to be bright lights for others.” When President Dave McFadden ’82 chose that topic, he had no idea how resilient the MU community would need to be. Learn more.

MU welcomes new Tower, Otho Winger society members

The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced Manchester’s Advancement Office to cancel this year’s Evening of Gratitude on April 18, but MU’s appreciation for its most loyal donors is as deep as ever. Learn more.

Relief bill includes additional deduction

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) includes a one-time, above-the-line deduction for cash contributions of up to $300 made to certain qualifying charities. All taxpayers are eligible to take the deduction, which applies to contributions made in 2020.


Commencement moved to October

Because of the pandemic, Commencement for the Class of 2020, originally scheduled for May 16, has been moved to October. Learn more.

Manchester waives enrollment deposit for fall

Manchester University is waiving the enrollment deposit for incoming undergraduate students this fall as part of its overall strategy in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more

Undergraduates may take most classes pass/no pass

Manchester will allow undergraduate students the option of taking a pass/no pass grade in most classes this semester if they get approval from their academic advisor. Learn more.

Save the date!

Manchester is still planning to celebrate Homecoming Sept. 25 and 26. 

Honoring our best   

Know an alum who deserves recognition? If so, click on the links below to read more about the awards and honors we present each year and nominate them:

Alumni Honor Award
Athletic Hall of Fame
Claude Wolfe Coach of the Year
Alumni Teacher of the Year
Young Alumni Impact Award
Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award