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Urgent News

Update Center

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Lisa Stoothoff

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs I Dean of the College

November 17, 2020

Temporary Change in the Modality of Instruction

Dear Community,

The current spread of COVID-19 in our community has reached such proportions that the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas and Jackson County, Missouri have issued new health orders to help mitigate the spread of the virus:;

Although these orders do not mandate us to do so, out of an abundance of caution and in light of the resurgence of infections and hospitalizations in our communities, I have instructed Lisa Stoothoff, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/ Dean of the College, to order that all instruction (except nursing formation and nursing classes) begin remote classes from November 23, 2020 through December 11, 2020. Nursing students will receive separate communications concerning their classes.

Finals and Finals week will be in-person at Donnelly College December 14, 15, and 16, 2020.

All students are reminded and encouraged to register for next semester as soon as possible. All employees should consult with your directors and/or your respective Vice President for staffing instructions.

Donnelly College will be open for business purposes during regular business hours. Our Library will be open 830am-430pm on days of instruction during this period.  The main Academic building will be open for study during regular hours. Our Tutoring Center and tutoring will remain open for in-person or remote tutoring. Our Campus Cupboard will continue regularly scheduled service to our community.

It is imperative that everyone continue their commitment to safe interactions whether on-campus or off as laid out in our COVID -19 Update Center and links (cf.

As we pray for an end to this pandemic and look forward to a return to more normal times for our College and communities, I am confident that our commitment to seek truth, build community and pursue excellence will continue to help all of us to fulfill our vocations and to serve one another and the common good.

Go Dragons!


Msgr. Stuart Swetland

August 17, 2020

COVID-19 Guidelines Released for Students

Click here for guidelines. 

July 23, 2020

COVID-19 Alert System for Fall 2020 

Donnelly College plans to return to in-person instruction on campus beginning in the fall 2020 term. The term will start on August 31, 2020.

When students, staff, faculty and visitors enter campus buildings, there will be a posted level of alert at the entrance to inform of the precautions one must observe while on campus.

You can review the levels of alert here. 


Archived message can be accessed here. 



Concern or question?

Student and staff safety is our top priority. If you have a question, concern or comment about any health or safety issue, please let us know.

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Additional resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions:

The United Way of Wyandotte County has prepared a resource list for areas resources including health care, food pantries, employment services and agencies offering other assistance. 

You can always call 211 from any phone to reach United Way if you need additional information. Students, remember you can still make an appointment for a tele-health appointment with the Counseling Center via the Donnelly website.