English and COVID-19 Response

Department information regarding the public health crisis

Thank you for your patience as the University of Minnesota responds to this public health crisis.

Along with all University classes, Department of English courses are being delivered through alternative instruction through the spring semester and summer session. Students, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your instructor, or the department at englmaj@umn.edu.

Department of English and Creative Writing events have been canceled. Lind Hall and all other University buildings are accessible only by instructor and staff U cards.

English offices are closed, and all staff are working remotely during usual office hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm). For questions please refer to the below: 

For further assistance, please see the department staff page.

You can find updates on the University’s Safe Campus site, along with information from Dean Coleman and the College of Liberal Arts on the CLA Neighborhood COVID-19 page.

As President Joan Gabel noted March 17, "Now, more than ever before, our University community needs to demonstrate respect and kindness. This virus is a serious concern around the globe. It is no one’s fault. Anyone can become ill. We must show compassion for one another. We cannot spread suspicion, panic, or fear. The CDC offers helpful guidance on reducing stigma related to this virus."

Take care of yourself, and each other.

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