Dear Spalding Community,

As we head toward the end of the academic session, I would like to continue to thank all of our students, faculty and staff for your resilience and dedication so far this year. I can’t commend our students enough for your cooperation, graciousness and flexibility in helping to keep our campus safe and healthy while staying on top of your academics.

The hard work of everyone is appreciated, and the upcoming session break and Thanksgiving holiday will be a welcomed chance to relax. I hope everyone has a truly restful holiday.

Sadly, however, as we begin the holidays, this pandemic persists, and our country has seen an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases.

Over Thanksgiving, I urge you to please take every precaution to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe and well. Carefully weigh the risks of travel, of going out to a mall or restaurant, of socializing with multiple households. Gov. Beshear on Wednesday issued new public health measures to slow the spread of the virus. Please take heed of those guidelines, and continue to follow the news to see what other actions government officials may take.

Remember also to abide by the tenets of the Spalding Promise that we all signed at the start of the year and which still applies during the break. We have all committed to:

  • Avoid large gatherings and parties.
  • Wear a mask at all times when indoors, or when in groups outdoors.
  • Practice social distancing at all times.

When classes resume on Nov. 30, we must be more diligent than ever to work together in keeping campus safe and healthy.

Students, keep in mind that every in-person class will be streamed, in case you want or need to participate online. This may be a wise option for many.

Additionally, students, employees and visitors must continue to complete the #CampusClear self-assessment before coming to campus.

The recent news about the development of vaccines is very promising. We have come this far, so let’s continue to work together to get through this, especially at this critical time.

I am thankful for all of you and for the privilege of serving this institution.

Have a great, safe and restful break, and Happy Thanksgiving. You deserve it.


All the best,

Tori Murden McClure

Spalding University President


With tape to mark their desks and plenty of space between them, masked-up students returned to face-to-face classes at Spalding University on Monday and Tuesday for the first time since March.

Students said it was great to see their friends’ faces again – even if it was only the top half of those faces – and resume the in-person courses that they’d missed.

“I love being in in-person classes,” sophomore nursing student Samantha Roberson said. “I hope it continues, and I think it will continue if people keep wearing their masks like they should be and have been.”

When Roberson and fellow nursing students Erica McMann and Claire Houck arrived at their anatomy and physiology lecture class at the Egan Leadership Center’s Troutman Lectorium on Monday, at least every other chair was removed from the rows of long tables, with tape marking the spaces where they could sit.

“It was a little bit weird to get used to it at first,” Houck said, “but we’re supposed to be in class, not gathered and talking anyway, so it was nice.”

Fully in-person classes make up about 20 percent of the course sections at Spalding this session. The University is providing both in-person options and an array of fully or partially remote classes. The result is to accommodate students who want or need a traditional on-campus learning experience – especially in lab and hands-on courses – while keeping the overall density of people on campus low during the pandemic. Spalding has also expanded and enhanced its remote learning programs and technology in recent months and years.

The three nursing students said some of their classmates joined the class home, watching on an web stream that is available for every in-person course at Spalding this session.

“I thought that was cool,” Houck said.


Houck, McCann and Roberson said the lab portion of their anatomy and physiology course has been divided into two groups. Half of the students meet in person one day,  while the other half meets online. The next day, the groups swap.

Houck, McMann and Roberson all also live in the Spalding Suites. They said they preferred the expanded move-in period from last weekend. Returning students moved into the Suites by appointment over two days instead of one day in years past.

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They said they had not encountered anyone on campus who was not wearing a mask or keeping a safe six-foot distance from other people.

“If everyone continues to do what they need to do to keep themselves and their community safe and healthy, we’ll all be just fine,” Houck said.

Another group of nursing students – those in Spalding’s accelerated BSN (second degree) program – had their first-ever day of on-campus classes on Monday at the Republic Bank Academic Center.

“I do feel safe, and I love the fact that Spalding (has) the flexibility but also the standards that they are enforcing like this is a real thing,” student Melissa Davis said. “‘Everybody follow the precautions. Everybody does their own part.’ And then I also feel like I won’t be penalized if I get sick.”

“It’s chilled out having your own table in a big space. Anxiety is definitely down.”

All the students interviewed on Monday said they had completed the #CampusClear health assessment before arriving on campus. That, along with wearing masks and staying socially distant and agreeing to the Spalding Promise pledge, is a key tenet of Spalding’s Return to Campus plan.

The app “is really easy to navigate,” second-degree BSN student Brittanie Glasser said.

Second-degree BSN student Craig Blasi, who previously attended a large public university, said he is already enjoying the small class sizes at Spalding.

“It’s a good family atmosphere,” he said. “I just met all my classmates today, and we’re all really close already. (At the larger university), it wasn’t bad; it was just big. I didn’t feel as included as I do here.”

New to Spalding or returning to campus? Either way, this probably isn’t how you envisioned the start of your fall semester.

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty, but you can count on us at Spalding to help you be successful this academic year. Whether you will be taking classes on Spalding’s campus or online, we’re here to help you stay healthy, safe, connected and informed.

What you need to know

Daily Checklist

Temperature, self-assessment, mask, wash hands, social distance, repeat… If you plan to be on campus this fall, this will be your mantra. We ask that all our residents, students, faculty, staff and visitors join us in taking these health precautions as a campus-wide effort to be healthy together.

See these and other steps we are taking for the health and wellness of our campus this year.

Spalding Promise

Just as our mission gives us a common languéage and a shared commitment to do better, so shall the Spalding Promise—our community pledge to each do our part for the care of our community, ourselves and others during this global pandemic. We ask that every member of the Spalding community read, understand and pledge to abide by the Spalding Promise.

Login to your Spalding portal to read and sign the pledge before you come to campus this fall.

New Dining Options

Part of staying healthy is staying well fed. We’ve updated our dining options for the 2020-2021 academic year. You can now choose from the College Street Café or the Campus Store, which will have quick, ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads, drinks and snacks, as well as reheatable items. We’ve closed the Pod, but not to worry. We’ve transformed the Café to incorporate similar food and convenience of the former Pod.

The Café will have grab-and-go meals, salads, smoothies and sandwiches, live cooking stations, and a rotating weekly menu. Students, faculty and staff can access the menu from their Spalding portal.

Café Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 10:30 – 2:00 (lunch); 3:00 – 7:00 (dinner)

Friday: 10:30 – 2:00 (lunch only)

Saturday: Café is closed. Grab-and-go food is available at the Campus Store.

Sunday: 10:30 – 2:00 (brunch or omelet station)

New Campus Store

The new Campus Store is your one-stop-shop for Spalding apparel, school supplies, grab-and-go meals, snacks and drinks, and other items. It replaces our traditional bookstore—now an online bookstore—and is also where you’ll find the Campus Post Office. You can also get your EagleCard ID and parking permit from the Campus Store.

Learn more about the Campus Store.

Academic Advising

Academic advisors will continue to support, engage and connect with students this fall, helping to build community during a time where community interactions will be limited. First-year students can expect to see advisors in their SU-100 classes, allowing students and advisors to connect remotely outside of typical advising appointments.

Monday and Tuesday of week 1, Academic Advising and Student Success will have virtual drop-in hours from 8:30 am-5 pm. Virtual drop-in hours will allow you to change your schedule (add, drop or change), change your major, check your progress towards graduation. Students can access drop-in hours via Navigate SU. Beginning on Wednesday, August 26th, you will be able to schedule an appointment for all other services offered in the advising office.

If you need assistance while on campus, Advising and Student Success will have in-person availability for general inquiries from 12 pm – 4 pm Monday-Friday in Egan Leadership Center, Suite 200. Additional in-person assistance is available from 9am-12pm on Monday-Wednesday-Friday in Egan Leadership Center, Suite 301 (Undergraduate Dean’s Office). Should this availability change, students will be notified promptly.

You can always schedule an appointment with your advisor through Navigate or email them at [email protected]. Academic advising is committed to student safety just as much as they are to student success.

Health Services

Your mental and physical health are important to your wellbeing, especially during a pandemic. To curb the spread of COVID-19, we’ve modified our psychological and health services to be no or limited contact this year.

Eagle Care health clinic will be evaluating or treating students by phone triage, telehealth, or appointment (as necessary) and will not be accepting walk-in patients. Call (502) 873-4255 to speak with a nurse or leave a message or email [email protected].

The Counseling and Psychological Services (Caps) has implemented teletherapy so you can receive services from the comfort of your dorm room or home. Call (502) 873-4486 or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

Visit Health and Counseling Services to learn more.


The Spalding University Library staff welcomes back all students, faculty, and staff! You will find answers to all your library and information needs available on the library’s special COVID-19 webpage. Quick access to the webpage is available using your cell phone via the QR code on the library’s front door hours of operation signage.

Printing Services

Learn from anywhere. Print from anywhere, no contact. Our student printing system, Wepa, has added features to its mobile app, Wepa Print (available from the App Store or Google Play). You can now manage print jobs directly from your phone: check your print balance, locate print stations, and (with an iPhone or Android phone with NFC) release print jobs without having to use a print station’s touchscreen.

The Wepa phone app can access files from Cloud Storage accounts like Google Drive, OneDrive, Box and more. When you are ready to print, you can tap your phone or swipe your EagleCard to release your documents at an accessible Wepa print station.

Using Wepa Express, a new feature in the mobile app, you can also set up your document release ahead of time at any print station through your phone. You can also give a secure Wepa Code to another person to have them release the documents on your behalf. If you do not have the Wepa app, there are several other ways you can release documents to print including email, from your personal laptop or from the Wepa website.

Technology Services

Our IT team aims to help you stay connected whether you are taking classes online or in person. For tech support or to request access to technology, contact IT at [email protected] or (502) 873-4547 with your technology questions.

Stay Updated

No matter how much we plan for this academic year, we will inevitably have to adapt. You can always check back here as we add new information, visit our Healthy Together (Return to Campus) webpage, read the latest COVID-related Campus Updates and check your Spalding email for news and information.

For urgent information and alerts, sign up for Spalding’s Omnilert E2Campus alert system. It is the fastest way to be informed of a class delay or campus closing related to weather or other circumstances, and it is the system used to communicate any emergency situation that could potentially impact you.

Read our blog post about E2Campus alerts, including how to sign up and check or change your notification preferences.

Dear Spalding Community,

As we begin our safe return to campus, we want you to stay informed about important updates regarding the University. This is our annual reminder to all students, faculty and staff to sign up for Spalding’s Omnilert E2Campus alert system. It is the fastest way to be informed of a class delay or campus closing related to weather or other circumstances, and it is the system used to communicate any emergency situation that could potentially impact you as a student, faculty or staff member.

We encourage everyone to sign up if you have not already done so.  If you have signed up previously please be sure that you are still in the system and that your contact information and preferred mode of notification is up to date.

Please note that the system typically inactivates users after four years. We will be testing the system once next week, so expect to receive a text, call or email. If you signed up some time ago and do not receive a text or call during this test then you may need to reactivate your information in the system.  Similarly, if you have changed your email address,  phone number or cell provider and do not receive a text/call then you may need to update your information via the link above.

If you currently receive texts only and wish to receive calls as well or add e-mails or make any changes to how you receive messages them please update those preferences in the system as well.

Thanks for your help in promoting a safe and secure campus.


Chris Hart, Dean of Operations and Chief of Staff
Janelle Rae, Dean of Students

There were fewer people and a lot more masks than usual, but the result was the same as every year: Students are back in the halls at Spalding University.

Spalding welcomed dozens of first-time first-year students to Morrison Hall on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17-18, for a well-planned, masked-up and socially distant freshman move-in.  Everything looked a little different, but, by all accounts, the process went smoothly.

“It’s a wonderful week to welcome students to Spalding,” Dean of Students Janelle Rae said. “Even though we’re having to make a couple accommodations and sacrifices this year due to COVID-19, people are stepping up to the plate and leaning into the community spirit and making it a special day for students.”

Students and their families arrived at scheduled times Monday and Tuesday, having taken the #CampusClear daily health-assessment to gain access to campus. All were compliant with health protocols, wearing masks and keeping their distance.

“They’ve been great team players,” Residence Life Director Aaron Roberts said. “People want to do the right thing.”

Returning students will move into the Spalding Suites Friday through Sunday, with this year’s move-in process extending to five total days in order to reduce crowding. In previous years, all students in both halls would move in over two days. All residential students in 2020-21, with all of them having a room to themselves (while paying the standard, less expensive double-occupancy rate).

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First-year student Juli Nelson, women’s soccer player and nursing major from Munster, Indiana, said moving into Morrison Hall was an easy process and that felt safe “100 percent” well-organized, due to the appointment system.

Nelson, who is the oldest of four siblings, said she has a room to herself for the first time in her life.

“I was like, ‘I’m so excited. I have my own space,'” she said. “That was a pleasant surprise.”


Trevon Washington, an athletic training major and basketball player from Warrensville Heights, Ohio, said that while COVID-19 has changed the landscape, it has not shaken his excitement to begin college and make the most of this milestone in his life.

“I’m excited to move in, start a new journey, meet new people, live and be on my own and start new things and new challenges in my life,” he said.

“It’s definitely different walking around with masks and staying six feet apart from people, but I’m still getting the college experience. It’s just a matter of being mindful of where you’re at, who you’re around. I feel like wearing a mask doesn’t change how your college experience is. You’re still here. You’re just wearing a mask. It’ll still be good.”

Nelson is also taking a positive approach to the limitations and changes that the pandemic forced. She injured her knee during his senior year, so she said it will be beneficial to her recovery that the soccer season at Spalding has been moved from fall to the spring. Moving the season also will give her more time to acclimate to a new city and new classes.

“It would normally be a lot going on,” she said. “Now, everything is coming in (phases and) groups, and I like that.”

Nelson’s mother, Erin, said move-in day brought all the mixed emotions one would normally expect for a parent sending her oldest child off to college. On top of that, she said, the pandemic makes it all “kind of a scary, uncertain time.”

“But mostly, I am just proud and incredibly excited for her to get started,” Erin Nelson said. “She’s responsible, and she’ll handle all the social uncertainty just fine.”

Spalding President Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row a boat unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean and a former Board Chair of the National Outdoor Leadership School, has many times explained the value of learning to be comfortable with uncertainty.

“We learn to lean into it,” Roberts said, “and for us, that’s showing compassion and having high standards. You empathize with those who are at the same time both nervous and excited, and you set high standards and put your best foot forward.”

Morrison Hall residential advisor Neema Ileine, a fourth-year student who majors in social work and psychology, said she is eager to help the younger residents on her floor.

“I want to be someone who students can look up to,” she said. “Some of them are coming far from home, and I want to be that support for them. Especially now with all that is going on, I want them to know, ‘I’m here for you. We’re all going through this, and you’re not alone.'”

Five months after face-to-face classes were suspended and students left the halls, Roberts said it was exciting to see students returning again.

“It’s new life back on campus,” he said. “It’s why we’re here, and it’s renewed energy. You get the energy from the students.”

As part of our comprehensive strategy for controlling the spread of COVID-19 on Spalding University’s campus, we are deploying #CampusClear, a daily self-screening app and campus “FastPass.” Everyone in our learning community is required to use #CampusClear to gain access to buildings on campus.

Additionally, the University is asking all members of the campus-students, faculty and staff-to acknowledge the Spalding Promise – a social compact in which we vow to approach this academic year responsibly and cooperatively for the safety and care of ourselves, our fellow Spalding community members and our greater community.

You can view and acknowledge the Spalding Promise on the Spalding Portal or at This link requires you to log in with your Spalding username and password.

To get started using the #CampusClear app, download the app. Here are the links:

Apple App Store
Google Play

Please make sure you enable notifications from the app. There will only be one notification each day to prompt you to take the self-screening survey. Once you’ve downloaded #CampusClear, log in by entering your institutional email address. You’ll receive an email confirmation, and after clicking the confirmation link, you’ll have access to the app. Visitors will need to enter a phone number to receive the confirmation link.

It only takes a few seconds to self-screen, and your participation helps to keep our campus safe for everyone. Likewise, please be sure to self-screen daily, even if you have no symptoms. Thank you for your cooperation and participation in doing all that we can to make sure we have a safe return to campus.

Healthy Together home page
Return to Campus plan
Health and Wellness



Dear Spalding Community,

We are now less than two weeks away from the start of the fall semester, and we can’t wait to welcome our students back to campus.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff has been and will remain our top priority. For months, we have been planning and implementing protocols for the safe return to campus and the resumption of face-to-face instruction. I am pleased to share those plans with you today.

A new Healthy Together at Spalding section of our website has been created that includes our comprehensive Return to Campus Plan. Please read and refer often to the following pages:

These pages, which will be updated as needed, provide information and resources while aiming to drive home the importance of the key, mandatory steps we all must take to reopen campus safely. Those include:

  • Mask-wearing.
  • Social distancing and the safe configuration of spaces.
  • Cleaning and hand-washing.
  • Daily health self-assessments through the #CampusClear app.
  • Following government public health guidelines.
  • Signing the Spalding Promise pledge to act responsibly and cooperatively in order protect yourself and our entire campus community.

I would like to thank members of the Coordinating Committee for the Return to Campus, chaired by Chief of Staff/Dean of Operations Chris Hart, for the immense amount of time and thought they have put into our preparations for the fall and for helping produce this plan. I also thank all other members of our faculty and staff for their input and the planning they have done for respective departments.

We have also have sent message with more information about downloading and using the #CampusClear app – which will be needed for daily health assessments and potential contact tracing – and about signing the Spalding Promise pledge on the Portal.

Student Town Hall Thursday
I welcome our students to join us online for a Back-to-School Student Town Hall at noon this Thursday, Aug. 13 to discuss our plans for the fall and to take your questions. Information about what to expect at the town hall and all the instructions on joining the call are available on the Back-to-School Student Town Hall Meeting Set for Aug. 13 blog post. That same message was also sent via email and an Outlook calendar invite last Friday, Aug. 7.

This will be our campus’ 100th year in downtown Louisville, and it will be different from every year before it. That doesn’t mean it won’t be great. We will work together to succeed, to stay safe and to keep carrying out the Spalding mission of learning and compassion.

All the best,

Tori Murden McClure
Spalding University President

Dear Spalding Community,

We are excited for the start of the 2020-21 academic year and cannot wait to see our students again soon. The fall semester will continue Spalding’s rich tradition of innovative teaching and learning across multiple formats. While we are, of course, looking forward to the safe restart of in-person instruction on our campus, we are also continuing to grow and enhance our online course offerings. We are mindful of the important work our students, faculty and staff have been doing since March, when we transitioned to remote learning in a matter of 10 days.

Following last spring’s unprecedented movement of courses, information and people – including transitioning faculty, staff, and students to work from home – we wanted to review the important direction that Spalding University was moving, regarding teaching and learning, prior to the pandemic. We also want to discuss how those activities connect to the directions we are heading as we prepare for classes in fall 2020.

Several important educational outcomes have been realized at Spalding since early 2018 in the delivery of academic programs, courses and services. Here are some of the important developments that have taken place:

• Since February 2018, an intentional transition has been taking place to provide a broader ecosystem of course modalities and options for traditional and nontraditional learners at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  In 2018, a 14-person online taskforce of faculty and staff studied and recommended taking more programs online and providing more hybrid options as well. As a result, between Academic Year (AY) 2016-17 and AY 2019-20, undergraduate online and hybrid courses grew as a percentage of all courses from 16% to 24%, while master’s courses grew from 4% to 7%, and doctoral courses grew from 12% to 14%. Hence, online, hybrid, and remote learning options have been growing at Spalding and providing additional accessible platforms to complement face-to-face courses. More digital immersive options will be coming for Spalding students.

• In line with the vision of the 2018-19 Spalding online taskforce, the University has also linked its online courses and programs to an online program management organization, Symbiosis, that will build up to 20 new online courses for our faculty in AY 2020-21.  The University will utilize funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief program (part of the CARES Act) in order to deliver new courses that will be connected to both hybrid and fully online programs. The Provost, Academic Deans and a number of faculty leaders are currently working with Symbiosis on identifying courses for development.

• All Spalding students have access to the internet, computers and technology aides, and Spalding’s staff in information technology and online learning have equipped our students with the tools they need to successfully complete their academic coursework. In August 2020, Chief Information Officer Ezra Krumhansl will unveil a new video conferencing platform for faculty and their students in classes: Office Suite HD Meeting. HD Meeting is a branded Zoom product that will allow both full-time and adjunct faculty access to video conferencing for both real-time instructional use in the classroom and one-on-one and group meetings with students. Additionally, HD Meeting has a classroom-style “breakout groups” feature that divides synchronous classes into breakout groups during the class session. CIO Krumhansl will announce HD Meeting training soon.

• The University has continued to invest in the latest tools and applications in regard to cutting- edge educational technology. This summer faculty and students got access to our new learning management system—Canvas. Not only is Canvas the higher education industry’s gold standard, but it provides a state-of-the-art mobile app for students that will allow them to access course content and communication quicker, easier and better.

• The University continues to invest in academic support services for undergraduate and graduate students with an excellent writing center and math lab and increased graduate assistant support for various faculty and staff units so both undergraduate and graduate students will be supported in their quest to become better students in their academic, personal, and leadership endeavors. Continuing to offer these services in a hyflex/hybrid online and in-person format in AY 2020-21 will be one of the goals of the student success area.

• Spalding continues to provide financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants and loans for both undergraduate and graduate students, and graduate assistantships provide $450,000 per year for approximately 75 graduate students. An increasing number of students will receive some form of financial aid in the coming year, making a high-quality Spalding degree affordable.

In March 2020, we were able to adapt not to a storm, but a climate shift in higher education due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  With our commitment to the best in face-to-face and remote learning, Spalding is making 21st century education accessible and attainable for our students.  Each student is important at Spalding.  Our commitment is to allow students to have a highly individualized experience that is cutting-edge and academically rigorous and yields the outcomes that will help each student not only find intellectual satisfaction but apply the Spalding mission of “meeting the needs of the times.”

We look forward to serving you in the coming academic year!


Dr. John Burden, Provost
Dr. Tomarra Adams, Dean of Undergraduate Education
Dr. Kurt Jefferson, Dean of Graduate Education

Dear Spalding students,

Welcome to the fall 2020 semester! We look forward to having you as a Spalding student for the 2020-21 academic year.

We want to give you an overview of how the Bursar’s and Financial Aid Offices will operate this year along with instructions and reminders related to balances, payments and financial aid. Please review the following sections and never hesitate to email [email protected] or [email protected] with your questions.

Offices to operate virtually
This fall, due to COVID-19 and social-distancing protocols, the Bursar’s and Financial Aid offices will not be open for walk-in traffic. We offer one-to-one support to students virtually and will schedule GoToMeetings if necessary to assist students and parents with their needs.  Again, please email [email protected] or [email protected] with questions or to schedule virtual appointments.

Deadlines for fall payments
Students with a balance must make a payment for the fall term by whichever of the following dates applies to them:

  • Residential students: The day you move in.
  • Non-residential/commuter students: Aug. 21.

Alternately, students may enroll in a payment plan. The first payment plan installment date was Aug. 1. See the sections below with instructions for checking and paying your balance, or setting up a payment plan.

How to check your balance
To review your billing statement and balance, please click on the dollar sign ($) button on the right side of your Spalding Portal. After reviewing your billing statement, if there is not a balance due, no further action is needed. Please note, a minus (-) sign in front of the balance total, (for example, -$1,451), indicates a credit, not a balance due.

How to pay your balance
Online: You can pay your balance in full online by clicking on the dollar sign ($) button under the Link Launcher section on the right side of the portal. Please note that payments made by choosing electronic funds transfer are free. Payments made using a debit or credit card charge a 2.5% fee.

By mail: Mail checks or money orders made payable to “Spalding University” to the following address:
845 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Attention: Bursar’s Office

Payment plans
Payment plans are available through your Spalding Portal by clicking on the payment plan link that is under the Link Launcher section on the right side the page.  Payment plans require a $35 setup fee that must be paid to activate the plan. Please keep in mind that each semester (fall, spring) requires a new payment plan to be set up. Fall payment plans run from August through January. Spring payment plans run from February through July.

Financial aid status
You can check that status of your financial aid by using the link launcher links for financial aid or by viewing your billing statement.

For questions regarding financial aid, please email [email protected].

On all matters related to your aid, balances, payments, refunds, etc., please know that we are here for you and eager to help.


Michelle Standridge, Director of Financial Aid
Sarah West, Bursar

Spalding University will join fellow members of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in postponing the seasons for men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball from fall 2020 to spring 2021. The SLIAC Presidents’ Council voted to approve the move as a safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s golf will be allowed to have limited competitions during the fall of 2020 while following the directives of local, state and national health organizations, the SLIAC announced.

Spalding’s soccer and volleyball teams will be allowed to hold nontraditional seasons this fall while consistently following health and safety protocols. Nontraditional athletic activities may include individual and team skill instruction, practice, leadership development, strength training and scrimmages.

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“The safety of our student-athletes will always be our top priority,” Spalding President Tori Murden McClure said. “Moving soccer and volleyball season to the spring is a responsible step by the SLIAC to protect students while still giving them the chance months from now to participate in the competitions that they love and that are at the heart of the college experience for so many in Division III.”

Spalding Athletic Director Roger Burkman said, “The SLIAC’s decision to move soccer and volleyball to the spring is a positive solution that keeps our student-athletes safe, preserves their ability to have a season and gives our country more time to get this pandemic under control. Our soccer and volleyball players can use this fall as an opportunity to focus on academics while using the nontraditional fall season to stay safely engaged with their teams and developing as individual athletes.”

Specific details on rescheduled seasons, contests and championships will be discussed by the conference and announced at a later date. Winter sports schedules currently remain unchanged but will be evaluated as the conference approaches their respective start dates.