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Academic Experiences COVID-19

Updated June 24, 2020

Message from the President

Watch Dr. Ward Ulmer, Walden University’s president, explain what steps we’re taking to be proactive during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.



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Message from the Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Helping our students balance health and academic goals during this time

March 17, 2020

Dear Walden Student,

All of us are finding ways to adjust to the changes in our daily lives as a result of the Coronavirus. As a member of the Walden community, I want to make sure you know that we are here to help you continue achieving your educational goals during this time of change.

The ongoing impact of the Coronavirus is putting increased demands on all of us. To offer you some flexibility in dealing with any disruption you are facing, we are providing all students leniency in Blackboard coursework submission deadlines for the remainder of the term. All we ask is that you contact your faculty members to create agreed-upon timetables for completing coursework.

While all students must complete the requirements for a course to earn credit, for the remainder of this term, we are providing you with the space and time you need to be flexible. As a reminder, Walden requires ongoing participation to maintain federal aid eligibility. If you anticipate that you will not be able to participate in the course for 30 consecutive days or more, you should contact your Student Success Advisor by going to the help icon in your student portal to schedule an appointment or send an email to

No doubt, we are all trying to get our footing during this health crisis. All of us need a little extra help right now – and we are here to help you in whatever way we can. You may also contact the Student Assistance Program, which is also available internationally if needed.

Please stay safe and healthy.


Sue Subocz, PhD

Provost and Chief Academic Officer