To Our Marshall Family,  

The Marshall University Alumni Association and Marshall University Foundation are closely monitoring the rapidly changing environment related to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and responding in a number of ways. As members of the Marshall family, we want to update you on impacts to our students and university community while assuring you that we are open for business and working hard on your behalf.   Campus events are being cancelled, rescheduled or offered virtually for the next several weeks in alignment with CDC guidance. Individuals who have registered for alumni events will be contacted via email if event statuses change and refunds will be made available at the appropriate time.

Contact us at if you have any questions about the status of an event or check out the summary of events below.

Many among the Marshall family are asking how they can help in this season of heightened anxiety and concern. We suggest contributing to our Student Emergency Fund as a way of supporting students in need of assistance. For more information about this fund, please see the description below.  

In this ever-changing environment, you can remain connected and maximize your membership in the alumni association in many ways while we take these precautions and operate more in the virtual spaces. Here are a few options to explore:
• Visit the or Marshall Foundation websites
• Use your membership perks to support local businesses
• Make sure you are in the loop by updating your record
• Share your story in Class Notes
• Follow all of the Coronavirus updates from campus
• Follow us on social media for immediate updates:  
Marshall University Alumni AssociationFacebook | Twitter | Instagram  
Marshall University FoundationFacebook | Twitter | Instagram  

For the health and well-being of all involved, we are taking the necessary precautions as our team continues to work on behalf of our alumni, students and friends. Email us at or or call (304) 696-6264 for assistance, membership questions, or any other matters. We will be in touch again soon with additional updates. Stay safe and GO HERD!

Support Marshall Students In Need  

Many of you have reached out to ask how you can help during these uncertain times. While Marshall has already taken significant steps to protect our campus community, we want to do even more to support our students on an individual level – especially those who are experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19.  

Beyond the physical safety of those at our university, one of the most significant concerns remains continued student success. Many are facing unexpected stress, fear and financial difficulties. You can help provide a source of encouragement and support during this difficult time.

If you’d like to help, please visit our giving page and select the Student Emergency Fund when choosing what you would like your gift to benefit to help our students impacted by this pandemic. CLICK TO DONATE

Event Schedule Updates

In following with CDC, state government and local health official guidelines, the following university, alumni and foundation events have been postponed until it is deemed safe by the university to continue normal operations. For additional information, reach out to the event organizers or visit for schedule updates.

Friday, April 17, 2020
Old Main Society Tea | Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall
Postponed to a later date.

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Scholarship Brunch | Don Morris Room Postponed to 2021  

Saturday, April 18, 2020 83rd Alumni Awards Banquet | Don Morris Room Postponed to April 10, 2021.

Saturday, May 2, 2020
Marshall University Commencement | Mountain Health Arena
Postponed to August 8, 2020, at the Joan C. Edwards Stadium.