MOL Updates Regarding COVID-19

This page is intended to provide information and updates that are specific to the Department of Molecular Biology. University-wide guidance and information can be found on the University's Fall 2020 page and on the COVID-19 Dashboard.

Remote Work

Front office members of the department are working from home. Other staff are working on-site to keep essential services running.

Department Office

The MolBio main office will be closed and all staff will be working remotely. All staff can be reached by email or their office phone, as calls are being routed to them while working remotely.


In accordance with University directives all MolBio courses will be virtual for Fall 2020. Students should direct any course-specific questions or concerns to their instructors. MolBio staff are available to assist faculty and preceptors as needed. Information about Spring 2021 courses will be forthcoming.

For undergraduate courses, the department has returned to its normal grading policy for Fall 2020. All prerequisites, departmentals, and independent work must be done on a graded basis (NO PDF). In regard to the spring 2020 semester ONLY, MOL courses taken PDF will be counted as prerequisites and departmentals, provided the student received a passing grade.


All department events for Fall 2020 will be virtual. Graduate students should check with Melissa DiMeglio for more information.

Undergraduate Program

Independent Work

The senior thesis deadline is April 16 at 5 p.m. The junior paper deadline is May 3 at 5 p.m. Faculty advisers are available to advise students remotely.

Sophomore Sign-in

Visit this page for more information.