Return to Campus Update
Greetings Tougaloo Family,
As of today, Mississippi’s Coronavirus case positivity rate is 21.7%. This alarming rate has shifted Mississippi from 4th place to 1st place in the United States, a 41% increase in cases over a 14-day trend. Therefore, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the State of Mississippi, Tougaloo College’s Administration and Student Government Association Executive Board have decided to delay the return of students to the campus.
The Division of Academic Affairs will be forging ahead with an adjusted academic calendar located on the College’s website. Classes will begin virtually Thursday, August 6, 2020. While online learning will continue for some students for the duration of the Fall 2020 semester, in-class and hybrid instruction will commence Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Please be advised that courses with enrollment numbers of 15 or more will be required to meet online for the semester. Contact the Division of Academic Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns.
The change in move-in dates for all students are as follows:
· August 30th – SGA Leaders and Athletes
· August 31st – September 1st – Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
· September 5th – September 6th – Returning Students
Fees for room and board will be adjusted accordingly based on the updated move-in dates. All activities on the campus have been postponed and will resume the first week in September with the start of Welcome Week, September 3rd through September 7th.
Please know we are concerned about how our students will be affected by this delay. Contact the Division of Academic Affairs, if you have questions or concerns. Contact the Office of the Registrar at (601) 977-7764, if you are an international student. Contact the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Services at (601) 977-7813, if you experience any travel inconveniences or hardships such as non-refundable travel.
Please continue to monitor all major Tougaloo news outlets, including your Tougaloo email, the Tougaloo College website and social media pages, and all SGA social media outlets for more information in the near future.
A Messages from President Walters
Tougaloo College releases this position statement to add its voice to the outcry like many others who abhor the brutal killing of Mr. Floyd and others from police brutality. These senseless deaths reaffirm Tougaloo’s commitment to the fight for justice and we recognize that education is key to creating a more compassionate, just and humane society.
Tougaloo College’s reaction to the retirement of the State flag with the Confederate emblem
A historic win for the state of Mississippi! The Mississippi state legislature recently passed a bill to remove the Confederate emblem from the state’s flag, the only remaining state flag to feature the Confederate insignia. In the midst of protests for racial justice and calls for police reform, the vote by the Mississippi state legislature advances the state forward in addressing racial division, oppression, and violence. The confederate emblem in the state’s flag has long been viewed by many, not just Mississippians, as a racist symbol of slavery, racial discrimination and segregation, and painful memories among Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Today, we live in a society where it is not enough for individuals to simply articulate that racism is not tolerated—their words and actions must demonstrate anti-racism. Tougaloo College applauds the work of the Mississippi state legislature, all Tougalooians, past and present, and others who worked tirelessly for many years to advance the removal of the insignia from the state’s flag. This is indeed a great day for Mississippians.
President, Tougaloo College
The best way to protect yourself and your family from this coronavirus and other diseases is to follow simple daily health precautions:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Stay at home unless you are essential or seeking essential services.
TCNAA Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees
This Year’s Inductees Are:
Dr. Peggy J. Wells Howard ’70, Medicine
Dr. Candice Love Jackson ’97, Education
Dr. Wroten McQuirter ’69, Medicine
Mrs. Emleigh Mitchell ’00, Community Service
This year’s induction ceremony will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020, 7:00 p.m. CDT via Zoom. More details will be announced on this website, via email and on TCNAA’s social media platforms.
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Commencement Speaker Invests In Tougaloo
Tougaloo College is honored to announce Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd U.S. Attorney General as our Commencement speaker on Sunday, August 2, 2020. He has committed to donating $10,000 to the College’s newly established Honorable Eric H. Holder Endowed Scholarship, which will fund public policy scholarships.
The Chicago Tougaloo College Alumni Association
Presents its first annual virtual fundraising hat show:
The Tougaloo College National Alumni Association Announces Its 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees
DNC Announces Convention Chair
U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson will serve as Permanent Chair of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The Convention Chair presides over all official convention business.
Thompson is the first elected official from Mississippi to preside as Chair of the Democratic National Convention.
Democrats will officially nominate Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee for president at the Convention.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the way our team has organized and mobilized to get out the vote and ensure a successful convention anchored in Wisconsin,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez stated, “and I’m grateful for the extraordinary leadership of our partners in the city of Milwaukee. Donald Trump’s days in the Oval Office are numbered.”
Congratulations to Captain Zeita Merchant, USCG, on her promotion. Captain Merchant, has the distinction of being only the 3rd African American female in the history of the Coast Guard to achieve the rank of Captain.
Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment!
The Loo's Got Talent - Memphis Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter (MATAC)
Tougaloo’s alumni participation rate is a visible and measurable indicator that is used in a number of ways to determine everything from grant awards to national collegiate rankings.
MATAC appreciates your continued support and participation!!
See you on the Virtual Stage next year!!
Chicago - March 4th-5th, Presented by the Chicago Tougaloo Alumni Association
Here is the link to the YouTube video of the Chicago concert at New Faith Baptist Church International https://youtu.be/qjInYvyIKe8.
Washington, DC - US Capitol Area - March 7th-8th, Presented by the Washington Area Tougaloo Alumni Chapter
TCNAA Commemorative Luggage Tag
Now available for sale in the TCNAA Shop. Proudly display your support for Tougaloo College and identify your luggage with this lenticular printed (dual images on the front of the tag, contact information space on the back), 4.25 inch x 2.5 inch, plastic luggage tag.
The tag comes with a 5.75 inch loop strap. The tag’s distinctive design makes it ideal for identifying your luggage, gym bag, brief case, backpack, laptop bag, golf bag and many more personal items.
Price: $10.00 each
*Get a 10% Discount on Orders of 50 or More*
Free Shipping – Allow 1 – 2 Week for Delivery.
**SHIPPING HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK. SHIPPING WILL CONTINUE AFTER MAY 31, 2020.