Announcing a Unique Fall 2020 Enrollment Opportunity
On May 29, 2020, the administration of Maranatha Baptist University extended an invitation to prospective and current students nationwide, confirming the university is open for the fall semester. Dr. Marty Marriott, MBU’s president, said, “We encourage you to enroll and make plans to attend for the fall 2020 semester on campus. The campus is open, and we are ready for you!” The announcement follows a May 13 Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that the state’s “Safer-at-Home” restrictions are no longer in place.
“I believe MBU is the only conservative Christian university in the country not currently under any COVID-19 restrictions,” stated Matt Davis, MBU’s executive vice president. “While there is tremendous uncertainty everywhere else, a student’s surest and best opportunity for a ‘normal’ fall semester in college is in Wisconsin at MBU.”
As Wisconsin re-opens for business, the MBU community plans to resume normal college life, while launching additional initiatives for campus sanitation as well as student and employee health support. The university has implemented the recommended guidelines and will continue to take appropriate action to prioritize safety and ensure the wellbeing of all those participating in campus life at Maranatha.
“Maranatha is the perfect place for a young person who is interested in higher education from a biblical worldview in a supportive campus atmosphere that fosters faith and service,” Davis explained. “The preparation of our nation’s college students is obviously critical as America considers its workforce needs and recovers its economic potential. So at Maranatha, we’re thrilled to say, ‘We’re open!’”
MBU has also begun distribution of CARES Act financial assistance to eligible students. These funds have been provided by the U.S. Department of Education in the form of cash grants directly to students to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus activities in March. Maranatha’s Financial Aid Office has received over 150 applications for assistance so far and is actively communicating with these and additional applicants regarding the status of their requests.
The university’s Admissions Office is enrolling applicants for fall 2020. MBU offers over 40 majors in high-demand fields, online dual enrollment for high school students, graduate programs in Business, Education, and Seminary, six graduate certificates, and the Doctor of Ministry degree.