To our Madonna University Community:
We are happy to announce an initiative that demonstrates appreciation for our employees and our commitment to caring for the environment. Beginning on June 9, 2023, and continuing through July 28, 2023, Madonna University will be closed on Fridays. This strategic decision reflects our dedication to serving our current and prospective students, as well as our valued employees, in the most efficient and sustainable manner possible.
Although staff will be unavailable to assist with requests on Fridays, be assured we are committed to delivering timely responses and service Monday – Thursday. Department voicemails and emails will remain open, and our staff will continue to respond promptly. For the contact information and hours of individual departments, please visit the Contact Us page of our website. We greatly appreciate your understanding as we strive to accommodate your needs.
This initiative closely aligns with our Franciscan value of reverence for creation and embraces the ideals presented in Laudato Sí, Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for Earth, our common home. The environmentally-conscious decision to close on Fridays in June and July will reduce our carbon footprint. This measure minimizes the need for commuting, conserves energy, and contributes to an overall decrease in our environmental impact. We take immense pride in actively contributing to a more sustainable future for our community and the world.
Additionally, the Friday closures serve as an expression of gratitude and appreciation for our exceptional faculty and staff. They tirelessly support our students’ academic journeys and foster a nurturing learning environment. This time off will provide employees with an opportunity to recharge, spend quality time with loved ones, pursue personal interests, and ensure a healthy work-life balance. By fostering a culture of appreciation and well-being, we aim to enhance the Madonna experience for everyone.
We understand that this change may require some adjustments, and we sincerely appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this period. Your dedication to Madonna University and our community is invaluable. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Thank you for your ongoing support as we strive to continually improve our services. Together, we are creating a more efficient, sustainable, and vibrant academic environment.