Dean Hodge’s message to the Foster School on COVID-19/coronavirus

On March 18th, all UW students received a message from President Ana Mari Cauce announcing that spring quarter classes will be held remotely.

While a pivot of this scale can be unsettling, I am confident that the Foster School community is up for the challenge. We are a community known and celebrated for our innovative mindset, as well as our generosity and kindness. I am deeply proud of both – thank you for all you are doing as we work through this challenging time together.

As I mentioned in a recent interview with Poets&Quants, I’ve been checking in regularly with our IT department, our instructional design staff, and our program offices, to ask what’s happening and the clear message is: “We’re all finding creative solutions and working together to do it.”

Moving forward, I’ll be checking in with you regularly as well. You arrived at Foster knowing we are one of the top business schools in the world and we intend to live up to that reality in the coming weeks and months.

Many of you have heard me say that we are better together, better tomorrow. “Better together” is about community and connections. “Better tomorrow” is about being innovative and having an innovative mindset. It’s a mantra we should all embrace while we navigate the impact of COVID-19 and beyond.

Please make use of the links below to access a multitude of resources available to you and don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly at [email protected] if have questions that are not being addressed.


UW’s COVID-19 website contains links to official messages, resources, and FAQs.

See the Provost’s website for information regarding spring quarter 2020.

Faculty and staff

Foster IT’s intranet site contains resources and announcements related to COVID-19.

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