website will cease by June 30, 2021

This is a courtesy notice that this MacMurray College web domain,, will end on or before June 30, 2021. This will also terminate access to the former college's email accounts, links and information technology.

Web domains using .edu are restricted to educational institutions in operation. After an interim period, it is likely that will be assigned to another college or university with a similar name.

You will be able to access some relevant content after June 30, 2021 at

The MacMurray Foundation & Alumni Association will host college website content and critical links to transcript requests and accreditation information as a courtesy to former students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Please note that the Foundation will assume no responsibility for the ongoing accuracy of legacy information from and reserves the right to change or terminate any or all content at any time.

MacMurray College To Close At End of Spring Semester

The Board of Trustees of MacMurray College voted unanimously in March to close the 174-year-old institution at the end of the spring semester in May 2020.

Board of Trustees Chair Charles O'Connell '69 said that despite the generosity of alumni giving and after extensive analysis and consideration, the Board determined MacMurray had no viable financial path forward amid declining enrollments, rising competitive costs and a small endowment. Mr. O'Connell expressed deep thanks and the full support of the Board to MacMurray President Dr. Beverly Rodgers for her stewardship since being appointed to the position in 2019.

"Our students remain our top priority," Dr. Rodgers declared. "Faculty and staff have gone the extra mile in transferring all our classes to online and remote learning formats — practically overnight." She said that MacMurray has signed transfer agreements for its current students with seven area colleges. "We will assist all students in their transfer needs, helping them ensure they are able to complete their degrees. We will also support our faculty and staff in their transitions to other positions."

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic disruption were recent factors that complicated MacMurray's financial condition, but they are not the principal reasons for the Board's decision to close, according to Mr. O'Connell.

This special closure website contains up-to-date information and will be updated frequently as additional agreements are reached.

Resources & Information Regarding Closure