When will the university transition to remote learning?
The last day of in-person classes for the fall semester will be Friday, November 20. With travel restrictions in some states and to allow students more time to travel home for the holidays, all classes will be offered in a fully remote format beginning Thanksgiving week (Monday, November 23). However, the university offices will remain open. Residential halls and dining services will also remain open for the remainder of the fall semester for students who desire to stay on campus until December 12.
Will support services (Academic Advising, Financial Aid, ACE, etc.) be open for face-to-face or virtual meetings?
Yes. All student support services will be open for face-to-face and virtual meetings for the remainder of the fall semester.
I plan to return to campus for the spring semester. When can I check out of my dorm room?
Returning students planning to go home for Thanksgiving break and the remainder of the fall semester should check out by Tuesday, November 24, at 6:00 p.m.
Students planning to return after Thanksgiving break have until Saturday, December, 12 at 10:00 a.m. to check out.
All checkouts will be individually scheduled through Calendly with the student’s RD. Every residential student is required to check out of their room before December 12 at 10 a.m. Residential students will have to turn in their ID cards when they check out.
If I am a graduating senior or do not plan to return for the spring semester, when do I need to check out of my dorm room?
Graduating seniors and students who do not plan to return for the spring semester have until Saturday, December 12, at 10 a.m. to check out. Students will need to take all of their belongings with them.
Students who do not plan to return after Thanksgiving break must check out of their dorm room before Tuesday, November 24, at 6 p.m., and they will need to take their belongings with them.
All checkouts will be individually scheduled through Calendly with the student’s RD. Residential students will have to turn in their ID cards when they check out.
What do I need to do in order to check out of my room for the rest of the semester?
All residential students are required to fill out this form on JICS. The form needs to be completed by Friday, October 23. Checkouts will be available November 19 to 24, and during office hours from November 30 to December 11. The last day for checkouts is Saturday, December 12, by 10 a.m. If you have questions, email student housing at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to your Resident Director.
Will I receive a refund if I choose not to return to campus?
As the university and residence halls will remain open, there will not be refunds or discounts issued to student accounts.
Can I stay on campus for the remainder of the fall semester?
Yes. The university will remain open. Residential halls and dining services will also be open for the remainder of the semester. You can stay in your dorm room until check-out day on Saturday, December 12, at 10:00 a.m.
If I stay on campus for the remainder of the Fall semester will I need to symptom check?
Yes. All students planning to stay on campus will need to submit daily symptom checks. Daily emails will continue to be sent out for symptom checking. Students who choose to leave campus do not need to symptom check.
Will my Fire Funds roll over to the spring semester?
No. All Fire Funds should be used up by the end of the fall semester.
Can I have my mail forwarded over Christmas break?
Yes. Students are able to have their mail forwarded. Students need to go to the campus Mailroom to do so.
Will I still need to earn Spiritual Formation Credits?
Yes, residential students will need to earn 35 and commuters will need to earn 15.
If I plan to travel for the Thanksgiving break and return to campus for the remainder of the semester are there certain protocols I will need to follow?Whether off or on campus, we ask that students continue to follow our Healthy Citizen standards provided in our Student COVID-19 Guide. Continue to monitor your symptoms, take your temperature and wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Even if the state or location you are traveling to has different regulations, it’s important that you continue to practice healthy and safe behaviors to minimize your exposure to the virus.
Are graduate students able to leave before Thanksgiving break and work remotely?
Graduate students are expected to work on campus through Friday, December 11, as university offices will remain open. If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor.
Will employees continue to work on campus when students transition to remote?
Yes. University offices will remain open. Employees will continue to work on campus as usual.