Coronavirus Campus Life Update March 12

In our continued effort to provide the safest and healthiest environment we would ask that you please pay close attention to the following information concerning being on Campus. If you have indicated that you need to stay on campus over Spring Break or the e-learning week you will want to pay special attention.

If you have not filled out your form yet, please do so here.


The policies for closing residence halls over Spring Break have not changed. As always, the apartments remain open. All other on-campus students – unless approved for specific university-related reasons – must vacate by Saturday at 10am. You are not permitted back in the residence halls until 10am on Sunday, March 22nd.

All students returning to campus after spring break must pass a screening process. More information to come. This applies even to those just stopping in for a short time to pick up belongings. 


For E-Learning week:

  • As we have communicated, campus remains open only for those who MUST stay on campus. Everyone else is expected to vacate campus.
  • In order to stay on campus, you must fall into one of these categories:
    • Required to stay for athletics (we will verify)
    • International Student (we will verify)
    • Unable to return home (we will ask for more information)
    • If there are additional reasons, we will consider on a case-by-case basis.
  • All students who are able to go home should do so. 
  • We will have additional restrictions on campus, and students should not plan to travel “back and forth” between locations. Once you are on campus, you are expected to stay here and the general Anderson area. Moving “back and forth” may compromise the health of all communities involved. More-detailed information will come from Dean Luekenga.

Life on campus during E-Learning

  • Please remember that the purpose of E-Learning Week is to allow students to continue their education while actively working to stop the spread of illness. This is not meant as a fun free-for-all on campus. All campus policies will remain in effect.
  • You will have access to your own residence hall and the MP. We will send detailed hours of operation closer to E-Learning Week.
  • The Library will be open during E-Learning Week Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. The library may open at 5pm on Sunday (we will keep you informed)
  • There will be no Open House Hours. Lobbies will be closed to visitors. Only students assigned to a residence hall or apartment building are allowed to enter.
  • Students are free to use the public areas in their own assigned residence halls until further notice.
  • Cameras will be monitored. Violations of policies will result in disciplinary sanctions.

If after reading this email you wish to change your form, please edit it here. I will follow up with students who state they need to stay on campus if we do not already have a verified reason for this.

It is important for the health of the entire campus for students to understand the expectations of remaining on campus during this unprecedented time. If you have questions, please contact Maggie Platt.

There will be many more emails to come, Ravens. Thank you for all of your great questions and responses to our form. We will be in touch with more information as it is ready. And most importantly, don’t forget how much we care about you!


Maggie Platt