CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

MARCH 13, 2020 7:11 P.M.
COVID-19 UPDATE FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we want to further clarify the March 12 message regarding the suspension of in-person classes. We’ve received a number of questions about whether students should stay on campus or return home. While we are keeping the residence halls open, we recommend students leave campus and stay off campus until the currently planned April 19 return date. We believe that is in the best interest of most students and the institute. However, we understand that for some students staying on campus remains the best and/or only option given their individual circumstance.

As you consider your final decision of whether to stay or go, we want to be sure you are aware that during this period of remote instruction student visits to faculty offices, laboratories and classrooms are not permitted. All forms of instruction and educational support including office hours, tutoring, 1:1 faculty-student interaction, independent projects, team project updates, the student success organization and the registrar’s office will be conducted only in a distance communication format (Moodle, email, phone, video conferencing, etc.). Academic buildings will be closed for studying and lounging, with the exception of classrooms in New Olin and the small study rooms in Logan Library.

Before returning to campus, all students will be required to complete the Travel and Symptoms Form at least 24 hours prior to returning. We continue to urge all students to follow best practices established by the Centers for Disease Control, including practicing good hygiene and social distancing.

When the decision is made to resume face-to-face classes, we will provide at least a 10-day notice of the resumption once that decision is made.

We will continue to communicate with our campus community through a variety of methods, including a daily email update, as well as sharing information, resources, updates and answers to frequently asked questions to our My Rose-Hulman coronavirus page.

We will continue sharing essential updates with parents and families via email and the Parents and Families Facebook page, as well as providing the latest information on our public website.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult period. We are proud of the way our campus community has responded to this challenge.

If you have additional questions, please contact campushealth@rose-hulman.edu.

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