Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Post University is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This site serves as a resource for the University community to inform you about the virus and how to stay healthy. Check back often for updates.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
- March 26, 2020 – Academic Relief Response to COVID-19 (Effective for 2020 Spring Semester and Term 5)
- March 22, 2020 – New FAQs added to Student Info and Campus FAQs, see below.
- March 20, 2020 – Message from Post University President
- March 15, 2020 – Message from Post President
- March 15, 2020 – Message from Provost to Main Campus Students
- March 15, 2020 – Tips for Virtual Learners – March 2020
- March 14, 2020 – Message From The Provost to Term 5 Students
- March 12, 2020 – University President Hopkins – COVID-19 Update
- March 12, 2020 – Message to On-Campus Students from the Provost: Virtual Courses
- March 5, 2020 – Message to Students from the Provost
- March 4, 2020 – Message from John L. Hopkins to Campus Community
- February 26, 2020 – Community Announcement
Campus FAQs – Updated 3/22/20
Is Post University closing Campus or Post Downtown?
We are maintaining business continuity at both our downtown and main campus. The University is continuing to support our online and main campus students as they learn in a virtual environment. We are continuing to provide academic and administrative services to our faculty and students.
As noted in the Message from President Hopkins on March 20, 2020:
- The Main Campus: All classes and exams will continue to be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester. This includes students taking 8-week courses on Main Campus in Term 5. We anticipate that 8-week courses offered on main campus in Term 6 will at least begin as remote courses.
- Online Classes will continue to be offered without interruption.
- University Residence Halls will not reopen in the Spring. The University Resident Life Team is working with Main Campus Students to pick up belonging or a plan to store them safely. See FAQ What should I do if I am unable to return to campus to pick up my belongings.
In accordance with Department of Education guidelines, students who receive Federal Work Study funds will continue to be paid even though they may not be performing their job duties.
For individuals returning or arriving from abroad, is there a required prohibition period from campus?
If you are arriving in the United States from the countries identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as Level 2 and Level 3 countries, the University requires that you:
1) Do not return to campus, and
2) Self-quarantine for 14 days from your date of return to the United States, even if you do not feel ill. Self-quarantine means that you return to your permanent residence.
At both the beginning and the end of the period of self-quarantine, students must contact Health Services.
Will nonacademic buildings and facilities, such as Traurig Library and Leever Center remain open?
Traurig Library: Until further notice, the Traurig University Library will only be available virtually. Students and faculty can access our library associates and ALL our services and resources via our virtual library or research assistance or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need any assistance obtaining online government documents, please email email@example.com.
Leever Center: Food service will be available (albeit limited hours of operation), until all students have been properly relocated. Specific hours of operation will be forthcoming once we determine the relocation plans for our students.
The Drubner Center, the Fitness Center and the Eagles Nest in lower level of Leever are all closed for the remainder of the semester.
These resources are available to you:
- YOU@Post a free online tool that can help with your physical well-being as well as help you achieve your academic goals.
- TutorMe – is available 24/7. You can find the link in Blackboard.
- The Center for Academic Success helps with professional tutoring via phone and email. Contact information: CAS@post.edu or 203-596-4686.
- The Center for Career and Professional Development helps with resume writing and internships. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203 828-2989.
- Health Services at Post. email@example.com
Are all events canceled across campus?
All University sponsored events are cancelled, including those events organized by outside groups who use our facilities, until further notice. For students who have been accepted to the University beginning in the Fall, please look for a message from the Admissions Team regarding Accepted Students Day on April 18, 2020.
In addition, The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference has cancelled all athletic contests for the remainder of the Spring Semester.
Will the Shuttle continue to run?
How do I properly wash my hands? This information is from the CDC
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