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View our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 FAQs: Our Frequently Asked Questions are regularly updated.
View Shenandoah's social distancing and mask information.
For those in the Winchester area: Do you have a respiratory illness or symptoms, or think you have been exposed to COVID-19? Call Valley Health's hotline at 540-536-0380.
Form for Employees to Complete Before Visiting Campus
The Office of Human Resources notified employees that as of June 1, any faculty or staff member who is coming to any Shenandoah University campus site MUST complete the daily self-check at www.su.edu/symptomcheck. Information reported is held in confidence in Human Resources, and employees are responsible for notifying their supervisors if they are not able to report to campus as expected. Employees who are working remotely are not required to complete the form.
During Summer 2020:
- All classes will be conducted online
- Clinical placements and other experiential components are being evaluated by the appropriate schools
- We’re starting to schedule in-person campus visits
- All of our campus buildings are being deep cleaned and disinfected
Plans for Fall 2020
Following Virginia and CDC guidelines, there will be a phased reopening for our Winchester campus and two Northern Virginia locations starting in June and preparations are underway to welcome students back for the fall.
We expect a staggered move-in process for students on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Fall semester classes are set to begin in-person on Monday, Aug. 24, and we have made several small adjustments to the calendar to provide the best and safest environment for all members of our community. First, we will not observe Labor Day or fall break this semester, limiting travel to and from our region and allowing everyone to focus on academics while we have use of outside facilities. Second, our Thanksgiving break will be a full week long, running from Monday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Nov. 27, to give members of our community extended time with their families. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 30, and end on Friday, Dec. 4; we have added a reading day on Monday, Dec. 7, to help students prepare for final exams, which begin as scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The semester concludes as scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 12.
We are committed to maintaining the highly personalized environment that lies at the core of our mission. However, we recognize that the fall holds uncertainties for all of us, and groups or individuals may need to limit their face-to-face activities. So we are creating a flexible plan for learning, called ShenFlex, in which each course is designed so that the instructor and the students have flexibility in participating face-to-face and/or online as needed. Classes are typically structured with a face-to-face core and additional online elements, but students will be able to participate fully online if needed, ensuring flexibility and continuity regardless of any disruptions the fall may bring. ShenFlex is adapted from the HyFlex model that has been in use at San Francisco State University since 2006. As in the past, a small number of undergraduate courses will be taught fully online, but the rest will be taught using ShenFlex.
Show Your Support During The COVID-19 Situation
Many have reached out to ask how they can support Shenandoah during these difficult times. Give now to help meet the special needs of Shenandoah students as well as the unexpected financial needs of faculty and staff in the face of this COVID-19 situation.
Members of the Shenandoah family who need emergency financial assistance
If the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on you or your family's financial situation, Shenandoah would like to help. Please fill out the Emergency Financial Assistance Application.
Learn more about CARES Act Student Emergency Funds at Shenandoah University.
Read our Recent COVID-19 Campus Communications
Archive of SU Communications About COVID-19: See past communications distributed to the university community regarding Shenandoah's response to the coronavirus.
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