Faculty & Staff

Based on recommendations from the College’s COVID-19 Task Force, classes on the Emory campus will begin on Monday, August 17 and the semester will end on Tuesday, November 24, prior to Thanksgiving. 

The fall semester will be divided into two 7-week terms, based upon the student’s current class schedule. Every effort is being made to build in safe distancing and other health measures, in accordance with public health guidelines.

All faculty and staff are responsible for complying with the rules, standards, and procedures as outlined in the Return to Campus planning.

Updated Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

Session 1 Monday, August 17-Monday, October 5, 2020

Classes Begin (Main Campus)

Monday, August 17, 2020

Classes Begin (Marion Campus)

Monday, August 24, 2020
Last Day of Add/Drop Period Monday, August 24, 2020
Last Day to Withdrawal with W Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Last Day to Withdrawal with WP/WF Monday, September 28, 2020
  Monday, Oct. 5 is a flip day (TH classes will meet) 
Final Exams Last Day of Classes
Grades Due Monday, October 12, 2020


Session 2 Tuesday, October 6-Tuesday, November 24, 2020 
Classes Begin Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Last Day of Add/Drop Period Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Last Day to Withdrawal with W Thursday, October 29, 2020 
Last Day to Withdrawal with WP/WF Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Classes End Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Final Exams Last Day of Classes
Grades Due Monday, November 30, 2020 

View the entire Academic Calendar


Faculty should continue to monitor their emails for the most updated schedules for training and other important information as transitions occur.

FAQs for Faculty


Emory & Henry College seeks to create safe return to work (RTW) environments that allow maximum flexibility, increased operational effectiveness and support an enhanced work-life balance for our employees.

Employee Work Schedule and Location

Employees should be working with their direct supervisor and/or manager to develop a work schedule that meets both the needs of the employee and the College.  Employees are strongly encouraged to telecommute where possible.  Employees that must perform some or all of their work on campus should coordinate their schedules to minimize contact with other employees as much as possible.  Alternative work schedules might include options such as four 10 hour days, or four 9 hour days and one 4 hour day, or five 8 hour days, or flexible schedules created by the employee and approved by the supervisor and/or manager. 

These options are not intended to change regularly established hours of operation, rather they are options for consideration as we safely return to work, either on-campus or in an alternative work location.

Questions? Please contact Tracy Peery, Director of Human Resources, tpeery@ehc.edu 

Dining Services

Dining services, provided by Sodexo, will be modified to promote physical distancing in the main dining hall as well as related retail operations across the campus. Modified hours, additional meal times, reduced occupancy, and new to-go options will be implemented to reduce the numbers of dining patrons at any one time.

Emory & Henry College is dedicated to monitoring this rapidly changing situation and will continue to provide informational updates as they become available.