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

Returning Students

The most current information for returning to campus will be added to these pages as it is available. Students should continue monitoring their email as well for the most recent COVID-19 information. 

Student Booster Verification Requirement and Upload

Our COVID-19 vaccination policy remains that students must remain up to date with vaccination. In response to the Omicron variant and guidance from institutions such as the ACHA, we are requiring a verified booster dose of an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccination for all students who are six (6) months post the second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna and two (2) months post one dose of Johnson and Johnson.

For students at the School of Health Sciences, please upload your COVID-19 Booster Vaccination information into eValue. For students at the School of Nursing, please upload your COVID-19 Booster Vaccination information to Castlebranch. 


COVID-19 Return to Campus Update:  Vaccination Policy for Students

The following details the College’s COVID-19 Vaccination policy moving forward for students.

An FDA approved coronavirus vaccine, whether still in Emergency Use Authorization status or not, will be required for all students under the following circumstances

  • Students living in College-owned residential facilities
  • Students that are members of an NCAA athletics team
  • Students involved with any affinity group or club sport
  • Student members of the equestrian team
  • Students involved in any active student organization, including fraternity and sorority life, and any student organization recognized by the Student Government Association
  • Students that are representing the college in any visual or performing arts program
  • All School of Health Science students
  • All School of Nursing students

Students may request a religious or medical exemption at least a month before the start of the entering semester. Please note that all medical exemption requests require documentation from a healthcare professional (MD, DO, NP or PA) Further, please note that any religious exemption must be notarized. 


College Health Center

The College Health Center walk-in visits have been suspended. All in-person visits are by appointment only, 276-944-6219. Free “home use” rapid antigen tests are currently available for pick up at the Health Center while supplies last.

For more information, visit the College Health Center