Summer Sessions will all be taught remotely. 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 beginning Monday, August 17. The main goal is to provide the distinctive quality educational experience that Emory & Henry students value and have come to expect. 

All students 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

New Students & Weekend of Welcome Orientation

New student move-in is scheduled for August 14, 2020. The Weekend of Welcome is intended for first-year students and transfers, for residential students and commuters. Please clear your schedule so you can be fully involved in all three days of Orientation, Friday, August 14, through Sunday, August 16, 2020. More details can be found on the Orientation pages.

Returning Students

Student Move-in

Returning student move-in is scheduled for August 15-16, 2020. Student Move-in will be a staggered student process that incorporates all required COVID-19 precautions and procedures. This process will be communicated to students and parents prior to their arrival on campus.

Gatherings & Events

Access to residence halls will be limited to the students assigned to the residence hall and designated Housing staff. Non-essential common spaces including, but not limited to, lounges, kitchens, and media rooms, will be closed to discourage gatherings that violate physical distancing requirements. Signage, floor markings, etc. will be posted to remind residents to maintain physical distancing at all times.

All residence hall programming will be virtual unless approved by the Director of Housing and Residence Life.

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.


School of Health Sciences

The E&H COVID-19 Task Force and the SHS Leadership Council will continue to monitor the pandemic. Classes on the Marion Campus will begin Monday, August 24, 2020.  

Virtual Powell Resource Center

The Powell Resource Center at Emory & Henry College remains committed to supporting you in achieving your academic, personal and professional goals. The PRC’s comprehensive network of support, including academic support, counseling services, and disability support, remains available to you. We recognize the impact that current stressors and multiple unexpected changes may be having on your sense of well-being, overall mental health and productivity. Please remember you do not have to face these uncertain times alone. We’re here for you!

The PRC is responding to the distance learning approach Emory & Henry has implemented. While our physical office in Wiley Hall is currently closed, the Virtual PRC is open and ready to serve you. 

Commencement Announcement 

A traditional Commencement Ceremony will be held on a suitable date to honor your accomplishments in a venue and format that is safe for all students and guests.

View the Emory & Henry Class of 2020 Virtual Senior Celebration that was held on May 9, 2020, recognizing the achievements of this year’s seniors. 

Please be advised that your Emory & Henry email account will remain active until the end of 2020 so we can stay in touch.