As announced on March 23, 2020 Emory & Henry College will move fully online for the rest of the Spring 2020 Academic Semester–Classes resume March 30, 2020.

We understand that some students may have difficulty navigating this ever-changing situation. Should students foresee issues accessing the remote and online resources necessary for your education during these weeks, please work directly with Associate Provost and Dean of Student Success Jolie Lewis at for accommodations. 

A new email address where you can send questions has been created: We are creating this email as part of a new process that will allow us to respond to questions as quickly as possible. The email account will be reviewed by a team of Student Life and Student Success staff.

FAQs for Students

School of Health Sciences Students

Announced on March 24, 2020, from Dr. Lou Fincher, Vice President of Health Sciences the E&H SHS will complete the remainder of the spring semester via online instruction. Courses with labs involving the instruction and assessment of clinical skills will likely need to be delayed until the summer term. This will result in an incomplete grade. Your Program Director will work with the faculty to determine which lab courses will be delayed and will communicate this to you.

The status of your clinical rotations remains fluid at this point and is dependent on the health system and the specific clinical site. Your Program Directors and DCEs/FWCs will continue to communicate with you regarding your ability to complete your current or upcoming rotations.

Housing Announcement 

The Housing & Residence Life Checkout process will be from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 - Wednesday, April 1.

Please wait until you have received this information before reaching out with questions. We will engage in a staggered check-out process to ensure that we are meeting CDC guidelines. It is imperative, to protect your own health and the health of those around you, that you adhere to the check-out process that will be communicated by Dean von Castle.

Make sure to check your email for this important correspondence and for detailed information about the check-out process.

Any additional questions should be directed to Josh von Castle, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Housing/Residence Life

Checkout Forms

If you are having trouble locating the Google sheet for checkout appointments, it is likely because you have not yet completed the checkout form that was linked in Dean Bowyer’s email. You can access the checkout form here. Once the form submission is received, you will be granted access to the appointment sheets.

Checkout Fine

A $150 improper checkout fine will be applied in situations as explained in communications sent to students. The enforcement of this fine is to ensure the following:

  1. For the protection of each of your chosen time slots chosen.
  2. To ensure the safety of your hall and belongings
  3. For all trash items to be removed and for big messes/cleanliness issues to be taken care of. 

Two Hour Time Block

A staggered two-hour time block is being used in the check-out process to ensure that we are meeting CDC guidelines. We are understanding of all of the needs surrounding this process and will try to be as accommodating as possible. If you can’t make this work within the bounds that have been set, email Dean Josh von to work together on a plan. 

Concerns for Peers/Friends Who Have Nowhere to Go

A housing application was created for students who were unable to leave the campus. We have students remaining in housing who are international students, students who are without a home, etc. There are daily check-ins to ensure safety. The kitchen in the McPherson Center is stocked for any of the students who have food insecurities and accommodations are in place for students to pick up essential items like medications.

Lyceum Announcement

In light of Lyceum events being canceled through the end of this semester, the Lyceum Committee met has decided the following: 

  1. Five lyceum credits will be waived from the total required for ALL current students.
  2. Given that 13 Lyceum events were originally planned between the (original) end of spring break and the most recent extended April deadline for obtaining Lyceum credits, all seniors intending to graduate in Spring 2020 who are 13 or fewer Lyceum credits short will be allowed to graduate.  In this allowance, the college administration assumes that you would have attended all 13 of those events.  
  3. If you are a senior with 20 or more Lyceum credits to complete, you must finish those in the fall.  If you have slightly over 13 Lyceum credits to complete, you may contact the Lyceum Committee chair Professor Jamie Ferguson to see what extra assignments you can do for Lyceum credits.  

Commencement Announcement 

At this time, graduation will occur as scheduled but the commencement ceremony will be delayed. Emory & Henry College administration is dedicated to providing our amazing graduates an Emory & Henry commencement ceremony. We are continuing to watch how the national and global situations evolves, and will make decisions regarding how commencement will occur in the coming weeks.