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|
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.
At the beginning of each semester, student organizations will be expected to complete Presence, Crowd Management, and Food Handling training. See details below:
Presence Training: Student organizations will learn how to manage their club through tracking rosters and attendance, creating forms and events, and managing budgets.
Crowd Management Training: Students will learn how to effectively manage large crowds during meetings and events. Students will understand and implement Emory & Henry College COVID-19 policies. Students will receive a checklist they must complete before and after all meetings and events.
Food Handling Training: Students will learn how to safety manage packaged food during meetings and events. Groups should only provide food that is pre-packaged and/or catered. There should be no homemade food items.
Student Organization Meeting Protocols
A meeting is a non-casual gathering that was officially planned for business related reasons. Student organizations must have an updated roster prior to hosting a meeting. All meetings must be registered on Presence one (1) week in advance and approved by their faculty/staff advisor and the Senior Student Coordinator of Events & Assessment.
Meetings with 50 or less students can be hosted in-person (if space is available). Any meetings larger than 50 must be held either hybrid (online & in-person) or completely virtually. Student leadership will need to have at least one (1) crowd manager present during their meeting. All attendees must wear a facial covering and maintain six (6) feet distance between each other.
It is highly recommended that food is purchased through Sodexo Dining Services only. However, if student organizations are interested in serving food, they must have at least two (2) trained food handlers. All food must be pre-packages and managed only by the food handlers.
Organizations are expected to track RSVPs and attendance for all meetings. Off-campus meetings are prohibited.
Student Organization Event Protocols
An event is a sponsored gathering by an organization. All events must be registered on Presence two (2) weeks in advance and approved by their faculty/staff advisor and the Senior Student Coordinator of Events & Assessment. An advisor must be present at all student organization events to ensure proper safety measures are in place. Note: advisors may appear virtually to ensure proper social distancing.
Organizations are expected to track RSVPs and attendance for all meetings. Off-campus events are prohibited.
All spaces used by student organizations must be pre-approved locations that have pre-set room layouts that cannot be changed. Students will not be allowed to freely use spaces if they are not occupied to ensure the space is cleaned properly for the reserved group. All spaces reserved will be cleaned before and after use by facility management.
Indoor venues will be given a maximum occupancy allowed. Outdoor spaces have no maximum occupancy. If there is rain, student organizations will not be allowed to enter another space to continue their program. They must have a pre-reserved rain plan in place.
Updated Alcohol Policy
All of the following are now violations of the Code of Student Code as it pertains to alcohol
- Possession, sale, distribution, consumption of, and being in the presence of alcohol regardless of age.
- Possession, sale, distribution, and consumption of alcohol off campus for those under the legal age to possess alcohol.
- Sale or distribution of alcohol to those under the legal age to possess alcohol.
- Driving while under the noticeable effect of alcohol.
- Any behavior that is the direct result of alcohol consumption. Any student found to be visibly impacted by alcohol consumption will be found in violation of the alcohol policy.
- Possession of any items that provide for the common distribution of alcoholic beverages on property owned, occupied, or leased by the College or in College facilities. Furthermore, empty containers of alcohol (beer cans, beer bottles, wine bottles, distilled spirits, etc.) are a violation of the alcohol policy.
- Consumption from or the possession of an open container of alcohol in public, off-campus locations regardless of age except at licensed events or establishments.
- Any student, regardless of age, found to be acutely intoxicated, will be evaluated by Emergency Services for possible hospital treatment.
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.
Powell Resource CenterThe 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!
While the PRC located in Wiley Hall will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., services will be on an appointment-only basis, with the majority happening virtually unless there is a crisis or urgent need. You can schedule an appointment:
- by filling out the form online
- by phone at 276-944-6144
- by emailing Administrative Assistant Ashley Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Support after hours is available by contacting Campus Police or reaching out to the Resident Advisor on duty who can reach the counselor on call
College Health Center
The College Health Center walk-in visits have been suspended. All in-person visits are by appointment only, 276-944-6219. You can also schedule a telehealth appointment.
Kelly Library building is open only to current College faculty, students, and staff.
Community patrons and the general public are welcome to borrow materials through their home library (WCPL, King University, or TCPL) and are welcome to call or ask for reference assistance via Library Help.
Only current college faculty, staff, and students may enter the building. For the most recent updates in information and building hours visit the E&H Library web pages.