March 16, 2020-Important Updates to Classes and Residence Hall Access

Dear Emory & Henry Community on the Emory Campus,

This information is meant only for faculty, staff, and students at the Emory campus.

Please read this email in its entirety as it contains important information regarding the College’s plans for the COVID-19 Coronavirus response. We recognize that this is a rapidly evolving situation and the College is responding to these conditions. 

Online Class Announcement Starting March 30th through April 10th

The College has made the decision to conduct classes fully online beginning March 30th, 2020 through Friday, April 10th. The College will continue to monitor the situation and will make a recommendation for the rest of the semester (April 13th-May 4th) by Monday, April 6th. We know many of you also have questions about commencement; we will continue to monitor and make recommendations in as timely a fashion as possible.

Should students foresee issues accessing 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. Please be as creative as possible in finding ways to access Internet and technology to complete classes from home. Watch for an email from Dean Lewis this week requesting further information.

Residence Halls Will Close Tomorrow at 12:00 PM through April 12th

At this time, the residence halls will close at 12:00 PM tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th, 2020. A form for exemptions is available here for students in extreme situations.

Card access to the residence halls will be shut off at 12:00 PM tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th, 2020. Only students that have been approved for an exemption will continue to have access to the residence halls.

Should you have any questions regarding the process for applying for an exemption or to discuss your personal situation, please contact Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Housing & Residence Life Josh von Castle at 1.276.944.6529. 

If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact Dean of Students Ryan Bowyer at

Dr. John W. Wells, President
Dr. Michael J. Puglisi, Provost
Ryan Bowyer, Associate Provost and Dean of Students