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This page was updated May 22, 2020.
While the University will announce plans for the fall 2020 semester when details are finalized, the following can be applied to the summer 2020 term (or through the date listed):
After completing the spring semester online, summer 2020 will also be a fully online academic term. Summer research programs will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Summer housing on campus or in Oak Summit Apartments will not be offered this year. Residents granted exceptions to remain on campus through May 5 are permitted to remain for the summer months if they need. Any student with questions about summer housing should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remote work for faculty and staff will be extended through May 31. The University will continue following federal and state guidelines and recommendations to ensure the health and safety of our staff and faculty. Supervisors should continue to check-in daily with their teams during the remote work arrangements.
Campus events planned for the summer will be moved online wherever possible, and possibly suspended, postponed, or cancelled. Contact Conference Services if you had any events planned on campus for the summer for revised planning.
In accordance with Gov. Wolf’s recent announcement extending the stay-at-home order in Pennsylvania through at least June 4, Arcadia’s campus will remain closed during this time. Campus events planned for the summer will be moved online wherever possible, and possibly suspended, postponed, or canceled.
Arcadia staff will continue working remotely through May. Staff who need to visit campus to gather personal belongings can email Public Safety (email@example.com) at any time during the week, including weekends, to make arrangements.
Arcadia will always be home to students absolutely have nowhere else to go will be able to remain in housing for as long as we are able to offer this option. Although there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus that we are aware of on Arcadia's campus, we will move to minimize the number of individuals needed to maintain operations. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update the campus community accordingly.
The University’s International Travel Policy outlines a protocol for consideration of all University-sponsored travel for all students, faculty, and staff. The decision to suspend any course or travel is based on travel health notices identified by the U.S. State Department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the University’s travel assistance provider – International SOS.
On March 30, Arcadia cancelled the travel portion of the remaining spring 2020 Global Field Study courses to the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Ukraine, and Costa Rica.
GFS faculty are committed to redesigning their courses so that students can earn their four credits and maintain the Arcadia Undergraduate Curriculum (AUC) requirements; students should contact their GFS faculty about course continuation. Undergraduate students can opt for a pass/fail grade (further details are here). Students are encouraged not to withdraw from the course, but to speak with their GFS faculty and their faculty advisers if they choose to do so. Students need to also understand the effect on a student’s financial aid if dropping below 12 credits (nine credits for graduate students).
The GFS travel fee will be credited to student accounts. If this creates a credit balance, students will need to submit a student refund request to obtain a refund. Please contact Cheryl Lewis, International Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org), with any questions or concerns.
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What if I still have questions?
If you are a member of the University community and need a place to direct your question, our central point of contact is Public Safety at 215-572-2800 or 215-572-2999 (emergency) for more information.
For specific questions, please direct to the following Arcadians:
Associate Dean of International Programs
Assistant Director of International Student Services
267-620-4843 or 215-572-2867
Assistant Director or Health, Safety, and Security
The College of Global Studies
Director of Study Away
Director of Student Health Services
Director of Residence and Commuter Life
email@example.com or call 215-572-4076
Dennis Darvas, SHRM-SCP
Director, One-Stop Shop & KnightCard Services
AVP of HR and Employee Experience
Please submit a ticket via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a parent of a current student, please join our email listserv or send any questions to email@example.com
Director of Communications