Campus Offices and Services
The institution provides many services to meet students' needs for information or assistance. Most College offices are open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the regular academic year.
Division of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs strives to advance the educational mission of the College by recognizing, affirming, and promoting the development of the whole student in a campus climate that is at the same time challenging and supportive.
By creating conditions, fostering environments, and developing programs and services that facilitate all facets of student development, the division encourages students to fully realize their educational experience both in and out of the classroom, while promoting our shared values of scholarship, engagement, global perspective, citizenship, diversity, character, personal accountability, personal well-being, and continuous learning.
Student Affairs is the umbrella organization for programs and services in the areas of residence life, leadership development, Greek life, counseling, career development, religious life, community service, healthcare services, developmental programming, concerns with alcohol and other drugs, student activities, student conduct, campus safety, campus governance, orientation, summer conferences, and academic camps.
Office of Student Affairs
1301 Main Street
The Office of Student Affairs houses the vice president for student affairs, who coordinates activities of the division, the dean of students, and professional staff for housing, residence life, and Greek life.
Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides advising support and academic assistance to undergraduate day division students who are experiencing academic difficulty, to those who wish to maximize academic performance, and to students with disabilities. Through individual and group programming, students are given the opportunity to enhance time management and study skills. ASC coordinates a faculty referral system and a program of midterm academic intervention for students at risk for course failure.
Peer tutoring for specific courses is available. Every effort is made to identify peer tutors upon request; however, a peer tutor is not guaranteed for every course or in any given semester and tutoring depends upon the availability of qualified peer tutors. ASC also coordinates the Student Advisor program for the First-Year Seminar.
Students should notify ASC of extended absence from classes because of significant illness or personal emergencies.
ASC provides disability accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to qualified disabled students in all divisions (day undergraduate, Comenius Center, and the Seminary; Comenius Center and Seminary students requiring academic support services or tutoring should inquire with their respective divisions for assistance). For specific information on required documentation, please contact the Academic Support Center. See also Disability Support Services in the Academic Life section located in this handbook.
First floor of Colonial Hall
610 861-1320 or 800 441-3191
The admissions staff provides information about the college search process and Moravian College for high school students and transfer students from other colleges. All prospective students are encouraged to inquire about academic programs, student life, the application process, admissions standards, visiting campus, and financial assistance.
Lower level of HUB
The Moravian College Bookstore, operated by Barnes and Noble, sells and buys back new and used textbooks throughout the year. New and used textbooks can be reserved, packaged, and picked up in the bookstore prior to the start of the semester. The bookstore also offers a textbook rental program on selected titles. Textbooks and selected merchandise are also available online. The bookstore stocks apparel and gift items, stationery and art supplies, greeting cards, candy, and health and beauty aids. Also available: special-order books, College rings, and cap and gown information.
First floor of Colonial Hall
Student bills are prepared and mailed by the bursar. Questions about invoices should be directed to this office. The bursar also handles information on payment plans, requests for refunds, M-Flex accounts, online account inquiries, insurance coverage, distribution of 1098-Ts, and billing businesses, community organizations and clubs, and government agencies for tuition assistance. The College will withhold transcripts, access to AMOS, and diplomas for accounts with unpaid balances.
Campus Safety and Police
119 W. Greenwich Street (open 24 hours a day)
610 861-1421 (in case of emergency: 911)
The mission of the Moravian College Office of Campus Safety and Police is to promote a safe and well-ordered environment for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the community by extending care and assistance, by overseeing the physical surroundings, and, when necessary, by enforcing laws and regulations, all carried out in a compassionate manner hallmarked by the values of respect, integrity, service, and excellence.
The campus police are responsible for protecting life and property, preventing and detecting crime on campus, and providing essential safety services to the College community. Their presence eliminates the necessity of depending upon outside agencies for public safety services, but the Campus Safety and Police Office works closely with area law enforcement agencies and fire departments.
Campus police officers are commissioned in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Act (Act 120) and have full law enforcement authority in and upon all property owned, occupied, or used by the College. Campus police officers enforce the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, ordinances of the City of Bethlehem, and the rules and policies of Moravian College.
Campus police officers patrol the campus on foot and in marked cars to ensure the safety of the College community. A police dog may accompany officers at times. Continual in-service training provides for professional delivery of law enforcement services.
The Campus Safety and Police Office offers crime prevention programs, including RAD (rape defense); an engraving service for property registration; and an escort service. It also supervises and regulates parking.
The Clery Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act) requires "institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students and employees." Crimes required to be reported by the Clery Act include (as defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook): criminal homicide, including murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, and negligent manslaughter; sexual offenses, forcible and nonforcible; robbery; aggravated assault; burglary; arson; motor vehicle theft; and arrests and/or disciplinary referrals for liquor-law violations, drug-law violations, and illegal weapons possession.
Such notifications are provided by a broadcast e-mail message through the institution's e-mail service in order to alert students, faculty, and staff in a timely manner to situations or crimes that may represent a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community, to heighten safety awareness, and, depending on the circumstances, to solicit information that may lead to an arrest and conviction. While every attempt is made to issue reasonably prompt notice, releases are subject to the availability of accurate facts concerning the incident.
Like most institutions, Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary, and the Comenius Center consider it important to send notices when necessary but not frivolously, given that the key to the effectiveness of a timely notice is that the notice itself is something out of the ordinary. Situations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis in order to determine whether there exists a serious or ongoing threat to the institutional community. Instances of a violent crime occurring between two individuals who know each other also are evaluated in this manner.
Timely notifications typically include the following information:
- A succinct statement of the incident
- Any connection to previous incidents
- Physical description and/or composite drawing of the suspect, if appropriate
- Date and time the bulletin was released
- Other relevant and important information
- Appropriate safety tips
When an incident occurs on campus which may merit a timely warning, the highest ranking police officer on campus at that time is empowered to decide whether or not one is merited and, if so, what the appropriate level of warning is given the situation, consulting with the director of campus safety/chief of police as necessary and possible. The officer or the dispatcher will issue the notification him- or herself if no additional consultation is deemed necessary due to low threat level or limited potential for harm (e.g., a situation of a rash of car break-ins).
In situations of greater concern or potential impact, when time permits, Campus Safety and Police consults with the Student Affairs Office and with the President's Office in order to decide whether such notice is advisable, taking into account the nature of the threat, the extent of the risk, the population at risk, and whether there is another, more possibly even more effective, way to minimize the risk of reoccurrance of the incident (e.g., a situation of alleged sexual assault).
When a situation appears to pose an imminent, significant threat of injury or property damage (e.g., a situation involving a bomb threat), the emergency notification system will be deployed by Campus Safety and Police.
Emergency Notification System
The institution’s emergency notification system will be used for situations involving an imminent, significant threat of injury or property damage. It may also be used to announce weather closings and delays; however, the siren mentioned below is not used for weather-related events. The system consists of a three-tier communications sequence, activated in the following order:
(1) siren, (2) text message, e-mail, external web posting, AMOS targeted message, digital signage, computer desktop pop-up, and (3) College- and Seminary- owned telephones as deemed appropriate. Although not specifically designated a part of the emergency notification system, the public address system may be used to advise the community during an emergency situation.
The first notification tier, sirens on the Main Street and Hurd Campuses, allows the institution to alert the campus community to an emergency. The sirens are deployed by Campus Safety and Police to provide immediate mass notification of the need for College community members to check their cell phones for a text message and other sources named above for information.
The second notification tier, e2Campus, enables the institution to send text messages and e-mail messages to registered members of the campus community, and those whom they included when they registered, with information about what is happening and/or what precautions should be taken. Students and employees may register two cell phone numbers and two e-mail addresses. Every student, faculty member, administrator, and staff member who has a cell phone should register that cell phone number in accordance with instructions posted on AMOS (the e2Campus link is under "quick links"). The purpose of sending a text message is to provide basic instruction (e.g., "shelter in place") in the event of an emergency.
All students are required either to register with e2Campus or to sign a form indicating that they do not have a cell phone or that they purposely choose not to enroll in e2Campus.
E2campus will also send the same alerts via e-mail notification for those who provide an e-mail address when they register. E2campus also sends out the notification to digital signage displays located around campus, external web pages (Moravian.edu), the Student Portal AMOS, and to the desktops of college-owned computers, and personally-owned computers that are registered, that are turned on at the time of the notification.
The third notification tier involves manually sending the same message that was sent via e2campus to all of the college-owned telephones located on the desks of faculty and staff around campus (also accessible from off-campus locations).
Other Campus Safety Information
Additional efforts are made to advise members of the campus community on a timely basis about any campus crime and crime-related problems. These efforts are in compliance with the Clery Act and include the following:
- A safety and security report and a fire report. Published annually and distributed throughout the College community. It is available to anyone requesting a copy.
- Public log. A record of all crimes reported to the campus police, as well as the names of anyone arrested, is maintained in the Campus Safety and Police Office and is available for viewing during regular office hours.
- Special alerts. Information can be accessed through College-wide email and the Campus Safety and Police website.
In accordance with the Wetterling Crimes against Children and Sexually Violent Offenders Registration Act, information about sexually violent offenders can be obtained by submitting a written request to the Campus Safety and Police Office, which will provide names and addresses of any such offenders known to it. Information is provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and does not violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Students seeking to secure an external protection from abuse order (PFA) or the campus equivalent should contact Campus Safety and Police or the dean of students. External PFAs are pursued through the local magistrate's office, with which Campus Safety and Police can be of assistance. Internal behavioral notices are pursued through the dean of students, who serves as a conduit to convey requests and potential follow-up actions to the other party.
In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 2009, each student living in residence has the option to register with the Student Affairs Office a confidential contact person to be notified in case the student is determined to be missing; only authorized campus officials and law enforcement officers have access to this information. All students should know that, even if they have not registered a contact person, local law enforcement will be notified if the student is missing; all students under 18 (and not emancipated) should know that their parent or guardian will be notified.
Upon request, the Campus Safety and Police will attempt to accommodate a student's request for transport. Such transport will be made when there is ample coverage on campus and the campus is not left unprotected while the transport is being made. Ample coverage requires a least one patrol officer on campus who is available to respond to a call for service on either campus. If an officer is involved in another assignment, the officer will complete the original assignment prior to making the transport. The dispatcher will advise the student that there will be a delayed response in making the transport and provide the student with an estimated time.
Campus Safety and Police will provide transportation of students under the following conditions:
- When the shuttle service has ceased normal operations between the Main Street Campus and the Hurd Campus
- When a student seeks transportation to the campus from the North Street Parking Garage or the Historic Bethlehem Partnership Lot and the shuttle service has ceased operation
- When a student requests a transport/escort between locations on the Main Street Campus or the Hurd Campus due to the time and they feel unsafe in traversing the campus
- When requested by the Health Center to transport a student to a local hospital for treatment for non-emergency type treatment (e.g., sprains, dehydration, flu-like symptoms and any minor un-diagnosed pain or illness). If Campus Safety and Police is unavailable to make a transport when requested by the Health Center, the Health Center staff will provide the student with a taxi voucher which will be presented to the taxi service providing transport. The cost of the taxi service will be directly applied to the student’s account.
Campus Safety and Police will not provide transportation of students under the following conditions:
- When shift staffing will not allow
- When the request for transport is from or to sites located off campus (e.g., post office, grocery store, local restaurants, bars/clubs, local shopping malls or concert venues)
- When the request is for transport to medical appointments, prescription pickups or other medical procedures which normally require an extended period of time. The Health Center staff will provide the student with a taxi voucher which will be presented to the taxi service providing transport. The cost of the taxi service will be directly applied to the student’s account.
- When the request is for emergency medical transports (e.g., respiratory distress, cardiac symptoms, head, neck or back injuries, severe bone injuries or any other injury that may require emergency action while in route). Such transports will be made by EMS ambulance.
The aforementioned information about transport is not all-inclusive. It is meant to provide guidelines, and lists the most frequently received requests by Campus Safety and Police for transport. If a request is received which is not mentioned above, the request will be reviewed by the shift supervisor who will determine if Campus Safety and Police will provide the transport.
Publications explaining these and other services can be picked up at the Campus Safety and Police Office, the HUB desk, the Registrar's Office, or the Office of Student Affairs.
1305 Main Street
The Career Center assists students with the career planning process and helps them develop skills needed to obtain jobs or graduate and professional school admission. The staff uses a variety of professional methods to assist students with their career goals.
Included among the center's services are: assisting students in exploring career options and in making career decisions; teaching resume and cover letter preparation, interview skills, and job search strategies; matching students with alumni and local employers willing to assist students in exploring careers and pursuing employment, internship, or graduate school opportunities; maintaining current online listings for full-time positions, internships, and prospective employers; working with faculty and professionals from a variety of career areas to provide programs to assist students in the career development process; planning and supervising interview schedules with prospective employers and representatives from graduate or professional schools; maintaining a career library with information on careers in general and targeted areas such as specialty career options with select employers, internships, professional or graduate school options, and salary information. The center maintains an online career management system known as "CareerHound."
First floor of Colonial Hall
The Cashier's Office collects payments of tuition and fees and assists with financial aid processing. It will cash personal checks of students on weekdays during specified hours. The standard limit on a personal check is $100; checks for a greater amount may be cashed with special approval from the bursar.
Center for Information Technology
120 W. Greenwich Street
The Center for Information Technology (CIT) operates and maintainsthe College’s computer network consisting of nine major networks including the campus-wide network, the Moravian College Science and Instrumentation Network (MoCoSIN), the Student Residential Network (ResNet), the Moravian College (MoCo) wireless network, and MoCoSIN wireless (WMoCoSIN). It provides attended operations, during business hours, for the network and attached file, print, application, e-mail, Web servers, and customer assistance through the Help Desk. It assists users with multimedia tools; provides audiovisual assistance; develops or acquires and maintains applications for College business operations, academic support, and curriculum delivery; provides telecommunications services; supports Moravian’s web portal AMOS (Accessing Moravian On-line Services); conducts information technology training; and assists the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing.
CIT maintains public computing labs and classrooms on Main and Hurd Campuses in: PPHAC 112 (Win), PPHAC 113 (Win), PPHAC 331 (Win), Memorial 201 (Mac), Memorial 202 (Win), Reeves Reference (Win), Reeves Lower Level (Win & Mac), HILL Resource Room (Win), the Writing Center, and Comenius 101 (Win). Any of these labs are available for student use when not being used as a classroom. High-speed networked black and white laser printers are available for student use.
Certain computing labs are provided for the use of students enrolled in particular programs. PPHAC 114 (MoCoSIN) is for computer science and earth science students; Graphics Lab 7 and Graphics Lab HILL 309 (both Mac) are for art and graphics students; West Hall 222 (Mac) is for music students; and the Seminary Lab (Win) is for students of the Moravian Theological Seminary.
CIT supports Windows XP Home/Professional, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Home/Professional, and Macintosh OS X version 10.3 or higher. A suite of applications which includes a word processor, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software is recommended, preferably Microsoft Office.
CIT’s Help Desk is accessible via telephone, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), online self-serve help at helpdesk.moravian.edu, CIT’s portal pages on AMOS. and walk-in from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Friday whenever College administrative offices are open. Help Desk technicians can assist with a variety of hardware and software issues. The Help Desk is located in Memorial Hall. 610 625-7929.
CIT’s Media Services Center is accessible by walk-in and telephone from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Friday whenever College administrative offices are open, and via its portal page on AMOS. The office provides various media services equipment and facilities to support teaching and learning. Media Services lends out LCD projectors, 35mm slide projectors, televisions, VHS and digital camcorders, laptops for a period not to exceed seven days, microphone and public address systems, and other hardware. All multimedia services are coordinated through this center, which is staffed primarily by students. Students, with sponsorship from faculty or staff, can request media services support and equipment online through AMOS (72 hours advance notice required). The Media Services Center is located in Memorial Hall. 610 861-1500.
Any student who connects any computer, regardless of the operating system or computer manufacturer, is required to run current anti-virus and anti-spyware programs with automatic updates on his or her computer. Although the College provides both programs for students, students may use their own if the programs update automatically. Students must check their College-supplied e-mail on a regular basis, since most College communications are issued electronically.
The Moravian College technology fee supports the full range of information, education, and instructional technology services offered to students at Moravian College, Moravian Theological Seminary, and the Comenius Center. The fee provides:
- Access to the Internet
- Anti-spyware, anti-spam, anti-virus filtering at the network level
- Access to AMOS
- Access to the campus-wide network
- Access to Moravian College Science Instrumentation Network (MoCoSIN)
- Access to the institution's wireless network
- Network connectivity in dorms and residences
- Access to Reeves Library, including online searches and online databases with full-text articles from on- or off-campus
- An institutional e-mail account with storage space
- Website with storage space
- An institutional Blackboard account
- An institutional AMOS account
- Use of campus public-access, classroom, and lab computers running Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX
- Network storage space
- Use of black-and-white and color printers
- Services of the Center for Information Technology personnel (troubleshooting assistance only from the Help Desk)
- Current versions of anti-virus and anti-spyware software for individual use
- Programs to remove adware and malware
- Use of multimedia resources: projectors, cameras, analog and digital audio and video recorders, etc.
- Use of the Media Service’s Digital Media Lab
- Use of M-Flex account
- Refresh of public-access, classroom, and lab computers, printers, and projectors, licensing of software on public-use computers, operating systems, and specialized software
The e-mail global address book is a shared institutional resource, accessible and usable by faculty, staff, and students. Students are able to send broadcast e-mails by using "Student News," a service managed by the director of student activities, or by asking a member of the faculty or staff to do so; in either case, the individual considering sending a broadcast e-mail on a student’s behalf will review the message and forward it only if he or she deems it acceptable and consistent with institutional policies. Students must check their Moravian-supplied e-mail on a regular basis, since most institutional communications are issued electronically.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about computer use at Moravian may be found here.
The Center for Leadership and Service in the Haupert Union Building houses offices for Student Government, leadership development staff, and community service office staff. Additionally, the space provides a place for students to meet and gather to work on club and organization projects and activities.
Student leadership development efforts seek to engage the campus community in discussion and to help students discover the many aspects of leadership as it applies to academic disciplines, the community, and the campus. A wide range of programs support these efforts including speakers, simulations, films with discussion, and training. A major initiative is the LeaderShape Institute, a six-day residential leadership development retreat.
The Community Service Office provides opportunities for experiential learning, bridging the needs of the greater Lehigh Valley and the active citizenship of the campus community. The office responds to requests from faculty, staff, and students and from community agencies, enabling the campus and the community to form relationships that are mutually beneficial. To that end, the office also coordinates programs in which students are able to identify and address the needs of the community, becoming leaders in service for the common good.
Students can participate in service opportunities as individuals or become involved with a campus service group: Gamma Sigma Sigma, Campus Community Connection (C3), the Learning Connection (TLC), America Reads/Community-Based Work-Study, and the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The Habitat chapter partners with the Community Service Office to offer alternative spring break trips for students each year. 610 625-7857.
1307 Main Street
The Counseling Center provides individual, couples, and group counseling (not available at all times) to undergraduate students enrolled in the day division program. Students experiencing personal difficulty, interested in gaining increased self-knowledge, or wanting to develop more efficient coping skills are encouraged to contact the Counseling Center. Three counselors, including a licensed psychologist and a licensed professional counselor, are on the staff, which also may include interns from graduate programs in counseling. All counseling sessions are confidential.
Counseling Center staff members will refer a student to off-campus professionals when it is perceived that this is necessary in order to meet his/her needs. It may be, for example, that the student requires more frequent, extended, or continuous services or requires the support of a professional with a particular expertise. Decisions of this nature are made on a case-by-case basis. In most cases, the Counseling Center continues to work with the student until he or she has had a reasonable amount of time to establish a relationship with a private counselor.
Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, neurological disorders, health, physical, mobility, hearing, visual, mental, health/psychiatric) should contact the assistant director of academic and disability support in the Academic and Disability Support Office/Academic Support Center for assistance and information.
The institution adheres to the principles and mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Amendments Acd (ADAAA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, even when using mitigating measures, such as glasses, medication, prostheses, or hearing aids. Major life activities are functions such as breathing, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, learning, exercising cognitive abilities, sitting, standing, lifting, reaching, and working. The institution will provide reasonable accommodation, upon request, to students whose conditions meet the legal definition of a disability under the ADA and who are considered otherwise qualified.
Special classroom set-ups, alternate testing, physical plant (campus) alterations, and other accommodation for students with documented disabilities are available on a case-by-case basis. It is the responsibility of students with disabilities to self-identify and request accommodations through the appropriate office.
The institution has an accessible minibus which is used on a daily basis for runs between the two campuses. If it is needed for transportation between campuses at a time other than scheduled for such runs, the requestor must contact the Facilities Office at least two working days in advance so that a driver may be arranged.
Persons with a mobility impairment who require the use of the minibus for transportation between campuses on a regular basis are requested to submit a schedule of routine times and days they will need this service to the Facilities Office at least two weeks before the start of classes so that drivers can be scheduled accordingly.
The minibus generally will not be available for off-campus use by groups or departments for field trips unless it is requested to accommodate a mobility-impaired person or persons and unless it does not affect the needs of other passengers that require this bus for routine transportation between campuses.
For more information, please see the Academic Life section elsewhere in this handbook, and check the College's website for periodic updates concerning services for students with disabilities.
First floor of Colonial Hall
For information about financial aid, please see the final page of the Academic Life section of this handbook.
Lower level of the HUB
A professional dining service, Sodexo, operates the resident board program, the Blue and Grey Cafe, the Root Cellar Cafe, and special dining programs and services, including all receptions and other hospitality activities.
Questions about selection of resident board plans can be directed to the Office of Student Affairs, 1301 Main Street, 610 861-1503.
Haupert Union Building
Locust and Monocacy Streets
The Haupert Union Building (HUB) is the center of campus life for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community. It provides a multitude of services and amenities to enhance and support daily life on campus.
The HUB Information Desk disseminates general information, registers campus events, reserves meeting rooms, maintains a lost-and-found, and maintains an online campus calendar. Student building managers are on duty 8:00 a.m. to midnight. They assist in the management of the office, make daily announcements, coordinate ticket sales, distribute recreational equipment, reserve student lockers, and administer minor first aid when necessary.
The bookstore, mailroom, Marketplace (dining hall), and Blue and Grey Cafe are also located in the HUB. Further information about these facilities can be found separately in this section. Other facilities of the HUB include meeting rooms, the lounge, the H. Paty Eiffe Art Gallery, Prosser Auditorium, Arena Theater, the Pavilion, and the Leadership Center.
Hillside 5H, West Laurel Street
The Health Center, under the management of St. Luke's Hospital, provides primary care for students during the fall and spring terms. Students do not need to have Moravian College health insurance to visit the Health Center.
The coordinator of health services, a nurse practitioner, is on duty from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. most weekdays, as is a full-time nurse
Physician and reproductive healthcare nurse practitioner hours are posted, and students need to make an appointment for those services. If medical care is required when the Health Center is closed, students may visit St. Luke's North, 153 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem, or call 610 954-3220. It is open weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. and weekends between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The emergency room at St. Luke's Hospital, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, treats emergency cases 24 hours a day. Students are responsible for fees incurred, and should take insurance information with them to any outside provider.
All entering students must submit a completed medical form to the Health Center in accordance with the College's stated deadline. Required immunizations are a tetanus-diphtheria booster within the last 10 years; two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine; a polio immunization series; the hepatitis B series and the meningitis vaccine. A tuberculin test is required within the past year. In addition, two doses of varicella vaccine are required for those who have not had chickenpox. Students whose immunizations are out of date or who do not submit their medical forms may not be allowed to register for the coming semester or may not be given their class schedules until they correct the situation.
Note: MMR is commonly administered in childhood, the first dose when the child is between 12 months and 5 years of age, the second after 5 years of age. Those who did not receive this vaccine as children or received it too early to be effective should see their healthcare provider.
Institutional Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
1105 Main Street
The Institutional Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Office seeks to promote an appreciation for and understanding of diversity, inclusion, social justice, and multiculturalism. It is responsible for leading the implementation of the institution's initiatives on diversity and inclusion.
The office offers a range of programs throughout the academic year that focus on diversity and cultural awareness. It conducts campus-wide awareness and training workshops, sponsors intercultural programs, promotes a climate of inclusion and equity, serves as an advocate, and provides support to students from underrepresented and underserved communities as well as the campus community.
The cultural commons center is open daily and is great place to gather, study, and relax.
1105 Main Street
This office assists students who wish to incorporate a study abroad experience into their liberal arts education. Students majoring in any subject can study abroad for a May term, a summer session or sessions, a semester, or the year.
The office also assists international students who come to Moravian to study. It provides immigration advice, new student orientation, and workshops for F-1 students during their educational experience at the College.
It works with the International Club to provide cultural events throughout the year for the Moravian community and with Sigma Iota Rho, the international studies honor society.
Locust and Monocacy Streets
Director: 610 861-1540
Circulation: 610 861-1544
Reference: 610 861-1543
Technical Services/Periodicals: 610 861-1547
Reeves Library contains a collection of more than 242,000 volumes and more than 51,000 journals. It provides study space for more than 400 students, including study tables, individual carrels, group study areas, lounge seating, video- and DVD-viewing rooms, and research PCs.
Hours (fall and spring academic terms)
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 midnight
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 noon-12:00 midnight
On the Web
The library's website includes access to Reeves Library's catalog of books, as well as links to the online catalogs of all other LVAIC institutions. Students may access databases from off campus by entering their user name and password. The webpage may be accessed at http://www.moravian.edu/library.
Books and other materials may be checked out for three weeks. Honors students may keep books for the academic year. Independent study students may keep them for the semester. Books may be renewed by telephone. Overdue books accrue fines of five cents a day.
Materials on reserve are located through the online catalog.
Three photocopiers are available for copying library materials. Help is available at the Circulation Desk. Photocopying costs ten cents a page.
Reference librarians are available for assistance in the use of library resources, in person, via telephone, e-mail, and IM, 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Fridays; and 6:00-10:00 p.m. Sundays. Library instruction is available for classes and groups.
With their Moravian ID, students have access to the library collections of LVAIC member colleges and universities: Cedar Crest, Lafayette, and Muhlenberg Colleges, and DeSales and Lehigh Universities. The combined holdings of LVAIC libraries amount to about 2 million volumes and 20,000 serial titles.
Access to library resources throughout the United States is also available. Interlibrary loan requests may be submitted electronically or in person. Before submitting the request, students should discuss their needs with a reference librarian. Students are responsible for the cost of photocopies of periodical articles obtained through interlibrary loan.
Microfilm and microfiche reader/printers and assistance in using them are available. Three reader/printers are available for microform copying.
CD players and cassette players with headsets are available at the circulation desk for use with language course assignments. Viewing rooms are equipped with VCR/DVD players..
HUB, lower level next to the bookstore
Window-service hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
HILL, first floor
Window-service hours are noon to 4:25 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
The College provides mailboxes for resident students, commuter students, and campus organizations.
Students receive their box number and combination at the mailroom window. The mailbox number must appear on all correspondence addressed to students.
In addition to processing incoming mail, the mailroom in the HUB offers stamps and some postal supplies at the service window. Packages of any weight may be sent from the mailroom by either USPS or UPS. Notifications of packages and of certified, insured, and special-delivery items are placed in mailboxes. These may be picked up and signed for at the service windows. The mailroom at the HILL does not weigh packages or sell stamps; however, there is a drop-off for pre-stamped mail or packages.
Student workers may retrieve another student's mail only in the event of a malfunctioning mailbox. Students requiring assistance with their mailbox may ask any mail staff member for help; however, assistance required as a result of a lost combination isavailable only between 4:00 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. Monday through Friday at either mailroom office.
All students are strongly encouraged to check their mailboxes daily.
It is the students' responsibility to make sure their boxes are locked at all times. Any mailbox malfunctions should be reported immediately by calling 610 861-1488.
The institutional registrar manages scheduling for day session students and course registration for all sessions. The office maintains academic records, posts grades on the campus network, and provides transcripts upon written request. The registrar also processes course additions and withdrawals, parent and student name and address changes, declarations of major, changes of major, graduation certification, diploma orders, veteran certifications, verifications of enrollment, loan deferments, and approvals of summer study at other institutions. The office also provides forms and course information for cross registration at LVAIC institutions and for internships and independent study.
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Consisting of the full-time College chaplain and part-time Roman Catholic and Jewish chaplains, the Religious Life Office offers opportunities to become involved in faith-based programs, worship experiences, and interfaith dialogue. The Moravian College Christian Fellowship (MCCF) is coordinated through this office, as is the Newman Association for Catholic students. Both organizations offer worship, fellowship, spiritual formation programs, and retreats, as well as periodic opportunities to travel off campus to meet other students with similar interests.
Borhek Chapel, located at the north end of Comenius Hall, may be used during the academic year by College organizations. It must be reserved by contacting the director of the HUB and event management at ext 1492.
The College chaplain offers weekly song and prayer gatherings at 10:00 p.m. Wednesdays in the Saal of the Bahnson Center (Moravian Theological Seminary) and at 6:00 p.m. Sundays in Prosser Auditorium in the HUB.
Catholic Mass is celebrated in Borhek Chapel at 6:10 p.m. Sundays and as announced on holy days of obligation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is administered prior to Mass. Appointments for confession may be made through the Religious Life Office. During Advent and Lent, special penitential services are provided.
Pastoral care, counseling, and programming for Jewish students are provided by the Jewish chaplain. Opportunities for worship and fellowship are facilitated in a manner consistent with the principles and practices of Hillel. There are several shabbatot during the academic year and an active commitment to cultivate Jewish interest, student leadership, and dialogue with the larger campus community. There is a faculty advisor working with the Moravian Hillel.