As the world turned upside down from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Moravian community has stepped up to "Protect the Pack." Over the last year the faculty and staff at Moravian University worked tirelessly to deliver the Moravian experience to all of our students for the entire 2020-2021 academic year, both in and out of the classroom. Thankfully, Moravian has invested nearly $2 million dollars to improve the online education experience, and with dozens of Apple Certified Teachers, we're continuing to deliver a robust educational experience in online environments. Through the generosity of alumni and other benefactors, Moravian University continues awarding financial aid to students in need and this generosity continues at an unprecedented rate, even throughout this crisis.
Moravian University is not mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for our community, but all students will be required to share their vaccine status with the Campus Health Center.
The deadline for submitting information to the Moravian University Health Center is Wednesday, July 21, 2021. If you do not submit vaccine information by that date, the university will categorize you as not vaccinated (and the expectations below will apply).
Moravian has been, and will continue to review recommendations from the PA Department of Health, the CDC, and the American College Health Association regarding COVID-19 protocols for colleges and universities as we return to campus for the fall 2021 semester. As such, we will expect:
- All residential, non-vaccinated students will need to upload a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three calendar days of arrival on campus, to the Student Health Portal. Room keys will not be issued, and identification cards will be deactivated until this task is completed.
- All non-vaccinated students will be tested every week during the semester for COVID-19 by our Health Center. We expect testing to take place before morning classes begin each day. Details regarding the date and time will be sent to students later in August.
- Residents needing to quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19 will be expected to do so off-campus during the semester. Residents who may be unable, based on the distance to their permanent address, may be able to relocate to an on-campus isolation house. Dining options for residents in isolation will be limited.
For questions about sharing your vaccination status or any other COVID-related inquiries, please visit the Moravian University Health Center website.
Watch the video below from President Grigsby as he reflected on the fall 2020 semester and looked ahead to spring 2021 and safely welcoming students back to campus.
Managing classroom and campus life during COVID-19
- Tracking infections if and when it occurs on campus
- Enabling physical (social) distancing to limit population density on campus and in classrooms
- Requiring mask-wearing unless in private/personal spaces
- Regularly updating recreation procedures dependent on healthy and safety circumstances
- Reminding students, faculty and staff and commit to following all public health and safety guidelines
- Maintaining awareness of local conditions, supported by a public health awareness campaign
- Be ready to adapt as needed to COVID-19 circumstances
- Check moraviansports.com for the latest updates on Greyhound Athletics.
- Delivering dual-modality (“HyFlex”) classes, including online, remote, and in-person
- In spring 2021 we offered a modified semester, with some courses offered in 8-week sessions
- Providing a mixture of in-person and remote coursework and an expanded daily class schedule to limit population density on campus
- Offering remote flexibility for people at risk of COVID-19 and members of vulnerable populations