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Moravian College
Student Handbook

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook web site is designed to provide easy access to information that is relevant to all students of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary (also referred to as "Moravian College" or "the College"). Although the intended audience of the Handbook is all currently enrolled students, some sections may not be applicable to all populations. When appropriate, this is noted.

The information in the Handbook is subject to change from time to time as deemed necessary by the College in order to fulfill its role and mission or to accommodate circumstances beyond its control. Any such changes may be implemented without prior notice and without obligation and, unless specified otherwise, are effective when made. Efforts will be made, however, to inform the student body of significant changes in a timely manner.

All students should review the Handbook in its entirety and are expected to be familiar with its content. This can be accomplished by navigating the menus on the left side of the screen and following links to important policies and information. The right side of the screen (or bottom on a mobile device) will always include important links, regardless of where you are in the Handbook web site. 

Below are some highlights intended for ease of use, but should not be reviewed solely as a substitute to reviewing the entire Handbook. 

Handbook Highlights

  • All students are accountable to the Academic Code of Conduct and the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Housing and Residence Life Policies apply to residents and their guests. This means that even commuting students should be familiar with these policies to prepare themselves for visiting friends at a College residence.
  • Learning assistance is available in a variety of forms, from tests to determine learning disabilities to one-on-one writing tutorials.
  • Parking policies apply to all students. 
  • Logging in to or otherwise connecting to the campus network implies acceptance of the institution's policies on acceptable use of computing resources.
  • E-mail is the official mode of communication for the College and students are expected to check their College e-mail account regularly.
  • All students, including commuters, can participate in campus events and activities. Be sure to explore all opportunities to get involved with the campus community!
  • Additional information relevant to seminary students can be found in the Seminary Handbook.

Recent Policy Updates

Every effort will be made to notify the campus community when significant changes are made to the Handbook. Significant recent updates will also be listed here:

  • Drugs: The Drug policy has been updated to provide definitions for the terms "illegals drugs" and "controlled substances" and to reiterate that marijuana is not permitted on property owned or operated by the College, even for medical reasons.
  • Gambling: A new policy on gambling was added to the Student Code of Conduct
  • Appeals: The procedure for appeal of a student conduct resolution has been updated to provide more clarity on the process.
  • Sealed Records Policy: In consultation and collaboration with members of the United Student Government (USG) this policy was created to offer an opportunity for students to request, under certain circumstances, that their student conduct record be sealed