COVID-19 Action Plan

COVID-19 Action Plan

COVID-19 Action Plan

Last updated: 3/16/2020


Dear Students,

As we have discussed, we are living through a dynamic, unprecedented situation. We are putting our mission to work, pro Christo et patria, in the face of real difficulties. Loving our neighbors—locally and at a distance—makes health and safety concerns primary today. We are keenly aware and deeply grateful for the sacrifices you are making this spring semester to stem the tide of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Medical officials working with our local, state, and national leaders are calling for more aggressive measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Federal Government made announcements today putting such measures in place that affect Geneva College. The Governor has directed Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania to eliminate all non-essential, in-person activities.

Therefore, we will deliver classes online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

Until today’s announcements, we were able to comply with all government recommendations while giving students the option to remain on campus. Now, to honor the request of our government officials, we must vacate the residence halls.

During the coming week, you will have access to the residence halls to move out from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. every day from now until Wednesday, March 25. Please come prepared to remove all of your belongings and clean your room according to instructions given by Residence Life. Mailboxes will be accessible in conjunction with residence hall hours and the mail room will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for mail and package pick-up only.  (No shipments will be sent.)

Effective at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, the College will lock down the residence halls for public health reasons. Residence halls will remain locked down with no student access at least until May 2020. Once the restriction is lifted, students will again have access to the residence halls to remove their belongings.

If you are an International/Global student, the Crossroads office will be in contact to speak with you personally about the College’s plan to address your unique circumstances.

We understand that the changes noted above leave many questions unaddressed. Please know that we are working through the implications with care and deliberation. You should regularly check the Student FAQs on geneva.edu for more information as it becomes available.

In Christ’s Service,

Calvin L. Troup Signature

Calvin L. Troup, Ph.D.
President