Coronavirus Information and Resources

Official updates from HU regarding the current status of the
COVID-19 virus and its impact on the university

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Official updates from HU regarding the current status of the
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Coronavirus Update for the Harrisburg University Community

November 5, 2021

Announcement: 2022 Spring and Late Spring Semesters for Graduate Students

After multiple discussions among leaders of the university community, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (HU) has decided that programs for all currently enrolled graduate students will be delivered in virtual manner for the 2022 Spring (January 8, 2022 – April 28, 2022) and Late Spring (March 12, 2022 – June 17, 2022) semesters.

For Students in the U.S. Currently Enrolled:

No face-to-face sessions will be required for graduate students currently in the U.S. on an F-1 visa.

Federal guidelines for international students currently studying in the US continue to allow for greater flexibility in how programs are delivered and managed. Under the continuing but temporary federal guidelines, students still need to be monitored (e.g., attendance taken and verified), show academic progress (through their work), and maintain their full-time course load. International students studying at HU will maintain their visa status and be allowed to remain in the US to study and work as long as the students continue to attend and fully participate in classes online to include attending Executive Sessions online versus in person. Students currently in the U.S. may not attend in-person classes.

For Students Outside the U.S. Seeking to Enroll:

The University is offering its Master of Science in Project Management in-person for the Spring 2022 semester for Direct Students (meaning students who are not currently in the country). Additionally, HU is planning to offer both Project Management and Computer Science in-person for Direct Students for the Late Spring 2022 semester. This will allow students overseas to obtain an I-20 from HU to begin the VISA process. Students traveling to the United States should view the Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. and International Travel Requirements and Recommendations as these will change beginning November 8, 2021.

For All International Students:

Students with questions regarding visa status are encouraged to review the information available and generate a new support request at ISO Help for specific questions.

Please continue to monitor HU’s COVID-19 webpage for news and developments: https://covid.harrisburgu.edu/.

NOTE: Any HU student who is experiencing concerns such as anxiety, depression, or academic stress as a result of this issue should contact the BHS Student Assistance Program. You can login via the app/web, https://portal.bhsonline.com or call 800-327-2251. The username is HarrisburgU. Outreach to BHS is confidential, and each student is assigned a master’s level clinician as a care coordinator. BHS will provide HU students with quality, in-the-moment support.

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2022 Spring and Late Spring Semesters for Graduate Students

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Support Services

Pa. launches statewide helpline for those struggling with anxiety due to coronavirus

The number to call: 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600

Read Full Article for more information
https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/04/pa-launches-statewide-helpline-for-those-struggling-with-anxiety-due-to-coronavirus.htm

If you are a member of the HU Community who is experiencing concerns, such as anxiety, depression, or stress please contact the following 24/7 confidential support services:

Students: BHS Student Assistance Program. Login via the app/web, https://portal.bhsonline.com,  or call 800-327-2251. The username is HarrisburgU.

Employees: Mutual of Omaha Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 1-800-316-2796.

Financial Aid: The Office of Financial Aid will remain staffed, so we will be available during regular business hours to answer any questions or concerns that you might have. Reach out to financialaid@harrisburgu.edu or call (717) 901-5100 x 1672.

Also, If you are a former HU student or alumni who is currently paying on student loans, and have questions regarding the government response to the COVID-19 outbreak as it pertains to student loans, please do not hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Office.  We will answer your questions to the best of our knowledge and ability. 

Philadelphia Location

By now you are aware that the University is moving all classes to an online format. During this time all students will continue to have access to Student Services. If you have regularly scheduled bi-weekly meetings with me, or any other needs, questions and concerns, I am still available as your point of contact.  Please be aware that you also have Academic Resources such as tutoring and learning strategies available on SharePoint. I know this shift was unexpected so let’s stay connected to make sure you are receiving the support you need.

Also, If you are experiencing concerns such as anxiety, depression or academic stress as a result of this issue, please contact the BHS Student Assistance Program

https://portal.bhsonline.com  Username: HarrisburgU, or call 800-327-2251.

Philadelphia Student Support Contact:

Melissa A. Morgan
Director of Student Services
717-901-5149
mmorgan@harrisburgu.edu

Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to sign up for emergency campus alerts via email or text message by logging into MyHU and accessing the Omnilert (formerly e2Campus) signup form. Students will find the form under the Student Services tab. Staff and Faculty will find it under the Intranet tab. Harrisburg University’s Emergency Notification Service (ENS) is used to communicate with subscribers through voice, text, and email messages, as deemed appropriate in the event of an emergency. Each subscriber can designate up to three contact numbers and specify text, email and/or voice messages. The Emergency Notification Service is designed for use with portable devices and is only one aspect of a layered approach to notifying the University community of emergencies.

HU Contact Information:

 

Graduate Student Services

Any general questions related to International student’s affairs, orientation, travel, parking etc.

International Student Office

Questions related to CPT, SEVIS and I-20

Records and Registration

Questions related to class schedule, registration and transcripts

Business Office

Questions related to tuition or payments

IT Help Desk

Questions related to MyHU Login credentials, Canvas and laptop requirements

IT Help Desk
717.901.5177

HU Security Desk

Questions related to security and campus safety

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid will remain staffed, so we will be available during regular business hours to answer any questions or concerns that you might have. 

financialaid@harrisburgu.edu
717.901-5100 x 1672

Philadelphia Student Support Contact

Questions related to Philadelphia Student Support

jmackey@harrisburgu.edu
717.901.5100 x 1734