Coronavirus Information and Resources

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

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Coronavirus Update for the Harrisburg University Community

Virtual Format for Undergraduate Classes Extended Thru March 6 2022

January 24, 2022

Harrisburg University continues to monitor infection data, governmental requirements, and medical best practices regarding COVID-19, its variants, and now, the flu.

Given the current high rate of COVID-19 cases related to the Omicron variant, HU will continue with the virtual format for all undergraduate classes in Harrisburg and Philadelphia until March 6, 2022.

Students and faculty should plan to resume all scheduled on-campus courses to in-person on Monday, March 7th. However, HU will continue to monitor the data and trends and communicate any change in this course of action as soon as possible based on the best possible information available from the medical community and governmental agencies. If HU needs to extend the virtual courses and services to allow for physical distancing, HU will provide the community with at least a week’s notice for planning purposes.

The health, safety, and welfare of the HU community continues to be a priority. Students should continue to monitor their HU email for any updates from the covid19@harrisburgu.edu email and HU’s COVID 19 webpage.

Student housing remains an option for students that wish to be in campus-affiliated housing. However, strict physical distancing and guest policies will be in place. Please watch for a separate email from housing@my.harrisburgu.edu for those students who have on-campus housing.

Need help connecting with a resource? MyHU, the Student Services Sharepoint site, and the Support Portals are places to start. You can also reach out to studentsuccess@harrisburgu.edu for assistance.

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we continue to monitor the situation. Please reach out to covid19@harrisburgu.edu if you have any questions.

Any HU student who is experiencing concerns such as anxiety, depression, or academic stress as a result of the decision is welcome to contact either the HU counseling center, counseling@harrisburgu.edu, or the BHS Student Assistance Program for confidential support. You can log in via the app/web, https://portal.bhsonline.com, or call 800-327-2251. The username is HarrisburgU.

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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