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COVID-19 virus and its impact on the university

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Coronavirus Update for the Harrisburg University Community

July 28, 2022

International Student Announcement for Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 Semesters

Harrisburg University (HU) has decided that programs for current and new transfer graduate students will continue to be delivered in a virtual manner for the following semesters: Fall (August 27-December 14, 2022; Late Fall (October 29, 2022-Feb 24, 2023); Spring (Jan. 7 – April 21, 2023); and Late Spring (March 11 – June 16, 2023). No in-person sessions will be required for F-1 students transferring into HU from other U.S. universities, but virtual attendance and satisfactory academic progress are still required.

Federal guidelines for international students 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. An international student studying at HU will maintain their visa status and be allowed to remain in the US to study and work if the student continues to attend and fully participate in classes. These procedural adaptations, in response to COVID-19, have been approved by SEVP.

Information for Direct Students

If you arrived in the United States based on the issuance of on an F-1 visa for the Fall 2022 semesters or Spring 2023 semesters from Harrisburg University to attend in-person executive courses (i.e., those courses that have three required in-person meetings per semester), you will continue to attend in-person executive format classes for subsequent semesters throughout the duration of your program. One in-person executive course is required per semester.

The University is offering the following Master of Science programs in person for new international students (meaning students who are not currently in the country): Analytics, Project Management, Computer Science, and Information Systems Engineering and Management. This will allow students overseas to obtain an I-20 from HU to begin the visa process. Direct students will take classes in a hybrid format with weekly online classes and appear on campus three times during the semester for the duration of their studies at HU.  Direct students can only switch a program of study to another program at HU that accepts direct students.  These procedural adaptations, in response to COVID-19, have been approved by SEVP.

Students traveling to the United States should view the Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. and International Travel | CDC as requirements change regularly. Students with questions regarding visa status are encouraged to review the information available at International Students at https://isohelp.harrisburgu.edu/support/home,  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 because of this issue is welcome to 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.

Latest Updates

International Student Announcement for remainder of 2022

International Student Announcement for remainder of 2022

May 25, 2022 Harrisburg University (HU) has decided that programs for current and new transfer graduate students will continue to be delivered in a virtual manner for the following semesters: Late Summer (July 9, 2022 – October 14, 2022), Fall (August 27-December 14,...

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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