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
COVID-19 virus and its impact on the university

Emergency
Notification System

Frequently Asked Questions

What you need
to know

What to do if you
are sick

Official Statement

Coronavirus Update for the Harrisburg University Community

 April 2, 2020

 We hope you and your loved ones are doing well and staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented circumstances. The Harrisburg University community should be proud of the perseverance and resilience shown by our students, faculty, and staff during these challenging times.

 In order to continue limiting personal contact consistent with the Pennsylvania Governor’s Orders, we have made the decision to move all academic programs (graduate and undergraduate courses) to an online format for the summer 2020 semester (May 1 – August 14).

We ask faculty scheduled to teach in the summer semester to contact their program leads for additional guidance. Also, any faculty member needing help and/or ideas about moving course content online should contact the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. We will continue working closely with community partners and follow guidance of state and federal health agencies, and we will update the campus community as additional information becomes available. Updated information will be posted to a dedicated page on HU’s public website that will be available at: https://covid.harrisburgu.edu/. As circumstances warrant, updates will also be posted to HU’s social media sites and through its text messaging system,
Omnilert. 

Please note that should you encounter any HU student who is experiencing concerns such as anxiety, depression, or academic stress, you should encourage them to contact the BHS Student Assistance Program. They 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.

Employees of the HU Community who may also be experiencing similar concerns, or may require financial or legal assistance, should contact the Mutual of Omaha Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 1-800-316-2796.

Additional and updated information about the coronavirus is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

Latest Updates

Update Summer 2020 Semester

Update Summer 2020 Semester

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Update for Returning Graduate Students

Update for Returning Graduate Students

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Update for New International Students

Update for New International Students

April 2, 2020 - To maintain the health of the Harrisburg University, all graduate education activities and programs for the weekend of May 1 have been moved to online delivery. There will be no faceto-face sessions. You will not be required to travel to Harrisburg....

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Support Services

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:

Joy Mackey
Associate Director of Student Success
(717) 901-5100 x 1734
jmackey@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