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

July 2, 2020

With COVID-19 cases continuing to grow, Harrisburg University continues to actively monitor pandemic developments. Ultimately, our decisions regarding University operations are motivated by the desire to keep staff and students safe and healthy. Consequently, while we assess developments of the Commonwealth’s reopening, Harrisburg University is still requiring all employees to work from home. As we have operated for months, Harrisburg University will not staff student facing functions including but not limited to the Registrar’s Office, the Library, the Office of Admissions, the Business Office, the Office of International Students, and the Financial Aid Office from University facilities. Rather, these functions should remain staffed during normal business hours by employees working from home. All other functions should also continue to be staffed from home offices.

The “work from home protocol” will continue from today, July 2, 2020 until 8:00 am Monday August 3, 2020 unless otherwise notified. Employees who work their regular hours remotely, will continue to receive their regular pay based on their normal work schedule. Standard protocols for PTO apply if you are unable to work due to illness or if you need to take personal time.

Only staff directly involved in facility cleaning and maintenance (e.g., maintenance of aquaponics facilities) may continue entering University facilities on a regular basis. Faculty will continue to work remotely. Faculty are asked to remain in regular contact with their program lead, and to continue to offer regular office hours electronically. Faculty needing help or ideas for online course delivery are encouraged to continue working remotely with the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.

Any employee needing 1) financial resource information, 2) legal resource information or 3) helpcoping with anxiety and stress should contact the confidential Employee Assistance Program at 1-
800-316-2796.

Requirement to Maintain Confidentiality of Business Information

Employees must take all precautions necessary to secure sensitive and confidential information, including student, staff, alumni, donor records and information, etc., and prevent unauthorized access to University equipment and proprietary information. The performance of job duties remotely may require the handling of confidential information, and continued compliance with all applicable policies is an essential requirement in this arrangement. Employees must protect information from improper disclosure to, or access by, other persons, including other members of the employee’s household. Employees must take appropriate steps to ensure the security of all work-related materials, data, and equipment.

Latest Updates

Harrisburg University Statement for International Students

Harrisburg University Statement for International Students

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Harrisburg University Official Notice

Harrisburg University Official Notice

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Fall Graduate Student Announcement

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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