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

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Official Statement

Coronavirus Update for the Harrisburg University Community

December 16, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS

NOTICE OF CHANGE IN PROGRAM DELIVERY. ACTION REQUIRED.

In accordance with USCIS and SEVP guidelines for international students, Harrisburg University will resume the executive delivery model of all its graduate programs on March 1, 2023, requiring international students to participate in on-campus weekend sessions three Saturdays per semester as scheduled for the duration of their studies.

In-person attendance is mandatory for all international students. Students who fail to attend in-person sessions will jeopardize their visa status. Please make all necessary arrangements for travel and accommodations well in advance to attend the mandatory sessions. For a calendar of upcoming on-campus sessions, visit https://www.harrisburgu.edu/academics/academic-services/academic-calendar/.

On April 18, 2020, The Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued guidance which enabled schools and students to engage in distance learning in excess of regulatory limits due to the continuing public health concerns created by COVID-19. Since then, Harrisburg University has delivered its graduate programs in a virtual format in accordance with this guidance. In preparation for the end of this guidance, Harrisburg University will resume its executive delivery model in March 2023 requiring all international students to attend the mandatory, in-person sessions three Saturdays per semester as scheduled and weekly classes online.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement and/or being an F-1 student, please contact the International Student Office and the Designated School Officials (DSOs) at ISOhelp@HarrisburgU.edu for assistance. If you have other questions about your studies, please email GraduateAdmissions@HarrisburgU.edu

Latest Updates

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS

NOTICE OF CHANGE IN PROGRAM DELIVERY. ACTION REQUIRED. In accordance with USCIS and SEVP guidelines for international students, Harrisburg University will resume the executive delivery model of all its graduate programs on March 1, 2023, requiring international...

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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