Until the end of the Spring semester, April 23, 2020, all classes for undergraduate and graduate students will be delivered online. No face-to-face sessions will be held. No student access to laboratories or classrooms will be provided.
Undergraduate students currently residing in Harrisburg University-affiliated housing will be given the option to stay in their current room or to return home for the remainder of the Spring semester. Students electing to remain in their current room will have internet access to fully participate in the upcoming online courses. However, students remaining in their rooms will NOT have access to other Harrisburg University facilities. The choice to stay or return home rests with the family and the student. HU has been advised that because this is an elective option to return home, no housing refunds will be provided by the housing owner (Harrisburg University does not own the housing buildings). If students elect to stay, they should plan to have sufficient supplies to meet their needs for the duration of their stay. The University cannot guarantee that retail and restaurant establishments will continue to remain open should things escalate.
Harrisburg University will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and will provide periodic updates as necessary.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is the primary resource for up-to-date information on all diseases and biological threats. CDC information about this virus is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html.
Advisories concerning travelers’ health based on location are available at: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list
Any HU student who is experiencing concerns such as anxiety, depression, or academic stress as a result of this issue should 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.
Any employee experiencing similar concerns should contact the confidential Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-316-2796.