April 2, 2020 –
As COVID-19 continues to spread, Harrisburg University continues to take action to limit personal contact consistent with the Pennsylvania Governor’s Proclamation. Harrisburg University will offer the Summer Semester (May 1 – August 7) completely online. No faceto-face sessions will be held. No student access to laboratories or classrooms will be provided. This may change if the Governor of Pennsylvania issues new directions or SEVP changes its
current guidance.

Federal guidelines for international students studying in the US have shifted to allow for greater flexibility in how programs are delivered and managed. Under the new (temporary) federal guidelines, students will still need to be monitored (e.g., attendance taken and verified), show academic progress (through their work), and maintain their full-time course load at 6 credits.

Please be assured that if you are an international graduate student studying at HU, you will maintain your visa status and be allowed to remain in the US to study and work as long as you continue to attend and fully participate in classes online to include attending Executive Sessions online versus in person. Should you have any questions, please review the information available
at https://isohelp.harrisburgu.edu and generate a new support request if you have specific questions. You can also call (717) 901-5154 between 9 am and 5 pm EST.

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.

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. HU has contracted with BHS to provide quality, in-the-moment support