Enjoying a COVID-19-ready campus together in 2021

The semester begins Thu. Feb. 4th with online coursework. Face-to-face and hybrid course delivery begins Mon. Feb. 22nd.
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Ship is proud to launch the Raider Rapid Results (R3) testing program for a richer on-campus experience for participating students, offering greater opportunities for engaging in clubs and activities, intramurals, sports, and experiential learning. All COVID-19 testing, including the R3 testing, is free to students.  Details coming soon.

Shippensburg University-wide COVID-19 Testing Dashboard

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A COVID-19-ready campus, prepared for Students and Success

With guidance from public health officials, trusted leaders in the scientific community, and input from our campus community, Shippensburg University provides learning opportunities to meet the needs of the community while delivering high-quality education and academic support.

 

Creating a community that is COVID-19-aware to mitigate risk

  • Revised policies and procedures support student, faculty and staff well-being.
  • Campus-wide prevention and mitigation capabilities.
  • Case investigation program incorporates smart phone technology and comprehensive personal interview.
  • Strategies and designated spaces for quarantining and isolation.
  • State of the art sanitizing measures throughout campus, including nanoseptic surfaces in select areas.
  • Robust social distancing and density protocols on campus and in classrooms.
  • Increase awareness of the public health risks of COVID-19 through comprehensive communications of public health guidelines and recommendations.
  • Maintain flexibility as our community adapts to the physical and social constraints necessary to mitigate risks posed by COVID-19.
  • A cohort of leaders will remind all on campus of the policies and protocols and reinforce their universal adoption.

Implementing flexible academic instruction

  • Feb. 4: Semester begins with online coursework
  • Feb. 18-20: Residence Hall move-in
  • Feb. 22: Face-to-face and hybrid course delivery begins
  • Mar. 25: Raider Rest Day (replaces spring break)
  • Apr. 23: Raider Rest Day (replaces spring break)
  • May 14: Last Day of Classes
  • May 17-21: Final Exams Online

Hybrid courses allow for an in-person academic experience, synchronous and asynchronous remote options, and ensures an easy transition to a remote mode of operation if necessary. 

Commencement ceremonies will be announced.


 

 

Embracing a wholistic approach to resources and student success

  • Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to members of the campus community.
  • Require the use of face masks for all persons in all public spaces.
  • Additional sanitizing stations and signage regarding physical distancing throughout campus. 
  • On-campus free COVID-19 testing. 
  • Temperature-checking locations throughout campus.
  • COVID-19-compliant access to resources such as campus activities, services, events and support on campus, including enhanced opportunities for students participating in the Raider Rapid Response testing protocol program.
  • Prioritize resources for enrichment of technology-enabled instruction to support each course.
  • Updated student code of conduct and related policies to include compliance with COVID- 19 public health requirements.
  • Classroom spaces that meets The American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards and guidelines.
  • Create Virtual Lounges where students may participate in remote classes while on campus.

Shippensburg University is deeply committed to the well-being and success of our campus family, Shippensburg community, South Central Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth. Some operational details may change based on continuing developments and revised guidelines and recommendations from the federal government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (State System/PASSHE).