Academics

Will I be able to earn my course credits for the spring semester?

Yes. Our goal is for all students to earn spring semester credits via distance education. For seniors, we will make a special effort to see that courses are completed by the end of the semester. Some courses may be given “Incomplete” and/or continued in the summer, if necessary.

What if I have limited or no access to the internet?

Please make your professor aware of your situation prior to the remote learning period so you can work something out. Several companies are offering free WiFi access during this time.

How will courses be graded?

The College has approved a temporary change to its pass/fail grading policy for the spring semester. Students can choose a pass/fail grade later in the term than usual, and for a wider range of courses. Read the policy in full.

What about course selection for the fall 2020 semester?

The fall course schedule will be available in late March on the Office of the Registrar website and on the Banner Self Service course search tool. Students will receive an email with details,  including mid-April registration dates. Students can engage in conversations with their advisers via phone or video calls to review their academic plan, course selection, and to receive registration PINs.

What do I do if I have an academic accommodation or need an accommodation in the present circumstances?

Any existing accommodation should remain in force. If new measures or adjustments are needed, contact The Office of Accessibility Services. A COVID-19 webpage is being created by the Office of Advising and Co-Curricular Activities that will address a number of issues related to support provided by the Hub, class deans, and other functions in Scott Hall. Class deans and other advising staff members will continue to be available for appointments (video or phone). Use contact information on their staff page if you would like to set up a meeting.

When will classes begin?

Please contact the relevant head or chair for the department or program in which that particular course is being offered. You can find the appropriate head or chair by going to the department or program’s webpage. There is also a list of heads and chairs that can be found toward the bottom of the Information, Forms, and Lists page off of the Provost’s main page. If you sent an email to a department head or chair and have waited more than 24 hours without a response, please contact Markus Dubischar, associate dean of the curriculum.

What technology resources are available to me during this time?

There are several technology and resource guides available for students, including:

My coursework includes lab, artistic, performance, or presentation requirements. How will I fulfill those?

Our faculty are innovative. We already have heard of a number of creative alternatives being developed, and so we are confident they will work with you to find a suitable arrangement.

Arts classes are finding ways to stay involved and connected. For example, some music ensembles are experimenting with layered sounds and group creation projects, and some courses are emphasizing process over product. There are many ways a class can get creative and provide an outlet for self-expression and connection during this time of isolation.

I’m a senior. Am I going to graduate on time?

While the ceremony has been rescheduled to August 1, we anticipate your degree will be awarded and reflected on your transcript following our usual graduation processing in the May timeframe.

My professor posts class session recordings and course materials on our Moodle course site. Are there limits on what I can do with these materials?

The creation of a dynamic and rigorous class requires a high level of trust between students and between the class and the instructor. Class session recordings and other course materials are proprietary and to be used for class purposes only. They are not to be shared or distributed outside those parameters. You must request permission from your professor prior to creating any recordings. Also, no recordings should be shared or posted online even when the instructor grants permission to record.

How will I take exams?

Faculty have a variety of options available for testing and assessment, including through Moodle. Please talk with your professor.

How do I resolve course-related concerns (e.g., scheduling conflicts, communication difficulties with a professor) in this period of remote teaching?

If contacting your professor does not resolve the issue, reach out to the department head or program chair. A list of heads and chairs can be found toward the bottom of the Information, Forms, and Lists webpage. If you have emailed the head or chair and have waited more than 24 hours without a response, contact Markus Dubischar, associate dean of the curriculum.

Are tutors still available through the Academic Resource Hub?

Yes. Support programs have transitioned from in-person to remote sessions. Visit the Academic Resource Hub website for more information on specific course support. Please use the StudyTree app to book appointments or join the Supplemental Instruction or Mentored Study Group Sessions.

How will I register for fall 2020 courses, and how do I meet with my academic adviser?

The registrar’s office will provide registration dates and instructions. As in any other semester, your academic adviser will have your registration PIN, and you can reach out to your adviser via email to set up any pre-registration conversations via phone or video.

Will Commencement still take place?

Yes. Commencement has been rescheduled for Aug. 1, and plans are being made to hold some campus activities for seniors in advance of commencement.

Can current EXCEL Scholars continue to be paid for the remainder of the spring semester?

If current EXCEL Scholars can continue their work remotely, they can continue to be paid.

 

CARES Funding

Do I need to take any steps to receive my CARES Act grant funding?

Yes. You need to self-certify that you incurred expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its disruption of campus operations. An online certification link will be provided in an email to eligible students enrolled for the spring 2020 term and who completed the 2019-20 FAFSA.

How will the CARES Act funding be provided to me?

For students who have signed up for direct deposit with the College, funding will be sent to the students’ financial institution via electronic funds transfer (EFT). For students not enrolled in direct deposit, checks will be mailed to their home addresses.

Do I have to repay my grant from the CARES Act?

No. The money awarded to you is a grant, not a loan.

Are there any restrictions on how I spend my CARES Act grant?

Federal guidelines indicate the funds may be used for any number of financial costs related to the disruption of education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This could include money spent on additional technology requirements, food, housing, course materials, health care, child care, and the like.

Will this funding impact my current or future financial aid awards?

No. This grant is a one-time emergency grant, and it will not impact your current or future financial aid.

Is the emergency grant taxable?

No. CARES emergency financial aid grants are considered qualified disaster relief payments under Internal Revenue Code Section 139, which excludes such payments from gross income. 

Is there funding available for international or undocumented students?

No. International and undocumented students are not eligible for Title IV financial aid programs and therefore are not covered by the CARES Act.

 

Summer Academic Experiences

Will courses and internships for credit be offered?

There will be no on-campus summer courses. The registrar can process registration and credit for summer internships.

Will EXCEL and other summer research programs be offered?

Yes, if the work can be done remotely.

It may be possible to offer on-campus faculty-student research programs with a shortened timeline starting in July. However, it is uncertain whether access to labs and equipment will be available and whether move-out from the spring semester will be completed in time to prepare summer student housing. There is a significant possibility that July onsite programs will not be possible. The College might not be able to make that determination until late May or even June. 

How will EXCEL Scholars working remotely be paid?

These students must abide by the guidelines in the ARC Manual and can work a maximum of 36.25 hours/week during summer 2020 for up to 10 weeks. Timesheets should be emailed to Nancy Williams, assistant to the provost, by the due date of the applicable payroll period. If faculty mentors are unable to scan and sign the timesheet, they can indicate their approval of the hours in the body of the email. Faculty mentors with EXCEL Scholars who are international students should contact Janine Block, assistant director of international student services, to ensure that their scholars can be paid for remote work. 

Housing is not being provided for remote summer EXCEL projects.

What are the start and end dates for remote EXCEL projects?

Summer EXCEL Scholars can work for up to 10 weeks during the period beginning Sunday, May 24, through Friday, Aug. 28.

Can students currently on campus remain in campus housing past the end of finals if they are participating in a summer research program?

All remaining students ideally will leave campus housing at the end of the finals period; remote research should be done off campus. Students unable to return home or make other housing arrangements should contact Residence Life to discuss their needs.

 

Financial Aid

I am an admitted student for Fall 2020. We received our financial aid offer (the College Financing Plan or CFP), but we have questions about what is listed.

If you have a quick question, feel free to give us a call at 610-330-5055. If you leave a voicemail, please let us know whom to call back and your student’s name and ID.

If your question is more involved and needs more in-depth conversation, please reach out to us at financialaid@lafayette.edu. We will respond to you to schedule a time to talk via phone, or virtually on Zoom or Google Meet/Hangouts.

In your email, please provide the following information so that we can get back with you:

  • Student’s full name
  • Student’s Lafayette or Reference ID (provided by the Office of Admission)
  • Best way to reach you (phone number and email), including dates and times
  • A summary of your question or concern

I am an admitted student for Fall 2020, and I have a question about merit scholarships. With whom should we communicate?

Your admission counselor is probably the best person to address your merit scholarship questions. If you do not know who your admission counselor is, please check the Admissions website. You may also email them at admissions@lafayette.edu or call them at 610-330-5100.

Is there guidance for the financial effects on our family due to the current economic and COVID-19 pressures we are experiencing?

All schools are trying to determine how to address families’ concerns. We do not know how long the economic effects will last, and we have to be careful about making significant alterations to the FAFSA and CSS Profile data. 

In the meantime, we know many are nervous and just want to talk through this. Feel free to reach out to us at financialaid@lafayette.edu. Even if we have no immediate answers, we will continue to be available to talk via phone, or face-to-face via Zoom or Google Meet/Hangouts. When emailing, please include:

  • Student’s full name
  • Student’s Lafayette or Reference ID (provided by the Office of Admission)
  • Best way to reach you (phone number and email), including dates and times
  • A summary of your question or concern

Since the financial aid staff are working remotely, how should we connect with one of the directors?

Though our financial aid professionals are all working from home, we have implemented ways to work as if we were in the office. All emails and phone calls are being handled as if we were physically in the office, and one of us is retrieving mail and faxes from the College and forwarding those documents to the correct people for review.

Even with these practices in place, some of us have children at home who need our help with school assignments and have older family members with whom we need to connect. So, please be patient as we balance all of these converging responsibilities.

I am a currently enrolled (returning) student. When can I expect to receive my 2020-21 financial aid offer (the College Financing Plan or CFP)?

We anticipate releasing returning students’ financial aid offers beginning June 1, 2020.

 

Healthcare

What if I do not have access to healthcare providers at home?

SHIP provides coverage for hospitalizations, specialty care, mental health, and prescription medications throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more information on benefits and coverage, visit the University Health Plans website. Students who waived SHIP should check with their private insurance for questions about their provider network, coverage rules, and potential out-of-pocket costs.

What if I am experiencing increased anxiety or stress related to concerns about family in impacted areas or COVID-19 on campus?

Students who are experiencing increased anxiety or stress related to concerns about family in impacted areas may call a counselor. To make an appointment for counseling, please call 610-330-5005.

 

Housing: Move Out

When can I return to campus to retrieve my belongings?

The basics:
– Sign up online beginning Wednesday, May 6 via MyHousing
– Select a time slot for Friday, May 8, through Tuesday, May 26
– Confirmed appointments required
– Special health and safety guidelines must be followed
– Limit the number of people who come to campus to assist with move out

The details:
In-person spring move out will begin on Friday, May 8, and conclude on Tuesday, May 26. The process will require confirmed appointments and special health and safety guidelines.  The signup schedule in MyHousing will open on Wednesday, May 6.

During the move-out period, there will be a certain number of time slots per residential area. This staggered move-out process will guard against further spread of the coronavirus by limiting the number of people on campus at any one time and reducing the size of public gatherings while providing students and their families flexibility in making the necessary arrangements. It also will help in managing traffic flow and congestion on campus to facilitate a more rapid move out for each student.

To further mitigate concerns about groups and the number of individuals on campus, please limit the number of people who come to campus to assist with move-out efforts. Do not allow any family members who have been at higher risk for exposure or who are symptomatic to accompany you to campus.

How will move out be coordinated once I get to campus?

The basics:
– Access fob enabled during your appointment
– BRING YOUR KEYS
– Arrive at your residence and room only
– Take your trash to a campus dumpster
– Lock your door after move out and look for signs where to leave your keys
– returning student? retain your fob; graduating/not returning? return fob with keys

The details:
Your access fob will be enabled for your residence hall during your move-out appointment. All residential doors in College-owned housing (suite doors, house doors, apartment doors, and bedroom doors) were locked during health and safety inspections. Be sure to bring your keys when returning to campus to move out.  

Upon arrival to campus, go directly to your room. Once all items are removed, be sure to lock the room door and return your key(s) to the box at the nearest key return location. Locations will be posted on signs at residence hall entrances. (Returning students for 2020-2021 should retain their checkpoints. Graduating or non-returning students can return checkpoints in the same envelope.) 

To limit trash removal by facilities staff, please take excess recyclables and trash directly to the nearest dumpster area.

Do I need to get screened or get clearances before I come back to campus for my belongings?

If you have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, shortness of breath, or you are living in the same house or apartment with a person recently diagnosed with the virus, please contact the Health Center for clearance to return to campus.

What are the guidelines and instructions I need to follow when returning to campus?

To properly manage the move-out process, we have established specific health and safety guidelines that all who return for move out are expected to follow.

Can I spend the night in my residence to pack my belongings?

No. In an effort to minimize the possibility of contact between individuals returning to campus and among individuals who are still living and working on campus, overnight stays on campus are not permitted.  Students and families are encouraged to contact local hotels to make arrangements if needed.

I’m not able to return to campus. What should I do?

You have two options
1. Designate a friend or family member to move out on your behalf by completing the move-out proxy form. You do not need to schedule a move-out time. Residence Life will contact your proxy to make arrangements.

2. Contract with TSI, a moving company that will pack your belongings and ship/store them. You may arrange for the specific services you need, and the company will FaceTime with you from your room during the packing process. For best pricing, students should purchase services by May 15. You do not need to schedule a move-out time. The company will schedule a date with the College.

Can my parents/family/friend/roommate come back to campus without me to get my belongings?

Yes. You must complete this form.

You may designate another person (e.g., your roommate, another Lafayette student, or family member) to remove your belongings by completing the move-out proxy form. Submission of this form is your authorization for the proxy to have access to your residence and personal items. Residence Life will contact your proxy to schedule the move-out appointment.

Can I leave my belongings in my room until I come back for fall or Commencement?

No. Students are expected to remove all of their belongings from their rooms during the move-out period.  This is both for security of their belongings and so the College can fully prepare the residential areas. In a normal year, to prepare for the fall semester, rooms need to be emptied, cleaned, and maintenance performed during the summer.  It is impossible to know in what ways those preparations may need to be different or enhanced than in the past; the absence of student belongings will be important in helping us be ready for the fall semester. Taking their items home or making storage arrangements will provide students assurance of knowing their items are secure.

Will there be a Green Move Out program for students?

The College is able to offer a very limited Green Move Out. Please place items you wish to donate inside the lime green bin or cardboard box located in the main lobby of your residence hall. Off-campus houses received a cardboard box labeled Green Move Out. Please keep the cardboard box inside your house. Boxes will be collected once all students have moved out. 

Accepted items include: books, school supplies, non-perishable unopened food, small appliances, housewares, blankets, gently worn clothing and shoes, cleaning supplies, cookware and dishes, etc. Collected items will be safely donated to Pard Pantry, Third Street Alliance, Safe Harbor, The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, International Student Association, and other organizations caring for our community during this crisis. 

Please return home with items that can be repurposed and donate them to local nonprofits or provide to friends and family who would find them useful. Also, please remember that the City of Easton trash/recycling pickup is on Monday. The City has suspended bulk item pick-up; students in off-campus housing should not leave large items behind for disposal.  

Visit sustainability.lafayette.edu for more information.

What if I’m not comfortable coming to campus because of COVID-19?

We encourage you to choose a less-trafficked time (i.e., during the week, in the morning). Limits on each move-out time window help manage the number of individuals moving out at the same time and in the same part of campus. To eliminate the need to come to campus, you can designate a move out proxy or contract with TSI, an outside moving company, for packing and shipping/storage services. 

I am a student who usually stores my belongings on campus over the summer. Will I still be able to do this?

No. Consider these options:

  • Due to current staffing limitations, no access to any campus storage locations is available. Students may contract with Dorm Room Movers, an outside student storage company that will pick up their packed items and re-deliver them directly to students’ rooms in the fall. Students who use Dorm Room Movers may lock their boxes for storage in their rooms. The College will arrange for the company to pick up students’ boxes at the end of the move-out period. Order several days before your scheduled appointment as the company will send you all packing materials.
  • Students may use local self-storage options that require the student to transport items to/from the storage facilities. Calling first is recommended to ensure these businesses have remained open.

I have items in campus storage. Can I pick them up when I move out?

No. Due to current staffing limitations, no access to campus storage locations is available. This includes access to items already in storage.

I have non-residence hall keys (lab, office) and post office key (if senior). How do I return them?

When you return for move out, you can return them to the designated key return boxes that will be placed in various locations around campus.  If you have already moved out, you may mail your keys to the Office of Residence Life and they will be given to the locksmith.

I still have College-owned property (such as laptops, cameras, library books and/or items borrowed from my student organization). How should I return it?

Please leave items in your room marked clearly with the department, office or organization it belongs to. Certain departments may reach out directly to coordinate collection. Books from the Lafayette libraries may be left in your room or returned when you come back to campus in the fall; no fines will be assessed. If you are not returning to campus, or if you have books borrowed from other institutions’ libraries through interlibrary loan, please contact circ@lafayette.edu, and we will work with you to arrange to return your books.

If you are a graduating senior that has borrowed technology (laptops, cameras, etc), please contact Chris Koch by emailing kochc@lafayette.edu to arrange for drop-off.

If you have items in other campus buildings (e.g. academic, athletic) or have College-owned items to return, please contact your faculty member/supervisor/coach to coordinate.

 

What if I have a rented microfridge in my room?

Follow instructions from Campus Specialties for preparing the unit to be returned. Leave the unit locked in your room when you leave. The company will come to campus to pick up the units following the move-out period.

If I forget to leave my key, can I mail it?

Yes. We recommend a padded envelope, cardboard mailer, or firmly taping the key to a piece of paper so it does not pierce the envelope and fall out during mail processing. Mail to: Office of Residence Life, 132 Farinon Center, Easton, PA 18042.

What if I’ve already moved my belongings out?

Please email reslife@lafayette.edu to confirm that you have no belongings in your room and mail your key(s) back. We recommend a padded envelope, cardboard mailer, or firmly taping the key to a piece of paper so it does not pierce the envelope and fall out during mail processing. Mail to: Office of Residence Life, 132 Farinon Center, Easton, PA 18042.

Do students living in off-campus rentals not associated with the College need to complete the move-out form?

No. All off-campus leases signed by students continue to be in effect. If you have questions regarding your off-campus property lease, contact your landlord or the property management company. 

Housing: General

What should I do if I have remained on campus and am now leaving to return home?

Students who previously identified a compelling reason to continue living on campus received an email from the vice president of campus life indicating they should immediately alert us if plans have changed. If you have not alerted us to your changed plans, please do so immediately by emailing vpcampuslife@lafayette.edu

If I am approved to remain on campus, what will the student experience be like?

Students approved to remain on campus may not travel out of the area and return to College housing. Most campus services will be curtailed or suspended. Hours of operation and services are posted online and will continue to be updated. Students should call Public Safety at 610-330-4444 if there is a physical emergency and 610-330-5005 for a mental health emergency after hours or on weekends. To align with recommendations on limiting social encounters, no community gatherings will be scheduled. Off-campus resources also will be very limited in response to directives from the CDC, City of Easton, and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

I left my car on campus. Will it be towed or ticketed?

If you are parked legally, no. You can keep your car where it is until you are able to retrieve it. 

Whom should I contact with housing-related questions?

Will I get a refund on room and board costs?

We will be crediting or refunding 50 percent of specific room and board charges, with a minimum credit of $1,000. For more information, see the email to students and families.

 

Pass/Fail

How can I select the pass/fail grade option?

The online form can be used through the May 1 deadline. If no action is taken to request that a course be considered pass/fail, normal letter grading will remain in effect.

Will I be able to take a class counting towards my major or minor pass/fail?

Yes, for spring 2020 semester only, a P can be counted in the major.

Will I be able to take a class counting towards the Common Course of Study requirements pass/fail?

Yes, for spring 2020 semester only, a P can count for a Common Course of Study requirement.

What is considered a passing grade/failing grade?

Any non-failing grade will be recorded as a P; a failing grade will be recorded as an F.

How will an F factor into my GPA?

An F will be calculated into the term and cumulative GPA calculations, as outlined in the catalog.

How will having one or two classes pass/fail factor into consideration for the Dean's List this semester?

Dean’s List for spring 2020 will be determined based on a minimum of three graded courses and term GPA of 3.6 or higher.

Will I still be eligible for Latin honors at graduation if I choose pass/fail classes?

Graduation Latin honors are determined based on the cumulative GPA.  Those who graduate with high cumulative averages based upon four years’ work are awarded their degrees summa cum laude (a cumulative average of 3.85 or higher), magna cum laude (3.75), or cum laude (3.65). Taking a class pass/fail will not affect your GPA unless the grade is recorded as an F.

Will faculty know that I chose pass/fail grading for their course?

Prior to submitting grades for their course a faculty member would not know who in their course has elected the pass/fail grade option. Faculty become aware of the pass/fail grade request at the time they have access to final grade entry in Banner.

I am completing an honors thesis. Can I select the pass/fail grade option?

Not for the thesis course. In order to be awarded departmental honors for completion of a thesis, a grade of A is required in the Thesis course. You can still elect other courses to be pass/fail.

If I have already requested that a class be pass/fail with a minimum grade, will I still be able to retain the minimum grade option?

No. The modification of the policy for the spring semester does not allow for a letter grade to be specified in lieu of the P. All courses retain normal letter grading unless and until a request for pass/fail is submitted. If you would like to retain the letter grade option, no action is necessary. If you prefer to have the class be evaluated pass/fail, you must submit that request.

Can I still withdraw from a course?

Yes. The withdrawal deadline has been extended to May 1, the same date by which pass/fail grading has to be elected. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their adviser(s) before deciding to opt for a pass/fail grade or withdrawing from a course so that they can make a well-informed decision.

If I select pass/fail for a course, will I be able to change back to letter grading later?

No. Once a student has opted for a P/F grade, this decision is final. Therefore, students should take their time and make a well-informed decision in consultation with their adviser.

Can students request to change from letter grades to pass/fail after the May 1 deadline?

No. May 1 at noon is a firm deadline.

Will courses taken on a pass/fail basis this semester be included in the policy that limits students to taking a maximum of four courses pass/fail during their academic career?

No. Courses taken pass/fail this semester are not included in the overall count. 

Can I request pass/fail for an LVAIC cross-registered course?

Many LAVIC schools are offering a pass/pail (or similar) option. Check with the host school about its policy and process.

I am studying abroad this semester. Can I request pass/fail grading?

If your host institution is offering a pass/fail option, you should follow its guidance for selecting that alternate grade scale. If it is not, then you may make that request to Lafayette. You will receive communication from the Office of International and Off-Campus Education with details. 

 

Events and Programs

Is the College cancelling any events?

All in-person College-sponsored campus and regional events have been cancelled through May 31. For more information, see the campus events policy.

Will cancelled cultural events be rescheduled?

Arts performance classes may choose to use some rehearsed material for a future concert or production. Some Performance Series events may be rescheduled for future seasons, and some guest artists already are planning to reschedule in the fall.

Will Honors Convocation be held?

A decision on holding Honors Convocation is still pending. We tentatively are planning to announce and distribute awards in May, albeit not in person, and to acknowledge and commemorate student awardees remotely.

 

COVID-19

Are there confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Lafayette?

Yes. The first case of the virus at Lafayette College was confirmed on April 29. The College is following protocols for testing, isolating, and contact tracing on campus. We have been in contact with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to coordinate our actions. The student who tested positive has been living off campus for the previous two weeks and had very limited contact with any individuals on campus. The individual is doing well and we wish the student a full and rapid recovery.

Are there confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania?

For updated state information, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s website.

What are the differences between self-monitoring, self-isolating and social distancing?

Self-monitoring: monitoring yourself for fever by checking your temperature twice a day and remaining alert for symptoms including cough and difficulty breathing

Self-Isolating: separation of a person known or reasonably believed to be infected with an infectious disease from those who are not infected.

Social distancing: remaining out of congregate settings and maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from others.

What is the best defense against contagious viruses such as seasonal influenza and COVID-19?

The best defense against contagious viruses is to remain vigilant and take precautions to minimize the risk of all contagious infectious diseases. 

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Clean surfaces, door knobs, keyboards with germicidal wipes.
  • Stay out of class/work when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

What type of office cleaning should be done if there is a case of COVID-19?

As with any seasonal respiratory illness, routine cleaning is effective. Routine cleaning products are sufficient. Bleach is not necessary.

What if I am experiencing increased anxiety or stress related to concerns about family in impacted areas or COVID-19 on campus?

Students seeking counseling support can request a same day consultation appointment with a counselor by calling 610-330-5005. All scheduled appointments are being conducted remotely by secure video calls or telephone. In addition, telephone crisis support is always available by calling 610-330-5005.

Where can I get more information on COVID-19?

For up-to-date information, please check the following websites:
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization

Is the Health Center prepared to evaluate whether a person might have COVID-19?

Testing for COVID-19 is only being performed at PA Department of Health laboratories. In the coming days/weeks, testing will become more widely available in local hospitals and commercial labs.

How is the College/Health Center handling members of the community who have traveled to a CDC-designated Level 3 area?

The College, which is following guidance from the PA Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), strongly advises against personal travel to any areas designated by the CDC as high impact zones for COVID-19, which can change daily. Anyone traveling to a country or domestic region that is currently or becomes a Level 3 area designated by the CDC will be required to complete a 14-day self-isolation period before being cleared for return to campus.

If you have questions about where the virus is active you can find additional information on the CDC website or contact Dr. Jeff Goldstein at (610) 330-5001 or goldstej@lafayette.edu.

 

Spring 2020 Tuition

Will there be any tuition refunds for spring 2020?

No.  in common with other institutions of higher education, Lafayette chose to focus its refund strategy on room and board expenses.