COVID-19 Campus Metrics

Information for Students

9/16/20 - Return to Campus: Dining Services Plan

8/12/20 - Protocols for Student and Employee Travel

8/7/20 - Fr. Ryan's Message to Students, Staff, and Faculty on COVID-19

6/5/20 - President's Message to Returning Students

4/7/20 - Message from the Financial Aid Office regarding Support

Info For Faculty and Staff

8/12/20 - Protocols for Student and Employee Travel

8/7/20 - Fr. Ryan's Message to Students, Staff, and Faculty on COVID-19

7/21/20 - Protocols for Students and Employees who Live-In or Travel to States Identified as High Prevalence for COVID-19

Students living in states identified as high prevalence by the Pennsylvania DOH (PA DOH) should self-quarantine at home for 14 days prior to return to campus and must notify the Student Health Center of their status. To determine if you live in a state that is high prevalence, use this link.

Students who traveled to states identified as high prevalence in the 2 weeks prior to return to campus must follow the bulleted points listed below for 14 days. At any time, the student may be asked to remain at home (self-quarantine on campus or at home) for a period of 14 days depending on the wide-spread COVID-19 activity in the area traveled to and/or because of non-compliance to mitigating behaviors. Individuals may be asked to obtain a COVID-19 test.

Notify the Student Health Center of your travel.

  • Take temperature twice daily.
  • Monitor for and report temperature over 100.4 F and symptoms of COVID-19 using the student online screening tool.
  • Wear face covering at all times when in common areas on campus and with any face-face exposure.
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 (six) feet.
  • Maintain diligent hand hygiene.
  • Sanitize your room and shared common spaces frequently. Students living in or traveling to states identified as high prevalence for COVID-19 will be added to the special risk COVID-19 Surveillance Testing program upon their arrival to campus and will be required to isolate if they test positive for COVID-19.

Employees who have traveled to or plan to travel to the high COVID-19 prevalence states identified by the PA DOH must follow the bullets below for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania. To determine if you have travelled to a high COVID-19 prevalence state, use this link. At any time, the employee may be asked to remain off-site for a period of 14 days depending on the wide-spread COVID-19 activity in the area traveled to and/or because of non-compliance to mitigating behaviors. Individuals may be asked to obtain a COVID-19 test.

  • Notify your supervisor of your travel prior to and upon your return.
  • Take temperature twice daily.
  • Monitor for and report temperature over 100.4F and symptoms of COVID-19 using the employee online screening tool.
  • Wear face covering at all times when in common areas on campus and with face-face exposure to colleagues or students.
  • Maintain physical distance of 6 (six) feet.
  • Maintain diligent hand hygiene.
  • Sanitize your workplace frequently.

Employees and students are encouraged not to travel to high prevalence COVID-19 states for the two weeks prior to return to campus.

Health and Safety Information

Applies to all on campus, including visitors

7/7/20 - King's College Health and Safety Plan

Institutional Information and Notices

8/21/20 - King’s College CARES Act Institutional Portion Update

CARES Act
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
Institutional Portion
Reporting

Under the Institutional Portion of Section 18004(a)(1) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act, King’s College has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement, and will receive $984,258 in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) to be used to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus, or as a reimbursement for forgone revenue for campus closures, and for costs associated with a clear nexus to changes in instructional delivery (i.e. technology, person protective equipment, sanitation, etc.). The total amount of funds expended as of August 21, 2020 is $577,895.

5/29/20 - Message to Students and Parents regarding the King’s College CARES Act Emergency Grant

To Students and their Families:

The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) designated to assist students in the form of direct grants. The grants to students “…for expenses related to disruptions to their educations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including things like course materials and technology as well as food, housing, health care, and childcare." King’s College created the CARES Act Emergency Grant to make qualified grants to students.

The Act requires schools to document and report justification for grant expenditures. All eligible students should report individual student expenses using a simple online application available by clicking this link CARES Act Emergency Application. Receipts for expenses are not required. You can find additional information on our website CARES Act Emergency Grant. You should review this information before starting an application.

We anticipate making our first round of grants to students on June 5, 2020, for applications received by midnight, June 3, 2020.

Details about the King’s College CARES Act Emergency Grant are available here.

3/31/20 - President's Message to Alumni and Friends

Dear Alumni & Friends:

Times like these find us reaching for hope. Times like these find us reaching for hope-bearers.

In recent days, we see everyday heroes answer the call to help a neighbor, support a community, and care for our most vulnerable. I am so grateful for them. I pray for them and their families.

At King’s, these days have revealed so many members of our campus community who stand up, make the extra effort, and do all they can to ensure the mission advances. I am so proud of them; our faculty continue to teach and our students continue to learn. We may be using different forms of delivery and communication in teaching and learning, but our mission endures.

As our campus dramatically transitions, I think of the many additional challenges our students face and how this environment adds even greater pressures to them. In more normal circumstances, too many King’s students face obstacles beyond their control. Not having enough food to eat. Not having a place away from campus to call home. Not having the resources to buy books. Not having the funds to pay tuition. The Presidential Hope Fund has filled these gaps for more than 650 young Monarchs. People like YOU have filled these gaps for our young women and men.

In this time of crisis, the Presidential Hope Fund has served as a stabilizing force for many of our students. Just within the last week, we have granted several requests to help struggling students fill tuition deficits. More need will arise. There will be more requests for help.

We have also learned of new student needs. For example, as the College has pivoted to teaching and learning remotely, we found that some students lack the technology (and the resources to purchase it) to continue their studies online. To address this challenge, I have allocated Presidential Hope Fund dollars to purchase laptops for loaning to students who need them. Thanks to so many of you, we have found yet another way to meet the foundational needs of any student who qualifies.

Because of Presidential Hope Fund supporters – because of our hope-bearers – I am confident that young women and men who are working hard to earn a King’s degree will get the support they need to make it happen, no matter the changing environment. Thank you.

As our students continue to adapt to this uncertain world, so do we. In times like these, I am ever more focused on our students. In times like these, I am ever more grateful for you.

Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Peace and blessings,

Fr. Jack Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D.
President

*If you would like to support the Presidential Hope Fund, you may do so here. Thank you.

FAQs

8/27/20 - Return to Campus: Student Health Center FAQ

8/20/20 - Return to Campus: Library FAQ

8/17/20 - Return to Campus: Writing Center FAQ

8/14/20 - Return to Campus: Facilities Department FAQ

8/10/20 - Return to Campus: Academic Advisement FAQ

8/7/20 - Return to Campus: IITS FAQ

8/6/20 - Return to Campus: COVID-19 FAQ

8/6/20 - Return to Campus: Business Office FAQ

8/6/20 - Return to Campus: International Student Services FAQ

8/5/20 - Return to Campus: Achievement Plus FAQ

8/3/20 - Return to Campus: Campus Security FAQ

8/3/20 - Return to Campus: Counseling Center FAQ

8/3/20 - Return to Campus: Multicultural and International Student Programs Office FAQ

7/31/20 - Return to Campus: Academic Skills Center FAQ

7/31/20 - Return to Campus: Campus Activities FAQ

7/31/20 - Return to Campus: Dining Services FAQ

7/30/20 - Return to Campus: Athletics and Recreation FAQ

7/30/20 - Return to Campus: Shoval Center FAQ

7/28/20 - Return to Campus: Residence Life FAQ

7/27/20 - Return to Campus: Student Affairs FAQ

7/21/20 - Return to Campus: Academic Affairs FAQ

7/21/20 - Return to Campus: Campus Ministry FAQ