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Can I stay in my dorm?

Since St. Louis County government is instructing individuals to stay at home, except for a limited number of employee exceptions, the only students who are allowed on campus are those who have been granted permission to live in the residence halls during this time. Students needing materials to complete their courses may visit campus through 4:30pm on March 23, 2020. A refund policy is currently being formulated and will be communicated to resident students by the end of the semester. 

When will face-to-face instruction resume?

Face-to-face instruction has been suspended through June 28, 2020. Decisions about classes beginning June 29 or later be made at a later date once more information is available.

What should I do if I feel sick?

If you feel sick, please report your illness to the Carla Hagan, campus nurse, at or (314) 889-4784. She will guide you to appropriate medical options depending on your symptoms.

Which events are canceled?

All campus events have been canceled through June 28.

Is Commencement still happening?

Unfortunately, this year’s commencement ceremony scheduled for May 4, 2020 at Chaifetz Arena must be postponed due to the current restrictions on events and social gatherings in the St. Louis region. We will work diligently to find an alternative date to hold commencement, or, at a minimum, we will find an alternative way to celebrate your accomplishments. Please give us time to see what is possible and we will communicate as soon as circumstances allow us to plan for this important celebration.

Will I still get my diploma in time?

For those students who are finishing their degree requirements in Spring 2020, their degree will be officially conferred and dated May 1, 2020 on their transcripts, subject to the satisfactory completion of those requirements. Transcripts will be available as soon as degree requirements are verified. Diplomas (the recognition on paper of the degree) are expected to be printed and available for mailing approximately 6-8 weeks after the conferral of the degree. For questions, contact

What will happen to my practicum?

All practicums and off-campus placements will continue per the directive of local placement. Reach out to your practicum supervisor for details.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

For questions on Academic Support, contact the Kinkel Center at (314) 719-4355. For questions on student life or personal issues for our students, please call the Student Affairs office at (314) 889-1411. For questions on Information Technology issues, please call (314) 719-8095. For all other questions and concerns related to the coronavirus situation, please email


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