The questions listed below are the ones most often asked at this moment. You may have a question not listed below. The questions and answers below may change as this situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve. Please check frequently for updates.
No, the college is not closed. All classes continue to run through the end of the semester, as planned. Only the delivery method has changed. Classes are online. All college student support offices remain open at this time.
Students who are currently off campus should not return to campus unless they are given express permission to do so.
Yes, offices are open.
Emmanuel College is pleased to announce a virtual graduation event on August 22, 2020. Not having an in-person commencement is a huge disappointment. Graduates and their families and friends feel this more acutely, having finished their studies at Emmanuel College but having missed the sense of completion that the graduation ceremony provides. Although a virtual event is not the same as in-person, it does provide the opportunity to recognize and honor the graduates who have worked so hard to complete their studies.
We have contracted with a national provider to create a professional and memorable virtual commencement. Graduates will have the opportunity to submit a message or video for the virtual graduation. This feature permits graduates to personalize the experience. Graduates will receive emails explaining the process to submit materials.
The initial streaming of the event will occur at 10:30 a.m. on August 22. Thereafter, it can be viewed-on-demand which allows maximum flexibility for viewing. Either way, graduates and their families may use the virtual graduation ceremony as an opportunity to celebrate this significant achievement.
Congratulations to the class of 2020!
Classes will occur asynchronously. You can get to course materials 24/7. Assignments may have deadlines that are Eastern Daylight Time. Check with your instructors.
The library will be closed to the public through March 31 and perhaps longer. The library staff will be available to answer questions and provide resources. Use the library resources link in Canvas.
Yes. If you need technical support regarding CANVAS, Lockdown Browser, CRIS, e-mail, or any issue relating to technology, assistance is available. Students should log into CRIS, click on the EAS/Work Request at the top of the screen, New Request, and Student Remote IT Support. Once your ticket has been submitted, our team will receive a notice and will reach out to assist you. .
If you are unable to log into CRIS, you can email email@example.com. If you are unable to email, you can call 706-245-2821 and leave a voicemail.
Dining & Residential Life
At this time, in order to comply with the recommended social distancing guidelines, residence halls will be closed the remainder of the 19-20 academic year.
A few students may need to remain on campus due to complications of returning home due to the outbreak. Students remaining on campus are likely to be reassigned to a new residence hall to consolidate the population. Students that need to stay on campus should complete a form to apply for permission to extend your stay on campus. To access the form, login to the CRIS system, click on EAS/Work Request in the menu at the top of the screen, click on New Request, then click on the appropriate form. Complete the form and click submit. Someone will respond promptly.
The dining hall is closed to the public. Only students who are approved to stay on campus may stay. We will feed them in the dining hall for now.
Residence halls are closed and students should NOT come back on campus until they hear back from RDs that they have been cleared to do so. Dorms will be closed the rest of the summer to comply with recommendations of federal and state legislators and medical personnel.
UPDATE: RD’s are sending out instructions for how to register for an appointment to come on campus and retrieve your belongings. Please check your campus email and follow those instructions. Do NOT come on campus without an appointment. We must limit the number on campus to comply with social distancing guidelines and to have opportunity to properly sanitize common areas between appointments.
Resident students who may need academic materials, medications, or other essential items left in their rooms should follow the instructions below to access a form to request retrieval of items in dorm rooms. We prefer to ship items but may make other arrangements on a case-by-case basis. To access the form to request retrieval of items from a dorm room, login to the CRIS system, click on EAS/Work Request in the menu at the top of the screen, click on New Request, then click on the appropriate form. Complete the form and click submit. Someone will respond promptly.
Since classes will continue, tuition will not be refunded or discounted.
Please see the April 2, 2020 update regarding Room & Board refunds on the Community Health page.
Students that were receiving FWS wages have been contacted directly by the Business Office with additional information regarding their status.
We recognize that our efforts to ensure the safety of the entire community have raised unanticipated challenges. We are fully committed to ensuring that we help students who need support with unanticipated costs. If you are currently receiving financial aid, please reach out to your financial aid Counselor for guidance.
Student aid packages for Fall 2020 should not be impacted by COVID-19. Simply file the 20-21 FAFSAA just as you normally would. Families that have a change in circumstance due to COVID-19 such as loss of earnings, job changes, or medical expenses should reach out to the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.
Financial aid could be impacted for the 2020 Spring semester if any charges on your account are changed. Once additional information is available to school officers from the Department of Education, we will provide additional information.
Currently, it is our understanding that it will not impact your status.
Currently, it is our understanding that you may stay with friends or family in the U.S.; however, you must notify the registrar’s office with the physical address where you are staying. It is your obligation to keep the registrar’s office informed of your location is you change residences.
Any international student who cannot travel home will be permitted to stay on campus. You may be reassigned to a different residence hall.
Contact Deborah Millier regarding airport transportation.
All athletic competition and practices for Emmanuel College has been suspended until further notice. Student-athletes can still train on their own and where they can do so safely.
Yes, DASH has been created online, Athletic Leadership Academy has been created virtually, and SAAC will continue meeting virtually. The athletic department leadership and staff are open and available to all student-athletes.
No. If you used a season-of-competition in a spring sport during the 2019-20 academic year, were eligible when you competed, and your season was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, institutions are allowed to self-apply a season-of-competition waiver for that SA.
If you will be exhausting your eligibility (10 semesters) at the end of the 2019-20 academic year and your spring season was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, institutions are allowed to self-apply an extension-of-eligibility waiver provided the SA was eligible for competition during the 2019-20 academic yr. (not required to have used a season-of-competition during the Spring 2020 term). The extension is good for the entire 2020-21 academic year.