Dear SU Students, Faculty, and Staff,
We continue to place the utmost importance on the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader University and Selinsgrove communities. Although Susquehanna does not have any reported or confirmed cases of COVID-19, we are taking several steps in the interest of our community’s health and safety. Our decisions here are informed by guidance from public authorities and decisions made by other institutions of higher education.
Effective immediately (March 11, 3 p.m.), here are the latest updates:
Students’ Spring Break Extended One Week
Susquehanna is extending spring break for our students by one week, with instruction currently scheduled to resume Monday, March 23.
We are committed to doing everything reasonably possible to ensure students are able to finish their semester on time. We are exploring online alternatives for students who are not able to return to campus for the remainder of the spring semester, including if circumstances require a longer-term physical campus closure. We will provide an update by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18.
Students should not return to campus next week (March 15-21). Students who need urgent or emergency access to personal property on campus should email email@example.com. Students who stayed on campus during the break will receive a separate communication regarding their departure from campus during the extended break.
Students currently abroad should email the GO program with questions. Susquehanna will contact students about a return home if the State Department elevates a travel warning of their host country to a Level 3. Please refer to the GO COVID-19 website for GO updates and FAQs.
Faculty and staff members will receive a separate communication with additional instructions shortly.
University-sponsored Travel Canceled
All non-essential University-sponsored travel is canceled for faculty, staff, and students, including regional, national, international, and already booked business trips. As an alternative, hosting meetings via online technology is encouraged.
These travel restrictions do not include essential travel, which must be cleared through Risk Management. For example, employees can still return from a business trip that is already in progress, with precautions for self-quarantine when warranted.
Events, Visitors on Campus Suspended
All university-sponsored events between now and March 22 are suspended, including athletics events and alumni gatherings. SU is restricting non-employee visitors to campus also during this period.
We Will Continue to Update and Communicate
We will continue to monitor this evolving situation to ensure we are making decisions in the best interest of our community and campus learning environment. Again, we will provide an update by March 18. In the meantime, continue to refer to our COVID-19 website for official university information and updated FAQs.