COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) related News

‘Creators of history’: Just how historic is this year’s commencement delay?

Commencement has been delayed, altered and even canceled in the past.

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Important Information about the CARES Act and Funding to Student Accounts

We are pleased to offer you some good news during these challenging times.

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Campus community organizes COVID-19 response project, Maroons Serving with Purpose

Maroons are responding to a variety of pandemic-related needs. Join your fellow Maroons Serving with Purpose in helping our region, your region and the entire country overcome the challenges of these unprecedented times.

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President Maxey's remarks from the Conferral of Degrees ceremony

The historic Conferral of Degrees was held on Saturday, May 2, 2020. 

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Student Health and Counseling Services, along with Residence life, are challenging Roanoke College students, faculty and staff to actively engage in caring for their mental health as part of Mental Health America’s campaign.

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Roanoke College confers 429 degrees in historic ceremony

Members of the Class of 2020 are now officially Roanoke College alumni.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 degree conferral ceremony marks a historic time at the College, with most students completing their studies at home, online, in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. 

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Stories of Connection: Faculty maintain bonds from afar

Their patience and compassion made a tough time a little easier.

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Message from President Maxey on Fall 2020 Return to In-Person Instruction

All of us at Roanoke College are working to prepare for an on-time, on-campus start in August. 

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Stories of Connection: Student-athletes stay in shape, stay in touch

Athletes remain motivated even with seasons canceled.

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Stories of Connection: Career services continue to assist students with jobs, grad school

Students are still getting good jobs and graduate school placements while working remotely.

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Conferring of Degree ceremony taking place online May 2

Bachelor of arts, bachelor of science and bachelor of business administration degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2020 in a Facebook Live broadcast.  

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President Maxey shares virtual dinner with on-campus students

Dinner conversation was full of stories from around the world.

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Stories of Connection: Students, faculty stay healthy with help from one another

From dance parties to online counseling sessions, Maroons remain active and healthy.

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Stories of Connection: Students get creative in re-creating campus experience at home

From the Administration Building to the Chef’s Burger Bar, students are creating ways to experience campus from afar.

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COVID-19 Update: Timely Warning - Student tests positive

In accordance with the federal Clery Act, this message is to inform the campus that a Roanoke College student, who resides off campus, has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Student Room and Board Account Adjustments

Prorated credits for room and board as well as prorated meal plans for off-campus students.



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COVID-19 Update April 9: Reduced staffing on campus; holiday weekend

Roanoke will be reducing capacity for campus services with more staff at home. Information about the holiday weekend and recommendations for anyone planning to travel. 



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Students drive effort to sew, donate masks

Masks will be donated to Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke, or people can donate masks to other places of their choosing.

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COVID-19 Update for April 7: Telehealth expands, June events canceled

More states are allowing for telehealth services across state lines. Summer conferences and summer camps originally scheduled for June are canceled. Changes to mail services for campus. 

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COVID-19 update for April 5: Fabric Face Masks recommended on Campus

Following the latest CDC recommendation, Roanoke College is now recommending individuals wear fabric face masks on campus. 

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COVID-19 update for April 3

Updates on retrieval of student belongings, summer research, Fintel Library and more. 

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Alumni using skills, resources to help

Maroons are doing what they can to keep their communities as healthy as possible.

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Tips for eating safely at home

Find out ways to be healthy as you go to the grocery store, order food from restaurants and cook for yourself.

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Ways to get the most out of remote learning

Limiting distractions and not being afraid to ask for help can go a long way as students adjust to life outside the classroom.

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Virtual Student Activities

Student Activities, SGA and Campus Activities Board are working hard to create remote activities and services that will keep us connected and together as a community. 

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Message to Alumni regarding Maroon Emergency Fund

As we continue to navigate this unprecedented and challenging time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are grateful for the support and encouragement we are receiving from the Roanoke College community. 

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Roanoke College Updates for March 27

New Campus Store hours, Admissions Virtual Visits, Summer Orientation and take home dinner from the Commons. 

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Junior helping out on ‘front line’ of virus spread

KK Sharkey is screening people for free as part of her internship, while taking proper precautions to stay safe.

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New academic policies for 2020

Roanoke faculty deliver updated policies in response to current challenges.

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