COVID-19 News

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff get first round of COVID vaccines on campus

This timeline means that every student who is interested in being vaccinated will be vaccinated by the time they go home for the summer.

President Maxey’s mid-semester message and plans for Fall 2021

At the midway point of the spring semester, there are many reasons to be hopeful! Spring on campus is a beautiful season and Virginia’s COVID-19 cases are declining while the vaccination rate grows every day.

Update on Commencement Plans for Classes of '20 and '21

Roanoke College is eagerly looking forward to honoring the historic accomplishments of Class of 2020 and Class of 2021. 

MaroonCare provides 24/7 health and counseling resources for students

The new telehealth option is designed to complement the services provided by Student Health and Counseling Services. Enroll now and be eligible for a gift card.

Update about COVID-19 restrictions in Virginia and reminder of best practices

Interim Dean of Students Tom Rambo reminds members of the Maroon community about staying safe on campus.

Health staff, President Maxey get COVID-19 vaccines

A new tool from the Department of Health might make it easier for other members of the campus community to get their vaccines.

Alumna involved in innovative COVID treatment

This forward-thinking company is helping save lives now with an eye on the future.

Maturity, commitment of students guide Roanoke through historic fall semester

Maroons turned plans into action in the fall, and campus leaders hope to carry that success into the spring.

Spring 2021 Arrival Information

Everything you need to know to ensure a successful, safe return to Roanoke.

Plans for Spring 2021 Semester

A message from President Maxey regarding the start of the spring 2021 semester.  

Thanksgiving message from President Maxey

A video message from President Maxey to mark the end of this historic semester.

President Maxey's Weekly Update — Nov. 20

President Maxey celebrates the upcoming end of the semester and thanks students for their diligence this fall.

President Maxey’s Weekly update — Nov. 13

President Maxey gives an update on what to expect during the final weeks of the semester.

President Maxey’s Weekly update — Nov. 6

Please keep doing your part to stay safe — especially prior to upcoming exam season and your travel home. You have done a great job so far, and I thank you.

Message from President Maxey, Oct. 30

President Maxey gives an update on a new policy that allows students to visit each other in dorm rooms.

Message from President Maxey Oct. 23

With one month to Thanksgiving, President Maxey addresses caution fatigue and what we can do to take care of ourselves. 

President Maxey’s Weekly Update Oct. 16

The number of COVID-19 cases remains low. The fall weather is lovely and there are plenty of events to take part in. 

Plans for Spring 2021 Semester

President Maxey updates the College community on the academic calendar and class formats for next spring. 

Fun fall festivities

From Oktoberfest to the Salem virtual 8K/Half Marathon to Halloweek, there's plenty to do this fall. Check out these safe and fun activities. 

President Maxey's update for Oct. 9

Faculty and staff are working hard to provide a satisfying learning and living environment. Thankfully, ongoing testing, safety guidelines, and careful actions by everyone are keeping us healthy.

President Maxey’s Weekly Update October 2

While it is too early to claim any victories, we are encouraged by the low level of COVID-19 on campus today compared to the start of the semester. We must continue this positive trend to remain on campus until Thanksgiving.

President Maxey’s Weekly Update Sept. 25

I’m writing my weekly update with a quick recommendation for you all —  try to get outside and enjoy the outdoors!

Top 10 Socially-Distanced and Fun Things To Do on Campus

Wondering how to spend your Friday evening or Saturday afternoon? We have you covered to ensure a fun memory and a laugh or two with your friends, all while keeping each other safe. 

President Maxey's Weekly update - Sept. 18

Today mid-September, I remain cautiously optimistic as we count down toward midterm exams, crisp weather and ultimately, Thanksgiving break.

Return to Fall 2020: President Maxey Weekly Update 9/11

Thanks to everyone in our community for helping to make life at Roanoke College vibrant, no matter where we are.

Return to Fall 2020: President Maxey Weekly Update Sept. 4

After working through multiple scenarios and hearing from many of you, we have made the decision to allow students to choose between living on campus or staying home for the balance of the semester.

Roanoke College Poll on COVID-19

COVID-19 concerns are steady while partisan differences persist. Virginians are less pleased with government response.

Return to Fall 2020: Weekly Update, Aug. 28

President Mike Maxey gives an update on students in isolation and on what those in the campus community can do to help.

What if I’m positive? What you need to know about Isolation and Quarantine

Now that positive COVID-19 cases are on campus, it’s a good time to review the process for care and limiting movements and interactions.

Phased Return Delayed

As COVID-19 cases increase, no additional residential students will be allowed to move in until Sept. 11.