COVID-19 News

Fall return to campus

The College’s primary goal is to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. Our staff and public health officials are monitoring several health-related issues.

COVID-19 transmissions at high level

Aug. 5, 2022 - Roanoke City and Roanoke County have been designated as having a HIGH COVID-19 transmission level and now Salem is back into the HIGH infection level.

COVID-19 and Mask Policy updates

Masks continue to be required in all indoor common spaces. Once we successfully navigate a healthy return from Spring Break, the College will lift the mask mandate for most indoor settings effective March 28.

Reminders about the opening of the spring semester, winter weather and more

We appreciate everyone making the necessary adjustments for the spring semester. We have a few reminders for you regarding your return to campus.

Updates to Spring 2022 Return to Roanoke Plan: Phased Return to Campus

COVID-19 cases in our area and the nation have reached record high levels. Roanoke College will implement a phased return to campus for 2022 spring semester.

Return to campus update: Booster shot requirement

Dean of Students Tom Rambo sends a message to students returning to Roanoke for the spring semester.

Pre-arrival update and vaccination percentages

A final update from Dean of Students Tom Rambo before students return to the Roanoke College campus.

Final reminders about vaccinations, pre-arrival COVID tests and student conduct

This message is a final reminder to students about several details related to your return to campus for move-in and in-person classes.

Vaccine and test reminders; Masking update

As the College prepares for the opening of the year, three tools are in place to provide a safe and healthy semester: vaccines, masks and testing. 

COVID update: FAQs on vaccine requirement, Mask Policy update and more

As we wrap up the Intensive Learning Term, we wanted to provide a few updates related to the recent communication regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

Planning for Fall 2021 Return to Campus

President Maxey shares the plan for returning to in-person classes in Fall 2021. 

Pres. Maxey's message to the Class of 2021

President Maxey's welcome speech from the Class of 2021 Commencement, held on May 29, 2021. 

Pres. Maxey's message to the Class of 2020

President Maxey's welcome speech from the Class of 2020 Commencement, held on May 22, 2021. 

Class of 2021 walks across the commencement stage

The Class of 2021 is comprised of 417 graduates from 30 states and eight countries. A record four students earned the honor of valedictorian and one student earned salutatorian honors.  

Roanoke College Poll: Virginians weigh in on the nation, the Commonwealth and COVID

The latest Roanoke College Poll looks at the opinions of Virginians on the state of the nation, the Commonwealth, and COVID. Democrats and Republicans disagree on almost everything. 

All the Commencement Details for Class of 20 and Class of 21

Final details about all Commencement, Baccalaureate and Senior Week events planned to celebrate the graduates of 2020 and 2021.

Commencement Update from President Maxey

Updated: Deadline to register Commencement guests extended to May 10.

COVID-19 update from Pres. Maxey

The next few days are a critical situation for our spring semester. It is our hope that everyone will take this situation seriously and adhere to our guidelines in order for us to finish the semester in person and on campus.

CRRSAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Information (HEERF II) and Funding to Student Accounts

Important information about the CRRSAA Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Information (HEERF II) and Funding to Student Accounts. 

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.