COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) related News

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. 

Dining Services changes for Fall 2020

Adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic include the fact that seating capacity in all dining locations has decreased significantly.

Updates To Our Fall 2020 Return to Roanoke Plan

Roanoke College will implement a phased reopening model and will test all students upon their arrival to campus. 

Update on Fall 2020 Athletics at Roanoke College

Fall and winter sport competition will be postponed through the end of the 2020 calendar year.

Return to Roanoke details for Fall 2020

Roanoke values the opportunity to provide a safe and personal educational experience for its students. The College has developed a plan based on best practices from national and state authorities for reopening this fall.

Roanoke College is committed to our international students

Statement from President Maxey in support of Roanoke's international students as they face regulation obstacles in their return to Roanoke. 

What to expect for Fall 2020

We will share the detailed action plan with you by mid-July, but wanted to give you an idea of what to expect in the meantime.

News roundup: May and June 2020

A new center for studying racial history made headlines around the country, and multiple professors published insightful opinion pieces.

Alumna plays key role in life-saving COVID treatment

This medication targets blood clots in patients’ lungs and allows them to breathe easier.

News on the Fall 2020 Return to Campus

Roanoke College to begin two weeks early, skip fall break and complete semester by Thanksgiving.

International students develop bonds while on campus this spring

They learned about each other’s home countries, culture and cuisine.

Roanoke College Poll: COVID-19

Virginians are concerned about the medical and economic impact of COVID-19. However, most Virginians see “normal” as months or longer away. 

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

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

Important Information about the CARES Act and Funding to Student Accounts

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

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.

President Maxey's remarks from the Conferral of Degrees ceremony

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

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.

Roanoke College confers 429 degrees in historic ceremony

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

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. 

Stories of Connection: Faculty maintain bonds from afar

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

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. 

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

Athletes remain motivated even with seasons canceled.

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.

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.  

President Maxey shares virtual dinner with on-campus students

Dinner conversation was full of stories from around the world.