COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

 Important Updates

 (Updated: Friday, March 27, 2020)

  • There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus. One student was tested and the result was negative
  • No face-to-face courses for the rest of the semester, including May Term and summer school. All courses will be online.
  • Commencement will be postponed. No new date yet.  
  • Athletic competition has now been suspended for the remainder of the academic year. 
  • Alumni Weekend 2020 has been canceled. Dates are already set for April 16-18, 2021.
  • Starting Sunday, March 22, the Belk Fitness Center will be closed until further notice. 
  • Starting Monday, March 23, Roanoke's Admissions Office will discontinue face-to-face interviews with prospective students and will shift to online interviews. 

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Student Resources

Commons Hours

All meals are prepared for take-out. No seating available in the Commons.

(Meal plans will still be in effect if you have approval to stay on campus)

Weekday Hours
Lunch                                    11:30AM – 1:00PM
Dinner                                     4:30PM – 5:30PM

Weekend Hours
Brunch                                  11:30AM – 12:30PM
Dinner                                     4:30PM – 5:30PM

Campus Updates 

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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Everyday preventive actions to avoid the spread of all viruses

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.