Healthy Campus

What's New

  • View the COVID-19 dashboard for current case information.
  • COVID-19 screening tests will be conducted throughout the semester. Students will receive testing information via email. Any student, faculty, or staff member with COVID-19 symptoms or exposure to a positive case can be tested by appointment at Student Health and Counseling Services.
  • Spring semester start has been delayed until Feb. 8. More details here
  • Updated Academic Calendar for Spring 2021 has been posted. 
  • All students, faculty and staff are required to submit a Health Assessment every day they are on campus. 

Roanoke's updated reopening plan

Plans for Spring 2021 Semester

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

2021 Academic Calendar Highlights

February 1 - 7 Move-in
February 8 First day of classes
May 14 Last day of classes
May 17-21 Exams

See the full academic calendar 

Building Hours

Fintel Library
Fintel Library will open for physical use to current students, faculty and staff on Jan. 4. From Jan. 4 to Jan. 18, the library will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Starting the next day, Jan. 19, the library will resume its normal hours of operation. 

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon to 11 p.m.

Fintel Library will be open to current students, faculty and staff only. A Maroon Card and face covering will be required for entry into the building.

Belk Fitness Center
The Belk Fitness Center is open seven days a week and is closed several times a day for cleaning. The hours are as follows:

  • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

**These hours are subject to change based on staffing, state guidelines, and the health and wellness of our community.**

Olin Gallery
Olin Hall Galleries are open Monday through Friday, from 1 p. m. to 4 p.m. Only the on-campus community is permitted to enter.

Campus Store
The campus store is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Starting Jan 19th, the hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

What We're Doing

  • Ramping up cleaning and disinfecting protocolsRooney wearing face mask
  • Using technology to monitor health conditions to detect infection
  • Making hand sanitizer readily available all over campus
  • Limiting the sharing of supplies
  • Assigning occupancy limits to all classrooms
  • Making adjustments to laboratory courses
  • Limiting entry to residence halls
  • Reconfiguring living areas
  • Reconfiguring dining areas
  • Including take-out food options and eliminating self-service stations
  • Closely monitoring occupancy in dining halls
  • Changing recreation protocols

Read more about all preparations here or read the full reopening plan.

How You Can Help

  • Wear a face covering Two students sitting on a bench wearing masks and reading a book
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Do not visit each other in residence halls
  • Make preparations for a safe move-in
  • Use the cleaning supplies made available
  • Follow dining hall protocols
  • Use testing tools and monitor your own health regularly
  • If you feel sick, do not come to class

Read more about what you can do to stay healthy.


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