Update regarding 2020 Honors Convocation and Commencement

After reviewing how to best conduct Honors Convocation and Commencement amidst campus closure, a decision was made to hold both events online via streaming services and social media with an in-person Commencement celebration also scheduled for the fall in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend. The decision was announced in an email sent to students from Dr. Barbara Sunderman, vice president for academic affairs, noting that the … Continue reading Update regarding 2020 Honors Convocation and Commencement

Coming to terms with some unresolved ends

The effects of the COVID-19 virus pandemic are being felt around the globe, most notably through the closure of school campuses. Professors and students have had to adapt to online classes, but such a universal experience has had a unique impact on seniors and study-abroad students. With the decision to stream Commencement via Facebook and YouTube at 10 a.m. on May 16, seniors have been … Continue reading Coming to terms with some unresolved ends

Federal relief bill fails to cover all college students

As an international pandemic continues, businesses and institutions are temporarily (hopefully, but already not the case for some) closing their doors and individuals filing for unemployment is on the rise to record numbers in U.S. economic history, a relief bill issued by the federal government on March 25 created in order to ease those who may be financially affected by the COVID-19 virus will not … Continue reading Federal relief bill fails to cover all college students

Housing & unemployment reimbursements

After the announcement of a campus closure, refunding and reimbursements are now in question for student and staff campus employment, housing facility costs, meal plans and tuition and student fees.  An email was sent out to students this past week with information regarding refunds and credits for housing facilities and meal plan costs. This refund process will affect students paying for these services as of … Continue reading Housing & unemployment reimbursements

COVID-19 affects student life, academics

After the announcement of a campus closure, students, faculty and staff have switched to online learning and operational platforms for the remainder of the semester. Along with this, students are currently in the process of moving out of housing facilities and communal spaces if they have not already done so unless other accommodations have been made due to the inability to currently travel home or … Continue reading COVID-19 affects student life, academics

COVID-19 prompts for campus closure, online classes

As Hastings College prepared for a day taken out of the block five schedule, it was what many thought to be an extra day of spring break. This was done to avoid potential contact between the campus community and returning study abroad class trips in countries with increased concerns over a new virus. Little were students aware that it would be the last time they … Continue reading COVID-19 prompts for campus closure, online classes