Update as of May 19, 2020
Watch President Free's video on reopening USJ, here.
Update as of May 15, 2020
At the University of Saint Joseph, your safety and well-being have always been our top priorities. Over the next few months, the University will prepare to reopen for the fall semester, providing value to students through academics, service, and inclusion. Changes will be made to protect the community from health risks, but in assessing the extent of the changes required we are comforted by our small size and location that provides ready access to resources.
We are living in a new era where citizens around the world are adopting new behaviors and social norms. Language evolves to describe new circumstances, and the new word being used in higher education is “hyflex,” a combination of hybrid and flexibility. Hyflex refers to the ability to offer a campus life and classes that are hybrid and flexible, changing as necessary to respond to the external environment.
What does this mean at USJ? While prioritizing health and safety, and maintaining compliance with government recommendations and regulations:
What does this mean for you?
Based on state guidelines, USJ will begin to reopen on May 20 with some offices and research labs resuming operations. Additional staff will return to campus as needed. In early June, some lab and clinical courses will be taught on campus, although most summer classes will be taught using a hybrid or remote method. Technology will be used in a way that maintains the traditional face-to-face USJ class environment as closely as possible. Classes that were designed to be taught 100% online will continue to be taught that way. These early phases of reopening represent steps toward full reopening in the fall semester – as we determine how to create the best learning environment possible consistent with maintaining safety and health and strict compliance with government guidelines.
We will stay in touch with current and new students over the summer, but encourage you to enjoy the next few months, stay safe, and harness your flexibility and determination to be ready to be a hyflex student in a hyflex fall 2020 semester at USJ.
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is required to provide regular reporting to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on the use of funds authorized by the CARES Act. Funds received by USJ under the CARES Act were authorized by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020. The information in the linked report (above) is intended to meet the reporting requirements of the CARES Act.
Answers were last updated on May 15, 2020, at 12 p.m. ET. USJ will be updating this FAQ as needed.
COVID-19 has similar symptoms to the flu and can range from mild to severe. Symptoms include:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Connecticut has prepared tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19, feel free to share this poster with tips.
The CDC recommends the following steps to help limit the risk of exposure:
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