Keeping our campus safe

Keeping our campus safe

Details of the Winter Break schedule are posted and will be updated if required. We are making comprehensive plans to ensure a safe and art-filled spring semester. Spring plans will be posted on this website as they are developed while we continue to monitor COVID-19 responses and protocols.

UNCSA on-campus operations have the health and wellness of our community as the top priority. Our planning has been informed by guidance from local, state and federal public health authorities, as well as applicable orders and regulations from the governor and relevant federal agencies, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

We will follow the COVID-19 monitoring, containment and response protocols established and updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for colleges and universities. These protocols can be found at

Given the evolving nature of both our understanding of COVID-19 and the recommended guidance from public health and other governmental bodies, our guidance will be updated to respond to continuing developments. Updates will be communicated by email or through our website.

Reentry testing

After Jan. 4, 2021, UNCSA will require proof of a negative COVID-19 test for students, faculty and staff for campus access.

Testing website

Academic calendar

The revised academic calendar will minimize travel, reducing potential exposure to the virus while maintaining the instructional days required to meet our academic standards. Key changes include the duration of winter break is expanded; the spring semester begins Feb. 8, 2021. 

Residential housing and dining

  • Residence Halls A-F and the High School Residence Halls are closed for winter break.
  • Student spring semester move-in will be staggered and by appointment:

    • Colleges students beginning on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021
    • High School students beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

    Move-in appointments will be available for all students between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (EST) through Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. More information on scheduling appointments will be available during winter break.

  • Campus dining locations are closed during winter break. On Feb. 1, 2020, dining venues open with modified hours. Normal hours resume Feb. 2, 2020.

UNCSA Together – Community Health Standards

We all must commit to the actions and precautions we can take as individuals to protect our campus community. It will require all of us together to keep our community healthy. We expect all community members to show care for their friends, peers, colleagues and neighbors.

UNCSA community health standards