The Registrar's Office is in the processing of updating the course delivery modes
(in person, online or hybrid). Student should expect to see the class schedule delivery
modes via E-Z Arts during the last week in January 2021.
No reservations needed: Students can study in Hanes Student Commons on a first-come, first-served basis in
the following areas: Eisenberg Social Hall and the room next to the One Card. Other
spaces throughout the building are available during buildings open hours.
Reservations available: The Library had 90-single seats and six study rooms that can be reserved up to four
hours per day. Reserve Library Study Space.
We cannot predict if some or all instructional formats for all or part of the 2020-21
academic year may change due to the public health emergency caused by the COVID-19
pandemic. As has always been the case, tuition and fees are charged at the beginning
of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional
format. Tuition and fees directly impact our ability to provide meaningful educational
programs, experiences, and services and will not be refunded in the event that instructional
format changes for any part of the 2020-21 academic year.
Testing students as they return to campus is a consistent safety measure for many
UNC institutions. This testing plan has already identified several covid-positive
staff and faculty members before they entered campus. Every positive case we identify
limits the spread in our community. The reentry testing plan is only one way we are trying to keep UNCSA safe this spring, we will also have weekly asymptomatic testing and are requiring that our students follow our Community Health Standards.
Current student, faculty or staff members may file a report regarding a violation
of the UNCSA Community Health Standards.
A negative COVID-19 test will be required for campus access before the start of the
spring 2021 semester. Faculty, staff and students will all be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test
before the spring semester begins. We will send more information about this process
in upcoming weeks.
UNCSA is able to test students for COVID-19, in partnership with Wake Forest Baptist
Health. Faculty and staff need to contact their medical provider for testing. Surveillance
testing helps to identify if there are areas where COVID-19 is popping up, and therefore,
whether and where further testing is needed. See COVID-19 Testing webpage.
Once arriving in the US, international travelers should stay in their residence hall,
practice social distancing and monitor their health for 14 days. Contact TaWanna Archia if you need assistance with meal delivery and other needs. Students who have registered
for in-person classes cannot attend in-person classes during this 14-day period. Please
keep this in mind when making your travel arrangements.
In Forsyth County, contact tracing is led by the County Health Department with assistance
from UNCSA. Forsyth County has hired and trained additional contact tracers to respond
to the pandemic.
We expect everyone to uphold our community health standards, whether they are on- or off-campus. Failure to comply with our community health
standards will result in progressive disciplinary actions
Off-campus students will isolate in their own homes. They won't be able to isolate
in on-campus rooms. They will still have access to telehealth appointments from our
Health Center and our Student Assistance and Support (Case Managers) will also be
in contact with the student to assist with coordination and communication with faculty.
Social distancing and occupancy restrictions are in place in public restrooms on campus,
and it is required that you wear a mask in public restrooms on campus. Wash your hands
for 20 seconds before leaving restrooms.
You will be quarantined off campus. UNCSA Health Services will check in at least twice
per day and provide food and other support services as deemed appropriate from our
Case Management team.
CDC guidelines do not require students in any region of the United States to quarantine.
Residential housing are standard, double occupancy in residence halls and apartments.
Density is reduced by having some quads converted to doubles, and some smaller doubles
converted to singles.
Only residents of an individual room can be in that room. No visitors are permitted.
Our residence life custodial team will clean and disinfect public and commonly used
spaces, as well as community restrooms and showers used by the residents more frequently.
Residents and staff will be required to disinfect some of these spaces before and
after usage to further help protect against infection. Cleaning requirements are based
on CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces and require the use of USEPA approved Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.
Routine cleaning and disinfection does not include areas that are not publicly accessible
(i.e. individual rooms). Residents are responsible for cleaning and disinfection of
spaces that are not publicly accessible.
The UNC System has authority over university refund protocols and will issue guidance
in the event that students have to leave campus. The current UNC System issued guidance
does state that housing and dining refunds may not be available without state or federal
financial relief. This should not be interpreted as a definitive decision by the UNC
System not to issue refunds under any circumstances. If UNCSA is able to offer financial
relief to students, we would certainly like to do so.
No. Students may leave their belongings in their residence halls over the winter break,
however they must take all valuables and materials they will need because they cannot
reenter until early February 2021. Students residing in A-F dorms may not stay on
campus during the break, students in Center Stage or Gateway apartments are allowed
to stay on campus during the break.
Parents and family members will not be able to go to their student's room after move
in is complete. They are allowed to visit their students in common areas or sign their
student out for visits.
Only residents of an individual room can be in that room. No visitors are permitted.
Exception: Rooms are permitted one (1) visitor who is also a UNCSA student per single-occupancy
bedroom in their room. For instance, a Center Stage Apartment with two single bedrooms
would be permitted two (2) visitors, and a Lofts triple apartment would be permitted
one (1) visitor. No other guests or visitors are permitted in double occupancy rooms
or double bedroom apartments. All Community Health Standards and Residential and Community
Policies, including Guest Policy, continue to apply to any visitors. All parties must
be masked and socially distancing during visits, and all roommates must agree on guests
and any specific areas visitors will be permitted in the room (i.e. living room, refrigerator,
The Fitness Center is open with limited hours and capacity. The Fitness Center also
is offering indoor, outdoor and virtual fitness opportunities. Refer to the Fitness Center website for specifics and protocols
Having a robust wireless connection able to handle the demands of remote classroom
sessions from residence halls is a concern. Our chosen platform, Zoom, performs best
over wired connections as does any online meeting platform. For that reason, we are
currently investigating all of our residence halls' wired connectivity with the intention
of ensuring that we have wired connectivity in place for each of the rooms when possible.
Please keep in mind that in order to take advantage of the wired connections, students
will need an RJ-45 Ethernet port on their device or a dongle that converts USB to
RJ-45, as well as an Ethernet patch cable to utilize the port.
Self-service will be eliminated and to-go options have been increased. While the cafeteria,
Pickle Jar and the Library Café will be open, seating will be reduced, limiting numbers,
and using Eisenberg Social Hall and outdoor spaces as overflow dining areas to allow
for social distancing
UNCSA will continue to operate on a standard 15-week semester. Annual housing and
dining rates are calculated based on 15-week occupancy and are not based on exact
number of days occupied. The length of stay is often longer than 15 weeks to account
for breaks, early arrival, arts intensives and late departures.
Scheduled eating times were not needed during the fall semester. Campus dining locations
will be monitored for lines and concerns during the first two weeks of classes. If
it is determined that schedules are needed then we will make adjustments including
We will be adding additional information as it becomes available. If you have a question
not answered above, please ask.