COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
Update: March 31, 2020
For any student who has a balance that they would like to pay by Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card; you may do so by calling 717-391-3519.
Or if you would like to pay by check/money order, please send payable to “Thaddeus Stevens College” to the following address:
Thaddeus Stevens College
Attn: Accounts Receivable
750 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
If you are unsure of your balance, please feel free to e-mail .
Update: March 24, 2020
Encouragement from the Office of Counseling & Accessibility
Coping with Unknown Circumstances
Thaddeus Stevens College is here to help and encourage students. World-wide this is an unprecedented event. While frustrating, this situation has opened some opportunities to learn and refocus. We hope that each of our students are able to find something positive out of a difficult situation. As a reminder, please check in with Ms. Bareuther or Ms. Schuch if you need help coping with this current situation or just need to talk! You can find their information by clicking here.
Click here to view a helpful article about coping with unknown circumstances and change.
Update: March 21-23, 2020
THE CAMPUS IS CLOSED – WHY IT IS CLOSED, WHY THE COLLEGE CAN’T MAKE AN EXCEPTION
Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all “non-life-sustaining” businesses in PA to close their physical locations to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions against businesses that do not close physical locations started today, Monday, March 23, at 8 AM. Per the Governor’s order, entities that fail or refuse to comply with the governor’s orders that protect the lives and health of Pennsylvanians will forfeit their ability to receive any applicable disaster relief and/or may be subject to other appropriate administrative action. Such action may include termination of state loan or grant funding, including Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) grant funding and/or suspension or revocation of licensure for violation of the law.
Compliance with the Governor’s order will be enforced by state agencies and local officials, including the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania State Police, and local officials using their resources to enforce closure orders within their jurisdictions.
Individuals who violate the order are subject to fines or imprisonment. Thank you for understanding and respecting the Governor’s director, and our inability to consider waivers. Allied Security has been granted an exception and will be onsite to ensure the security of our campuses. The State Police, who provide coverage to the College, are also aware that our physical locations are closed while we continue remote learning and work.
REFUNDS FOR STUDENT TRIP TO GREECE
Based on guidance issued by the Center for Disease Control relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which recommends Institutes of Higher Education postpone and/or cancel student international travel programs, the College made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming trip to Greece. The College is in the process of working with the travel company to determine whether the trip can be rescheduled for a later date. We will continue to keep you updated on this process.
CANCELLED OR POSTPONED EVENTS
- The Stevens Essay is on hold until further notice. Questions may be directed to Stacy Caldwell at ;
- The Creative Arts Festival has been cancelled for this year, and is expected to carry over into the next academic year. More information will be provided when available.
- The Commencement Ceremony scheduled for May 9, 2020 has been cancelled; however we recognize how important this event is to celebrating and recognizing the hard work our students have put in to achieve their degree from TSCT. The College will continue to evaluate options related to this important milestone, and will keep you informed.
Update: March 20, 2020
Update: March 12 & 15, 2020
Campus housing will be closed beginning, Friday, March 13 at noon. This closure will last a minimum of two weeks. Check the College website and your stevenscollege.edu email for updates. Residents are advised to take personal belongings and materials needed to continue their classes – i.e. text books, laptops, tools, etc. Remember to take medications and other critical items you may need.
Until further notice, majority of College operations will be done remotely. Staff and administrators will still be available remotely during regular business hours through email to respond to student needs and concerns.
Academic support, enrollment and other student support services will be available online.
The campus is closed to all outside visitors for any reason.
Entrance exam testing and campus tours are currently suspended until further notice.
All campus public events and student events up to May 8th have been cancelled until further notice.
Decisions regarding room and/or meal plan refunds will be made at the end of the semester.
Please continue to check our website for updates regarding this changes. As updates become available, they will be posted here.
Update: March 6, 2020
Thaddeus Stevens College Health Services is closely monitoring the global spread of the 2019 Novel coronavirus COVID-19. We are taking every preventative measure to protect the well-being of the college as the coronavirus outbreak continues.
The College is asking anyone who has traveled in the US or out of the country to please fill out the Travel Screening Tool in the Link below. This is just a screening tool for the college to help monitor and prevent any increased risk for COVID-19.
Health Care Tips:
WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN WITH SOAP AND HOT WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS, MAKING SURE YOU WASH YOUR THUMBS, WRISTS AND IN-BETWEEN YOU FINGERS. THIS IS THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST THE SPREAD OF ALL VIRUSES.
Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue or the crook of your arm……. , and then immediately wash your hands or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Stay home if you are ill. Get plenty of rest/sleep. Get you flu vaccine. This is not protective against the coronavirus but the vaccine may prevent against the flu, which is circulating on campus and can cause similar symptoms.
Please use the following links for more information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19):
- Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
- PA Department of Health (PA-DOH): https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
- World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf
- American College Health Association (ACHA): https://www.acha.org/ACHA/Resources/Topics/2019_Novel_Coronavirus_2019-nCoV.aspx