Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

This past spring was as successful semester with on-campus instruction, residential living, athletic contests, and campus events. Because every student and employee on campus was tested weekly, our Covid-19 infection rate was about 1/2% and because of this early invention, the number of people quarantined was kept to a minimum.

Belhaven University is committed to providing a safe campus environment balancing appropriate Covid-19 precautions with the dynamics of our learning community.

Links to most recent information are listed first. Because the guidance is regularly updated, check back often and make sure to "refresh" this page to make sure you are seeing the latest updates.

Fall 2021 Updates:

We are planning for all classes to be in-person, along with normal residential living, athletic games and campus events activities this fall. We will continue appropriate CDC recommended precautions for the safety of our students, faculty and staff as that is our highest priority.

We anticipate operating as close to normal as possible. More updates will be posted throughout the summer months.

  1. Classes will be in-person (with appropriate distance), campus will be operating as normally as the CDC allows, and all athletics will compete during their regular season.
  2. Vaccines are strongly encouraged for all students, faculty and staff, but not required.
  3. Weekly Covid-19 testing will be required for all students, faculty, and staff who are on campus.
  4. Vaccinated students and employees are NOT required to test weekly. The NCAA will NOT require weekly testing of athletes who are vaccinated.
  5. It is expected that masks will continue to be required inside buildings.

Students experiencing financial difficulties caused by Covid-19 may be eligible for additional help through the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

Spring 2021 Updates:

January 8, 2021 - Video Explaining COVID-19 Testing Process for Belhaven students, faculty and staff

December 16, 2020 – Letter to Traditional-Campus Students and their Families Regarding COVID-19 Testing

Fall 2020 Updates:

December 9, 2020 – Letter from President concerning December Graduation

November 3, 2020 - Traditional-Campus Students - Letter about Spring Semester

August 15, 2020 - Traditional-Campus Students - Frequently Asked Questions

July 31, 2020 - The Belhaven Promise: Guidelines the Belhaven community is expected to follow.

July 31, 2020 - Letter to Adult, Graduate and Online Students (PDF): Important Fall Safety Guidelines

July 27, 2020 - Letter to Traditional-Campus Students from the President (PDF): Fall semester plans and exciting news for your educational future.

June 9, 2020 - Letter to Traditional-Campus Students from the President (PDF)

June 3, 2020 - Belhaven University announces plans for prospective students, student-athletes, adults, and graduate students to visit their respective campus for tours and individual appointments.

June 3, 2020 - CARES Grant and FAQ and Higher Education Emergency Relief Report

May 1, 2020 - Letter to Students from the President (PDF)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates