The situation regarding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, and the College will continue to provide updates as information is available.
Updated: May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020
Allegheny College plans to welcome our students, faculty, staff, and administrators back to campus in several months for the fall 2020 semester. It is our intention to fully reopen for on-campus living and learning accompanied by, and subject to, ongoing guidance from Pennsylvania state and federal officials and public health, epidemiological, and medical experts.
May 23, 2020
In accordance with Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act” or the “Act”), The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”) contained in Section 18004 of the CARES Act, and the guidance issued by the United States Department of Education, including Office of Postsecondary Education’s guidance dated May 6, 2020, Allegheny College submits this report concerning the first award Allegheny College received under the HEERF consisting of funds for Emergency Finance Aid Grants to students.
April 9, 2020 at 3:39pm
I write today to update you on the policy for refunds and credits for room and board and the guidance we will provide given the financial hardship the COVID-19 pandemic has caused for many of you. We have, in all earnest, taken into account the impact that needing to depart campus early has had on our students and families.
March 31, 2020 at 4:53pm
At 2 p.m. today, Governor Wolf expanded the Stay at Home Order to include Crawford County. The order now includes these 33 counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Forest, Franklin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Somerset, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland and York counties.
March 20, 2020 at 4:02pm
This semester, to be sure, is not what any of us could have anticipated when we returned to campus in January. We deeply regret that the COVID-19 pandemic required such an abrupt end to our regular on-campus operations. Please know that senior leadership and I have always had our community’s health, safety, and wellbeing in mind as we have made the decisions we have continued to share with you. Each day over the past weeks has brought new difficult decisions and choices to be made, and we recognize the very real impact on each of us these decisions have had and continue to have.
March 17, 2020 at 9:48am
Dear Allegheny Students:
I am writing this morning to follow up on yesterday’s announcement about the remote instruction of classes through the end of the semester.
I understand that the developments of the past few days are an ongoing challenge that you – and we as a community — are facing. This extraordinary situation has required a great deal of flexibility and patience by you and your families, and for that I am very grateful. Please know that we are doing everything possible to support your learning experience while carefully taking into account guidance from officials about the best ways to protect our community and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
March 16, 2020 at 3:39pm
Dear Members of the Allegheny Community,
In this unprecedented and evolving time for our world, nation, and College, and immediately following Governor Wolf’s announcement today, we have made the very difficult decision to conduct all classes through remote instruction through the end of the spring semester. Because of this, we are also urging any student who possibly can, to leave campus as quickly as possible, and for any students who have already left campus to plan not to return.
March 13, 2020 at 10:28am
Dear Members of the Allegheny Community,
We are writing to share several reminders and updates about the College’s ongoing planning and actions related to COVID-19. We are very grateful for the community’s flexibility and understanding as we work through a very complex set of circumstances. Our highest priority is ensuring the safety of our entire community, and we are making every effort to do that while upholding our educational mission and addressing questions about our plans for modified operations.
March 11, 2020 at 6:14pm
As we watch the rapidly changing impact of the COVID-19 virus throughout the world, Allegheny joins many other colleges in evaluating how our campus should be responding to protect the health and safety of our community while delivering the high-quality education that is the core of our mission.
March 9, 2020 at 12:19pm
We are writing to provide an update on coronavirus (COVID-19) and share important information related to the College’s planning and actions regarding this evolving situation. The College has established a website to provide updates and information on available resources for faculty, staff, students, and families.
March 3, 2020 at 3:32pm
I am writing to share information on the changing global and domestic situation concerning coronavirus (COVID-19). Allegheny College continues to closely monitor these activities, and as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is taking action to address a potential future outbreak in the U.S. that could impact College operations, study away programs, and other educational, personal, and business travel for students, faculty, and staff.
February 26, 2020 at 10:26am
As you are aware, the World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a global health emergency. Recently, the World Health Organization announced the official name of the disease, COVID-19, that is causing the outbreak of the coronavirus. As of this past week, cases of the virus are present in 32 countries, including the United States with 53 confirmed cases.
January 29, 2020 at 8:55am
Allegheny continues to monitor the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China. College administrators held a meeting recently with Meadville Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer, Denise Johnson, MD, FACOG, to discuss plans should a suspected case of coronavirus present on our campus. To date, there are no documented coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania.