Student FAQ

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Academic Affairs

Bias and Discrimination

COVID Testing

Dining

Financial

Housing

General

Health Services

Parking

  • Academic Affairs - Will classes for Fall 2021 be face to face or online?
    The University will be moving to a normal distribution of face to face and online classes, which means that more that 80% of classes will be held in a face to face format. Check with your advisor to see if the courses you wish to schedule are being offered online.

     

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  • Academic Affairs - What does Online/Distance Learning, synchronous and asynchronous mean?
    If a course is scheduled to be offered online, it will be offered as either a synchronous course, which means that you will be expected to log in to class at specific times and interact in real time with your instructor and classmates, or as an asynchronous course, which means that you will be able to log in and complete the work on your own schedule. Please note that asynchronous courses will have regular deadlines to submit work, so please check with your instructor about due dates and other time sensitive requirements.

     

     

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  • Academic Affairs - Will all courses be available online?
    No. Most courses will be returning to their usual face to face format.

     

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  • Academic Affairs - Will I be able to complete the work for my online classes at any time?
    Synchronous courses will be held in real time, just like a face to face course, so you will be expected to attend at set times. Both synchronous and asynchronous courses will have specific due dates and timelines to complete your work. Check with your instructor on their expectations on when work must be completed.

     

     

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  • Academic Affairs - How will hybrid classes work?
    Hybrid classes are mixed format, meaning that you will be expected to attend some face to face session, while other components of the course will be completed remotely.

     

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  • Academic Affairs - Can I be fully remote and still participate in hybrid classes?

    Hybrid classes generally require you to attend some face to face sessions on campus. Check with your instructor on their expectations for face to face sessions.

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  • Academic Affairs - How will social distancing work in classrooms?

    The University will follow all guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Governor's Office, and the PA State System of Higher Education. You should expect to be required to wear a mask in classrooms, even if you have been vaccinated.

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  • Academic Affairs - How will my lab classes work?
    Most labs will function as they have prior to Covid, with experiential, in class participation required. Check with your instructor for their specific expectations.

     

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  • Academic Affairs - Will I be able to complete my field placement if I am an education major?
    Yes. You will be required to follow any Covid protocols established by the University and the school district you are placed in.

     

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  • Bias and Discrimination - What do I do if I am experiencing bias or discrimination because of being associated with COVID-19?

    Reports can be made through the Office of Diversity and Social Justice’s Inclusive Community Report Form or to Human Resources.

     

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  • Bias and Discrimination - What should I do if I observe someone showing bias or discrimination towards someone they believe has COVID-19?

    Reports can be made through the Office of Diversity and Social Justice’s Inclusive Community Report Form or to Human Resources.

     

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  • COVID Testing - Who is part of the MU asymptomatic testing? 

    Throughout the spring semester Health Services will be conducting mandatory COVID testing for all students residing in the residence halls. Students should anticipate being tested every two weeks until further notice. In addition there will be random surveillance testing of students living in affiliated housing, working on campus, attending in-person classes, part of ROTC and/or in field placements. Employees working on campus will also be included in the voluntary random testing.

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  • COVID Testing - What happens if a student tests positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing?

    If a student tests positive on the rapid antigen test they will be contacted by Health Services.  Health Services will complete a confirmatory rapid PCR test to ensure the accuracy of the screening test. 

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  • COVID Testing - What support does a student get if they are in isolation or quarantine based on their test result?

    Any student living on campus who tests positive for COVID-19 will be isolated in residence hall space dedicated for this purpose. HARP employees and Health Services will check-in with the student to ensure health, counseling, nutritional and academic needs are met.

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  • COVID Testing - What is the difference between asymptomatic and symptomatic testing? 

    Asymptomatic testing is when a person does not have symptoms.
    Symptomatic testing is when a person does have symptoms.

     

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  • COVID Testing - Who is conducting the asymptomatic testing?

    Health Services on campus.

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  • COVID Testing - What type of asymptomatic test is being used?

    These are antigen COVID tests from The Pennsylvania Department of Health.  The test is a nasal swab test that can be administered and analyzed on site, with rapid results. 

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  • COVID Testing - Do I have to make an appointment in order to get an asymptomatic test? Would I be able to reschedule my test?

    Yes, you need an appointment and should follow the instructions in your email. Students are invited to participate on a random basis.

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  • COVID Testing - May I call to schedule a test, even if I don’t receive an email?

    At this time, students and employees cannot call and schedule for asymptomatic testing.  Any student who is having symptoms or had significant exposure can still call Health Services and be tested. Any employee who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or had a significant exposure should contact their health care provider.

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  • COVID Testing - What do I need to bring with me when I am getting tested?
    • ID
    • Smart phone with NAVICA app already downloaded and account registered
    • Mask
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  • COVID Testing - How long will my COVID-19 asymptomatic testing appointment take? 

    The actual test is less than two minutes. You do need to allow time to get checked-in.

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  • COVID Testing - How do minors give consent to be tested for COVID-19?

    A parent or legal guardian must sign a consent form for each student under 18.

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  • COVID Testing - If I received a test outside the University and tested positive, what should I do?

    Students should contact Health Services at hservices@millersville.edu or 717-871-5250.

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  • COVID Testing - Who do I contact if I have a question about asymptomatic testing?

    Health Services at hservices@millersville.edu or 717-871-5250.

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  • COVID Testing - How will I learn about my test results?

    You will be required to install the NAVICA App on your phone for rapid receipt of your test results. You will receive a NAVICA app notification approximately 20 minutes after your test.

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  • Dining - Will Campus Dining Facilities Be Open?

    Yes, MU Dining will be open as listed below for the Spring Semester. Food and beverages will be available at the Upper Deck, the Anchor, the Marauder Express Food truck, Starbucks and Saxbys. Details on operating hours and locations will be announced in ‘Ville Daily and updated here. 

    The Lookout Dining Room and the West Dining Room at the Upper Deck in Gordinier Hall will be open. (All you care to eat dining)

    • Monday to Friday
    • Brunch/Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
    • Dinner: 4 to 8 p.m.
    • Continuous Dining on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Closed from 3:30 - 4 for cleaning, sanitizing and reset for dinner). 
    • Meals to Go - Available upon request - See checker at desk in Gordinier.

    Marauder Express Food Truck - Now at the Village Quad (between South Village and West Village) 

    Provides many favorites you expect to see on a food truck.

    • Monday to Friday
    • Breakfast & Lunch
    • 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Starbucks in the McNairy Library—Starbucks Beverages Available

    Use the MU Dining GET APP to order for fast pick up.

    • Monday to Friday
    • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

    Anchor Convenience Store - Gordinier Hall

    • Monday to Saturday
    • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Anchor Café Walk-Up Window - Use the MU Dining GET APP for quick ordering and pickup

    • Monday to Saturday
    • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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  • Financial - Will tuition be reduced for online courses for spring 2021?

    Spring 2021 tuition will continue to be the same for in-person, hybrid and remote classes.  During the pandemic, our efforts to keep the campus community safe, while providing the highest quality education, means students are still able to start or continue pursuing their degree in a variety of modalities. The University is employing significant resources in the area of technology and faculty training to ensure that the quality of the remote instruction is on par with the in-person classes, and will meet all of the required learning outcomes. The credits earned for remote and hybrid classes are transcribed exactly same as credits earned for in-person courses. 

     

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  • Housing - Will parents be able to visit their students in the residence halls?

    During the academic year, visitors of students will be limited to those who reside in the same residence hall. While parents won’t be allowed in the residence halls, you can meet outside on campus. In extenuating situations, we will work with parents regarding access into the residence hall as a visitor / guest. 

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  • Housing - What happens if there is an outbreak and the residence halls need to close during the semester?

    Should the need occur to evacuate campus, the Department of Housing & Residential Programs, with the assistance of University Communications & Marketing, will inform students of the closure of the residence halls. Students will need to fully vacate the residence halls by fully moving out with all their belongings. Students will be able to “express check out” by placing their key in a provided envelope and drop it in a locked box in each of the residence hall front desk areas. This eliminates the need of a staff member having to physically check a student out of their room.

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  • General - Will I need to wear a mask in class and around campus?

    Yes. The university is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to wear masks while in public spaces, both indoors and out of doors. Your professors will have the right to ask you to leave class if you are not wearing a mask.

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  • General - How is Millersville keeping the campus safe?

    To keep the campus safe, the University used a conservative approach to the spring semester with more than 80% of classes delivered remotely, we reduced the number of students in our residence halls to one per bedroom/bathroom, installed temperature checks on campus and require masks and the use of the LiveSafe app.

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  • General - What if I don’t have a mask?

    All students will be provided with a mask. It will be your responsibility to have it with you at all times when on campus.

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  • General - When will the library be open this spring?

    The library will be open in person this semester during these hours:

    STUDY HOURS:

    • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    CURBSIDE PICK UP:

    • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    The library will offer remote services during these hours:

    RESEARCH ASSISTANCE (“Ask a Librarian”):

    • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
    • Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Sunday: 6 – 9 p.m.

    All study space must be reserved by the individual student through the library’s website, and instructions for this will be provided before the semester begins. Students can schedule virtual meetings with a specific librarian through the library’s website.

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  • Health Services - Will the Universy test students for COVID?
    1. During the spring semester, Health Services will conduct mandatory testing of students in the residence halls and random surveillance testing to those in affiliated housing and working on campus to ensure everyone’s health and safety. You will be notified via email if you’ve been selected for random testing. The email will include detailed instructions.

     

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  • Health Services - Will the University have the COVID vaccine available?

    At this time the University does not have any vaccines. We encourage anyone interested in the vaccine to get on as many lists as possible.

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  • Health Services - Is the vaccine safe?

    Millersville's medical director Dr. Weaver talks about the vaccine in this video -

    Dr. Weaver discusses vaccine

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  • Health Services - Will Millersville have a place to isolate and/or quarantine students?

    Health Services is partnering with Housing & Residential Programs (HARP) to establish quarantine and isolation protocols.  Any student living on campus who tests positive for COVID-19 will be isolated in residence hall space dedicated for this purpose. HARP employees and Health Services will check-in with the student to ensure health, counseling, nutritional and academic needs are met.

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  • Health Services - Do I need to be checked by Health Services before coming to campus?

    The University added COVID Screening to the LiveSafe App that is already in place for Millersville University. This new feature replaces the in-person daily screenings at Health Services.  Students should download the LiveSafe App to their smart phone.

    Every student will be required to answer the screening questions before coming to class and/or campus. Those who complete the questionnaire and do not have symptoms will receive a green checkmark indicating that you are cleared and can report to class. Receiving a red X indicates that you are at risk for COVID. If you get a red X students should contact Health Services before leaving their residence hall or home.

    Be prepared to show proof to your supervisor/professor that you have completed the process.

    To access LiveSafe you have a variety of options:

    • For the Apple App Store go to
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/livesafe/id653666211

     

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  • Parking - If I don't live on campus, will I need a parking permit for the Summer?

    No. Parking permits will not be needed by commuters for the summer. There will be open parking, except for reserved spaces (those with signs posted) and resident spaces (blue lines). Parking permits will be required for the Fall '21 semester, permit sales will start in July.

     

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  • Parking - Do faculty and staff need parking permits for Summer? Fall?

    For summer, faculty/staff are encouraged to use their parking hang tag when on campus. This assists University Police with contacting employees when officers notice vehicle issues, such as the lights being left on. They will be required for fall semester.

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