Student FAQ

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Academic Affairs

Bias and Discrimination

COVID Testing

Housing

Health Services

  • 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.

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  • Academic Affairs - Is there a certain kind of mask I need to wear?

    The CDC’s recommends choosing masks that -

    • Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
    • Completely cover your nose and mouth
    • Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don’t have gaps
    • Have a nose wire to prevent air from leaking out the top of the mask.
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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 semester Health Services will be conducting mandatory COVID testing for non-vaccinated 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.

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

    Health Services is partnering with University Housing and Conference Services 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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