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Campus Plan

The administration, faculty, and staff have carefully planned and prepared for 2021 at Huntington University. We have been working through campus protocols and procedures that embrace a safe and healthy process for attending classes, participating in curricular and co-curricular activities, eating in the dining facilities, and living in the community. Our preparations focus on maintaining a quality academic experience while practicing the highest level of healthy best practices by adhering to the COVID-19 Operational Guidelines.

 

A Message from Huntington University's President

As we return back to campus, it is important to remember all of our blessings and to remain diligent in our efforts to keep the Forester community safe.

In this video, Huntington University's President, Sherilyn R. Emberton, Ed.D., reminds us of the successes we are extremely grateful for and the need to keep following all COVID-19 guidelines and best practices.

What to Expect for the Upcoming Spring Semester

Returning back to campus is a major milestone for the Forester community and we will continue to succeed, but only with your help.

In this video, Dr. Luke Fetters discusses the schedule for this semester and the ways that Huntington University will keep our community safe.

January 2021 Requirements and Recommendations

The opportunity to return to campus is a major blessing, but all students, faculty, and staff must remain diligent in their continued efforts to follow COVID-19 guidelines and best practices.

In this short video, COO Russ Degitz, Ed.D. provides some guidelines and requirements for ensuring we have a safe return back to the Forester community this upcoming spring.

For the video transcript

J-Term

Huntington, Indiana - Undergraduate

Semester begins: January 4, 2021
Semester ends: January 20, 2021
All J-Term classes for undergraduate home campus students will take place virtually

Huntington, Indiana - Graduate

Start and end dates vary: Contact graduate@huntington.edu for details

HU Arizona

Semester begins: January 4, 2021
Semester ends: January 20, 2021
All J-Term classes for undergraduate HU Arizona students will take place in person  

HU Fort Wayne

Semester begins: January 4, 2021
Semester ends: January 20, 2021
All J-Term classes for OTD HU Fort Wayne students will take place in person 

HU Online

Start and end dates vary: Contact online@huntington.edu for details

Spring Semester

Huntington, Indiana - Undergraduate

Prior to returning, all residential campus undergraduate students must review the Return to Campus document. 
Semester begins: January 25, 2021
Semester ends: April 30, 2021
Graduation: May 8, 2021
Classes will take place in person following CDC recommendations and physical distancing protocols

Huntington, Indiana - Graduate

Start and end dates vary: Contact graduate@huntington.edu for details

HU Arizona

Semester begins: January 25, 2021
Semester ends: April 30, 2021
Classes will take place in person following CDC recommendations and physical distancing protocols

HU Fort Wayne

Prior to returning, all OTD students must review the Return to Campus document.
Semester begins: January 25, 2021
Semester ends: April 30, 2021
Classes will take place in person following CDC recommendations and physical distancing protocols

HU Online

Start and end dates vary: Contact online@huntington.edu for details

Athletics

COVID-19 Spectator Protocol

The Huntington University Office of Athletics COVID-19 spectator protocol is intended to maximize the safety and well-being of all attendees, including student-athletes, officials, staff and spectators.

Given our desire to provide a safe environment in which our student-athletes can compete coupled with the challenges of social distancing, spectator attendance is currently being limited to parents or family members of student-athletes and HU students, faculty and staff.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at HUAthletics.com/Ticketing. While tickets will not be available at the door, attendees can secure an online ticket until 30 minutes into the start of a contest. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the posted game time.

In addition to presenting a ticket, all attendees will also be required to show ID to gain admittance to the contest.

Forester fans wanting to attend an away game should verify the fan attendance policy on that school’s website or the Crossroads League’s website prior to traveling.

All spectators will be screened for COVID symptoms and have their temperature taken upon entering the facility. Spectators who are experiencing any COVID symptoms or who have been exposed to someone who tested positive within the previous 14 days should not come to the game. All spectators will be required to wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols.

Check HUAthletics.com for the most up-to-date information.

Exposure Protocol

This simple chart gives you step-by-step instructions on what to do if you are exposed to COVID-19, think you are exposed, test positive, etc.; the University will take the appropriate measures if a student tests positive or an employee tests positive.

Self-Monitoring Checklist

Monitor your symptoms daily using this simple checklist.

Video Transcript

00:01

Hello foresters, I hope this video finds you well and enjoying the holiday season. I wanted to provide a few additional details and some reminders, as we think about preparing to return to campus in January.

00:15

1 of all, I can't go any further without thanking you for all of your efforts. This past fall semester, I think we entered it

00:23

optimistic and hopeful, but none of us truly understood or knew what it would hold. So I want to thank you for helping to make our fall semester, a success.

00:33

We might have defined it a little differently. But we certainly in all three of our university locations were able to complete the experience and person as originally scheduled

00:44

So we thank you for your work and efforts and commitment to our protocols and to each other to make those things happen.

00:52

We are optimistic and excited to welcome you back for another safe return to our spring semester.

00:59

We need to remain diligent and committed to the same processes that we had last fall, but we know we can do it because we've proven at once already

01:08

When you return to campus in January, whether that is in Huntington Indiana Fort Wayne, Indiana, or Peoria, Arizona, we're asking for your help. Once again,

01:18

We're asking for our foresters to pull together and really show what that foster family is all about.

01:24

We certainly want the experience to be rich and full and exciting. We have some new opportunities that will be emerging

01:31

And Peoria. We're launching a new program with a TD and on our main campus here in Huntington, we are opening a couple of buildings reopening one with our hub and opening the DOM Strauss Animal Science Education Center.

01:45

So there will certainly be some additional opportunities for a more full and rich experience and we want to mitigate the negative impact that coven may have on that. So again, we're going to ask for your help.

01:56

That help starts by making sure that we have the safest possible return. We're going to ask of our undergraduate residential students on the main Huntington Indiana campus.

02:07

And of our Ott Fort Wayne students and the run daily a facility to return with a negative test result.

02:15

There was some communication sent out in November about this some follow up communications will be coming to those student populations.

02:22

In later December that outline some more details and specifically how to submit documentation to make sure that you can return safely and effectively.

02:33

Beyond that, we're going to ask of all of our students in all three campus locations that we continue to practice our best and big three.

02:44

When it comes to defense against coven our best practices and the big three include masking up

02:50

Making sure that we physically distance and washing our hands. I know that was something that probably became a theme that we were all tired of hearing during the fall semester.

02:59

And maybe we've become a little lacks during the time away from campus but we're going to have to really recommit ourselves to that when we come back together.

03:08

As a forester family in January, we started our fall semester strong we finished our fall semester strong and we are going to commit ourselves to doing the same in the spring semester.

03:18

So again, I asked for your help. As you return to make sure that you follow protocols that you reach out with questions and on any communications that you receive please make sure to pay attention to detail on those. We look forward to seeing you in January.