COVID-19 Student Information & Support
Saint Joseph’s University offers a comprehensive range of support services to facilitate our students’ academic success and well-being.
We continue to offer many services virtually. Visit What's Open When for specific information about current operations and hours.
Updated Class Schedule with Format/Modalities
In an effort to provide as much academic flexibility as possible, classes are offered in a variety of modalities including online, hyflex, hybrid, and face-to-face. If you are looking for a fully remote schedule, you should look for online and hyflex formats, or a hybrid format with instructor approval. If you prefer a face-to-face experience, you should look for hyflex, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.
Saint Joseph’s University was awarded federal funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help relieve the financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible students received information directly to their Saint Joseph’s email account. To learn more about the CARES Act, visit the NAICU website.
If you are not eligible for the CARES Act Grant Award but are still in need of emergency financial assistance, we strongly encourage you to contact the Saint Joseph’s University Financial Aid Office.
During this time, maintaining your mental and physical well-being is essential and Saint Joseph’s offers many services that can help ensure that you are taking care of yourself.
Saint Joseph’s Student Health Center assists students in the pursuit of their academic goals and personal development by identifying and addressing health situations which impede student learning. During summer and winter breaks, students are encouraged to contact their primary care physician.
Counseling and Psychological Services, located in Merion Gardens, promotes the psychological well-being of Saint Joseph’s University students through the provision of a variety of therapeutic interventions and outreach programs. The delivery of these services is framed by “transformative learning goals” and occurs within a campus climate that supports the whole person; academically, socially, physically and spiritually. To learn more about consulting with a counselor, please visit us at Counseling and Psychological Services.
Campus Recreation enhances the student experience by providing recreational opportunities. We work to reinforce the educational mission, which emphasizes the development of the total person – spirit, mind, and body, by promoting and advancing healthy lifestyle choices through participation opportunities, educational experiences and support services. In efforts to keep our community active, we have created the Virtual Recreation Center. Here you’ll find a variety of resources to keep you moving.
Quarantine & Isolation Checklist
Isolation and quarantine help protect the Saint Joseph’s University community by preventing exposure to those who have either been diagnosed with or exposed to the coronavirus. While isolation separates those who are sick from those who are not, quarantine separates those who may have been exposed to the virus to monitor if they become sick. Please use the following checklists to prepare for isolation or quarantine. A Saint Joseph’s University contact tracer will explain in more detail your individual isolation or quarantine situation.
When to isolate:
- I tested positive for coronavirus, regardless of whether or not I am experiencing symptoms.
- I am showing symptoms of coronavirus and awaiting my test results.
When to quarantine:
- I’ve been in close contact with someone who was diagnosed with coronavirus.
- I recently traveled out of state.
- I recently attended a large social gathering where physical distancing was not possible.
Go-Bag Packing list:
It is recommended that students pack a go-bag in the event they need to quickly self-isolate or quarantine.
- Health and safety
- Face masks
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfecting wipes
- Cough drops
- Ibuprofen for fevers or body aches
- First-aid kit
- Eyeglasses or contact supplies
- Technology and school supplies
- Smartphone with SJU Safe app downloaded
- Phone charger
- Laptop and power cord
- Schoolwork, books and supplies such as lab materials
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shampoo, conditioner and hairbrush
- Towels and washcloths
- Feminine hygiene products
- Comfortable clothing for the duration of quarantine or isolation (up to 14 days)
- Sheets and blankets for twin bed
- Food and beverage
- Non-perishable food items and bottles of water
- Reusable utensils, plates, bowls and cups
- Refillable water bottle
- Health and safety
- Comfort items
- Leisure activities
- Books and magazines
- Robe and slippers
- Identification and important information
- SJU ID card
- Driver’s license or state-issued identification
- Health insurance card
Isolation and Quarantine Times: According to the CDC, you should quarantine for 14 days after your last potential contact with a person who has COVID-19. If you were diagnosed with COVID-19, you should isolate for at least 10 days after your first symptoms appeared and remain in isolation until your symptoms have improved and you’ve gone at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication.
If you are in quarantine and become ill or symptomatic, remain in your room and call Public Safety at 610-660-1111 to notify the University.
Student Outreach & Support
Student Outreach & Support can work individually with students to explore and coordinate both personal and academic support needed while facing a medical diagnosis or balancing that of a family member. Students can email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a staff member. For students with multiple needs, the Office of Student Outreach and Support will coordinate needs with the other offices as appropriate.
SOS can also connect you with the following University resources:
- Office of Student Success
- For help with time management, support with academic and social transitioning to SJU, assistance with your transfer process and more.
- Office of Student Disability Services
- For eligible students to access academic accommodations that ensure equal access to the learning environment.
- Office of Learning Resources
- The Office of Learning Resources continues to support students with free peer tutoring, supplemental instruction (SI), and learning strategy consultations programs available via Zoom. Learn more about our services and sign up a session on the Office of Learning Resources website.
- Office of Educational Support Services for Student-Athletes
- For student-athletes who need assistance reaching their academic goals.
- The Advising Support Centers
- For help with academic planning including fellowships, inquiries about your major or minor, high impact learning opportunities, etc.
- The Career Development Center
- For assistance with job and internship searches, connecting with employers, exploring career paths through academics majors and more.
COVID-19 Self-Disclosure Form for Students
Please complete the COVID-19 Self-Disclosure Form if any of the following applies to you:
- You are symptomatic of COVID-19
- You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (for example, tested positive)
- You have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
Other Forms For Students
If you need assistance with access to technology related to virtual learning, fill out this form.