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Students - Fall 2021

COVID-19 Testing
Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are expected to provide evidence of a negative test before participating in university activities, i.e., reporting to campus. 

Students who are FULLY Vaccinated
If you are fully vaccinated, and received your vaccination at a location other than Concord, upload your records to: By verifying your records prior to August 16, 2021, you will not be required to undergo pre-semester COVID testing.

Students who are NOT FULLY Vaccinated
If you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to submit a valid COVID-19 test (PCR or Rapid Antigen) result at tests MUST be administered within 72 hours prior to move-in for residential students or the first day of class for commuter students. 

Surveillance Testing
Ten percent of unvaccinated students will be randomly selected weekly and will be required to submit documentation of a COVID test by Friday of the week selected. Students can update their test results to

  • If you have verified your vaccination records, you are exempt from the random sample testing.
  • Certain groups may be asked to complete testing on a weekly basis based on their potential exposure to COVID-19 and vaccination status.

The testing may be performed at the venue of the individual’s choice.

Local COVID-19 Testing is available at
MedExpress Urgent Care - Princeton 
Bluestone Health Center - Princeton 
Princeton Community Hospital 
Mercer County Health Department 

Face coverings are required in all campus buildings at all times. 

Students who cannot wear face coverings should provide documentation from  a physician, therapist or other appropriate professional to the Office of Disability Services.

Students (like faculty and staff) should complete a Daily Self-Check for symptoms.

No student should report to class who has a temperature of 100.4°F and above or has any of the symptoms related to COVID-19.

What do I do if I exhibit COVID-19 symptoms?

  • Call the Concord Student Health Center at 304-384-6355 for an appointment to be tested if you exhibit any symptoms, or if you have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Email your professors and continue coursework virtually until you receive direction from health professionals to resume class attendence. 
  • For residential students, contact your Resident Director immediatly after contacting the Student Health Center.
  • Commuting students should also contact the Student Health Center to report testing results obtained from off campus medical facilities. 
What if I had close contact with a positive individual and I have COVID-19 symptoms?

Unvaccinated students or vaccinated students with symptoms who are close contacts with a positive individual are required to quarantine and can be released:

  • After day 10 without testing
  • After day 7 after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)

What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?
  • Report your positive test result to Dr. Sarah Beasley, Dean of Students, at
  • Residential students will, per the Governor's request, be isolated on campus to avoid community spread. Students who test positive are required to isolate for ten days from the day of the positive test.
Course Delivery
All classes are either face-to-face, online, or hybrid, which means they will have face-to-face and online components (Blackboard). Check your email and syllabi regularly. If you're unsure about anything, reach out to your instructors.

Students are required to wear masks while in class. 

For students who are unable to attend class in-person due to illness or other considerations, contact your professors immediately. They may also contact LC Smith ( for assistance in notifying instructors about absences. Students requiring academic support should contact the Center for Academic and Career Development at or 304-384-6074 for assistance.
Beckley Campus
Both the Athens and Beckley campuses require that masks be worn in all public buildings on each campus. 

The Schedule of Courses located on the Academic page includes the classes that will be offered in Beckley in Fall 2021.  
Libby Alvis Dining Hall
The Libby Alvis Dining Hall will be open for students on Saturday, August 14 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm for Brunch, and from 4-5:30 pm for Dinner. On Sunday, August 15, Brunch will be served from 10:30-1:30 and Dinner from 4-7:00 pm.

Cafeteria staff will practice "no touch" service.  Staff will also adhere to daily health monitoring guidelines and are required to wear PPE at all times.  The facility will undergo enhanced sanitation regularly.
Support Services
Support services, such as tutoringcounseling, and offices such as the Center for Academic & Career DevelopmentStudent Support ServicesDisability Services, and others will be available to students both in-person and remotely. 


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