Dear Campus Community,

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. So that we finish the semester strong, let us remain vigilant in practicing caution and limiting COVID-19 exposure! Here are a few helpful updates:


Getting vaccinated pays up to $5,000! It can help you, help others and it can enter you into Ship’s Vaccination Incentive program. The SU Foundation awarded 14 scholarships in November ranging from $500 to $5000! And they’re not finished! The SU Foundation is offering 13 more scholarships for students providing proof of vaccination ($5,000, $2500 and $500 awards are waiting!!!). The next drawing is January 14th, so if you are not vaccinated yet, there is still time to participate! Submit proof of vaccination online or by submitting directly to Etter Health Center. Your chance to win is just one more benefit of being vaccinated.

Upcoming vaccination clinic Vaccination shots and Booster shots are available. Sign up today at:

-Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Luhrs Performing Arts Center

-Friday, December 3, 2021, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  in Old Main room 203

Positivity rates continue to rise and being vaccinated helps reduce the severity of symptoms if you do become infected.  The COVID Delta variant remains highly communicable and requires all of us to do our part to minimize exposure and infection. While we wait to learn more about Omicron classified as a variant of concern by the CDC, masking and vaccination continue to be the most effective tactics for minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Please keep wearing your mask and if you haven’t yet, get vaccinated.


Faculty is notified by the COVID Office when students are in quarantine or isolation. Faculty should contact the COVID office if students reach out directly about missing finals due to COVID. The COVID Office will follow up for verification. Faculty are asked to provide an alternate option for students who cannot be physically present for their finals due to their COVID status.  Students with any questions should contact the COVID Office. The COVID Office determines whether a student receives an excused COVID absence and updates faculty appropriately.


See our Raider Respect website and dashboard for the latest COVID updates for our campus community.


Students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call x1458 to set up an appointment with Etter Health Center. Students can also notify the COVID Office that they were tested off campus. The COVID Office will then notify faculty about an excused absence for that day.


Please remember that face masks are required indoors. These should be tight-fitting face masks, not face-coverings like bandanas or neck gaiters. When outdoors, we ask non-vaccinated individuals to wear masks when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance. If you forget your mask, disposable masks are available throughout campus. You can find masks at the CUB info desk, the front desk at Ship Rec, Reisner, Lehman Library front desk, and the COVID Office in Old Main (Just to name a few!).

Your SU COVID Office Staff