This page was last updated 12/08/2020

Question: Is the campus open for operations?

Answer: Yes. While all classes are now meeting online and only essential workers are physically on campus, all offices are working and responsive.

Question: Is the University bookstore open?

Answer: Yes, but with limited hours. Everyone is encouraged to visit for days and hours of operation.

Question: Are the library and study areas open in University Commons?

Answer: Yes. All visitors must social distance and wear masks at all times while in the library and study areas, with the exception of while in a study room behind a closed door. In-person reference sessions are limited to 15 minutes or less at the Circulation Desk. Virtual reference sessions can be scheduled through .

Modified library hours are:

Nov. 22 - 28: Sunday 2-9 p.m.; Monday & Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday closed

Nov. 29 – Dec. 5: Sunday closed; Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday closed

Dec. 6-11: Sunday 2-9 p.m.; Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday closed

Question: Does the University have COVID-19-related instructional signage in place on campus?

Answer: Yes. Signage is posted throughout campus and on the digital TV screens that indicate walking patterns, hygiene protocol and social distancing instructions.

Question: Are visitors permitted on campus?

Answer: Given the spike in COVID-19 cases in our region and state, not at the present time.

Question: Is St. Joe’s Fitness Center open for students?

Answer: Yes, utilizing the American College of Sports Medicine, National Intramural and Recreation Sports Association and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania best practice guidelines. Only students have access to this facility, and hours have been reduced to allow for daily deep cleaning protocols. There is a limited number of people permitted in the building at any given time, and the facility is marked for social distancing. Locker rooms and showers are accessible per recommended guidelines.

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