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Information for Students

Keeping Us Safe and Healthy.

After consulting with the Healthcare Advisory Group, the University will implement the following, effective Monday, June 7, 2021:

Face Coverings:
•    Vaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear face coverings when on campus outdoors. 
•    Everyone must continue to wear face coverings inside University buildings. 
Physical distancing: No longer required.

As a reminder, wearing a face covering is not a signal of vaccination status. Some people will continue to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status as a matter of individual preference and comfort. Please have patience for yourself and for others as we navigate these changes.  

Fall 2021 update

Chancellor Gallagher has announced that – while details remain to be worked out, and plans are subject to change – the fall 2021 term should see a return to on-campus, in-person instruction for most classes.  

“This is all very encouraging news,” said Dr. Catherine Koverola, Pitt-Bradford’s president. “We do, however, need to keep in mind that these plans are subject to change depending on the conditions as we approach the fall semester. As we’ve seen the past year, the pandemic has required us to pivot – sometimes quickly – and we will need to continue to be flexible in our planning.” 

Tuition and Fees

The Flex @ Pitt model allows students to choose the course delivery option that best fits their needs. No matter how we deliver our courses, the unparalleled value of a Pitt education and the expertise of our world-class faculty remain unchanged. Despite rising fixed costs, the University is holding tuition, as well as room and board rates, flat for the 2020-21 academic year. While most fees are also being held flat, at the recommendation of our student government boards—and recognizing many in-person activities are not able to take place this year—we are reducing the Student Activity fees this year across all five campuses by 20%.

Dining

  • Students should enter the dining room from the rear outside entrance, and properly socially distance as they are coming in.  In addition to this, you must wear a mask as you enter, and keep them on during the entirety of your visit.  Students who are not wearing masks will not be served.
  • All guests must sanitize their hands prior to entering the facility. 
  • Seating in the dining room is unavailable, and students are asked to take their meals to go.  All meals will be packaged in to go containers.  
  • For ordering ahead, students can place orders on our Transact mobile app!  

Hours of Operation

Guidelines for Responding to Symptomatic Individuals

The following is a general response to individuals anywhere on the Pitt-Bradford campus who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19.

When the symptomatic person is a:

Student in a residence hall room:

  1. The symptomatic student must stay in their room and avoid contact with others.
  2. The symptomatic student should promptly call Health Services at 814-362-5272.
    • `Health Services will provide guidance on managing symptoms, accessing testing and other care needs.
    • If the individual requests to return to their permanent residence, Health Services will advise if they are able to wait in their room until they can arrange for a guardian or other individual to pick them up.
  3. Health Services will notify Panther Central and Facilities Management, will coordinate closure and cleaning of any affected areas.
    • Any room where the person spent more than 15 minutes on the day symptoms appeared or in the 48 hours prior will be closed for 24 hours, if possible.
    • After the closure period, Facilities Management will notify custodial staff to have the rooms cleaned and disinfected. If the closure for 24 hours is not possible, the room will be promptly cleaned by designated personnel. 

Student anywhere on campus other than a residence hall room:

  1. The symptomatic student should immediately return to their residence, avoid contact with others and call Health Services at 814-362-5272.
    • If the student resides in a residence hall, follow the steps above.
    • If the student resides off campus, Health Services will advise on next steps.
  2. The faculty or staff member who was with the student at the time symptoms developed should report the building and room number of the encounter to Facilities Management at 814-362-7670 so the room can be cleaned by designated personnel. If a staff or faculty member was not with the student at the time of symptoms developing, Health Services will work with the student to obtain this information and notify Facilities Management.
    • Any room where the person spent more than 15 minutes on the day symptoms appeared or in the 48 hours prior will be closed for 24 hours, if possible.
    • After the closure period, Facilities Management will notify custodial personnel to have the rooms cleaned and disinfected. When the closure period is not possible, prompt cleaning and disinfection by designated personnel will occur.