COVID-19 Update 6/12/2020 3:00PM   —   The Royal Return

We look forward to the return of our students in August.  The Leadership Team continues to work toward finalizing the plans for a safe return to campus.  In preparation for the return of our students we wanted to provide some key dates for you to put on your calendar.  Further details and times will be forthcoming.

 

Saturday, August 8 – Returning Football and Women’s Volleyball Students

Sunday, August 9 – New Football and Women’s Soccer Students

Tuesday, August 11 – Men’s Soccer Students

Friday, August 14 – All Cheerleading Students

Tuesday, August 18 – Resident Assistants

Saturday, August 22 – New Students (non-fall athletes)

Sunday, August 23 – Returning Students (non-fall athletes)

Monday, August 24 – First Day of Classes

 

Let’s continue to pray for a safe return and a great start for our new students.

 

CARES Act Reporting Update – 6/9/2020  3:00PM

The Coronavirus has impacted each and every one of us in one way or another. This semester has been difficult for everyone whether you are a student, parent, or a Warner employee. The leadership team at Warner University has been working diligently on a financial assistance plan for all of our traditional students.

Beginning Friday, April 17, we applied Emergency Grants on all of our traditional student accounts. These grants are designed to provide financial assistance to students who have been negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the interruption they have experienced this semester.

Warner University received a total of $1,078,101 in Emergency Relief Funds. $539,051 was designated for emergency grants for student aid and $539,050 designated for emergency relief for the institution. The institution signed and returned to the Department (DOE) the Certification Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used more than the required 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The University has 882 Title IV eligible students, 368 of whom were prohibited by the CARES Act from receiving HEERF grants because they were online only students. This means that the University has 514 eligible students.

A total of $658,022.88 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants was distributed to the 514 eligible students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The primary method used to determine the student’s emergency grant was calculated by reviewing various criteria including the following needs: housing, food, and financial need based on the student’s FAFSA.

In addition to these Emergency Grants, the university established a “Deacon’s Fund” for those who have experienced a severe financial hardship due to the coronavirus. Examples of financial hardship would include sickness, unemployment, death in the family, etc. These grants are limited and will be reviewed by a stewardship committee. A total of $44,642.42 was distributed from the Deacon’s Fund to Title IV eligible students.

 

CARES Act Reporting Update – 5/11/2020 2:30PM

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted each and every one of us in one way or another. This semester has been difficult for everyone whether you are a student, parent, or a Warner employee. The leadership team at Warner University has been working diligently on a financial assistance plan for all of our traditional students.

Since Friday, April 17, we have been applying Emergency Grants on all of our traditional student accounts. These grants are designed to provide financial assistance to students who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the interruption they have experienced this semester.

Warner University received a total of $1,078,101 in Emergency Relief Funds. $539,051 was designated for emergency grants for student aid and $539,050 designated for emergency relief for the institution. The institution signed and returned to the Department (DOE) the Certification Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used more than the required 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The University has approximately 875 Title IV eligible students, 368 of whom were prohibited by the CARES Act from receiving HEERF grants because they were online only students. This means that the University has 507 eligible students.

A total of $692,915.03 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants was distributed to the 507 eligible students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

The primary method used to determine the student’s emergency grant was calculated by reviewing various criteria including the following: housing, food and financial need based on the student’s FAFSA.

Included in the Emergency Grants awarded above, was a “Deacon’s Fund” for those who have experienced a severe financial hardship due to COVID-19. Examples of financial hardship would include sickness, unemployment, death in the family, etc. These grants are limited and will be reviewed by a stewardship committee. To apply for assistance from the Deacon’s Fund, please send an email to deaconsfund@warner.edu with detailed information about your circumstances and specific need.

 

UPDATED – 4/16/2020 10:00AM

The Coronavirus has impacted each and every one of us in one way or another.  This semester has been difficult for everyone whether you are a student, parent, or a Warner employee.  The leadership team at Warner University has been working diligently on a financial assistance plan for all of our traditional students.  By the end of Friday, April 17, we will have applied Emergency Grants on all of our traditional student accounts.  These grants are designed to provide financial assistance to students who have been negatively affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and the interruption they have experienced this semester.

Each student’s emergency grant was calculated by reviewing various criteria including the following: housing, food, and financial need (using information from their FAFSA).   If a student has an unpaid balance, the balance will be reduced by the amount of the grant.  If a credit remains after a balance has been satisfied, checks will be issued and mailed to the address in the student’s ROAR account.  If you would like to leave the credit on the student account to assist with your summer or fall charges (not yet posted), please contact studentaccounts@warner.edu immediately.  You should also contact that email address if you would like the check mailed to a different address than is in ROAR.  We will begin processing checks on Monday and plan to have all checks mailed by Friday, April 24.  We appreciate your patience as we work through all of these details.

In addition to these Emergency Grants, we have established a “Deacon’s Fund” for those who have experienced a severe financial hardship due to the Coronavirus.  Examples of financial hardship would include sickness, unemployment, death in the family, etc.  These grants are limited and will be reviewed by a stewardship committee.  To apply for assistance from the Deacon’s Fund, please send an email to deaconsfund@warner.edu with detailed information about your circumstances and specific need.

As we all are trying to cope with our current national emergency, please be reminded there is hope in our Savior, Jesus Christ.  If you need someone to talk to, I would encourage you to reach out to one of our faculty, staff members, or coaches.  Resources at TalkNow, mental health support offered through our RoyalMD program, are also available 24/7 to all traditional students and participating non-traditional students.  We are all in this together.

May God continue to watch over you and your family.

God Bless,

Dr. David A. Hoag

President

 

UPDATED – 4/15/2020 1:00PM

Warner Students and Parents, please make sure to be following the Student Vlog Updates for more frequent student related news such as course work and registration. Click HERE to follow!

UPDATED – 03/13/2020 4:00PM

Dear Warner University Students:

In our opening chapel this year we talked about one of the biggest issues people struggle with and that is Anxiety.  COVID-19 has raised the anxiety level for each and every one of us. As a faith based institution, we rest on God’s promises and the hope we have in Jesus.  In Philippians 4 we are reminded not to be anxious. 

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Please take more time to pray than to dwell in the hopelessness that the media is sharing.

The campus Emergency Response Team continues to participate in ongoing meetings to review Warner University’s response to COVID-19 health concerns.  Out of an abundance of caution, starting Monday, March 16 throughout the remainder of the Spring semester, Warner University traditional, classroom-based, courses will be transitioning to a remote learning delivery system.  Our goal is to make sure that your academic work is fairly recognized and that any disruption does not present any disadvantage to your future academic progress. The instruction of all courses will be managed through our online platform, Moodle.  Some unconventional courses such as science labs, music lessons, etc., may utilize other technologies such as Google Hangouts or online labs. Course instructors will communicate the remote design of each course to students on Monday, March 16.

The link to the Moodle login page is https://online.warner.edu/login/index.php

Friday, March 13, 2020 will be the last day of campus classroom-based instruction.  Students should plan to check-in to each of their course Moodle sections on Monday, March 16, 2020 for updates and instructions from faculty.

It is important to note that, as of March 13, 2020, 2:00 pm there are no reported or confirmed cases of the virus on campus or in Polk County. 

Warner University’s campus will remain open.  Our campus community has a history of working together to focus on the success of students during transitions such as this.  Please review the following details about operations moving forward:

        Residence halls remain open for students who choose to stay.  Residential living for the remainder of the semester will have different expectations and guidelines.  Open visitation hours for residence halls will be discontinued. Overnights guests and off-campus visitors will not be permitted to enter the halls.

        A check-out procedure must be followed for students who choose to complete their remote learning off-campus.  The check-out policy form is attached to this message. Check-out is not complete until it is signed by both parties indicated.  

        Continued spring sport athletic competitions will be determined by the policy issued by each conference.  Student-athletes should contact coaches for further information related to their team.

        Off-season practices and conditioning for all fall sports will conclude at the end of the day on Friday, March 13, 2020.  This includes practices and conditioning for Football, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Cross-Country, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Cheer. 

        Campus dining services will remain open.  

        Student employees should check with their supervisor about working during the remainder of the semester.

        RoyalMD wellness services will continue for the remainder of the semester for all enrolled students.  Therapy Now provides mental health support through the same app and website.

        Spiritual Growth Credit requirements have been adjusted to a total of 15 for the semester.  Watch for more information on this programming from spiritualgrowth@warner.edu.

        Room and board refunds will not be given for those who choose to leave campus.  Additionally, payment plan schedules will continue.  

Campus personnel in both Student Life and Royal Resources stand ready to answer student questions and provide guidance.  These offices can be contacted at:

studentlife@warner.edu
advisor@warner.edu

President Hoag, Dr. Sutton and Mrs. Meadows will be in the North Rigel Center Lobby today, March 13, 2020, from 5:30-6:00 p.m. to answer student questions.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS BELOW

WU-COVID-19-Response-Handbook

Remote Learning Check Out