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UPDATED – 4/3/2020 1:00PM

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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