TSU & Coronavirus FAQs

(Please note that this is a constantly evolving situation; we will update questions and answers as quickly as possible as conditions change.)


Are there any confirmed cases of COVID-19 at TSU?  Open
What is the risk to the TSU campus community?  Open
What precautions should members of the TSU community take?  Open
What should I do if I feel sick?  Open
What if I’ve traveled internationally recently?  Open

Academics & Classes

What is the grading policy for the Spring 2020 semester?  Open
How does the P/NP work with courses in my major vs. a course that is an elective or in my minor?  Open
When can I select the P/NP option?  Open
How do I opt in to the Pass/No Pass grading option?  Open
Will I have a GPA for the spring semester if I select the P/NP option?  Open
Will the Summer semester be online? What will the grading structure be? Will any fees be removed?  Open
Will the P/NP be offered in the summer?  Open
When are graduation applications due for Summer and Fall 2020?  Open
Will tutoring be available online?  Open
How will art, band and other classes that are not suitable for online instruction be handled?  Open
What about research labs?  Open
How are clinicals and practicums being handled?  Open
Will professors have online office hours for the remainder of the spring semester?  Open
Will I still be able to register for summer/fall classes?  Open
What if I miss the final installment payment deadline for Spring 2020 tuition & fees?  Open
Can I register for summer/fall classes if I still have a balance on my account?  Open
Has the application deadline for Fall 2020 graduation been extended?  Open
How can I return my rental textbooks?  Open
How can I get my books for classes?  Open
Are the Offices of Admissions/International Student Admissions, Outreach & Recruitment, Enrollment Services, and the Registrar open?  Open
What is the status of the GRE for admission into Graduate School?  Open


Will the coronavirus outbreak have any effect on the admissions process for prospective or newly admitted students?  Open
How do I receive my login/ID number?  Open
I have a hold on my account. What is it? What do I do?  Open
Is TSU extending undergraduate admissions/financial aid deadlines due to COVID-19?  Open

Student Services

How will refunds be handled for housing and dining plans?  Open
What if I don’t have Internet or WiFi connectivity?  Open
I’m anxious about the coronavirus. What TSU resources are available?  Open
What other resources are available for students?  Open
Is Sterling Student Life Center (SSLC) Open?  Open
Is the Office of Student Conduct Open?  Open
Is the Office of Veteran Services Open?  Open
Is the Student Accessibility Services Office Open?  Open
Is TRIO Upward Bound Open?  Open
Is Career and Professional Development Center Open?  Open
Is The Office of Student Life Open?  Open
Is the Office of Campus Organizations & Greek Life Open?  Open
Is Student Engagement & Leadership Open?  Open
Is The Bookstore Open?  Open
Is the University Post Office Open?  Open
Is Food Services Open?  Open
Is the Parent Child Learning Lab Open?  Open
Is TRIO – Talent Search and Student Support Services Open?  Open
Is Student Health Services Open?  Open
Is the University Debate Team Operating?  Open
Is the University Counseling Center Open?  Open
Is University Bands Office Open?  Open
Is the Office of Event Services Open?  Open
Is University Housing Open?  Open
Is Campus Recreation and Wellness Open?  Open
Is there any emergency assistance available from TSU?  Open

Campus Operations

What is TSU doing with regard to campus cleaning?  Open
What is the plan if a student in a residence hall tests positive for the coronavirus?  Open
Will students in residence halls be allowed to remain on campus?  Open
Is the Library Learning Center open?  Open
Will the Recreation Center remain open?  Open
Will the Testing Center be open?  Open
Are TSU events cancelled?  Open
Are campus tours still happening?  Open
How will refunds be handled for housing and dining plans?  Open
Are facial masks required when coming on to the campus?  Open


Will there be a re-scheduled Commencement ceremony?  Open
What is the University doing to recognize graduates on May 9?  Open
When will I get my diploma?  Open
What if I ordered my cap & gown?  Open

Faculty & Staff, Work-Study

Should faculty and staff report to work on campus?  Open
Can student workers who are non-work study come to work, or can they work remotely?  Open
What about student workers who are work-study? Can they work remotely?  Open
What is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?  Open