Returning to Campus FAQ


If you are feeling ill, DO NOT report to work or class. Quarantine yourself and call your primary care provider or the Health Center at (910) 893-1560. A healthcare professional will advise you on appropriate next steps based on your symptoms.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

If you are exposed to someone who is diagnosed with COVID-19, quarantine yourself and call your primary care provider or the Health Center. Do NOT visit your doctor’s office without calling first. There are safety measures in place to ensure others are not exposed, and you will be given instructions when you call.

If you have a family member who is sick and you were in contact with them, contact the Campbell University Health Center for testing and/or contact tracing.

If you have not been in contact with them for 2 weeks before the diagnosis, try to avoid contact while they are symptomatic. If this is unreasonable, ensure you maintain social distancing from the person who is sick, and when around him/her, all parties should wear a face covering. Limit contact to less than 10-minute intervals, and wash your hands after each encounter. If possible, try to ensure the patient is in a well-ventilated room, and open windows to allow circulation of air.

If someone has a positive coronavirus diagnosis, he/she should remain out of work until:

  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

Your primary care provider or a provider at the Campbell University Health Center will advise you when it is safe to return to work.

Yes, all students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear a face covering inside all University buildings and outside when social distancing is not possible. 

Read the policy > 

Several measures that can be taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet at all times. 
  • Wear a face covering. A face covering must be worn at all times while on campus, especially in instances where social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Try to avoid large gatherings of more than 10 people, especially when indoors. 
  • Wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your face. Hand washing is especially important after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

​Symptoms occur 2-14 days after exposure, with an average of 5-6 days. The most common symptoms associated with COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Every classroom will be equipped with hand sanitizer. There will also be hand sanitizer in office spaces and common areas all throughout campus.

 More than 100 additional sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the campus. Some stations are located on walls, while others are on mobile stands or tables.

 Learn more about enhanced cleaning protocols > 


Adjustments have been made to the academic calendar for Fall 2020.

Changing Fall break to instructional days provides the instructional time necessary to complete face-to-face instruction prior to students leaving campus for Thanksgiving break. That change, coupled with remote delivery of exams, limits the exit and entrance of students with hopes of limiting exposure to the campus community.

Class times will not be altered for the Fall 2020.  However, professors will have the discretion to release classes a few minutes early based on the needs to adequately self-distance within Campbell buildings.

Campbell University libraries will resume full operation in the fall with measures to ensure social distancing and adherence to University policies.  The libraries are committed to providing access to library resources and services for our students, faculty, and staff, although specific procedures might be altered in order to ensure the health and safety of both library staff and users.

View updates on library hours and services >

Faculty members will be available to students on a regular basis and will have designated office and meeting hours with students.  These meetings may take place face-to-face, via telephone, or virtually based on individual needs.

The Spring 2020 changes to Undergraduate Final Grade Policy were developed to address the unplanned disruption that occurred in that semester. There are no plans to extend this Policy into Fall 2020.  Students should expect that a grade will be assigned for all coursework for the Fall 2020 semester.

At the direction of the University administration Campbell University established a Fall Task Force to oversee the opening of the university.  As such, a number of committees have been created to ensure that the classrooms, the technology infrastructure, and the faculty are prepared to meet the potential challenges in Fall 2020.  While not every contingency can be planned for, Campbell University is striving to be as prepared as it can be to meet the challenges so as to ensure the delivery of high-quality classes to its students.

There is no question that COVID-19 and its requirements to social distance, wear protective equipment, and follow recommended guidelines will have an impact on the classroom.  However, Campbell University is working to minimize and mitigate these effects and ensure that the university is a safe and productive environment for the students to attend classes and continue their studies. 

To meet physical distancing guidelines, classrooms have been reconfigured and will operate at reduced capacities.  Additional classroom spaces are being created across our campuses.  Each classroom will be equipped with a Cleaning Supply Caddy, providing supplies for students and faculty to clean surfaces and shared equipment upon use.  Students and faculty are required to wear face coverings in all University buildings and specifically in classrooms, laboratories, and studios.  The University will continue to monitor federal, state, and local guidelines to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of the Campbell community while delivering quality education.

Residence Life & Housing

Safety. Campbell prioritizes the well-being of the students and their health. By providing private rooms there are fewer students sharing spaces and germs. 

The Residence Life & Housing Office will be unable to accommodate requests for room changes as easily as it has in previous years. Housing spaces on campus is limited, room changes will only occur during emergency situations on a case by case basis. 

New students will be able to move in Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15. Please check your Campbell email account for specific move-in shifts and instructions closer to move-in weekend. 

Returning students will be able to move in Sunday, Aug. 16 through Tuesday, Aug. 18. This applies to all returning sophomores, juniors and seniors. 

Move-In for Fall 2020 will be similar and different in many ways. 

Differences: Volunteers will not be able to help students move their belongings. Due to social distancing requirements, the goal is to limit the number of people in a particular space and reduce the risk of others touching personal items and potentially transferring germs.

All students moving in will need to adhere to the following guidelines for safety:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Social distance
  • Follow one-way hallways or stairways
  • Two people may accompany the student during move in. Please do not bring any children, senior citizens or anyone who is high risk.

Similarities: Students will be greeted and welcomed by Residence Life & Housing Staff, upon arrival to their assigned hall. Students will go through a check in process and receive their keys, room condition report and their ID card. Community Assistants (CAs) will be available to help point students to common on-campus resources. 

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and prioritize student health and well-being, Campbell has implemented policies to keep students safe. We understand as a student “comes home” and enters their residence hall, apartment, or private room they will want to relax and the community expectations and policies may not translate to their private room. While alone in their room, students are not required to wear a face covering. Students are still expected to have a face covering available so it can be worn when social distancing is not possible in hallways, elevators, or common areas. When social distancing can be observed in a student’s suite or a common room with others, face coverings are not required.

Housekeeping will enter the buildings daily to remove trash from public restrooms and common areas. Public restrooms will be deep cleaned and disinfected weekly. Shared bathroom spaces in the following halls will be cleaned and disinfected by housekeeping weekly: Hedgpeth, Strickland, Pat Barker, Powell, Burkot, McCall, Small, and Sauls.

Talk with your suitemate(s) and collectively create a cleaning plan that is understood by all and clearly communicated. Hold each other accountable for the implementation and execution of the plan. The CA will periodically check in with the suitemates regarding the plan. 

Although each student will have a private room, this is not the year to bring extra furniture or excessive decorative items. We are unable to predict the trends of COVID-19 and if campus unexpectedly transitioned to online learning during the Fall or Spring semester students may need to pack their belongings, within a short window of time and return home. This is something to keep in mind as students are packing and preparing for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

A list of items you will need, may want and should not bring to campus can be found online.  View the list >

Outside visitors who are not part of the Campbell Community are not permitted in the residence halls or apartment spaces without permission from the Residence Life & Housing Office. This includes parents, family, peers from other institutions and friends from home.

Campbell community members can visit your space in a residence hall, suite or apartment during Guest Hours between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Those guests include other residential students, commuter students, classmates, teammates, etc and must be out of private room spaces, common areas, and the hall/apartment by 9 p.m. each night. 

Off-campus visitors should abide by all recommendations of the Health and Safety Committee including social distancing and wearing a mask on campus.

Double occupancy rooms will include a single bed and duplicates of the other items. Below is a list of furniture each room may contain (will vary slightly by hall). 

Luby Wood

  • 1 XL single mattress and adjustable bed frame
  • 1 wardrobe with two drawers built-in at the bottom
  • 1 desk and desk chair
  • 1 ceiling fan


  • 1 XL single mattress and adjustable bed frame
  • 2 built-in desks
  • 2 built-in closets
  • 2 built-in drawers and storage areas
  • 1 sink in the room


  • 1 XL single mattress and adjustable bed frame
  • 1 wardrobe
  • 1 chest of drawers
  • 1 desk and desk chair
  •  1 sink in the room

Pat Barker

  • 1 XL single mattress and adjustable bed frame
  • 2 closets
  • 2 chest of drawers
  • 2 desks and desk chairs
  • 1 sink in the room


  • 1 XL single mattress and adjustable bed frame
  • 2 wardrobes
  • 2 chest of drawers
  • 2 desks and desk chairs

Apartments (Bedroom furniture) Stadium
Bob Barker 

  • 1 XL single mattress and adjustable bed frame
  • Closet
  • 1 desk and desk chair

Bob Barker Suites

  • 1 XL single mattress and adjustable bed frame
  • 1 wardrobe with two drawers built-in at the bottom
  • 1 desk and desk chair
  • 1 chest of drawers 

COVID-19 has been unpredictable and government suggestions for phased plans and congregate housing is beyond our control. If Campbell must transition to online learning or close campus unexpectedly, students may be asked to leave campus in a short window of time. We are encouraging students to have an exit plan or strategy, to include where they will go and how they plan to get there. If students are required to leave campus quickly, they will be expected to remove all belongings and depart.



We encourage all students to bring and use their own face coverings. Academic buildings and information desks will keep disposable masks stocked and can provide a mask as needed.

Any student who cannot reasonably wear a face covering for any reason should request an accommodation through the Office of Disability Services.

Students can also wear bandanas which is less confining or a clear face shield.  This is an option for those with respiratory conditions or those who feel very claustrophobic with a mask on.

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Campbell University requires that all students comply with all University policies.

Access the Student Handbook > 

Faculty & Staff

While we encourage employees to use their own cloth face covering, Building Coordinators will keep PPE stocked and can provide a mask as needed.

Optimal protection comes from using both.  A face shield by itself is protective, but likely not a protective as a mask. However, a face shield can be a substitute for a mask.

Plexiglass does afford protection for individuals on either side of the barrier. Wearing a mask will provide an additional level of protection but would not be required as long as the barrier remains between you and other individuals.

Campbell University has established a policy on wearing a face mask. Any employee that is in non-compliance with this policy will be subject to the Conduct and Discipline process as outlined in the Personnel Manual.

Please do not approach a co-worker with accusations, but please follow CDC guidelines for safe distancing. Contact the Human Resources Director at (910) 893-1635 (ext. 1635) with your concerns. Information received will be kept confidential.

Please contact Human Resources (910) 893-1255 (ext. 1255) if you have questions about your benefits. You may also go online for additional information. Campbell University offers health, vision and dental benefits through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC.

Helpful links

Please follow the guidelines under Campbell University’s Return to Work Guide. There you will find a section which references the process for requesting exceptions for returning to work