Archive for October 2020

COVID-19 Dashboard

LVC tracks the status of COVID-19 within our campus community. Data will be updated here daily by 5 p.m. Cumulative data for testing began Aug. 24, 2020. Isolation and quarantine data reflects the current day’s number.

Students  Employees  
Number of COVID-19 tests
administered on-campus
(total since Aug. 24)
70n/a
  Positive  1
  Negative59
  Awaiting Results10  
Number of COVID-19 tests
administered off-campus (as reported to the College)
(total since Aug. 24)
3412
  Positive*32
  Negative  317
   Awaiting Results03
Number currently self-isolating on-campus  30
      
Number currently self-isolating off-campus (as reported to the College)126
      
Number currently self-quarantining on-campus  **451
      
Number currently self-quarantining off-campus  (as reported to the College)432

*The first case of COVID occurred in a student studying remotely who has not been on campus since March.

**The majority of our students self-quarantining on-campus reside on one floor in a residence hall.

Self-quarantine: For asymptomatic individuals with potential exposure to COVID-19 or those who have traveled to states defined as hotspots by the Pennsylvania government.

  • Stay in your room if you are a residential student, or stay home if you are a commuter. Leave your room only to use the bathroom or to go outside for fresh air following safety protocols. Practice vigilant physical distancing, wear a cloth mask, and wash your hands often. Take your classes virtually. 
  • Do not go to work or socialize with friends or family outside your immediate household or roommate(s). The other members of your household or your roommate may go to work and class but should self-monitor closely for COVID-19 symptoms. They should be diligent about wearing a mask, hand washing, and physical distancing.
  • If you have potentially been exposed to COVID-19, your healthcare provider will provide you with an end-date for self-quarantine. If you have traveled to a hotspot, you must self-quarantine for 14 days upon return. Per CDC and state public health guidelines, a negative COVID-19 test does not automatically end your self-quarantine. 
  • If you are given additional or different instructions from a contact tracer or healthcare provider, follow those instructions and contact Shroyer Health Center immediately to share these instructions. While considering instructions from any off-campus health care providers, students should know that established LVC protocols will ultimately guide appropriate response regarding quarantine, isolation, and return to in-person classes.
     

Self-isolationFor those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have either tested positive or are awaiting test results.

  • Stay at home except to receive medical care.
  • Stay separate from family members and pets, use a different bathroom if possible, do not share personal items, and wear a mask around other people.
  • Your healthcare provider will advise you when to stop self-isolating. Per CDC and state public health guidelines, a negative COVID-19 test or the resolution of symptoms does not automatically end self-isolation.
  • If you are given additional or different instructions from a contact tracer or healthcare provider, follow those instructions and contact Shroyer Health Center immediately to share these instructions. While considering instructions from any off-campus health care providers, students should know that established LVC protocols will ultimately guide appropriate response regarding quarantine, isolation, and return to in-person classes.

If you have any questions about LVC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please email information@lvc.edu or call 717-867-6555.

Important Update on the Fall Semester and Move-out Timing

Dear Students,

We have been fortunate to have continued in-person learning so far this semester, but the worsening county, state, and campus data trends are concerning. There has been an increase in the number of tests administered to campus community members and some recent positive results. There has also been an uptick in the number of students in isolation and quarantine, with growing numbers of individuals identified as close contacts. While there is no crystal ball to project the future, there is significant evidence that we should manage the situation before an outbreak occurs on campus. 

Therefore, with unanimous support from the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, the College has made the difficult decision to end in-person classes and on-campus residency next Saturday, Nov. 7, by 4 p.m. All classes will be delivered entirely online starting Monday, Nov. 9. Only pre-approved students can remain on campus after Nov. 7.

Please review these FAQs, which will be updated as questions arise. Contact information@lvc.edu or call 717-867-6555 if you have a question that has not been addressed. We will hold a virtual town hall for students and families Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. | Join at this link. (password: GoValley)

A few key points:

  • This coming week, you can choose to take your classes either online or in-person. You do not need to make a formal request to the registrar but should make your professors aware of your plans.
  • Continue to complete the daily symptom tracker for 14 days after you leave campus. If you receive a Red X at any point in these 14 days, contact student health services at healthservices@lvc.edu or 717-867-6232. 
  • Keep following the Community Covenant. Vigilantly wash your hands and practice physical distancing. Do not attend parties, participate in gatherings, or travel with others in cars.
  • If your academic program necessitates you to be on-campus, even if you are commuting, continue to fill out the daily symptom tracker. Please check this blog for open hours.
  • Academic affairs is working with faculty to ensure students fulfill their graduation requirements.

Residential Students:

  • This evening, residence life will place sign-out sheets with instructions on your door. Notify your RA and sign the sheet when you leave campus. Up to two family members can come to campus to assist you with moving out. They must be masked. Residence life will inspect your room upon your departure.
  • If you feel you need to remain living in campus housing, please complete this request form by Monday, Nov. 2., at noon. Those who have clinicals or student teaching requirements and those who need access to technology, housing, food, or other in-person services will be considered. Students who remain on campus must continue to use the daily symptom tracker.
  • Take all your belongings with you. Contact Res-Life@lvc.edu with questions. 
  • Self-quarantine at home for two weeks to protect family members.
  • The College will credit your student account at the end of the semester with pro-rated room and board fees for Nov. 8 through Nov. 25, unless you are approved to remain on campus. We will carry these credits over to your spring semester bill. December graduates will receive a refund check via mail.

Though I wish we could have made it to the Thanksgiving break, winding down now—just two weeks ahead of schedule—is the most prudent thing to do. LVC’s faculty and staff have prepared well for this pivot. Campus resources such as the Breen Center for Graduate Success, the Center for Academic Success, tutoring, accessibility services, and counseling services will remain available remotely.

We are grateful for your patience and resilience in weathering this turn of events and appreciate how careful you have been in continuing to practice physical distancing, frequent handwashing, symptom tracking, and mask-wearing to keep yourself and each other safe. Please continue to follow these vital guidelines even after you return home. We are working hard to plan for the spring semester and will communicate updates soon about the 2021 return to campus plans.

Be safe and be well.

Dr. MacLaren

Fall 2020 Move-out FAQs

HOUSING, ROOM, AND BOARD 

When should I move out of campus housing? 

You can move out of your campus housing anytime between now and Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. 

Follow the instructions on the sign-out sheet on your door. Notify your RA and sign the sheet when you leave campus. No more than two family members can come to campus to help you. They must wear masks and practice physical distancing. Residence life will inspect your room upon your departure. Take all your belongings with you. 

Will I receive a refund for moving out early? 

The College will credit your student account at the end of the semester with pro-rated room and board charges for Nov. 8 through Nov. 25. If you are approved to remain on campus after Nov. 8, your room and board credits will be pro-rated accordingly. We will carry these credits over to your spring semester bill. December graduates will receive a refund check via mail. 

If you remain on campus after Nov. 25, you will be billed for those days in weekly increments as you have not been charged room and board for any period after Nov. 25. 

How do I request to remain in campus housing? 

If you feel you need to remain living on-campus, please complete this request form by Monday, Nov. 2., at noon. You should complete this form even if you have already requested to remain in campus housing after Nov. 25. 

Those who have clinicals or student teaching requirements and those who need access to technology, housing, food, or other in-person services will be considered. A select group of RA’s, Valley Ambassadors, and student employees with critical job functions may be permitted to continue living on-campus. If you stay in campus housing, you must complete the daily symptom tracker. You will be subject to quarantine and isolation protocols if contact tracers identify you as a close contact of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Can I have guests help me move out? 

Yes, but everyone must be extremely vigilant. You can have no more than two family members help you move your belongings out of campus housing. Move-out helpers must be masked, maintain physical distancing of at least six feet, and minimize their time inside facilities. The following individuals are not permitted on campus as move-out assistants.  

Anyone with: 

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 
  • A pending COVID-19 test 
  • Positive COVID-19 test results within the past 10 days 

And:

If I’m supposed to be quarantined or isolated on-campus after Nov. 7, will I be charged room and board? 

No. If you must remain on campus to complete quarantine or isolation, you will not be charged room and board starting Nov. 8. 

If I’m supposed to be quarantined or isolated on-campus after Nov. 7, am I permitted to remain in on-campus housing? Am I allowed to go home? 

You will be allowed to complete your isolation or quarantine on-campus. You will not be charged room and board starting Nov. 8. 

If you are quarantining or isolating on-campus and would like to finish out your quarantine or isolation at home, contact Shroyer at healthservices@lvc.edu or 717-867-6232 to discuss the risks and feasibility of doing so. You should make sure no one at home is at high-risk (has underlying conditions or is sick or elderly) and plan to have your own bedroom and bathroom to prevent exposure to family and household members and pets. 

Do I need to move out all my belongings? 

Yes. Take all your belongings. Given the uncertainties of how the pandemic might affect spring move-in plans, you should take everything home. 

What should I do with my room key? 

Take your room key home with you, and keep it in a safe place over the break. The replacement fee is $150. 

What if I’m living off-campus but still need to use my dining plan? 

Students living off-campus who need to use their dining plan can do so. Boxed lunches will be available to student teachers and students with clinicals. 

Will card access remain in operation for on-campus housing since there will still be some students on campus? 

Only students authorized to remain living on campus will have card-access authorization. 

How can I get my mail or packages that I’ve had sent to campus? 

The LVC mailroom will notify students living off-campus when mail or packages arrive. At the student’s request, we will forward items to the student’s home address. All items will be sent free of charge through Friday, Nov. 20. After Nov. 20, the cost of forwarding mail and packages will be applied to the student’s account. The mailroom will notify students remaining on-campus of any items that have arrived for pickup. 

HEALTHCARE, TESTING, AND SYMPTOM TRACKING 

Should I still complete the daily symptom tracker, even when I’m living off-campus? 

Yes. Continue to complete the daily symptom tracker for 14 days after you leave campus. If you receive a Red X at any point in these 14 days, contact student health services at healthservices@lvc.edu or 717-867-6232. The College will continue monitoring Red X’s and will conduct contact tracing if necessary. 

Will I still be able to get health services and COVID-19 testing on-campus? 

If you are residing on campus Nov. 7–25, you may still receive healthcare at the Shroyer Health Center. If you are living off-campus, you may contact Shroyer at healthservices@lvc.edu or 717-867-6232 for guidance. Shroyer will continue to evaluate on-campus students with possible COVID-19 symptoms and conduct testing if needed. Symptomatic students living at home should pursue testing with their healthcare provider. 

What should I do if I’m concerned about exposing my family? 

We recommend you self-quarantine at home for two weeks after moving home to protect family members and pets. 

Can I get tested for COVID-19 before going home? 

LVC’s student health services tests only symptomatic students. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, do not go home. Contact Shroyer at healthservices@lvc.edu or 717-867-6232. If you are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 but would like to be tested before going home, contact your healthcare provider. 

Will LVC do entry and/or surveillance testing in the spring semester? 

The College is seriously considering entry testing before the semester begins. We are also consulting with our healthcare partners about conducting census testing throughout the spring semester. 

How can I access LVC counseling services? 

LVC’s counseling services will offer online services for the remainder of the Fall 2020 semester. To schedule an appointment, email counselingservices@lvc.edu, call 717-867-6232. 

Students currently working with counseling services should connect with their counselor to discuss continued support. 

ACADEMICS 

When do classes pivot to being fully online? 

Classes will be delivered entirely online starting Monday, Nov. 9, through the rest of the fall semester. Classes will still end Friday, Dec. 4., with final exams Dec. 7–11. 

Can I take classes online before Nov. 9? 

Yes. From Monday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 6, you can take your classes either online or in-person. You do not need to make a formal request to the registrar but should make your professors aware of your plans. 

Can I come to campus Nov. 2–9 for academic needs? 

Yes—if your academic program necessitates your presence on-campus. Academic affairs is working with faculty to accommodate students who need to fill graduation requirements. If you must come to campus, continue to fill out the daily symptom tracker and check facilities and office hours (this page will be updated soon). 

Will Bishop Library remain open? 

Yes. Library hours will remain the same through Sat., Nov. 7. 

  • Sun., noon–10 p.m. 
  • Mon.–Wed., 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. 
  • Thurs. 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m 
  • Fri., 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m. 
  • Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Starting Sun., Nov. 8, library hours will be modified as follows:  

  • Sun., noon–8 p.m. 
  • Mon.–Thurs., 8 a.m.–8 p.m. 
  • Fri., 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 
  • Sat., noon –5 p.m. 

If you currently have Bishop Library materials checked out (books, DVDs, CDs, technology) and do NOT need them for academic reasons, please return them prior to leaving campus. All items, except technology, can be returned in the book drop at the library’s main entrance.  

If you do need the materials you currently have checked out for academic reasons or if you have other questions email library@lvc.edu

Questions about interlibrary loan materials? Email sallison@lvc.edu

Research appointments https://studyrooms.lvc.edu/appointmentscan are available via Zoom.  

Quick questions can be answered using Ask A Librarian https://libanswers.lvc.edu/index.php

Will academic support services still be available? 

Yes. Campus resources such as the Breen Center for Graduate Success, the Center for Academic Success, tutoring, and accessibility services will be available remotely. 

Is the spring semester calendar changing? 

No—at least not at the moment. The spring semester academic calendar remains as published in August, with classes set to begin Jan. 26. But as we know, anything could change depending on the course of the pandemic. The College will continue to monitor COVID-19 trends and communicate any changes, such as a delayed move-in or new start and end dates, if the situation requires us to do so. 

FINANCIAL AID 

What should I do if I’m experiencing financial hardship? 

Students experiencing financial hardship should contact the LVC Office of Financial Aid at finaid@lvc.edu or 717-867-6126. 

Phase 2 of CARES Act Emergency Relief Grants is open for students who were not enrolled or otherwise eligible in spring 2020 but who are enrolled in fall 2020. Students who experienced additional expenses in housing, food, technology, coursework, healthcare, or other areas due to the disruption of campus operations may apply. All eligible and potentially eligible students were notified via email regarding the opportunity and how to receive the funds, if eligible. The deadline to apply is Nov. 16, 2020. 

Students must visit here and log in to certify they have expenses to receive a grant. Grant amounts are determined using the same methodology as phase 1—degree level, enrollment status, and financial need. Pell-eligible full-time undergraduates may be awarded the largest individual grants. 

Questions: Contact Kendra M. Feigert, Director of Financial Aid 
(717) 867-6126 

Can I still work at my on-campus job? 

Students who can complete their on-campus work assignments remotely may do so. Those who can commute to campus for employment should discuss their options with their supervisor.  

Can I remain in campus housing to maintain my off-campus job? 

No. Students will not be permitted to stay on campus to maintain off-campus employment. 

ATHLETICS 

Will Arnold Sports Center be open? 

Yes. Current hours will be in place until Friday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. The Sports Center will be closed Nov. 7 and 8. Starting Nov. 9, Arnold Sports Center hours will be: 

  • Mon.–Sat.: 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 
  • Sun.–Thurs.: 4 p.m.–7 p.m.  

Sign-ups and the first-come, first-served policy still apply. 

Are athletic activities still happening after Nov. 7? 

Varsity athletics activities will not occur after Nov. 7, except for Esports, which will continue COVID-19 prevention protocols in place. LVC intercollegiate team coaches will be in touch with their athletes about equipment returns, strength and conditioning programs, and prescribed sport-specific skill work for the time in which student-athletes are away from campus. 

What do I do about my injury rehabilitation and treatment related to my intercollegiate sport? 

Please email your team’s assigned athletic trainer to inquire about continued care while away from campus. Home exercise programs and telehealth visits are some of the options available to student-athletes. 

What if I have a new or reoccurring intercollegiate sport-related injury while I am away from campus? 

Please email your team’s assigned athletic trainer for advice and guidance about how to proceed. 

Winter Term—January 2021

A reminder that registration is open now for our new Winter Term, which will meet between the fall and spring semesters from January 4-24, 2021.  This is an optional term and all courses are offered 100% online.

As you plan for the spring semester, please be sure to consider winter offerings and discuss this option with your advisor. The Winter Term provides a great opportunity to catch up with or get ahead of degree requirements. Courses cover several General Education/Constellation and major requirements.  

Registration is open now on a first-come, first-served basis via AccessLVC! Students may only take one course during the Winter Term. Undergraduate tuition is $485/credit and some financial aid can be combined with the spring semester.

Please visit the Winter 2021 website for additional details.

Winter 2021 Undergraduate Course Offerings
JANUARY 4-24, 2021
COURSETITLEGECRMTG INFOINSTRUCTOR
BUS 130Modern Business Organizations3ONLINEK. Josephson
ECN 102Principles of MacroeconomicsQR3ONLINEK. Hoy
ENG 120Introduction to LiteratureCTW3ONLINEL. Eldred
HIS 251African Politics and HistoryIC3ONLINEJ. Ogene
LAW 150Introduction to Law and JusticeIC3ONLINEP. Benesch &N. Hubler
POL 290African Politics and HistoryIC3ONLINEJ. Ogene
PSY 110General Psychology 3ONLINER. Albert
SOC 110Introduction to SociologyIC3ONLINET. Sakellarides
SPA 101Elementary Spanish Level ILAC3ONLINEG. McEvoy

Students may also take internships and independent studies during the winter term.  If you are interested in pursuing one of these options, please discuss it with your advisor and the appropriate faculty instructor/supervisor to determine whether it can be accomplished during this period.  Registration for these courses can be completed by filling out the corresponding PDF formand submitting it to registrar@lvc.edu.

See the full 2020–21 Academic Calendar.

CARES Act Emergency Relief Grants

Phase 2 of CARES Act Emergency Relief Grants is open for students who were not enrolled or otherwise eligible in spring 2020, but who are enrolled in fall 2020. Students who experienced additional expenses in housing, food, technology, coursework, healthcare, or other areas due to the disruption of campus operations may apply. All eligible and potentially eligible students were notified via email regarding the opportunity and how to receive the funds, if eligible. The deadline to apply is November 16, 2020.

Students must visit here and log in to certify they have expenses to receive a grant. Grant amounts are determined using the same methodology as phase 1—degree level, enrollment status, and financial need. Pell-eligible full-time undergraduates may be awarded the largest individual grants.

Questions: Contact Kendra M. Feigert, Director of Financial Aid
(717) 867-6126

Meal Policies for Students in Quarantine or Isolation

 Meal Policy for Students in Quarantine 

PURPOSE: To prevent community spread of illness 

For asymptomatic individuals with potential exposure to COVID-19 or those who have traveled to states defined as hotspots by the Pennsylvania government. Students in quarantine are instructed to stay in their rooms. Leave your room only to use the bathroom or to go outside for fresh air following safety protocols. Students in quarantine should practice vigilant physical distancing, wear a cloth mask, wash their hands often, and take their classes virtually.

• Students in quarantine must find another student to pick up their meal and deliver it to them. If a resident student in quarantine is unable to find another student to pick up their meal, they can call student affairs at 717-867-6233. Student affairs can assist with meal delivery for resident students in quarantine Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., pending staff availability. 

• Breakfast is available for pick-up from 7–9 a.m.. Lunch is available for pick-up from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Dinner is available for pick-up from 5–6:30 p.m.. Daily dining hall menus are available here

• For students with more severe illness, Metz will provide banana, rice, applesauce, toast, chicken broth, crackers, bottle of water, and a can of ginger ale on request. 

Process 

• Quarantined students can email their selections to ma4013dining@metzcorp.com. Students should include their name; student ID number; food allergies (if applicable); name of the student picking up their meal; and the time of the meal pick-up in their email. 

• Quarantined students must provide a two-hour notice for all meal orders. 

• Disposables will be used for all meal orders.

• The pick-up person must tell the Mund dining hall greeter whose meal they are getting.

 Meal Policy for Students in Isolation 

PURPOSE: To prevent community spread of illness 

For those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have either tested positive or are awaiting test results. Students in isolation are instructed to remain in their assigned isolation space, except to receive medical care. Students in isolation should practice vigilant physical distancing, wear a cloth mask, wash their hands often, and take their classes virtually. 

• Metz will deliver meals to students in isolation. 

• Breakfast is available for pick-up from 7:30–9 a.m.. Lunch is available for pick-up from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Dinner is available for pick-up from 5–6:30 p.m.. Daily dining hall menus are available here.

• For students with more severe illness, Metz will provide banana, rice, applesauce, toast, chicken broth, crackers, bottle of water, and a can of ginger ale on request. 

Process

• Isolated students can email their selections to ma4013dining@metzcorp.com. Students should include their name; student ID number; food allergies (if applicable); name of the student picking up their meal; and the time of the meal pick-up in their email. Metz will call you when the food is delivered.

• Breakfast will be delivered between 8-10 a.m. Lunch will be delivered between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner will be delivered between 5-7 p.m. 

• Disposables will be used for all meal orders.

LVC Emergency Phone Numbers 

• Public Safety: 717-867-6111 

• Health Services: 717-867-6232 

• Student Affairs: 717-867-6233 

Campus Office Hours: Fall 2020 Semester

Please note some office hours will change/adjust beginning Nov. 6 due to students returning to virtual learning. Please call ahead to verify hours before visiting an office or facility.

Accessibility Resources—appointments preferred, but walk-ins available. Please drop by, call 717-867-6028 or ext. 6028, or email hannafor@lvc.edu or shutter@lvc.edu for assistance or to schedule an appointment. For students not registered: Visit here for the online registration form.

Admissions—Admissions is open for walk-in appointments Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call 717-867-6181 or email admission@lvc.edu to schedule an appointment.

Audiovisual Technology—closed for walk-ins; by appointment only. Please call 717-867-6200 or ext. 6200, or email avtech@lvc.edu for assistance or to schedule an appointment.

Bishop Library—please visit here for a list of hours, reserve a study room, and information about all library services. Questions? Email library@lvc.edu. If you currently have Bishop Library materials checked out (books, DVDs, CDs, technology) and do NOT need them for academic reasons, please return them before leaving campus. All items, except technology, can be returned in the book drop at the library’s main entrance.

Breen Center—please visit Handshake, call 717-867-6560, or stop by the office to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment. Questions? Email breencenter@lvc.edu or call 717-867-6560 or ext. 6560.

Business Office, Humanities 110: Student Accounts—closed for walk-ins; by appointment only. Please call 717-867-6300 or ext. 6300, or email cashier@lvc.edu for assistance or to schedule an appointment. Payments and deposits can be placed in the Business Office drop box, located to the left of the Humanities 110 entrance, as indicated by the signage.

Business Office, Humanities 004: Accounts Payable and Accounting—closed for walk-ins; by appointment only. Accounts Payable, please call 717-867-6327 or ext. 6327, or email accountspayable@lvc.edu for assistance or to schedule an appointment. Payment requests can be placed in the Business Office drop box, located to the right of the Humanities 004 entrance, as indicated by the signage.

Business Office, Humanities 002: Payroll—closed for walk-ins; by appointment only. Please call 717-867-6317 or ext. 6317, or email struzins@lvc.edu for assistance or to schedule an appointment. New student employee setup, and payroll processing for students, faculty, and staff.

Center for Academic Success—appointments preferred, but walk-ins available. Please drop by, email findyoursuccess@lvc.edu, or email a staff member for additional information. Visit our website to request an appointment for academic coaching, to meet with a peer, writing, or organizational, tutor, and to view the Study Pod schedule.

Center for Student Engagement—The CSE is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students can check-in at the College Center Information Desk or call 717-867-6233 (ext. 6233) with questions or to schedule appointments. Staff who conduct in-person appointments will greet you at the suite entrance at the time of your appointment. Administrative offices in the CSE: Intercultural Affairs & Inclusive Programs, Residential Life, Student Affairs, and Student Engagement.

Copy Center—The Copy Center is open for department access only with a limit of two people in the center at a time. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call 717-867-6331 or ext. 6331, or email ristenba@lvc.edu if you have any questions.

Counseling Services—Monday-Friday drop-in hours are 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday-Friday virtual hours are 12–1 p.m. (no appointments needed for the drop-in or virtual hours). Visit our pages for links to our professional counselors and 5050 Peer Helpers’ office hours. Students can schedule free and confidential appointments at 717-867-6232 or ext. 6232, or counselingservices@lvc.edu. Call 911 in an emergency.

Facilities Services—appointments preferred. Please call 717-867-6340 or ext. 6340, or email fac-mgmt@lvc.edu for assistance or to schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid—closed for walk-ins; by appointment only. Please call 717-867-6126 or ext. 6126, or email finaid@lvc.edu for assistance or to schedule an appointment. 

Global Education—closed for walk-ins; by appointment only. Please email Jill Russell at russell@lvc.edu to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment.  

Health Services (Shroyer)—students who are symptom-free can see a registered nurse Monday-Friday 8.a.m. to 8 p.m. for evaluation and triage. Please call 717-867-6232 or ext. 6232, or email healthservices@lvc.edu if you have questions or have symptoms. Contact your resident assistant (RA), area coordinator (AC), our public safety (ext. 6111) after hours. Call 911 for medical emergencies.

Human Resources—appointments are preferred. Please contact Rachel Brunner for Benefits and HRIS questions (717-867-6414 or brunner@lvc.edu), Melissa Sherwood for COVID Contact Tracing and general HR issues (717-867-6415 or sherwood@lvc.edu), or Ann Hayes for HR-related issues (717-867-6416 or hayes@lvc.edu). 

Information Technology—closed for walk-ins; by appointment only. Please call 717-867-6072 or ext. 6072, text 717-685-5820, or email solutions@lvc.edu for assistance or to schedule an appointment.

 LVC Sports Center—closed for walks-in; by SignUp Genius only. Visit here to sign up for fitness classes, main pool slots, and fitness center (main and secondary) access. All students must reserve a spot using the SignUp Genius links. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and you can reserve up to two days in advance.

Mailroom/Student Package Delivery—The mailroom in Humanities is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for outgoing mail only. Student mail will be delivered to each residence hall if addressed properly to the student. Please see your RA for mail delivery. Student mail not appropriately addressed and student package pick-up will occur in the Mund College Center, Tweedie Room. Hours of pick-up are Monday-Friday, 9–11 a.m., and 2–4 p.m. Please call 717-867-6331 or ext. 6331, or email ristenba@lvc.edu if you have questions.

Public Safety—an officer is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Visit the Public Safety Office or call 717-867-6111 or ext. 6111, or email public-safety@lvc.edu for assistance. Call 911 in an emergency. 

The Registrar’s Office is open for in-person support, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To minimize traffic and contact among individuals, we encourage community members to contact us phone (717-867-6215 or ext. 6215) or email (registrar@lvc.edu). All our forms can be found online and can be submitted either online or by email. 

Solutions Center (IT)—closed for walk-ins; by appointment only. Please call 717-867-6272 or ext. 6072, text 717-685-5820, or email solutions@lvc.edu for assistance or to schedule an appointment. 

Important COVID-19 Update

Dear Campus Community,

The College has been notified of the first positive case of COVID-19 on campus. The student is self-isolating and is doing well. Shroyer Health Center staff and contact tracers are actively involved in the case. All direct contacts were notified and are self-quarantining away from others.

Though the exposure occurred off-campus, out of an abundance of caution and in line with CDC guidelines, we quarantined one floor of a residence hall and over the course of the next several days will test all the students on that floor. The students will receive meal deliveries and take classes online while under quarantine. We are working with our healthcare partners to define any additional next steps the College should take.

It is more important than ever that you follow our Community Covenant. Lebanon County’s COVID-19 numbers continue to trend upward. Please remain on-campus and do not invite visitors to campus, including your family members. Continue to:

  • Wear a face mask in all public spaces on campus, including outdoors
  • Practice physical distancing, including outdoors
  • Clean your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water
  • Complete your daily symptom screening in MyLVC
  • Avoid gatherings of any kind (this includes parties).

Students: If you believe you may have been exposed to the virus, or if you aren’t feeling well, please stay home or in your residence hall room. Contact Shroyer Health Center at 717-867-6232 (8 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday–Friday). After 8 p.m. and over the weekend, contact LVC Public Safety to report your symptoms at 717-867-6111. Public Safety will record your contact information and assess whether you need emergency care. Then, use  Penn State Health OnDemand. If you don’t yet have an account, create one using your lvc.edu email address. This is a fee-for-service resource, and you and/or your health insurance may be billed.

If any additional cases arise on campus in the next few weeks, Dr. Bob Mikus, who heads the College’s incident response team, will send notification.

Living through this pandemic is stressful. Counseling Services is available for students seeking support.

I have been so impressed with our community’s care for one another. I ask each of you to continue to take care of yourselves and each other.

President MacLaren