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Campus Communications

Fall 2020 Planning

John Carroll University Announces Fall Academic Plan

Student Resources

Commencement Updates
Graduate Academic Update: Withdrawal and Pass/Fail
Undergraduate Academic Update: Pass/Fail, Withdrawals, Course Repeats Policies
Housing, Dining, and Parking Refunds
Academic, Spiritual, and Mental Health Needs
Residence Life: Updates for Residential Students

ITS Resources

Remote Technology Instructions and ITS Service Desk

COVID-19 Task Force Updates

April 3: COVID-19 Update | Extension of Ohio's Stay at Home Order 
March 20: President's Message to JCU Families

March 20: COVID-19 Daily Update
March 20: COVID-19: A Guide to Treatment and Care

March 16: President's Update | Extending Online Classes To End of Spring Semester
March 11: COVID-19 Daily Update

March 10: President’s Update | JCU Transitions to Online Classes
March 9: COVID-19 Daily Update (Evening)
March 9:
COVID-19 Daily Update | International and Domestic Travel (Afternoon)
March 5: President's Update | Announcing the COVID-19 Task Force
March 4: International Travel Updates, Advisories, and Restrictions
Feb. 28: Health Reminders Prior to Spring Break
Jan. 31: Elevated China Travel Advisories
Jan. 30: Coronavirus in China & Hygiene Reminders

Additional Updates 

April 21: Human Resources: Answers to Recent Questions
March 25: Amended Access to Campus Buildings
March 20: Human Resources: Emergency Time-Off Donation Bank
March 14: Academic Continuity Working Group: An Update for Students

March 12: Athletics: Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Cancels Spring Season
March 12: Human Resources: Staff Telecommuting Memo (Updated March 13)
March 12: Human Resources: Staff Telecommuting FAQ

March 12: Academic Continuity Working Group: An Update for Students
March 11: Advancement: JCU Cancels 100 Years of Athletics Gala 
March 10: Human Resources: Recommendations for Staff Supervisors

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQ

There are presently no cases of Coronavirus on our campus.

Yes, we made the difficult, but necessary decision to extend our online learning through the end of the Spring semester. We believe this is the necessary and prudent way to protect the health and safety of our community, and to limit the potential spread of COVID-19 on our campus and within our larger John Carroll Community.

Our campus remains open, but all classes have transitioned to online learning. Residential students, with some very limited exceptions, have returned to their permanent addresses. Staff have been encouraged to telecommute, where possible. All campus events have been canceled through at least May 15. This date may be extended pending government or health agency restrictions. Recreational and intramural facilities are closed. The University’s buildings are currently open with truncated hours.

Contact a medical professional for advice. Please do not come to work or class while ill and avoid close contact with others. Unless you have traveled to a Level 3 country or have been exposed to someone who visited a Level 3 country who is feeling sick with symptoms of the novel coronavirus, you most likely have a cold, the flu or another virus. As always, call your health practitioner for guidance. If you have travelled to a Level 3 country or have been exposed to someone who visited a Level 3 country who is feeling sick with symptoms of the novel coronavirus, you should call your healthcare provider or hospital before going to any health care facility and indicate your travel or exposure history. We also request that you contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health at 216-201-2000 and the Director of the JCU Student Health and Wellness Center at 216-397-4349.

If you are a student, please contact the University Counseling Center by calling 216-397-4283 or visit the office at 2567 South Belvoir. If you are feeling ill, please do not visit the Counseling Center. Instead, please contact the JCU Student Health and Wellness Center by phone so we can assess the proper steps to take and the best method for providing or referring you to assistance.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services outlines the differences on its website.

Quarantine is used to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms. Quarantine can also help limit the spread of communicable disease.

Isolation is used to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy. Isolation restricts the movement of ill persons to help stop the spread of certain diseases. 

Additional information on prevention of and precautions related to the spread of COVID-19 virus can be found on the CDC website

All Spring 2020 study abroad programs have been canceled.

University-sponsored international travel for faculty, staff and students is on hold through August 1, 2020. We have also discouraged our faculty, staff and students from traveling for personal reasons to any areas that are currently on CDC or State Department Level 3 advisory lists.

No. Events on campus are canceled through at least May 15. Attendees should contact event organizers with questions.

No. Following the CDC’s recommendations to limit gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, and in anticipation of any additional restrictions, we are not comfortable holding our Commencement Exercises as previously planned on May 16-17, 2020. We are investigating alternate dates and opportunities to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 at John Carroll University.

We will not initiate any residence hall move outs until at least April 13. Residential students have received consistent updates via email, all of which are available at the Residence Life webpage.

Please contact the Office of Residence Life at (216) 397-4408 or

Yes, students who are eligible for a prorated refund or credit related to housing, dining, and parking received a communication on March 30 with details.

The University will send out notices to the campus community as appropriate. In addition, there is a link to this page on the JCU homepage.

For Media Inquiries: Please contact Mike Scanlan, Executive Director of Strategic Communications, at or 216-397-1596.

For Health-Related Questions: Please contact Jan Krevh, R.N., B.S.N., Director of the JCU Student Health and Wellness Center, at or 216-397-4349.

For Academic-Related Questions: Please contact Jim Krukones, Associate Academic Vice President, at or 216-397-4762.

For Human Resources Questions: Please contact Jen Rick, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, at or 216-397-1905.

For Student Affairs Questions (Student Activities, Residence Halls, etc.): Please contact Mark McCarthy, Vice President for Student Affairs, at or 216-397-4214.

For General Questions: Please contact Garry Homany, Director of Regulatory Affairs/Risk Management at or 216-397-1982.

General Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Coronavirus Resources & Updates

World Health Organization (WHO) - Coronavirus Resources & Updates

Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) - Coronavirus Resources & Updates


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