Barclay College COVID-19 FAQ

Q: I am a student at Barclay College, and I have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
over break/vacation. What should I do?
A: Please DO NOT return to campus. Your local healthcare provider will determine if you need to be tested. Contact them if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, develop symptoms such as fever and cough, or difficulty breathing, and remember, it can take up to 14 days after you have been exposed to develop symptoms.

Q: How can I protect myself?
CDC site

Q: Are residence halls, student services, and Barclay College offices open?
A: No. Barclay College physical campus is closed until further notice. All online resources and Barclay College offices will remain open and functional to students; however, any on-campus services such as Student Residence Halls are closed.

Q: I have left many personal belongings in my dorm room at Barclay College. Can I come back to campus to retrieve them?
A: Please DO NOT return to campus. A letter will be sent out addressing what steps will be taken in order for students to retrieve their belongings. Any personal belongings in the residence halls will be kept safe. We ask that students are patient and understanding during this period of time.

Q: I am a Barclay College student who does not have a place to stay permanently or long-term. What should I do?
A: Please contact Ryan Haase (ryan.haase@barclaycollege.edu) as soon as possible to discuss what options may be available.

Q: When will online classes begin and what does that look like for students?
A: All courses will be moved online for the remainder of the semester beginning March 30, 2020. Faculty are currently preparing to move all classes online. This adjustment is not only new for students, but faculty and staff as well. We ask that you are patient and understanding as we work through this process together. Faculty will be in contact with you soon. We encourage you to contact your advisor if you have additional questions or concerns.

Q: With Barclay College campus closed, will Barclay College’s production of Mary Poppins continue?
A: It has been postponed until a later date, not yet decided. Based on the CDC’s recommendation and the state of Kansas, all other student related activities, including Spring Commencement, have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester.

Q: With Barclay College’s physical campus closed, is the Bear’s Den still open for business?
A: Yes. Barclay College has been in contact with local health officials to determine the safety of keeping the restaurant open. As of right now, the Bear’s Den remains open for business, both dine-in and carryout, though we strongly encourage customers to get their food to-go as their primary option.

Q: How can I as a Barclay College student, staff, or faculty member help during this process?
A: PRAY! As Christians, it is important to understand the power of prayer. Students, staff, and faculty should know that all decisions made by Barclay College, no matter how difficult, were prayerfully considered. We ask that you continue to lift up this community, our college, your state, and our nation’s government in prayer. Leaders at all levels are experiencing new levels of stress and uncertainty. Thankfully we have a God who is able to do “IMMEASURABLY more than all we ask or imagine (Eph. 3:20).”

Q: How do I stay up-to-date with Barclay College’s decisions regarding COVID-19?
A: Whenever any new information becomes available, updates will be sent to students/faculty/staff via the Spring Break Updates emails. Students are encouraged to contact their advisors with further questions. We ask that you are patient and understanding as we work through this process together.

Q: Commencement
A: A: Commencement will not happen this spring, but we are tentatively considering holding it on Ladies Auxiliary Sale weekend, Sunday, October 4th, 2020. Of course this all depends on the safety of our students and the larger Barclay College family.  More details will be sent out later.

Q: Refund?
A: There are no planned refunds for this year.   Barclay College offers full tuition scholarships to students who live on campus.  Students not living on campus pay tuition of an equal amount to campus students’ room, board and fees.   During this unprecedented time, we appreciate the efforts of our faculty and employees to switch to a non-resident campus for the remainder of the semester.  Based on each student’s enrollment, Barclay College made commitments to faculty, staff, and vendors. We are trying to be good stewards of our money and to meet our obligations to those who work so hard to serve our students.

Q: Will we be enrolling for the Fall 2020 semester? If so, when?
A: Fall 2020 enrollment opened on Monday, March 23. Students’ advisors should be reaching out to them in the next few weeks to enroll in Fall 2020 classes.

Barclay College Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

Barclay College will move all courses online for the remainder of the semester, beginning on Monday, March 30, 2020. This will continue through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Over the next week, the faculty will prepare to move classes online. We will post updates here regularly with more information, although email is the best route for students to get all pertinent details. Students are also encouraged to contact advisors with additional questions.

Based on CDC recommendations, all student events have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester, including Mary Poppins and Commencement ceremonies.

Please be patient and gracious over the next few weeks as we work through the details together.

We want all students to know that:
1. Your belongings and rooms are secure.
2. All students will have options to successfully complete the semester.
3. Administration and faculty will work together to keep you informed.
4. We pray for God’s protection and healing power to surround our BC family and our world.