COVID-19 Update, March 16, 2020

Dear Davis & Elkins College community,

The impact of the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to intensify. We have promised Davis & Elkins College students, parents and our entire D&E Community that we would provide updates to ensure the highest possible level of safety and welfare for everyone.

Based upon emerging information on the rapidly evolving COVID-19, we are strongly encouraging all D&E students to be moved off the college campus by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

We understand this accelerated schedule to safely move off campus may cause added complications. Please know D&E administration, faculty and staff are available to help students in any way, so students are moved efficiently and quickly off campus to family and to environments where “social distancing” can be successfully implemented.

We urge students and parents to refer to the messages distributed on Friday, March 13, to aid them in efficiently moving off the D&E campus. Friday’s message from President Wood and the email sent to student inboxes will help with the smooth execution of campus departures. Questions about transportation (airline shuttles), processes for moving out of campus residences, etc., are provided in those communications.

For students who are unable to move out, continuing accommodations on campus will be provided upon application to the Office of Student Life. Any student who is unable to move out of their campus residence MUST contact Scott Goddard, Vice President for Student Affairs, at 304.637.1352 (office); 304.642.1352 (mobile); or by email at

Registration Day

Students are reminded March 17th is Registration Day for the Fall 2020 semester.  Please complete these arrangements prior to your departure from campus.

We appreciate your cooperation in meeting this new deadline. Again, please know that in this rapidly changing global situation, these procedures are in place for the health and welfare of the D&E Community.

Thank you,

Dr. Rosemary Thomas
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Institutional Advancement