D&E COVID-19 statistics
The cooperative effort to maintain a safe and healthy campus is the top priority at D&E. In an effort to provide a complete picture about the status of COVID-19 on campus, click here for updated COVID-19 testing data. Click here for updated vaccination data.
May graduates urged to RSVP for Commencement ceremony by April 25
May graduates are encouraged to RSVP for your Commencement ceremony by completing this short form by April 25. Completion of the form is required so that administration is aware you plan to attend, as well as for preparation of diplomas and event tickets.
COVID precautionary measures: No spectators at D&E spring athletic events
In an effort to protect D&E athletes, coaches, visiting teams, and the public, college administration has issued a reminder that spring athletic events will take place with no spectators through the end of the season. Sports supporters are encouraged to watch events online and to continue their support of D&E teams.
Free COVID-19 tests available to traveling students before departure in May
Students may receive a free COVID-19 test through DirectCare of Elkins (directions).
Testing hours are as follow:
- Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Sunday: noon – 4:00 p.m.
SPECIAL NOTE: On-campus testing will be available beginning May 3. Further information will be announced next week.
Schedule announced for residence hall closure at end of semester
The Office of Student Life requires you vacate your residence hall room within 24 hours of your last final, this will ultimately produce a phased move out.
As noted on the Academic Calendar and in the Davis & Elkins College Policy Manual: Volume VI, Student Life Policies, the residence halls will officially close at the end of the semester according to the following schedule:
- May 7 – residence halls close for non-graduates at noon; and
- May 9 – residence halls close for graduates at noon (this applies to graduates and students approved to stay only).
Summer storage not available on campus
Storage for any personal property or belongings is not available on campus. Anything left in rooms, suites, hallways, or bathrooms will be disposed of by the Housekeeping Staff. A list of storage facilities in the Elkins area is available by contacting the Office of Student Life at email@example.com.
President Wood: D&E will have in-person commencement ceremonies on May 8
D&E President Chris Wood has announced that the college will hold in-person commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8. As a precautionary measure, three separate ceremonies will be held during the course of the day in Harper-McNeeley Auditorium in the Myles Center for the Arts:
- Saturday, May 8, 10:00 a.m. – Nursing
- Saturday, May 8. 1:00 p.m. – Business; Education & Sports Science
- Saturday, May 8, 4:00 p.m. – Creative Arts; Humanities; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences
You can access Commencement planning details by clicking here.
Random COVID-19 testing on campus
In compliance with the mandate by the State of West Virginia, 10% of the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) must be tested each week for COVID-19. The test utilizes the VAULT saliva-based PCR test instrument. Any student receiving an email indicating you have been selected to test is required to comply.
Student Activities Schedule
The D&E Office of Student Life has announced the following schedule of free student activities:
- The Annual Spring Cookout (Friday)
- Senior Celebration, open only to sisters of Phi Omega Mu (Friday)
- D&E Night on the Town: Greek Formal – open only to current/official members of the D&E Greek community (Friday)
- D&E Office of Admission Open House (Saturday)
- D&E Night on the Town: Light it Up Dance Party, featuring DJ Steve Spin with special guest Chris Newsom (Saturday)
- Chapel Service (Monday)
- Final General Assembly/S.L.A.C. Meeting (Tuesday)
- Graduation Video Production (Wednesday-Friday)
- Arts Extravaganza (Thursday)
- Campus Beautification Day (April 30)
- Ziplining Trip (April 30)
For complete details, students should check their April 22 email from the Office of Student Life. Be sure to wear your face mask, keep your hands clean, and practice social distancing at all student activities. All events will have COVID-19 protocols and procedures in place. Your full cooperation is appreciated.
End-of-semester airport shuttle registration now open; April 30 deadline
The D&E Office of Student Life will again offer airport shuttle transportation for students departing campus at the end of the semester. Complimentary airport shuttles from campus will operate on May 7 and May 9 and the deadline to register is April 30. Shuttle departures start at 5:00 a.m. each day. For more shuttle information, visit the Transportation page on the D&E website or contact the Office of Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students returning for the Fall 2021 semester who are interested in using the airport shuttle to campus may also email the Office of Student Life for the tentative 2021-22 shuttle schedule.
Residential students should complete D&E meal service form
Any student living on campus should complete the meal service form. Information from this form will be used in case the student is placed in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure.
D&E students completed another blue-ribbon week in COVID-19 prevention! Only one positive case was reported this week, marking the first positive case in the month of April! (results from 19 student tests are still pending)
The end of the Spring 2021 semester is now in sight, and we urge you not to let your guard down to keep D&E safe and healthy! Please wear your mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, avoid large crowds, and encourage your fellow students to do the same. You help make a healthy college community!