Campus-wide COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic scheduled for Tuesday, April 13

A campus-wide COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be available to students, faculty, staff, as well as family and friends age 18 and over on Tuesday, April 13. The clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Martin Field House/Memorial Gymnasium.

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.

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.

You can read the full announcement from President Wood and get 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:

  • Free Friday: Food Truck Friday with Jimmy’Z (Friday)
  • Big/Little Reveal Friday (Friday)
  • Super Saturday: Horseback Riding (Saturday)
  • Super Saturday: Back by Popular Demand — Axe Throwing (Saturday)
  • D&E Writing Showcase (Monday)
  • Chapel Service (Monday)
  • Campus-wide COVID Vaccine Clinic (Tuesday)
  • Free Friday: Glaze & Fire (make your own coffee mug) (April 16)
  • Super Saturday: Back by Popular Demand — Acoustic Karaoke, featuring John Rush (April 17)
  • The Annual Spring Cookout (April 23)
  • Super Saturday: Foam Dance Party — Featuring DJ Steve Spin with Special Guest, Chris Newsom (April 24)

For complete details, students should check their April 7 and April 8 emails 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.

Student Assembly Cabinet Officer Elections running through Saturday at 5 p.m.

Student Assembly Cabinet Officer Elections began Thursday and will continue through Saturday, April 10, until 5 p.m. Refer to your 4/7/21 email from Vice President Scott Goddard for access to the ballot.  New officers will be announced at the General Assembly Meeting on Tuesday, April 13, with the election of Class Senators to follow. Any questions, issues, or concerns on the elections should be directed to David Magda at

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.

IMPORTANT Reminder from President Wood

Please remember that mask wearing is necessary and required on campus.  The low number of COVID infections we have experienced this semester is partially a result of compliance to our mask mandate.  Now is not the time to be lax with necessary mitigation efforts including mask wearing and distancing.  Strict compliance will enable us to finish this semester strong with in-person classes, athletic contests, and an in-person commencement. Thank you for doing your part to keep us #DEStrong!

Chris A. Wood, President

Students entered the Easter holiday weekend on a good note, as COVID-19 test results revealed no new cases last week. Students who traveled outside the D&E Campus zone during the holiday weekend and self-reported that to college health officials were tested on Tuesday, and those results are still pending.

We urge anyone on campus who has not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine to do so at the scheduled clinic on Tuesday, April 13 (details above). In our continued effort to keep D&E safe and healthy, we ask you to wear your mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, avoid large crowds, and encourage fellow students to do the same. Much like the flu vaccine, the COVID-19 vaccine cannot prevent you from getting the virus but has shown to dramatically reduce symptoms. With the end of the semester in sight, we encourage you to be more focused than ever on health and safety.