D&E COVID-19 statistics

The cooperative effort to maintain a safe and healthy campus remains 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 data. Click here for updated vaccination data.

D&E students may have access to COVID-19 vaccine before departing campus in May

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has requested Davis & Elkins College survey its students to determine who would be willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine prior to leaving at the conclusion of the semester in May, if it were offered. Distribution of the vaccine is not guaranteed, but we want to be ready if the opportunity arises. Please complete this survey by midnight Sunday, March 14, if you are interested in getting the vaccine before the end of the Spring 2021 semester.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund checks available for qualifying students

D&E recently received its second round of funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II). The college issued checks to all PELL-eligible students on March 1, which may be picked up at the business office. D&E will distribute further relief through an application process open to any student. If you have completed a FASFA, are a U.S. citizen, and believe you have “exceptional need,” please apply for additional relief funds through this link. Applications must be submitted by Monday, March 15.

If you are a relief recipient and want to apply funds toward your tuition and fees, please complete this permission to apply form. You can view your up-to-date Student Account information via D&E’s self-service portal. Any balance owed is now past due and should be paid before the start of the Fall 2021 semester. If the balance is above $500.00, your account is on a Level 3 Hold and you will not be eligible for registration on March 16 until the hold is resolved.

Fall 2021 registration next week!

Registration Day for the Fall 2021 semester is Tuesday, March 16. If you have not already done so, please make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your academic plans.

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:

  • Day of Dance: Zumba Dance Class with Kristin McGill (Friday)
  • Free Friday: Food Truck Friday with I’d Smoke That catering company (Friday)
  • Super Saturday: Casino/Monte Carlo Night (Saturday)
  • Social S’mores (Monday)
  • Patrick’s Day: Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt (Wednesday)
  • Free Friday: Back by Popular Demand-D&E Senator Neck Buffs/Gaiters (March 19)
  • Super Saturday: Women’s History Month Program-Trivia Night (March 20)

For complete details, students should check their Wednesday (March 10) 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.

Level 1 and Level 2 account holds deadline: March 16

Any students with a Level 1 or Level 2 hold on their accounts must resolve those holds prior to Class Registration Day. Check the Self-Service Portal for the status of student accounts.

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.

Today marks one year since we were forced to imposed strict pandemic protocols and actually send everyone home in an effort to protect your health and well-being. We have come so far — and D&E students, staff, and faculty are doing their part fighting the spread of COVID-19! On-campus testing revealed only one new case this week, the first case in a month! There is information to suggest there may be more vaccines available for students prior to the end of the semester. Please be mindful of this opportunity and watch for more details as they become available. Your role in keeping the D&E campus safe and healthy is deeply appreciated. We’re halfway through the semester and we cannot relax our safety practices. Stay diligent and stay safe.