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COVID-19 Updates for International Students

COVID-19 Updates for International Students

FAQs for International Students

What is Midland University’s plan for the fall?

Midland University is planning on returning to in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester. Classes will begin on Thursday, August 27th. There will be no classes on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7th). Fall Break, originally scheduled for October 22-23 is cancelled and classes will be in session those days. The last day of classes will be Tuesday, November 24th, prior to the Thanksgiving Break. Finals will be held online December 1-4.

Will students be asked to quarantine upon their arrival?

Any student who is arriving from outside the United States will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to campus. 

When are international students required to be on-campus?

July 30th - For students participating in a fall sport, a July 30th arrival ensures their 14-day quarantine period will be completed by the start of fall practices on Aug. 15. If this is not possible, please contact your coach for alternate arrangements.

August 13th - For students not participating in a fall sport, an August 13th arrival ensures their 14-day quarantine will be completed by the first day of classes on August 27th. If this is not possible, please contact your advisor for alternative arrangements.

What if a student’s self-quarantine period extends beyond the first day of classes?

Faculty will work with students and individual arrangements will be made for them to participate in classes.

What is the last day students can report to campus and still be enrolled in the fall semester?

All students must be on campus by September 1st. 

What if students are unable to arrive by September 1st due to travel restrictions?

Students who are unable to arrive by September 1st will not be eligible to take classes during the fall semester. Admissions will work with each student to ensure they are enrolled for the spring semester.

If students are not enrolled in the fall semester due to travel restrictions, will this impact their scholarship and eligibility?

Eligibility and scholarships will not be impacted.

What will quarantine look like for students when they arrive at Midland? 

Students who live on campus that arrive on or before July 30th will begin their quarantine in Augustine Hall. For students arriving after July 30th, their quarantine will take place in Olson Village or Augustine Hall. Students in residence halls will be provided with meals and other services. Students who live off-campus will not be provided with meals. All quarantined students will need to self-monitor and provide a daily health update to Midland University Student Health through the Midland University app. Training will be provided on how to use the app and students must be cleared via the app in order to attend class, work, practice, or move freely about campus.

Will students be required to take a COVID-19 test when they arrive on campus?

Students are not required to take a COVID-19 test when they arrive on campus. If students are showing symptoms, we may ask for them to be tested. Athletes will be required by the NAIA to be tested 7 days prior to their first competition.

Will students be able to take classes online from their homeland? 

Students are expected to be on campus to take part in classes.

If Midland has to transition to fully online learning during the fall semester will students be able to remain in the United States?

Yes. Recent United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regulations will allow international students to remain in the United States, even if the university they are attending transitions to online learning. 

If students are having difficulty traveling from their home country to the United States what are their options to ensure safe travel to the United States?

Because of the changing array of travel restrictions, students should refer to their local embassy’s website through the U.S. Department of State for any updates about visa issuance. Also, the Department of Homeland Security and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) websites provide information about current travel restrictions to the United States.

Updated FAQs from the Student and Exchange Visitor program can be found here:

Travel and other information from the Student and Exchange Visitor program can be found here:

COVID-19 information for athletes is available from the NAIA.

For any further questions, students are encouraged to contact their coach, advisor, admissions office, or student affairs office.