COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information (updated on 5/6/2020 with Mecklenburg County’s Stay-at-Home Order):

  1. Campus Access: 
    1. Everyone: You should remain in your place of residence, leaving only for the essential reasons outlined in the county order. These include travel to necessary work functions and medical appointments and to purchase necessary supplies at grocery stores, pharmacies, or other essential businesses. Outdoor exercise is also permitted. More information is available on the Mecklenburg County website.
    2. Faculty Staff and Students 
      1. Online and remote delivery of classes will continue uninterrupted. Students should continue to follow the guidance of instructors on assignments. Faculty should consider the limitations on student movement, social distancing protocols and access to materials in making assignments.
      2. Students: Unless you were granted an exception by Housing and Residence Life to remain in a residence hall, you should not come to campus.
      3. Faculty: Unless you have received an exception to conduct essential research activities, you should not come to campus. Research and Economic Development will be in touch with faculty with more information about the types of research that qualify for an exception.
      4. Staff Only staff who perform work in functions designated by the University as essential should report to campus -- and only if instructed by their supervisors to do so. All other employees should work remotely or be placed on COVID-19 Administrative Leave.
  2. Library and Computer Labs:  
    1. Library and Campus Computer Labs: Atkins Library and all computer labs will close effective 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
    2. Borrowing laptops: Laptops are not available for check-out at this time. 
  3. Communication is key. Instructors will now be using digital platforms to communicate with you and so please check these often (Canvas, email). If you are having challenges with a course, please email your instructor using your university email.
  4. Advising will happen virtually, so don’t forget to schedule your appointment.
  5. The GES office will be operating virtually (physically closed, but you can email:, or call the main number, 704.687.5973). The office phone is being monitored, along with email, so the staff can answer questions and take care of regular business.



This is an update on the process for making your Pass/No Credit (for undergraduates) and Pass/Unsatisfactory (for graduates) grade elections. 

  1. When you can make your grade elections?
  1. Which courses you can make grade elections for?

You will be prompted to make an election on all courses for which you were enrolled this spring, even if you choose to keep the letter grade.  

You will not be able to change your course grade in these cases:  

  • courses for which a P/N or P/U were determined before the start of the semester;
  • courses completed in session A; 
  • courses from which you withdrew; 
  • courses for which have not yet been graded; and 
  • courses for which you have been charged with academic dishonesty.
  1. What happens next?

Prior to May 12

  • Discuss any implications or questions you might have with your advisor or program director.
  • Watch this video about how the spring 2020 grading elections process will work.
  • In an effort to provide as much information as possible, the Office of the Registrar will:
    • update your cumulative and term GPA;
    • update your academic standing; and
    • apply any grade replacements requested at the start of the semester.

Midday on May 12