Web pages with answers to frequently asked questions may be helpful as we approach the fall semester. Several pages are in development and will be added as necessary.
How did the Angelicum develop its guidelines and rules?
The University is following the advice of national, regional health experts as well as a health security company (SICURLAV), and its guidance is similar to that of most other colleges and universities.
When do I have to wear a mask?
Any time you are on campus.
What else do I need to do to help keep myself and others safe?
Do your best to stay one meter from others at all times (classrooms, common areas, etc., are set up to help with that) and wash your hands regularly. Soap and water are best, but hand sanitizer is fine, too.
What is the symptom monitoring protocol?
Students and employees are asked to check their temperature before leaving home. If anyone has a temperature of 37.5 C or higher, they should stay home. Students and employees should also stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms particular to COVID-19 (shortness of breath, dry cough, flu-like symptoms).
What if I begin to feel sick during the day?
Alert your professor and/or an administrator. You will be instructed to go directly home and follow the directions of your doctor. Further instructions will be given to you based on the most current national and regional guidelines.
Do I need to be tested for COVID-19 before I come to campus?
No. Students do not need to be tested before coming to campus but may do so if they wish.
Will I need to be tested once the semester begins?
If you develop COVID-19 or show signs of the virus, you will need to self-quarantine and will not be admitted back to the campus until you provide a negative test result and are without symptoms for at least 3 days.
What will happen if I test positive?
In the event of a positive test, even if you don’t have symptoms, you will go into isolation. It is the University’s expectation that you leave campus immediately and go directly home, avoiding public transportation if possible. If you feel well enough, you may continue classes remotely. (Students must submit a dispensation form to the dean to activate remote classes. For the dispensation form in English click here, for the dispensation form in Italian click here.). Isolation will be for a minimum of 14 days with the last 3 days fever-free without fever-reducing medication and with symptoms resolved.
What if someone close to me tests positive?
That person will provide a list of their close contacts (people they have been within one meter of for 15 minutes or more, starting from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. Those close contacts will enter a period of quarantine for 14 days, which is to close contacts what isolation is to those who test positive.
Can my family/friends visit me on campus?
The University is discouraging all visitors from coming to campus during the fall semester, including students’ families or friends.
Can I travel during the weekend?
While it is not possible to prevent students from traveling, the University is asking students to keep travel to a minimum and not to travel to areas that are still experiencing COVID cases.
What do I need to know about flying into Fiumicino (FCO)?
Currently, students must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival if they have traveled by air. Health forms are being provided online and in person at airports to be filled out prior to flying, providing the Health Department with passenger quarantine information. Check with your air carrier for the most up-to-date forms needed for travel.
How will we learn exactly what format professors will use to teach classes?
Professors will communicate to students the mode of learning that will be utilized in his/her particular class.*
* Students also have the option of continuing to live at home and taking all of their courses remotely during the fall semester for valid reasons (health, age, distance, etc.). Those who wish to pursue this option should complete the dispensation form and submit to the dean for approval. For the dispensation form in English click here, for the dispensation form in Italian click here.
Will the library be open?
Yes, the library will be open, but there will be some safety precautions in place. Library staff have worked to provide you with a wealth of remote resources to help you with your course work and your research.
What will academic advising look like this semester?
All faculty advisors and dean’s office staff will be conducting advising meetings by appointment, unless otherwise directed. Your faculty advisor or dean will inform you of how best to meet.
If a student wants to study remotely, can he/she access their in-person/hybrid classes?
Students who study remotely will have access to all of their classes via various technologies. Students who would like to study remotely may do so only with the permission of the dean. A dispensation form must be filled out and submitted for approval. Dispensations will only be granted for a just cause. For the dispensation form in English click here, for the dispensation form in Italian click here.
What have faculty done to prepare for this semester?
Faculty have had the opportunity to participate in trainings offered by the University’s IT department. This training will be ongoing to help facilitate online learning.
What will students need for technology capabilities this semester?
Students should have access to a reliable computer (desktop, laptop, or quality tablet) and internet service.
What will classrooms look like?
All classrooms will be following national and regional guidelines regarding physical distancing and disinfecting/cleaning.
How can I meet my professor for office hours?
Your professors will be holding office hours this semester, though this may be done remotely at the discretion of your professor. The times and format will be communicated to you by your professor.