Students planning to attend winter term classes (modular courses, doctoral seminars, and j-term courses) in January need to abide by the following protocols:
22-23 – Residence hall move-in
22 – Orientation (virtual)
25 – First day of classes
2 – Opening convocation (virtual)
Note: Due to a shortened semester, there will be no spring break.
2 – Good Friday (no classes)
23 – Last day of classes
26-30 – Final exams
7-8 – Boyce graduation
7-8 – Southern graduation
The full 2020-2021 academic calendar may be found by clicking the button below.
2020-2021 academic calendar
As a part of spring enrollment and being cleared to enter campus, on-campus students (campus residents and commuters) will be required to sign several documents prior to moving in and/or attending classes. These documents are available for electronic signature through mySBTS and must completed before January 21, 2021. Failure to do so will block students’ access to Canvas, until the required forms are completed. Please click below to access the forms.
Note: With the exception of the COVID-19 Testing: Informed Consent form required for spring reentry, students who completed these forms last fall do not have to complete them again for spring enrollment.
As we return to campus for the spring semester students, residents, employees, and visitors must adhere to the following practices in our effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for our campus community:
We are monitoring all travel guidelines and recommendations imposed by the CDC and the state of Kentucky.
At this time, a 2-week quarantine upon arrival to campus is NOT required for any individuals who have travelled domestically or internationally.
For the latest domestic and international travel updates, please click the buttons below:
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Students are strongly encouraged to test prior to returning to campus for the spring semester. If able, please ensure you receive the COVID-19 Antigen Test, also known as the “Novel Sars Coronavirus 2019 Test” no earlier than 7 days before the first day of your class.
For Kentucky residents, approved testing sites may be found at the following link:
For residents outside of Kentucky, please visit the following link for approved testing sites nationwide:
Students unable to test prior to returning to campus will be able to participate in the on-campus testing protocol upon arrival to campus beginning January 11, 2021. The following links provide procedures and testing schedule information:
WHAT IF I TEST POSITIVE?
If a student tests off-campus and is positive, then the student should remain home for 10 days of self-isolation before coming to campus. At the end of isolation, the student must be re-tested and submit a negative test result. These results can be uploaded through his or her MySBTS portal. The student should notify either Boyce or Southern Student Life and arrangements can be made to participate in classes online while in isolation.
If a student tests at the SBTS Health Clinic and is positive, the student may:
1. return home for the required 10-day isolation, or
2. be placed in an on-campus residence room identified for isolation purposes for 10 days per CDC requirements and the SBTS isolation protocol. The student’s health will be monitored daily by the Health Clinic staff and the Student Life leadership will provide daily assistance for each student.
3. Students placed in isolation will have online access to classes during the isolation period.
NOTE: Only students planning to live on campus in a dorm would have the option of being placed in an identified isolation room. All students who commute or live in an apartment would be required to isolate at home.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us.