Back to Campus: Fall 2020

At Southern Seminary and Boyce College, we remain committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and campus community.

At this time, preparations are being made to resume on campus instruction for the 2020-2021 academic year. Our plans for reopening the campus comply with the latest government and public health directives. Because the situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving, it is possible we will need to adjust our plans as more information becomes available. Please click below to download our formal response plan for reopening the campus of Southern Seminary and Boyce College.
Download the Response Plan

Covenant

As a part of the testing process, all residential students and employees will be required to affirm a covenant and commitment. This document will be available for electronic signature through mySBTS and/or Canvas on August 1, 2020, and must be completed prior to residential move-in and class attendance. A sample of the document can be viewed by clicking the following link:

Covenant

Back to Campus Instructions

For Boyce students moving into residence halls, please click below for back to campus instructions.

Boyce Move-In

Testing Requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS:

Students are strongly encouraged to test prior to returning to campus for the fall semester. If able, please ensure you receive the COVID-19 Antigen Test, also known as the “Novel Sars Coronavirus 2019 Test” on or after August 3, 2020.

For Kentucky residents, approved testing sites may be found at the following link:

Kentucky COVID-19 Testing Sites

For residents outside of Kentucky, please visit the following link for approved testing sites nationwide:

U.S. COVID-19 Testing Sites

Students unable to test prior to returning to campus will participate in the on-campus testing protocol detailed in the following links:

On-campus Testing Procedures
On-campus Testing Schedule

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

International students who are able to return to the United States are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before being permitted to enter dorms and classrooms. [NOTE: International students who live in an on-campus apartment (Grinstead, Springdale, Fuller, and Foster) will be permitted to quarantine in their residence].

Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Release Form

As a part of the testing process and being cleared to enter campus, residential students will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Release form. This document will be available for electronic signature through mySBTS and/or Canvas on August 1, 2020, and must be completed prior to residential move-in and class attendance. A sample of the document can be viewed by clicking the following link:

Waiver

Important Dates

August 6

Campus opens to the public. Click below for hours of operation for campus services.

Health and Recreation Center
Founders’ Cafe
The Coffee Shop
Legacy Hotel
The Bookstore
Library
Southern Exchange

August 14

SBTS student residence hall move-in

New Boyce College student residence hall move-in

August 15 - 16

Returning Boyce College student residence hall move-in

August 17

ALL fall classes begin

Employees

On Monday, July 27, the Campus Clinic will begin COVID-19 testing on all full-time and part-time employees currently working on campus. To view the testing schedule, please click here.

Click here for returning to work guidelines

 

Helpful Links

How to prevent getting sick

Travel

NOTE: SBTS will observe all travel restrictions and recommendations imposed by the CDC and the Commonwealth.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us.