category: Health

Community Update: FAQs, Stay at Home Order and Encouraging Results

Welcome back, Bulldogs! As we prepare for classes to start, we are finishing COVID testing and the initial results are very encouraging. We appear to have only a 1% positive rate among those returning students who have been tested. This is far below the county or state averages and a good sign as we begin the semester!

Remember that physical distancing, properly wearing your mask and washing your hands frequently are still vitally important. Do your part to keep us all together on campus!

If you are a residential student and develop any COVID symptoms, contact the Dean of Students, Lesley Villarose, at [email protected]create new email or (610) 322-7265. Residential students may also contact Brian Arnold at [email protected]create new email or (704) 974-2810. If you are a commuter, graduate or doctoral student, faculty or staff and you develop COVID symptoms you can contact Barry Lane at [email protected]create new email or (704) 297-6988.

Statewide Curfew

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has extended the statewide curfew through January 29, 2021. This curfew is in effect from 10:00 pm until 5:00 am. Residential students will need to be in their own residence halls by 10:00 pm and remain there until 5:00 am, or they will be in violation of the Governor’s curfew.

Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals must stay at home or in their residence hall from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.

View Modified Stay at Home Order hereopens PDF file .

Yes. Individuals may leave home during the Stay at Home Period to: travel to or from a place of work; perform work at their workplace when the worker’s presence is required by the worker’s employer; travel for work purposes; obtain food, medical care, fuel or social services; travel from a business that closed at or after 10:00 pm; travel to a business that will open at 5:00 am; travel to take care of a family member, friend or pet in another household; travel to or from a religious service; travel necessary for personal safety; and travel into or out of the state.

Yes. Retail businesses that sell groceries, medication, health care supplies and fuel may remain open between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am. Service at restaurants, breweries, distilleries and wineries may continue for take-out and delivery after 10:00 pm.

Yes. Third-party delivery services may continue to operate during the Night-Time Closure Period. Employees of these businesses may report to and from work and perform work duties as required by their employer during the Stay at Home Period.

No. Individuals are not required to show documentation that they fall within an exception to the Stay at Home Order.

Contact the Dean of Students, Lesley Villarose [email protected]create new email

The Governor’s order requires students to be within their assigned building during the curfew period. However, there is nothing in the Governor’s order that prohibits students from going to and from communal space within the building including but not limited to the following:  bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, and lobbies/lounges. Housing and Residence Education, Student Development, and University Police Personnel will work to address any issues of concern.

Here are operations hours for common spaces on campus:

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday – January 11-15 – 7:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday – January 16-17 – closed

Monday – January 18 – closed for Martin Luther King Day

Monday-Thursday – January 19-21 – 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Friday – January 22 – 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday – January 23 – closed

Sunday – January 24 – 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, January 25-18 – 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Friday – January 29 – 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday – January 30 – closed

Sunday – January 31 – 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.


Proposed Dining Hours


Breakfast: Monday-Friday

Hot Breakfast: 7:00am- 10:00am

Continental: 10:00am- 10:30am


Lunch: Monday-Friday

11:00am – 1:30pm


Dinner: Monday – Thursday

5:00pm- 7:30pm


Friday Dinner: 5:00pm – 7:00pm


Weekend Hours:

Continental: 9:00am – 10:00am

Lunch: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (Note:  Caf now open for dinner every Saturday!)


Chick Fil-A

Monday – Thursday : 7:30am – 6:00pm

Friday: 7:30am – 2:00pm


Tucker Student Center Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:45am -10:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am -10:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm -10:00pm



Broad River Coffee:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 10:00pm

Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00pm

Sunday: 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Food Court

Monday – Thursday : 11:00am – 10:00pm

Friday: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday: 1:00pm – 9:00pm

Sunday: Closed



Monday – Thursday: 11:00am -10:00pm

Friday: 11:00am -1:30pm and Dinner 6:00pm -10:00pm

Sunday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm

Stay safe and be well, Bulldogs!

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