COVID-19 and student health
World War I was raging and the Spanish Flu was on the rise during May Day 1918. In fall 1918, Bluffton students were quarantined on campus and limited to small classes with other activities suspended. They created a new version of the alma mater, “Hail to Thee Dear Influenza” and the college continued to educate students.
Yes, this will be a very crazy fall - different than any other fall on the Bluffton University campus, well since 1918 at least.
No doubt you will have lots of questions, and the answers are going to be fluid. As plans and procedures are confirmed, they will be posted here.
- Free counseling services: If you are experiencing anxiety or need support during this time, Bluffton provides students with counseling services in-person or via Zoom.
- COVID-19 testing is available with a doctor’s order.
- Student guidelines masks, social distancing and more.
- Residence life move-in plan set times, limited assistance, no elevators.
- Formal COVID-19 policies