Updated July 15, 2020 - 1:15 PM

*We are working quickly to update this page with the most accurate information as it develops. Please note the timestamp of the last update.

If you have a question and do not see an answer below, please submit your question here: https://www.pfeiffer.edu/form/covid-19-question-submission

  • Are there any cases of COVID-19 on campus?

    No, there are no known cases of COVID-19 on campus.

  • Is the University open?

    Per section 2C, #17 of Governor Roy Cooper's executive stay-at-home order, institutions of higher education are deemed essential. As an essential business, Pfeiffer University residence halls and dining facilities will remain open (in their modified mode of operations) even as we deliver courses via an online format for the remainder of the semester

  • Are employees working remotely?

    Yes, employees are to work from a remote location unless deemed essential to campus operations. Work with your supervisor for detailed information regarding your duties.

  • Will all classes be online?

    Pfeiffer University will utilize a combination of both in-person and online instruction for the Fall 2020 semester.

  • Are the residence halls still open?

    Yes, the residence halls will remain open. If a student chooses to stay-at-home on campus, they are to adhere to the stay-at-home order, only leaving campus for essential activities as defined by the Governor's executive order.

  • Is the dining hall still open?

    Yes, the dining hall will remain open with adjusted hours offering ONLY TO GO options. Breakfast: 7:30-10:00 Lunch: 11:00-1:30 Dinner: 4:00-7:30

  • Are Pfeiffer University Health Services still available?

    Yes, Pfeiffer University Health Services will remain open.

    All appointments that do not require in-person care will be conducted through telephone visits. By utilizing phone visits, you may continue to receive health care services efficiently with zero exposure to environmental risks. Many common conditions and prescription refills can be managed via a Telephone Visit.

    Call the office at 704-463-3425 to schedule an appointment. No walk-in appointments will be accepted at this time. When the appointment is being scheduled, the staff will determine if the appointment meets the criteria for a telephone visit. Similar to in-person office visits, there will be no charge for a telephone visit for Pfeiffer students and employees.

  • Is the Pfeiffer University Counseling & Wellness Center still available?

    Yes, COVID-19 mitigation efforts and the transition to online courses are anxiety-producing, and social distancing can feel isolating and depressing. However, the Pfeiffer University Counseling & Wellness Center (UC&WC) is available to support the Misenheimer campus community with face-to-face and distance counseling services. To request an appointment or consultation email the UC&WC at PfeifferCounseling@Pfeiffer.edu.

    Crisis services are available 24/7 by calling the UC&WC at 704.463.3439.

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers 24/7 support via telephone (800.273.8255) and text (Text HOME to 741741 in the United States).

  • How will I be able to complete my Pfeiffer Life requirements?

    A list of Pfeiffer Life approved online offerings is available at www.pfeiffer.edu/pfeifferlife. Visit the Pfeiffer Life webpage for more information.

  • Will the Writing Center still be available?

    Yes, the Writing Center is still available through online video chat appointments.

    VIDEO CHAT APPOINTMENT HOURS - Video chat appointments are available Monday - Thursday 11:00-3:00 and Friday 12:00-2:00.

    WHAT YOU CAN WORK ON - You can work on the same content you did in face-to-face appointments: writing for any class, brainstorming, drafting, organization, citation, and more.

    HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT - Go to pfeiffer.mywconline.com. Click on a white slot and fill out the appointment form.

    TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS - You need reliable internet, a computer, and a microphone. The video chat platform works in all browsers.

    HOW TO JOIN THE VIDEO CHAT - At your appointment time, log back into where you made the appointment. Click on your appointment box. Click START OR JOIN CONSULTATION. Click "Allow" so the system can use your microphone and camera.

    DON'T HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY? - Don't worry! Email Dr. Keaton at megan.keaton@pfeiffer.edu for other options.

  • Are Learning Center Services like tutoring still available?

    Yes, tutors will be conducting virtual appointments only. Your original scheduled times will remain the same unless you request a different time with your peer tutor. If you would like to request a tutor, fill out the Tutor Request Form and email Chip Palmer at chip.palmer@pfeiffer.edu.

  • Is the Library still open?

    Yes, the Misenheimer library will be open by appointment only.

    1 - If you need books, email Lara Little at lara.little@pfeiffer.edu. We will arrange to meet you at the library. We will continue to mail books to students who have left campus. Don't worry about due dates – we're waiving all fines.

    2 - Whiteboards are moving to the Stokes kiosk for tutoring or other needs.

    3 - Laptops will be available for checkout from the Student Development Office.

    4 - All of our online resources will, of course, remain available. Your off-campus username/password is the same as for Blackboard. If you have trouble with your password, please fill out the form at http://library.pfeiffer.edu/dbregister.html

    5 - Interlibrary loan of articles will remain available, to the extent that other libraries can fill the requests electronically, as many are closed or operating on reduced hours. Please understand that it may take a little longer than usual. Interlibrary loan of physical items is not possible, as the majority of libraries have closed.

    6 - Librarian assistance will be available in several ways:

    • Email: lara.little@pfeiffer.edu
    • Call or Text: 704-762-1488 Sun-Fri 10am-7pm
    • Online ask-a-librarian service: 24-7, available from our website
    • We can schedule consultations with you via Zoom, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts. Email or text to schedule an appointment.
  • Will the Knapp Center be open?

    No, the Governor issued a safety mandate that several types of businesses in the state close. Among those mentioned are gyms.

    Per the Governor's order, the Knapp Center is closed.

  • Do students need to remove their belongings from the residence halls?

    No, at this time, the residence halls remain open. Should you already be away from campus, the Office of Residence Life will provide information on how to retrieve your personal items if you choose to do so.

    The University is constantly monitoring the ever-changing news and guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Should any of our positions change, we will reach out to students quickly. Be sure to check your Pfeiffer email regularly, both for updates from faculty about course requirements and for notices from the institution.

  • Will the University issue a shelter-in-place or a stay-at-home order?

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued a 30-day stay-at-home executive order beginning Monday, March 30 at 5 PM. If a student chooses to stay-at-home on campus, they are to adhere to the stay-at-home order, only leaving campus for essential activities as defined by the Governor's executive order.

  • Will classes remain online for the Fall semester?

    Pfeiffer University will utilize a combination of both in-person and online instruction for the Fall 2020 semester.

  • Will graduation be cancelled?

    With the health and safety of our entire Pfeiffer community in mind, the May 9th undergraduate commencement exercises are postponed until further notice. When a future date is identified it will be communicated to the entire Pfeiffer community.


We thank you for your patience as we work together through these unprecedented times and hope to have more information for you soon.