Quick Facts

  • Campus buildings are closed. Essential business is being conducted by appointment only.
  • All course instruction will be delivered electronically for the remainder of the semester.
  • Modified work plans are being implemented to minimize contact among employees.
  • All physical university-sponsored events are canceled. Some events are bing scheduled via Zoom.
  • All university-sponsored out-of-state and international travel is suspended until further notice.
  • Ongoing updates will be communicated to students, faculty and staff through RSU email. 
  • RSU Libraries’ COVID-19 Response Page has up-to-date information about library services.
  • Admissions and Financial Aid have set up special Zoom Rooms to meet with students.
  • RSU Dining Services hours and information
  • Computer labs hours and information

COVID-19 FAQs

OSDH Releases COVID-19 Symptom Tracker, Data on Positive Cases by City:

Please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) FAQs as well as the Oklahoma State Department of Health for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.

According to the CDC, symptoms include (only have to meet 1 of the criteria - not all):

  • fever
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • has been exposed to a known positive

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you develop a symptoms:

  • call your primary care physician
  • call Rogers County Health Department for instructions for testing - 918-341-3166
  • call the RSU Student Health Center at 918-343-7614.
  • As recommended by the CDC, wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is an appropriate secondary means of prevention after soap.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue, or do so in your shirt.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, including door knobs, keyboards, etc.

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for many people around the world. You are not alone. The  CDC offers resources for stress and coping

Additional support is available through RSU’s Counseling Services. Contact Nikki Phillip, Coordinator of Counseling Services by calling 918-343-7845 or emailing [email protected]

  • Individuals returning from domestic or international travel may not return to campus or attend off-campus university-sponsored activities or events until they complete a screening and possible self quarantine.
  • Domestic travel includes any travel outside the State of Oklahoma.
  • If you are returning from domestic or international travel, notify your supervisor and complete the online screening form. 
  • You must wait for approval before returning to campus. If directed by the medical professional conducting your screening, you may be subject to a self quarantine period.

Screening Form Instructions:

  • Login to MyRSU
  • Select “COVID-19” from the top menu bar
  • Select “Click here to Submit COVID-19 Screening Form”

Be mindful not to make any assumptions or comments about people based on their national origin, race, color or any other identities. Asking questions about someone’s health based on your perception of their race, national origin or age could be considered discriminatory. If you or someone you know experiences a bias incident or discrimination on the RSU campus, please report it immediately.

Campus FAQs

Effective immediately and until further notice university common spaces are closed. This includes, but is not limited to student lounges, faculty lounges, group study rooms and recreational rooms.

You can experience our campus through a virtual individual visit via zoom, customized to fit your interests. Find out more.

Virtual Commencement:

The108th Rogers State University commencement will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2020. All graduates of the 2020 class, along with their families and friends, will participate in a virtual ceremony online. The event will feature Regent Natalie Shirley as the commencement speaker.

Student FAQs

All students will access classes through electronic delivery beginning on Monday, March 30 and continuing for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Students must comply with the course syllabus and should assume that all due dates and course requirements still apply. Should the transition to distance learning impact a student’s ability to complete assignments, the student must contact faculty as soon as possible to make arrangements.

Student Housing Closed for Summer:

Student housing in University Village A, University Village B, and University Village C will be closed for the summer semester. This includes housing arrangements for summer camps. All students currently living in student housing or storing personal belongings in student housing must complete the move-out process by Friday, May 15, 2020.  

  • Move-out procedures will be emailed directly to students from the Residential Life office.

If you continue with your current course load, financial aid will not be affected. Federal work study will be dependent upon work attendance. 

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected] or 918-343-7553 before choosing to withdraw. There may be significant implications to your current and future aid if you decide to withdraw from classes at this point. Contact your advisor with questions about adjusting your schedule in regard to withdrawal options.
Student employees will be paid for the hours they work. Contact your supervisor for details.

University offices and support services remain open and continue to be available to students to assist with questions and concerns. For questions regarding accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Elise Quiroz, Coordinator of Disability Services, at 918-343-6828 or [email protected]. Please be mindful of social distancing best practices and use phone or email if possible. 

Academic Advisors and Faculty members will continue to be available during offices hours by phone and email. Students may also contact academic departments for academic support services during normal business hours.
Students should contact their internship coordinator throughout the remainder of the semester for on-going updates. Nursing students are advised to follow the instruction of the Nursing Department regarding clinical rotations. Students enrolled in labs should contact the lab instructor for further instructions.

Please contact Audrey Schmidt, Assistant Director of Admissions and International Student Advisor, at 918-343-7565 or [email protected] for information or help.  

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Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center:

  • 10:30 am - 6:30 pm every day
  • Access through the south side door (closest to the computer lab)
  • RSU student ID required

University Village B Clubhouse:

  • 8 am - 5 pm every day
  • RSU student ID required

There are number of service providers offering no contract, low-cost internet service to students.

This website has a full list of resources.

Students may elect to use either standard letter grades or a pass/no pass option for spring 2020 courses that are in progress and have yet to receive a grade. 

Faculty & Staff FAQs

Normal operations will resume at all RSU campuses on Monday, March 23, at 8 a.m.
 
To support the university-wide efforts of social distancing, supervisors will enact work plan modifications. These modifications will keep employees distanced by a minimum of six feet and will limit office spaces to fewer than 10 individuals per work area.
 
The work plan modifications could necessitate shift work, flex schedules and telecommuting options when appropriate by job function. These options must be implemented by supervisors and receive administrative review. Employees will receive clear instruction and performance expectations from their supervisors. 
 
Student workers and part-time university employees should anticipate modified assignments due to this change in operations. They will receive additional communication from their supervisor.
Employees should practice social distancing at work. This includes holding meetings via phone call or video conferencing, limiting groups to 10 or less individuals and maintaining six feet of distance among coworkers when possible.

Effective immediately all university-sponsored events are canceled through the end of the Spring 2020 semester ending Friday, May 8, 2020. 

This does not include regular business operations that require fewer than 10 participants. 

Commencement remains postponed at this time.

Online courses may continue as designed with the exception of due dates during March 23-27. No student due dates may be scheduled until classes resume on March 30 for consistency in course delivery to all students.

Beginning on Monday, March 30 and continuing for a minimum of one week all RSU courses will be delivered via remote instruction. The Center for Teaching and Learning has resources and training schedules to assist all faculty to deliver the quality education to which students are accustomed to at Rogers Student University.

The mailroom at this time will have one person here from 8 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. We will curtail most all deliveries and ask that any outgoing mails or packages be brought to us by 3:30 in the afternoons. The mail is picked up daily and will be ready for pick up by 10 AM. UPS and Fed Ex deliveries are usually here by 1:00 most days. If you are expecting mail or packages that will have a tracking number we will scan the packages and you will be receiving an email to notify you when it has arrived and is available for pick up.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What You Should Know

As a University employee, we want you to be informed about H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This new law is effective April 1, 2020. These regulations provide support for employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Act provides paid Emergency Family Leave in limited circumstances, as well as Paid Sick Leave for people affected by COVID-19. We encourage you to read the poster provided by the federal Department of Labor.

Click here to view the Department of Labor poster.

If you have questions, please contact Human Resources.