Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Notice: The information on this page was last updated on March 23, 2020. We are working hard to keep the information here current, but information is changing rapidly.  Information included in "Today at Xavier" or formal messages from Fr. Graham sent after this date will be more up to date and more accurate, so please be sure to check your email for those messages.

Xavier is committed to sharing as much information as possible for the benefit of our community. Given the unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation, and numerous significant announcements over the past few days, below is an aggregation of important information.

A Xavier hotline of University staff is available at 513-745-1010 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to answer questions. Xavier is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and safety of our students, faculty and staff.

Remote learning for the remainder of the semester

  • Xavier University is extending spring break by one week, and the spring semester will also be extended by one week. Remote learning will now begin on Monday, March 23.
  • Each faculty member will reach out to students directly with instructions on how the course will proceed in a remote learning format.
  • Course materials will be made available in electronic format for academic classes.
  • For those with books as part of the Xavier Day One program, books may be returned after the semester in-person or via mail. More details will follow.

Move out of campus housing

  • All Xavier University campus housing is closing for the remainder of the semester. Students are not permitted to live in campus housing after Tuesday, March 17 at 5:00 p.m. Students must make plans to retrieve their personal items and return to their permanent address.
  • Students have until Monday, March 23 at 9:00 p.m. to remove all belongings from campus housing.
  • Residence Life shared specific instructions on the campus housing move out process. Students must schedule a specified move out time.
  • For students who have a truly unique circumstance and need to request an exception, a petition form must be completed and submitted by Sunday, March 15 at noon. Only the most unique circumstances will be considered. Even if a student registered to stay on campus earlier in the week, a new petition form must be submitted. The remaining students will be consolidated into one dorm.

Move out support resources

  • Xavier graduates own and operate Campus Solutions, a local company that helps pick up and store residential items. Campus Solutions has been a support to families during this sudden move out process.Learn more about their services.
  • Starting Monday, March 23, the Xavier Mail Center will be operating on a reduced schedule until further notice. The new hours will be Mondays and Thursdays only, from 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Please keep in mind in following the temporary campus access control guidelines in place, our building will be locked, and you will need to swipe your ALL Card to enter. If you are curious if you have any mail, you may contact the Mail Center during the reduced operating hours, and we will check your departmental box. If any packages/mail are essential, we will help to make arrangements for in-person pickup.  We will not be forwarding mail off-campus. If you have any questions, please call us at 513-745-3558. 
  • Hoff Dining Commons will be available from Sunday, March 15 to Friday, March 20 to students and their families to offer to-go meals. Families do not need to pay out of pocket; students will swipe their All Card for the number of guest meals. View hours and additional details on the food service.

Building Access

  • While we will keep one residence hall open for a small number of students with truly exceptional circumstances, effective Monday, March 23, we will be closing all academic and administrative buildings at Xavier to students. We are doing this to promote social distancing and to decrease gatherings. Xavier faculty and staff will still be available to support our students through remote options, and for those students whose petition to remain on campus has been approved, a very limited dining option will still be available for students with a meal plan.
  • All administrative and academic campus buildings will continue to be available with an All Card swipe to all employees during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Outside of these hours, employees will only have access to the building in which they work using their All Card. If an employee requires assistance with building access, or if their All Card is lost or misplaced, they should contact Xavier University Police Dispatch at 513-745-2000.

Student Emergency Fund

  • Xavier has an established Student Emergency Fund for those in greatest need during this time of national emergency. Students in need of this type may petition for assistance.


  • Based on the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding large gatherings, Xavier will postpone Commencement. At Xavier, celebrating our graduates and all they have accomplished is important both for the students and all who have supported them. Wonderful ideas have surfaced about special ways to celebrate. Xavier will have a Commencement, even if the timing and details of those festivities are currently beyond our control. As soon as we have more details, we will share them with the Xavier community so graduates, families and friends can plan to join us for a long-awaited, truly memorable ceremony.

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