Bushnell University is committed to safeguarding the health and safety of our campus community. Our COVID-19 Task Force continues to review and monitor recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, Lane County Public Health, and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. We continue to move forward as a campus with an abundance of caution to keep our campus community healthy and safe during this time.
Previous COVID-related communications are available in our COVID Archive.
The following will provide specific answers to questions you might have regarding our campus being ‘physically open’ and provide you with an outline of precautionary measures we have taken/are taking to limit our campus community’s exposure to COVID-19.
Q: Is Bushnell University ‘physically open’ for classes?
A: Yes. Classes are meeting physically and are running as scheduled. Semester classes are running in their 16-week format and term classes are running in their 8-week online format. Online undergraduate and graduate classes are occurring in their normal 16-week and 8-week formats.
Q: Will face-to-face classes be available for remote/online learners?
A: No. Only classes that are designed and delivered as online classes will be available for remote learning.
Q: Will I be required to wear a mask when attending in-person classes?
A: No. As of March 12, 2022, masks and social distancing are no longer required in classroom settings. However, those who choose to wear masks, for whatever reason, are free to do so. Instructors and students are asked to respect individual decisions and preferences.
Q: Are Bushnell University Students, faculty, staff and visitors required to get vaccinated?
A: No, but vaccination is highly recommended.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF)
As provided for by the Department of Education (DOE) as a provision of the CARES/CRRSAA/ARP Acts, Bushnell University has received HEERF funds and distributed those funds directly to students to assist them with emergency financial relief related to the coronavirus pandemic. These grants are intended to be used by students for food, housing, course materials, technology, transportation, health care, and childcare. Learn more about HEERF.