Barclay College COVID-19 FAQ

April 18, 2020

Updated May 29, 2020

Barclay College will begin classes on schedule August 17th 2020, THIS FALL! There is a Reopening Task Force working to ensure the safety of our campus and community. We are all looking forward to everyone arriving in August. We will have systems in place to make sure students are safe. We will be having fall sports. We are currently scheduling summer campus visits with students coming to campus who are considering Barclay College for the fall. We are coordinating our efforts with county and area health officials. There is a lot of energy on campus as we prepare for our opening in the fall.    We can’t wait to see everyone.   You will be receiving updates about when students should arrive as well as orientation schedules.   Please check with your advisor if you have any questions.

See everyone in August!

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Q: I am a student at Barclay College, and I have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
over break/vacation. What should I do?
A: Please DO NOT return to campus. Your local healthcare provider will determine if you need to be tested. Contact them if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, develop symptoms such as fever and cough, or difficulty breathing, and remember, it can take up to 14 days after you have been exposed to develop symptoms.

Q: How can I protect myself?
CDC site

Q: Are residence halls, student services, and Barclay College offices open?
A: No. Barclay College physical campus is closed until further notice. All online resources and Barclay College offices will remain open and functional to students; however, any on-campus services such as Student Residence Halls are closed.

Q: I have left many personal belongings in my dorm room at Barclay College. Can I come back to campus to retrieve them?
A: Please DO NOT return to campus. A letter will be sent out addressing what steps will be taken in order for students to retrieve their belongings. Any personal belongings in the residence halls will be kept safe. We ask that students are patient and understanding during this period of time.

Q: I am a Barclay College student who does not have a place to stay permanently or long-term. What should I do?
A: Please contact Ryan Haase ( as soon as possible to discuss what options may be available.

Q: When will online classes begin and what does that look like for students?
A: All courses will be moved online for the remainder of the semester beginning March 30, 2020. Faculty are currently preparing to move all classes online. This adjustment is not only new for students, but faculty and staff as well. We ask that you are patient and understanding as we work through this process together. Faculty will be in contact with you soon. We encourage you to contact your advisor if you have additional questions or concerns.

Q: With Barclay College campus closed, will Barclay College’s production of Mary Poppins continue?
A: It has been postponed until a later date, not yet decided. Based on the CDC’s recommendation and the state of Kansas, all other student related activities have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester.

Q: With Barclay College’s physical campus closed, is the Bear’s Den still open for curbside or delivery?

A: Yes. Barclay College has been in contact with local health officials to determine the safety of keeping the restaurant open. As of right now, the Bear’s Den remains open for business, for curbside pickup or delivery only until further notice.

Q: How can I as a Barclay College student, staff, or faculty member help during this process?
A: PRAY! As Christians, it is important to understand the power of prayer. Students, staff, and faculty should know that all decisions made by Barclay College, no matter how difficult, were prayerfully considered. We ask that you continue to lift up this community, our college, your state, and our nation’s government in prayer. Leaders at all levels are experiencing new levels of stress and uncertainty. Thankfully we have a God who is able to do “IMMEASURABLY more than all we ask or imagine (Eph. 3:20).”

Q: How do I stay up-to-date with Barclay College’s decisions regarding COVID-19?
A: Whenever any new information becomes available, updates will be sent to students/faculty/staff via the Spring Break Updates emails. Students are encouraged to contact their advisors with further questions. We ask that you are patient and understanding as we work through this process together.

Q: Spring Commencement
A: Tentatively, Spring Commencement (for December and May graduates) will be held on Sunday, October 4th after the Ladies Auxiliary Sale on Saturday, October 3rd.   Sale weekend is always a big weekend on campus with alumni returning from around the country for the Sale.  We will plan on a big party to celebrate our graduates that weekend.  More to come.

  • There will not be a Baccalaureate Service so we will all join the Sunday morning service at Haviland Friends Church.  Stay tuned for planning for this big weekend.
  • December grads have the option of receiving their diplomas by mail now if their account is settled in the business office.  Contact Mark Miller, registrar
  • May grads have the option of receiving their diplomas by mail after May 3rd if their account is settled in the business office after that date.  Contact Mark Miller, registrar
  • Regalia and diploma covers will be held until after Commencement exercises on October 4th.   Those who cannot attend will receive their regalia and covers in the mail.

Q: Refund?
A: There are no planned refunds for this year.   Barclay College offers full tuition scholarships to students who live on campus.  Students not living on campus pay tuition of an equal amount to campus students’ room, board and fees.   During this unprecedented time, we appreciate the efforts of our faculty and employees to switch to a non-resident campus for the remainder of the semester.  Based on each student’s enrollment, Barclay College made commitments to faculty, staff, and vendors. We are trying to be good stewards of our money and to meet our obligations to those who work so hard to serve our students.

Q: Will we be enrolling for the Fall 2020 semester? If so, when?
A: Fall 2020 enrollment opened on Monday, March 23. Students’ advisors should be reaching out to them in the next few weeks to enroll in Fall 2020 classes.

Q:  Will the fall campus classes start on schedule?
A: Currently, Barclay College is preparing to begin classes on schedule in the fall which is always the 3rd Monday of August or August 17, 2020 for this coming fall.  The college will continue to monitor national, state, and local Departments of Health to ensure our community and our students are safe.   We are also building out numerous alternatives to ensure the best education for our students.   Our location and size make Barclay College an attractive college for students and their families.   Continue to watch this website for updates.

CARES Act – Higher Education Relief Fund

In an effort to assist students affected by the COVID-19 crises, the Federal Government approved the $2 trillion CARES Act, a part of which established the Higher Education Emergency Relief fund. This fund provides institutions, like Barclay College, funds to use as emergency financial aid grants to qualified residential students for expenses incurred due to the disruption of campus operations this spring.

Upon signing and returning the Certification and Agreement, Barclay College was awarded $214,618. Of this amount, at least 50% will be distributed directly to qualified residential students.

According to federal regulations, Title IV eligible students, who were enrolled in the residential program as of March 13th, 2020, as a degree seeking student, were eligible to receive a portion of this aid.  All funds will go directly to eligible students. Any debts or fees owed to the College will not be deducted from the emergency grant.

These funds are provided to help students with costs associated with having to relocate following Spring Break, such as food, housing, technology, etc.

To ensure an equitable distribution of these funds and with the reality that all resident students suffered some level of disruption, Barclay College is issuing $1,070 checks to all eligible full-time resident students. To date, the College has disbursed a total of $108,070 to 101 students.

The U.S. Department of Education does not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, non-matriculated students, or our students enrolled in our online-program.

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