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This page features resources of particular interest for students. More information will be added to this page throughout the 2020-21 academic year.

Reporting Known COVID Exposures 
For the sake of individuals and the entire Meredith community, students must report their exposure to a known COVID positive or if they have symptoms to Student Health immediately. Reports of student exposures should be made via email to Not reporting is a violation of Meredith's community standards.

Community Standards
Students, as well as employees, are asked to follow Community Standards that have been established to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Meredith. These include requirements regarding COVID reporting, face coverings, cleaning, and hygiene. Review the student-focused Community Standards document for details on reporting and disciplinary processes.

Staying Strong Pledge
All Meredith community members, including students, are also asked to take the Staying Strong pledge

Off-Campus Expectations for Meredith Students
Meredith College students are required to adhere to the College’s Community Standards and mandates from the State of North Carolina both on campus and off. It is the responsibility of all students, including those who live off-campus, to adhere to the currently posted Community Standards to protect Meredith College community members and the community at large.

In addition to the Community Standards that are communicated by the College, students should also be attentive to local and state regulations and ordinances in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

Off-campus students are required to comply fully with the restrictions on gatherings and requirements for face coverings and physical distancing put in place by the governor, the College, and public health authorities. Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action.

Current guidance from the State of North Carolina includes a limit on gatherings (currently 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors).  Individuals or organizations found in violation of the state’s limit on and off campus are subject to disciplinary action. This includes both hosts and all attendees of gatherings.

These Community Standards have been established to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and to promote the health, safety and well-being of Meredith College community members and the local comunity. Students should also review the student-focused community standards document for information on disciplinary actions that will result from noncompliance with these standards. 

Health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic is a shared responsibility of every member of the Meredith community.

Available Campus Spaces
Of Special Interest to Commuter Students:
Commuter students may want to use campus spaces to attend online classes or to study between classes. Meredith students can use the Carlyle Campbell Library as a space to attend online classes. Students must wear face coverings while in the library and must bring their Meredith ID to enter the library. Guests are not permitted.

As a courtesy, students attending Zoom classes in the library are asked to wear headphones and speak quietly. We ask students not to "attend" class on the top floor of the library, which is reserved for quiet study. The library does have a limited number of study rooms that are available on a first come/first served basis. Stop at the Borrow desk to check for availability. The library patio has good Wi-Fi access as well as tables and chairs.

In addition to outdoor seating areas around campus, the library, and first and second floor Cate Center, students may use unoccupied classrooms to do work or to study. Please be sure to double check the class schedule and occupancy limit, wear a face covering, follow instructions on where to sit, and wipe down your area afterwards. Class schedules should be posted for each room on or near the classroom door.

Outdoor patio spaces, the Cate Center, and Carlyle Campbell Library are also available for students who want to eat or relax between classes. Belk Dining Hall, the BeeHive, and Food For Thought are also operating this semester.

Student Resources:

Residence Life Fall 2020 Newsletters

Fall 2020 FAQs for F-1 International Students

2020-21 Meredith College Student Newsletter