Dear Azusa Pacific University Regional Campus/Site Students,
Given the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Azusa Pacific University has taken extensive measures to safeguard our APU family and act as responsible and caring neighbors. In light of recent guidance by local, state, and federal authorities and public health agencies, we are closing all of our regional campuses, effective March 20 through April 3. The San Diego Regional Campus (SDRC) parking lot will be open, however, on Tuesday, March 24, for a blood drive organized by SDRC nursing students in partnership with San Diego County, which will serve the local community in this time of need.
We will continue to monitor the situation and be prepared to open our doors at all campuses after April 3, subject to additional guidance.
This decision is aided by the transition to a Canvas-based teaching environment, which began on Monday, March 16, and continues through Friday, May 1, announced last week. During this season, the essential elements of your APU education and support services remain in place:
- Classes will continue in a Canvas-based format that supports remote teaching; please work with your program director and academic department to determine various details. Visit apu.edu/canvas for information regarding your class and faculty contact. Additional Canvas student support is also available.
- The regional campus teams are working remotely and available via email at:
- In these challenging times, a number of valuable resources are available to you:
- Access mental/emotional health support through ProtoCall: Call (855) 231-0895 to speak with a licensed clinician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Your campus SoulQuest pastors are available to offer spiritual support:
- The Graduate and Professional Student Engagement (GPSE) office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and may be reached by phone at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2555, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Additionally, GPSE will utilize its Student Success Interns to reach out via phone and email to all regional campus students, beginning March 23, as an additional way of offering support and receiving input from students.
- The faculty in your program are always a resource to you. They will be in touch with regular updates on your coursework.
Additional information about APU's response to COVID-19 is available on the APU website.
Enacting any of these measures, even for a temporary period, is challenging for all of us. In that light, now is an important time to collaborate with and provide support for classmates, friends, and family. Please direct questions to the emails listed above based on your location.
With kind regards,
Heather Petridis, Ph.D., Vice President, Enrollment Management/Chief Enrollment Officer
Shino Simons, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Life