• Specific Questions

    How many confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection are there in Tennessee?

    Please check the Tennessee Department of Health ’s website for up-to-date information.

    Will the university quarantine students exposed to the virus?

    If a student is diagnosed with COVID-19 infection while on campus, all efforts will be made to have them return home for monitoring and treatment. If that is not practicable, the university has made preparations to quarantine individuals. Any quarantine decisions will be made in collaboration with the Health Department according to their standards. Students needing to be quarantined will be provided housing off campus with food and health-care monitoring during the quarantine period. Also, alternative teaching delivery methods will be developed to provide continuity for the student’s educational process.

    What are the new policies for the William G. Squires Library?

    Answers to questions related to hours of operation, new policies, services, and methods of contact can be found here. Students may also email (library@leeuniversity.edu) or call 423.614.8551 with questions.

    What is the university’s plan for students to meet their cross-cultural requirements during this time?

    Lee University is committed to providing alternative options for students to complete the cross-cultural experience in a way that is safe without sacrificing the purpose of the requirement. The Global Perspectives Office is contacting students with more information as these options become available. Priority is being given to summer and winter 2020 graduates with students graduating in later terms to follow. If you have any questions, contact the Global Perspectives Office at 423.614.8357.

    How can students still complete required service hours while maintaining social distance during COVID-19?

    The Leonard Center understands that service is going to look different during COVID-19. With that in mind, they have amended the service-learning requirements for undergraduate students. Here is the link to find answers to graduation requirements, service projects, and deadlines for service-learning hours. For more information, contact the Leonard Center at 423.614.8614.

    What are the new procedures for using the DeVos Recreation Center?

    The second phase of the reopening of the DeVos Recreation Center is now underway. Here are the details:

    • Hours – The hours of operation will be Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm.
    • Registration – You must register for your 60-minute time slot in IM Leagues (https://www.imleagues.com) prior to arriving. Registration will be open 24 hours in advance.
    • Crowd size – The maximum crowd size is 15 people at the same time for the weight rooms and cardio rooms. The gymnasium will also be open for individual and non-contact sport activity.
    • Arrival time – Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to complete the screening process. As a courtesy, please select only one time slot per day and cancel if you cannot make your scheduled time.

    Here’s what to expect when you arrive at the Rec Center:
    • ID card – You will need to scan your ID card. We are not allowing guests at this time.
    • Health screening – Your temperature will be checked with a touchless thermometer prior to your entry. You also will need to meet basic screening criteria related to a review of symptoms and any possible exposure to persons who have been infected with COVID-19.
    • Amenities – There will be no towel service or equipment check-out, and the locker rooms are still closed. Plan accordingly for changing and showering. All water fountains are shut off.
    • Areas of access – Multi-purpose rooms and racquetball courts remain closed. A number of cardio units will not be available in order to maintain physical distancing. Weight rooms will have maximum capacities posted on the door. Participants can move freely among the rooms as long as the maximum capacity is not exceeded.
    • Cleaning – Note that our staff along with Physical Plant is focused on cleaning and sanitizing. Exercisers should clean their equipment by using the provided single-use wipes before and after use. Other guidelines are posted in the facility.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the DeVos Recreation Center at 423-614-8450.

    When can new and returning students move in for the fall semester?

    New student move-in will occur August 12-14. Returning students will move in August 15-18. Residential Life and Housing sent out an email to students on July 1 that contains a link to sign up for a move-in time specific to the student’s residence hall. If you have any questions concerning this process, call 423-614-6001.

    What do students need to know about obtaining textbooks for the fall semester?

    Answers to questions regarding the bookstore can be found here. For further assistance, call 423-614-8095.

    On-Campus Resources

    Students, family members, and staff may contact the following offices with COVID-19-related questions.

    COVID-19 Task Force

    Chaired by Dr. Debbie Murray
    Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
    Email: academicaffairs@leeuniversity.edu

    Health Clinic

    Rachel Coffey
    Email: health@leeuniversity.edu

    Counseling Center

    Dr. David Quagliana
    Email: counseling@leeuniversity.edu

    Global Perspectives

    Angeline McMullin
    Email: gperspectives@leeuniversity.edu

    Residential Life and Housing

    Jarad Russell
    Email: housing@leeuniversity.edu

    Academic Support

    Dr. La-Juan Bradford
    Email: academicsupport@leeuniversity.edu

    Student Development

    Dr. Mike Hayes
    VP for Student Development
    Email: mhayes@leeuniversity.edu

    Campus Security

    Matt Brinkman
    Email: mbrinkman@leeuniversity.edu

    Student Care

    Brittany Gates
    Email: bgates@leeuniversity.edu

    International Students

    Rosie Adams
    Director of Student Development
    Email: radams@leeuniversity.edu

    Title IX

    Brittany Gates
    Title XI Coordinator
    Email: bgates@leeuniversity.edu