Before entering campus each day, you must first check your symptoms using the Online Daily Symptom Checker at https://covid19symptomchecker.spectrumhealth.org/welcome.


The Healthy Panther Promise

As a university, we are committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its entire university community and to ensuring all of its students receive a quality education despite changes caused by COVID-19. To make sure we live up to that promise, we are actively making a number of adjustments to the way things are done across the university. In return, we ask you that you too make a number of promises to protect yourself and everyone around you.

Read the Healthy Panther Promise

Some of the updates to our campuses:

  • Requiring face coverings that securely shield the nose and mouth on campus
  • Requiring symptom screening
  • Increased cleaning routines and readily available hand sanitizer
  • Altered classroom and common space areas to support social distancing
  • Adjusted dining services for added safety and to accommodate social distancing
  • Requiring COVID testing for athletes and residents before returning to campus

A few of the promises we ask of you in return:

  • Check your health daily and stay home if you have symptoms. 
  • Protect yourself and other with social distancing and a focus on cleanliness
  • Protect yourself and other with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Report unsafe conditions and those not following requirements

Davenport University Virtual Town Hall –– July 2020

For more information on what the university is doing to protect your health and safety as you return to campus this year, we encourage you to watch this recording of our most recent Town Hall meeting that took place on July 30. The recording will provide you with more in-depth information on the Healthy Panther Promise (defined above) and some of the changes that you may experience moving into on-campus residence halls, dining at one of our various on-campus eateries or even just attending classes.

We've also answered some more of your frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page

What resources are available for students?

Advising: Your advisor remains your main point of contact and is ready to help you with any questions or concerns. Call 866-383-3548 or contact your advisor directly via email or phone.

Computer problems: For questions about your computer and accessing classes online, contact the ITS Customer Support Center at csc@davenport.edu or call 616.732.1200. 

Testing: Davenport University testing centers are closed. We are effectively waiving Accuplacer for all incoming freshmen effective immediately and until further notice. We are also waiving the TEAS examination for freshman and sophomores and will ask them to take it when operations return to normal.

Financial aid: We will continue to answer and support your financial aid needs. Please email any questions or concerns to financialaid@davenport.edu.

Library: Our library remains open online with most of the same in-person resources available to students digitally. Visit https://davenport.libguides.com/online-library-services for more library resources.

Tutoring: Online tutoring is available online at my.davenport.edu/tutoring-services.

Campus Life: If you think you are sick or have symptoms, please consult your medical provider. Please also reach out to Campus Life at campus.life@davenport.edu.

Bookstore: While the Tyrus R. Wessel Bookstore will remain closed, books and additional university materials are still available by visiting the online bookstore. Merchandise and apparel are also still available for purchase via our online store.

Counseling: Take care of your mental health as well as your physical health and make sure to utilize the services we provide as a benefit to our students. Visit my.davenport.edu/campus-life/health-wellness for more information.

Student Access: If you are a student with a disability and having difficulty with the academic transition, please reach out to your student access coordinator at my.davenport.edu/campus-life/student-access.

Housing: On-campus housing is still available for the Fall 2020 semester and the application can be found at https://davenport.erezlife.com/. If Davenport decides not to have housing in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, housing deposits will be refunded.

Frequently asked questions