Successfully providing a safe and healthy environment

The Davenport community (faculty, staff and students) has done a fantastic job following necessary health protocols during COVID-19. We continue to follow federal, state and local health guidelines, which allow for more normal campus experiences in the semesters ahead. With your continued help and dedication, we will continue to be successful in providing a safe and healthy environment!

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.

Download the Healthy Panther Promise 

Some of the updates to our campuses:

  • COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged
  • Masks are welcome but are not required at any location on campus
  • Thorough cleaning routines and readily available hand sanitizer wipes
  • Students, faculty and staff are required to report any COVID-19 positive diagnosis to CCL or Human Resources. Positive cases will be provided with isolation protocol, and instructions for notifying their faculty, coaches, managers and/or any close contacts.
  • Continue to monitor and analyze internal and external data, particularly watchful for cluster activity based on positive reporting

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

  • Report any positive COVID-19 case to university personnel
  • Treat everyone on campus with respect and kindness
  • Continue to monitor your health daily and stay at home if you have symptoms
  • Protect yourself and others by focusing on cleanliness
  • Report unsafe conditions and those not following requirements

What resources are available for students?

Advising: Your advisor is 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 or call 616.732.1200. 

Testing: Visit to schedule testing.

Financial aid: We are here to answer and support your financial aid needs. Please email any questions or concerns to

Library: Visit for library resources.

Tutoring: Online tutoring is available online at

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

Bookstore: Visit the online bookstore to purchase your textbooks or the spirit store to purchase merchandise and apparel.

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 for more information.

Student Access: If you are a student with a disability and having difficulty with academics, please reach out to your student access coordinator at

Housing: On-campus housing is available for Fall 2022 and the application can be found at

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