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Spring Tuition, Fall Operations, and Federal Emergency Student Grants

On April 24, Dr. Foster addressed questions about spring tuition refunds, plans for fall operations, and the distribution of federal emergency grants to students: Spring 2020 Tuition We continue to receive questions about whether TCNJ will be adjusting spring 2020 tuition due to the disruption from coronavirus. We will not. Let me elaborate. As is… Continue Reading

Student Accounts and Refund Information

Campus Community: As was previously announced by Dr. Foster, The College of New Jersey will issue refunds for housing and meal plans to residential students who left campus housing as a result of the COVID-19 closure. We write to share the promised details on how this will be administered. The college will process prorated refunds… Continue Reading

Spring 2020 Ungraded Option for TCNJ courses

Dear TCNJ Community: As we begin the second half of the semester under truly exceptional circumstances, I write to share the┬áSpring 2020 Ungraded Option Policy. This temporary policy applies only to spring 2020 courses and provides students with considerable flexibility. In all courses where students would otherwise receive a grade, faculty will calculate a final… Continue Reading

Second Campus COVID-19 Case

To the Campus Community: This afternoon, the college was notified that a second member of our faculty has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is an instructor in the Department of Counselor Education. He was last on campus during the late afternoon/early evening of March 11 and started experiencing symptoms the following day. After some… Continue Reading

Lion Strong

Dear All, This message may have been inevitable since the coronavirus crisis humbled the globe and ushered in the stunning experiment in education and social relations in which we are all now participating. Sadly, the odds have become impossibly long for a robust on-campus spring semester. Governments and health experts have asked institutions to slow… Continue Reading

Confirmed COVID-19 case on campus

To the Campus Community: Last night, the college was notified that Assistant Professor of History Craig Hollander of our faculty has tested positive for COVID-19. He was last on campus on Monday, March 9, a day before he started experiencing symptoms. On that Monday, Dr. Hollander taught three classes (two sections of HIS 260 and… Continue Reading

Wednesday Update: InFocus Urgent Care

Many of you have written with helpful and heartfelt messages in recent days. The pace has begun to outstrip my ability to answer them individually. Allow me then to bundle your queries and concerns and focus my replies in messages such as this one or on our COVID-19 website. Please continue to visit that site… Continue Reading

Tuesday Update: COVID-19 and Campus Operations

Dear All, It is not my habit to write quite so frequently, yet the pace and intensity of information and activity around COVID-19 and the necessary responses to it prompt me to once again fill your inbox. Thank you for your forbearance and even more so for your community support in these times. This message… Continue Reading

Reduced on-campus staffing effective March 17

Dear Staff: In my campus message last Thursday, I indicated that the college would allow employees to telecommute and adopt flex schedules during the coronavirus crisis. With sincere concern for the well-being of our employees, and in keeping with the actions of our governor, the college will now take the additional step of reducing on-campus… Continue Reading