As Southern Arkansas University looks forward to beginning the 20-21 academic year August 11, Dr. Trey Berry, president, urges students, faculty, and staff to be heroes by practicing the safety protocols established to maintain a healthy campus. “We always say that SAU feels like home, and it does now more than ever,” Berry said. “This year… Read More
Southern Arkansas University is committed to the safety and wellbeing of its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. During this worldwide pandemic, the University has been forced to make unprecedented decisions in an effort to protect its most valuable asset — its people. Because of this, SAU is announcing that the May 2020 commencement ceremonies will be postponed and combined with its summer ceremonies on August 7 and August 8.
Degrees for spring graduates will be conferred in May and students will receive diplomas this summer. However, the University welcomes all graduates, along with their families and friends, to have the opportunity to celebrate this milestone by attending a full commencement ceremony in August. Students will receive more information regarding these ceremonies from the Office of the Registrar in the coming weeks.
Because of the continued public health concern, effective March 30, SAU employees will work remotely or from home with the exception of those who will be reporting to campus on rotating schedules to meet critical staffing needs. On-campus student services will continue to be provided as previously stated. Housing is still open, dining services will… Read More
We are again grateful to report that to date we have no confirmed cases on the campuses of the SAU System. Our faculty and staff are working continuously to move curriculum delivery online, student services online, and follow the Centers for Disease Control and local and state health officials’ guidelines to minimize the spread of… Read More
Travel Updates, Changes to Campus Tour Schedule, and Payroll Benefits for Students Recently in response to COVID-19, federal guidelines mandated institutions of higher education to provide payroll benefits to student workers currently receiving federal work-study financial aid and allowing suspension of student work. This change in federally supported student aid provides students who depend on… Read More
Update to Travel Restrictions, Campus Events, Testing Center, and Employee Leave Regarding Health Risk and Childcare The Risk Management Task Force held a specially called meeting Sunday, March 15, at 4:00 PM to address the changes in the public landscape regarding COVID-19. As of this evening, Arkansas public schools are closed mandatorily beginning March 17… Read More
Today the SAU System proceeded with plans to move course delivery online by March 30. SAU Tech released its plan for the remainder of the spring semester. SAU faculty and staff have pulled together to facilitate changes in curriculum delivery and student services to be ready to meet campus needs. We know that many questions… Read More
The Southern Arkansas University System continues to take proactive measures intended to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Currently, there are no confirmed cases among the Southern Arkansas University System. Out of an abundance of caution, the Southern Arkansas University Magnolia campus has canceled all face-to-face classes scheduled for the week of March 16-20 prior… Read More
The Southern Arkansas University System Risk Management Task Force continues to actively monitor the public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, or the novel Coronavirus. The safety and well-being of our campus communities remain our highest priority. Decisions are based on the fluid information provided by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and… Read More