PLNU has returned to a hybrid or face-to-face learning modality in accordance with state and county guidelines for those programs that were hybrid or face-to-face prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs that were fully online before the pandemic will remain online.
This return to hybrid or face-to-face learning is dependent on particular programs, cohorts, and individual partner site expectations. For this reason, students will receive specific updates from their individual Program Director.
- Adult Degree Completion Students: Click here for specific instructions regarding vaccination and testing on our partner community college campuses
Frequently Asked Questions:
Find answers to frequently asked questions about PLNU operations for Graduate and Degree Completion students. These FAQs will be updated as new information becomes available. (Last update: April 29, 2022)
Will I be able to attend my classes in person?
Both ADC and Graduate students taking classes on a PLNU regional campus (Bakersfield, Mission Valley, Point Loma, Liberty Station) are able to attend in-person classes regardless of vaccination status.
ADC students taking classes on a PLNU partner community college campus must meet the partner campus's vaccination or exemption requirement to be able to attend in-person classes.
Individual academic programs may have additional or different immunization requirements due to the nature of the program or the requirements of external partners. This includes, but is not limited to, internship, clinical/field experiences, or PLNU programs offered at partner sites. All students participating in such programs will be required to meet all applicable requirements.
What is PLNU's current masking policy?
- Outdoors: Individuals on all PLNU campuses may remain unmasked regardless of vaccination status outdoors.
- Indoors: Individuals on all PLNU campuses may remain unmasked indoors regardless of vaccination status. Masking will continue to be encouraged in close-contact settings where distance cannot be maintained.
- Classrooms: Individuals on all PLNU campuses regardless of vaccination status may be unmasked in classrooms.
Will the COVID-19 vaccination be required?
PLNU is currently not requiring a COVID-19 vaccination for the Fall 2022 semester, however, we strongly encourage it.
Individual academic programs may have additional or different immunization requirements due to the nature of the program or the requirements of external partners. This includes, but is not limited to, internship, clinical/field experiences, or PLNU programs offered at partner sites. All students participating in such programs will be required to meet all applicable requirements. External partners may restrict a student’s access to its facilities and/or activities if immunization requirements are not satisfactorily met. If necessary, students may request accommodations through PLNU's Educational Access Center (“EAC”), formerly known as the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Please consult with PLNU program directors and/or Student Success for more information.
What are PLNU's quarantine and isolation protocols?
For Non-Residential Students/Staff:
- Individuals must remain in quarantine in their own bedroom. If they share a room, their roommate should move to another room in the residence.
- Individuals may not come to in-person classes/work while in isolation.
- Individuals should remain in their bedroom in their off-campus residence.
- They should only leave their bedroom to use the restroom and should wear a mask while outside their room.
- Ideally, food would be provided to the individual through contactless delivery outside their bedroom door. If this is not possible, they should only use the kitchen at times when no one else is there and should be masked. They should wipe down/clean all surfaces and items they touch. The individual should not use other common spaces (i.e. living room) while in quarantine.
Will GPS students be able to opt for a fully remote semester?
We believe we have made significant progress over the past two years toward providing our students, faculty, and staff with a safe learning environment. In fact, PLNU’s work and response on this front was recently recognized by the County of San Diego with a proclamation of excellence. A return to hybrid and face-to-face learning for those programs that were hybrid or face-to-face before the pandemic will provide a higher level of engagement in the classroom as well as provide space for in-person learning interactions between faculty and staff. Programs that were fully online before the pandemic will remain online.
For students who have health concerns related to in-person learning, please reach out to PLNU’s Educational Access Center (EAC) at EAC@pointloma.edu. The EAC supports students in regard to accessibility issues at the university. Students will be required to provide information from their medical provider regarding specific health restrictions so that the university can evaluate potential reasonable accommodations.
Contact PLNU Student Services:
All Student Services teams continue to be available virtually full-time to support students enrolled in PLNU’s GPS programs. This includes:
Student Success Counselors
Student Financial Advisors
Our Student Services team will continue to reach out to you — please continue to connect with them.