First Day of Classes for the Fall 2019 Semester
Check In for all returning students (excludes fall sport check ins) are as follows:
Last Names A - G 9:00 am
Last Names H - M 10:30 am
Last Names N - S 1:00 pm
Last Names T - Z 2:30 pm
Check In for incoming new students (excludes equestrians and fall sports) are as follows:
Last Names A - E 9:00 am
Last Names F - J 10:30 am
Last Names K - O 12:30 pm
Last Names P - Z 2:00 pm
Check In for ALL Equestrian Students: New & Returning at 9:00 am
Start of the Fall 2019 Academic Term
Thursday, September 27th, 2018 | 11:00 AM
Internet and email services now operational
During the hurricane and the loss of power, the SAU website remained accessible as it was powered off campus. However, when power was lost on campus, the internet and email service were down, and our telephones were not working so access other than through social media or other email accounts was difficult.
Now that power has been restored to most of the campus including the residence dorms and the Information Technology office is again operational, campus telephones are working, the internet and campus email system is functional and available via campus wifi (in most buildings) or by using your wireless service provider.
We want to remind those who may have been looking at or returning to the website for events or news updates that we continue to provide information such as the recently changed academic schedule. Please use the navigation bar at the top of the web page to access all areas of our campus community. Recent job postings for equestrian, communication studies and science positions are now posted under ABOUT and then scroll to employment.
A number of future planned events will need to be rescheduled, and those notices will be posted on the website, email and social media.
A completely revised academic calendar for this and next semester will be posted when it is finished.
St. Andrews is aware that the altered schedule for the 2018 fall semester may pose special challenges for some students. The schedule change is necessary first to ensure that you have the time to acquire the essential knowledge and skills that are an integral part of each of your courses, and second to meet federal Department of Education course credit requirements. In particular, the schedule change may pose some special challenges for international students who have already made long-distance travel arrangements – and perhaps for others as well. I want you to know that St. Andrews is committed to working with each of you for whom the altered class schedule presents a special burden, and with your professors, to develop a reasonable and appropriate plan based on your individual situations.
If you believe that you fall into this category, once you return to campus, please contact Dr. Edna Ann Loftus, the Academic Dean, to discuss your situation. You can schedule an appointment through Ms. Julie Willis, the Academic Affairs administrative assistant, at extension 5240. And you can also write directly to Dean Loftus, at email@example.com, to explain your situation in advance of your appointment.
Although power has been restored to both sides of campus, there are several areas of campus in which considerable work must be done before they can be brought back on line. Specifically, the buildings that received the most damage and still require the most work are the Morgan-Jones Science Center and the Belk Student Center. It will take several more days to dry them out sufficiently before power will be turned on to these buildings.
September 24, 2018
Update: Power Restored; Classes to resume!
I’m pleased to report that classes on the St. Andrews University campus will resume on a regular schedule beginning Monday, October 1, 2018. Students may return to campus on Sunday, September 30, 2018, and meal service will begin with breakfast on Monday morning. All faculty and staff are expected to return to work on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
While electrical power has been restored to the St. Andrews campus, air conditioning is not yet operational but is being serviced so that it will be working on or before Sunday when students are permitted to return to campus.
As required, to make up missed class days and continue to support student learning, the Fall term schedule has been modified. Classes will be extended for two additional weeks running through December 14, 2018, with exams scheduled for the week of December 17-21, 2018. There will be no Fallbreak on October 11-14, 2018.
The start of Spring Semester 2019 has been moved one week later, with new student orientation to be held on January 14-15, 2019, and classes for Spring Semester will begin on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Baccalaureate Services will be held Friday, May 10, 2019, and Commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019. A revised and more detailed calendar will be posted to the website in the next several days.
I commend the St. Andrews physical plant staff; many faculty, coaches and staff members; and our contractors for their hard work over long hours during the worst of the storm and in its aftermath. We still have a great of deal of clean up and repair work to be done and some areas of the campus will not be in use for several more weeks, but we are making a remarkable recovery given the amount of damage caused by hurricane Florence.
I also want to extend a special thank you to our alumni, the Laurinburg community and many friends who demonstrated their support with financial gifts, prayers and acts of hospitality beyond measure. Further updates and important information will be posted on our website and through social media between now and the resumption of classes on Monday, October 1, 2018.
Paul Baldasare, President