University of Charleston

Coronavirus Information

A message from President Roth:

“We all take great pride in being part of the Golden Eagle family – and families look out for and care for each other.”

Latest Update From UC

Update 8.11.20

Dear UC Students and Employees,

I hope this message finds you excited for the start of the Fall semester.  While those of you studying, living, and working on the Charleston or Beckley campuses will experience some differences compared to years past, we are confident that our Return to Campus plan will enable all of us to be healthy and safe.

As announced previously, we are partnering with CAMC (Charleston Area Medical Center) on COVID-19 testing of residential students and select staff who will be in close student contact. This testing is already underway.

In addition, last week West Virginia Governor Justice announced that everyone coming to a college campus must be COVID-19 tested.  So, our campus testing is now expanding to include all commuting students, faculty and staff in both Charleston and Beckley.

We are currently working on testing locations, dates, and times for next week.  These will be communicated soon to students by Virginia Moore, and to employees by Cleta Harless.

Please note that residential students and staff coming in close contact with students must quarantine until their test results are received.  However, commuting students, faculty, and other staff in both Charleston and Beckley are not required to quarantine.  These individuals may continue with their normal routines after being tested.  All individuals will be notified of their test results and instructed as appropriate if further actions are required.

Thank you for your cooperation as we comply with the Governor’s requirement that everyone coming to a college campus in West Virginia this Fall be tested for COVID-19.

Please continue to refer to our Coronavirus website for additional information.

I look forward to seeing many of you on campus soon.


Best regards,

Martin S. Roth