Return to Campus

September 14 Update

Know Your Ws

As we welcome students, employees and visitors back to campus, be aware of safety precautions we have in place with your health and wellness in mind:

  • Wear a face mask anywhere on campus where more than one person is present.
  • Wait 6 feet apart. Practice social distancing by staying six feet apart from others.
  • Wash your hands frequently, or use hand sanitizer. The number of sanitizing stations has been increased in buildings around campus.


Return to Campus Guide for Students (PDF)

Move-In Guide

Student Health Center Guidelines

IT Survey (Please let us know if you need equipment to assist with online learning)

  • Move-in dates: September 3 – 4 First-year students arrive on campus.
    September 5 – 6 Continuing students arrive on campus.
  • August 5 Update to Fall Semester (Advising, text books, IT survey)
  • Message from President Floyd (7/28/20)
  • Message regarding move in updates
  • Room & Board: You will see a reduction in the charges for room and board on a prorated basis. If you have further questions regarding this, please contact
  • IT Survey for Technology Needs: Please complete this survey to help us ensure all students have adequate technology resources to accomplish both virtual/remote learning classes as well as making the transition back to on-campus classes during the semester.
  • Advising: The Advising/Registration Adjustment period is now underway as of August 3rd for seniors, August 4th for juniors, and August 5th for sophomores. Incoming first-year students will have advisors assigned and your advisor will reach out to you on August 10th or shortly after. As usual, there will be a drop-add period that will extend through Monday, August 24th. If you have additional questions, please reach out to
  • Textbooks: When student schedules are solidified, textbooks for Block 1 will be shipped to the students’ residence. If you are close enough to the campus to pick them up in person, you may come to the Textbook Distribution Center on the lower level of Cornwell Hall on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., beginning Monday, August 10, for all seniors, juniors and sophomores. First-year students may begin textbook pick up on Wednesday August 12th. If you would like to have your textbooks mailed to you, please fill out this form so that we have your accurate mailing address. Books will take up to 7 days shipping time. 

Symptom Tracker mobile app

  • Two weeks prior to arriving on campus, download the app and begin entering daily symptom-check information.
  • The app is called MyPathwayToHealth (it may be listed as Orthus Health or Strategic Health Services Inc) in the iOS app store and Google Play Store. You may also enter your information through this website.
  • Login using your last name and date of birth with no leading zero and no slash marks. For example if your last name is JONES and your birthdate is 01/01/2000 then you would enter: JONES1012000  The initial password is Apple20$ (please change your password once you have entered the app.)
  • Once you have successfully logged in, select “Trackers” at the bottom of your screen and then select “Symptom Tracker.”
  • Log your temperature and answer the questions; then hit <Submit>. All students (and faculty and staff) must do this every day. Please start now to get used to logging in every day. MHU receives a daily report of those students who are not accessing the app and logging daily.
  • If you have difficulty logging in, please contact Orthus at 1-800-550-2427. Newly accepted students may take up to a week for credentials to be uploaded – please contact Jennie Matthews at for assistance.
  • For additional information and tips, view this Orthus Flyer

Prior to Returning to Campus

Before you return to campus, you must:

  • Complete COVID-19 online training modules. Please watch your email for further communication on this training and
    other steps that may need to be taken before your return to campus.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork. Check self-service and contact your admissions counselor (for new students) or the appropriate office (if you are a continuing student.)
  • Bring several personal masks, which may be laundered and reused. The university recommends that you purchase and use seven masks, and launder once a week. Masks will be required for any personal contact on campus. If you find yourself without a mask on a temporary basis, a limited number of disposable masks are available and can be obtained by calling Campus Security 828-689-1230

At Check-In

When you come to check-in, you will be provided with a Welcome Kit, containing:

  • a thermometer,
  • a bottle of hand sanitizer,
  • a cloth mask, and
  • instructions for proper use of these materials.

You will also receive instructions on downloading and using the free app that will be necessary to track your temperature and symptoms you may develop as the semester progresses.

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