Reopening Radford University


In response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic, Radford University put measures in place to protect and promote the health, safety, and well-being of the campus and the community.  As such, campus looks and operates differently.

This website has been developed and continues to be updated on a regular basis in order to provide important information with the campus and the community due to the on-going pandemic.  This site houses detailed information about campus operations and services, as well as expectations of all Highlanders.

As we reopened campus on July 27, 2020 and began the Fall 2020 semester with the first day of classes on August 12, 2020, there was no perfect plan, ideal situation, or one-size-fits-all solution.  However, we worked diligently and thought proactively about what would work best for our students, faculty, staff, and the broader community given the current environment and our difficult position. We were committed – and remain committed – to working through these challenges and opportunities together!

Due to the incredible work of our Radford family, thereby resulting in our successful Fall 2020 semester, many of the precautions and requirements will continue as part of the Spring 2021 semester with the first day of classes on January 19, 2021.

For general inquiries regarding the campus reopening and continued operations, you are encouraged to e-mail  Also, feel free to contact Chief of Staff and Vice President for Strategic Operations Ashley Schumaker, who serves as Radford University’s COVID-19 coordinator, at or 540-831-5370.