The impact of the the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been wide ranging and has greatly affected Elon University’s spring 2020 semester – and possibly beyond. In response, the School of Communications has created this informational hub highlighting resources, initiatives and FAQs to assist students, faculty and staff.

Pass/Fail Policy

Elon University undergraduate students may elect to take any or all of their spring 2020 semester courses pass/fail. This webpage features a FAQ section addresses questions and concerns.

Internship Update

The School of Communications has provided a number of options to maximize opportunities for students to earn internship credit.

Advising Update

To address possible questions related to advising and the impact of COVID-19, the School of Communications has created responses to the following frequently asked questions.

New Waitlist Option

During the upcoming registration period, if a class is closed when you register, you will have the option to waitlist most School of Communications courses (with the exception of COM 100 and SPT 212). Details are available here.

Online Instruction Resources (For Students)

Students, as Elon University and the School of Communications proceeds with online instruction during the spring 2020 semester, please be aware that the following resources are available regarding:

Building Information

The university has closed facilities to walk-in traffic. As a result, the school’s academic buildings – Schar, McEwen, Steers and Long – are locked. If you need access to a McEwen Lab or a building, email Communications Dean Rochelle Ford at

Two computer labs are available for student use and will be cleaned regularly – the Alamance 315 PC lab and Steers Pavilion Apple lab. Both facilities will be accessible via card access from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Interactive Media Graduate Program

2020 iMedia Class Update

With online instruction extended through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, the Interactive Media program has been impacted in a variety of ways. Read more about instituted changes to the program’s capstone presentations and graduation celebrations.

Prospective Student Tours

Visit us remotely

The School of Communications is hosting virtual tours of its facilities through the summer to provide prospective students an opportunity to “see” the campus for themselves.

The tours, provided by faculty and staff members, last approximately 60 minutes and are offered during normal work hours Monday through Friday. The tours are held via WebEx or Zoom.

Visitors will get a look at the school’s facilities virtually via a slideshow, and students are welcome to ask questions along the way. Come find out what it’s like to be a student studying and living “Under the Oaks.”

To register for a tour, submit a request online.