Campus Message - April 14, 2020

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14 April 2020

Update on Summer Fees, Tuition, and Orientation Registration Fees

Following the guidance of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State will be adjusting the fees and tuition for summer courses and orientations to reflect the recent shift to online delivery of these services.

Students registered for Summer 2020 courses will only be charged two mandatory fees: the institutional fee, and the technology fee, which provides the infrastructure and support resources for online courses. Tuition rates will reflect online delivery, which is charged at the same rate as face-to-face delivery. For more information on how student tuition and fees are calculated, visit

The staff in our Student Accounts and Registrar offices have begun working to reflect these changes. We appreciate your patience as we continue to make these adjustments during the week of April 13. If you have specific questions related to student tuition and fees not covered here, please connect with our Student Accounts/Bursary team at

All Blazer Beginnings Orientation sessions will be held online, and the fees typically collected for orientation will be waived for the 2020 sessions. Families that have already registered for orientation and paid the fee will be refunded. To register for an orientation session, visit

For ongoing updates on operations resulting from COVID-19, please visit the university’s resource page at


Key term: Close Contact - this is defined as being within six (6) feet of an individual for more than 15 minutes regardless of whether a face covering is worn.  

EMPLOYEES DO NOT come on campus if you believe you have been in close contact with a person having COVID or yourself having symptoms or receiving a positive diagnosis. Instead, notify your supervisor of your absence, seek medical services from your primary care provider, and self-report your information by completing the online form or contacting HR directly at 229-333-5709. 

STUDENTS DO NOT come on campus nor go directly to the Student Health Center if you believe you have been exposed to COVID. Instead, call the Health Services at 229-333-5886 to speak with a triage nurse over the phone. Additional guidance will be provided on how to access the health center facility. The health center remains open for walk-in patients with non-COVID medical needs. 

Members of the campus community should report all instances of close contact with a person having COVID or themselves receiving a positive diagnosis of COVID.  To assist with reporting, a COVID Self Reporting link has been added within MyVSU.  




If you have been instructed to self-isolate or quarantine, you should do so at your permanent home for the period given unless it should be extended due to remaining symptoms. 

Report a Social Distance Concern