UPIKE is currently at Level Two


UPIKE plans to safely conduct face-to-face classes throughout the 2020/2021 academic year. This goal will take teamwork and consideration for the entire UPIKE family. 

With the guidance of state officials and the Pike County Health Department, UPIKE has established COVID-19 Guidelines. UPIKE’s guidelines outline four levels, which are based on the COVID-19 infection rate in Eastern Kentucky. 

To see a brief summary of each level, click on the buttons below.


Key Objectives

  1. Limiting the spread of COVID – distancing, cloth face masks, flexible course delivery, class size, facility cleaning, travel restrictions, etc. 
  2. Creation of extended family groups – No one can live in isolation forever, it is not healthy. Therefore, we are creating extended family groups that will allow students, faculty, and staff to interact with some people (if they choose to) without PPE.
  3. Testing and contact tracing – Base-line testing, temperature screening, health surveys, intermittent testing, symptomatic testing, and tracing of all contacts. 

Coordinating signage will be installed on campus to reflect which level and guidelines campus should follow each day. Updates can also be found on the Healthy at UPIKE page as well as the COVID-19 page.

UPIKE will follow a hyper-flex model, which means instruction could easily and quickly move to online or remote learning when necessary. 



Healthy at UPIKE Tips

Wear a cloth mask while
inside buildings.
Stand 6 feet apart from others.

Wash your hands often with
soap and water.


What Will Campus Look Like for Fall 2020?

Faculty and staff have been carefully preparing for the 2020 academic year and many modifications have been made for safety.

  • Classroom modifications to allow for physical distance
  • Increased signage
  • Frequent cleaning of surfaces and high-traffic areas on campus
  • Limited seating and to-go options at dining services
  • Added sanitizer stations across campus

Before Returning to Campus

To ensure the safety of our campus and the community, students will need to take a COVID-19 test five days before returning to campus. Immediately after students have been tested, they’ll need to mask up and quarantine from outside contacts. Once students have their results, they will be asked to submit them at check-in during their scheduled move-in day and time. If students aren’t able to be tested in their area, please contact the Office of Student Affairs, at (606) 218-5220 or email justinowens@upike.edu

Students will be able to test when they arrive, but they will be quarantined and not able to enter campus immediately. 

All Bear Pause items will need to be cleared prior to arrival to campus and can be completed online or on the phone. More information regarding Bear Pause can be found here.

More information regarding times will be sent to students. Due to COVID-19, the university is taking precautions during student arrivals. Such precautions include:

  • Students must have their negative COVID-19 test to submit at check-in as they arrive on campus. If you receive a positive test for COVID-19, please contact the Office of Student Affairs before arriving on campus.
  • Each student will be limited to two guests/family members to assist with move-in.
  • Cloth face masks are required as well as temperature checks of all students, families and guests.
  • Student arrival times will be staggered and more information will be sent to students on how to schedule a time.
  • All Bear Pause items will need to be cleared prior to arrival to campus. More information regarding Bear Pause can be found here.
  • The Daily Health Screening survey must be completed seven days before you plan to arrive on campus. Students will need to log on to Canvas and begin completing the Daily Health Screening survey. Students, faculty and staff will need to complete this survey every day until notified otherwise. 

Click Here to download a printable version of the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar

Click Here to download a printable version of the 2020-2021 Graduate Academic Calendar


Important Contacts

University of Pikeville
(606) 218-5250

Office of Student Affairs
(606) 218-5224

Family Connections
StephanieStiltner@upike.edu
(606) 218-5815

Athletics
KellyWells@upike.edu
(606) 218-8661

Campus Nurse
(606) 218-5048


Updated Monday, August 3, 2020