COVID-19 Resources

March 23, 2020

In an effort to support our community, NASPA has assembled resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

CDC Guidance for Higher Education Institutions

The CDC has shared "Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019." Visit their website for the most up-to-date information. 


Community Resources


ACHA Updates on COVID-19 - American College Health Association

Advising in Times of Disruption - Sarah Howard, Ohio State University, co-authored with participants of the @AcAdvChat community

BEYOND THE FOOD PANTRY: Supporting #RealCollege Students During COVID19 - The Hope Center

COVID-19 Effects on U.S. Higher Education Campuses: Academic Student Mobility to and from China - The Power of International Education

COVID-19 Virtual Roundtables for Housing Officers - ACUHO-I

Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Office of Post-secondary Education

Guidance for Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Stakeholders - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

HEMHA Guide to College Counseling from a Distance - Higher Education Mental Health Alliance

Office of Civil Rights Short Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility - U.S. Department of Education

Personal and Family Emergency Preparedness - NC State University

Restorative Justice Email List - University of San Diego's PRISM Project

Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator (SAPC) listserv - University of Virginia

Additional Policies Regarding Response Plans

Visit these campus resources for additional items and policies that may be useful.

Non-discrimination Responses

University of Maryland Letter to Chinese Students & Scholars
Non-discrimination and Mutual Support - Princeton University
Princeton University is committed to maintaining an educational, working, and living environment that is free of all forms of discrimination and where every member can thrive. It is essential that we all be supportive, respectful, and inclusive of the members of our community who are affected by this global issue.
In the wake of this outbreak, several universities have experienced the targeting and exclusion of Chinese individuals, individuals perceived to be Chinese, and individuals recently returned from China due to fear and misinformation about the virus. 
Acts of bias, discrimination, and harassment run counter to our University values and to Princeton’s policies, including our Respect for Others and Non-Discrimination policies, as well as our Statement on Diversity and Community.
If you see someone wearing a mask, do not assume that the individual wearing it has symptoms or is at risk. Wearing a mask is a widespread preventive habit in several countries, and is viewed as a gesture of consideration for others. 
Statement from the Arizona State University President
University of Washington - Public Health Response

Events and Large Group Policies

Self-Isolation / Self-Quarantine Resources

NC State Self-quarantine Resource Document

Additional Resources

NASPA Annual Conference, The Placement Exchange, and the Connected Conference Canceled

NASPA Annual Conference and Connected Conference canceled & TPE goes exclusively virtual


Unfortunately, the NASPA Board of Directors regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference due to the ongoing threat posed by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The City of Austin deemed it necessary to cancel all conferences that are over 2,500 individuals and the World Health Organization has identified COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The Placement Exchange will be shifting to a virtual experience to occur during the same time period as the original onsite event: March 25 - March 28, 2020.

The Association’s first priority is to the health, safety, and well-being of our participants, our staff, our corporate sponsors, and exhibitors. With individuals attending the conference from all over the world, we know that this is both disappointing and challenging from a planning perspective.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions. We will be in touch with presenters and constituent group leaders regarding virtual options for the content and gatherings previously scheduled for the events.

Information about registration and policies can be found on the NASPA Annual ConferenceThe Placement Exchange, and the NASPA Connected Conference registration pages.

Please visit the NASPA Annual Conference COVID-19 FAQ page for the most up-to-date information.