UPDATE: June 18, 2020
Guidance issued regarding the Fall Semester schedule
Students will not return to campus after the Thanksgiving break.  Instead, there will be one week of online classes beginning on November 30 prior to finals.  In order to replace the instructional days of December 7-9, classes will be held on Monday and Tuesday, November 23 and 24, of Thanksgiving week and on Labor Day.  We will also cancel the fall break on October 15 and 16 to limit student travel out of the area.  Alternative off days will be scheduled which will most likely be October 2 (day before Homecoming) and October 13.


UPDATE: June 4, 2020
Working groups established to continue planning for fall return
The Fall Return Planning Committee has formed six working groups to tackle the hundreds of issues that must be addressed.  The groups are:  Residential Life and Dining, Health, Academic Life, Athletics, Campus Life, and Operations and Employees.  The Committee’s goal is to have a comprehensive written plan for a safe and healthy first semester finalized no later than August 3.  We expect to issue important information in July as the full plan is being developed.  

UPDATE: May 11, 2020
College prepares for return to classes on August 24
Grove City College will open as scheduled for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 24 with protocols in place to protect the health and safety of students, employees and the larger community in light of the coronavirus pandemic, College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 announced today.

McNulty has assembled a cross-disciplinary Fall Return Planning Committee to identify and address key campus and community concerns associated with the return of students and develop and implement a comprehensive plan that ensures an excellent academic and residential experience in the fall.

“It is our intention to return to our distinctive residential program in compliance with applicable government directives and relevant guidelines to protect the health and safety our entire community. The College is now marshaling resources – including on-campus expertise alongside outside community health services to chart a safe path to the start of a new fall semester,” McNulty said. “Students and families should know that Grove City College is determined to be prepared to the best of its ability to deliver the learning and living experience for which it is so highly regarded.”

Comprised of administrators, faculty and staff, the committee chaired by President McNulty will formulate extensive plans that support the continuity and quality of the College’s core functions – academic affairs, student activities, athletics, dining and residence halls, career services and more.  Best practices involving testing, contact tracing, monitoring, social distancing, separation and enhanced cleaning will be fully considered and addressed by the committee.  The Fall Return Planning Committee includes:

  • Dr. Peter Frank ’95, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Michael Buckman ’82, Vice President for Business & Finance
  • Joseph Cirelli, Assistant Dean of Student Life
  • Dr. John Coyne ’04, Associate Dean of Student Life
  • Jonathan DiBenedetto, Director of Residence Life
  • Dr. Vincent F. DiStasi '88, Vice President for Information Technology, Chief Information Officer
  • Michael Duda ’95, Risk and Insurance Specialist
  • JonErik Germadnik, General Manager Bon Appetit
  • Todd Gibson '02, Director of Athletics
  • Susan Grimm, Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
  • Larry Hardesty, Vice President for Student Life and Learning
  • Dr. John Inman, Vice President for Enrollment Services and Registrar
  • Dr. Paul Kemeny, Dean of the Calderwood School of Arts & Letters
  • Dr. Charles E. Kriley ’88, Professor of Chemistry
  • James M. Lopresti, Vice President for Operations
  • Melissa MacLeod ’96, Senior Director of Alumni and College Relations
  • Jacquelyn Muller, Senior Director of Communications
  • Dr. Constance N. Nichols ’93, Professor of Education and Department Chair
  • Amy Pagano, Director of Zerbe Health & Wellness Center
  • Johanna Paul ’12, Visit Coordinator Admissions
  • Zachary Pitcher ’17, Chapel Programming Director
  • Dr. Richard Savage, Dean of the Hopeman School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Dr. Kevin S. Seybold, Professor of Psychology and Department Chair
  • Betty Tallerico, Assistant to the President
  • Dr. Jeffrey Tedford ’00, Associate Professor of Music and Department Chair
  • Marci Wagner, Director of Human Resources
  • Michelle Williams ’01, Director of Financial Services
  • Lee Wishing ‘83, Vice President for Student Recruitment
  • Dr. Brian Yowler, Assistant Professor of Biology