As the University responds to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our highest priority remains the safety of our students, faculty and staff. Lander leadership and COVID-19 Task Force members are closely monitoring developments locally and abroad, and information will be shared with the campus community as important decisions and updates are made.

This page will provide regular updates and important information related to COVID-19’s impact at Lander University. Statewide updates, including testing and reported cases, are also available through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s (S.C. DHEC) website.


COVID-19 Dashboard

Lander University's COVID-19 case numbers reported on this page are updated each Tuesday afternoon, based on data collected by campus officials by 5:00 p.m. Monday for the preceding seven days. COVID-19 cases at Lander University are reported to Lander by DHEC or self-reported by individuals affected; officials may not be aware of all positive test results of its students or employees.

To report symptoms, exposure, or a positive test, please contact Student Health Services at 864-388-8885.



New Positive Cases

Reported Jan. 10-16, 2022


New Positive Cases

Reported Jan. 10-16, 2022


Register Your Vaccination and Receive a $25 Gift Card

All Lander University students, faculty and staff who have been fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination to the University will receive their choice of a $25 gift card to the campus bookstore or Starbucks. Additionally, five students who register will be randomly selected at the end of the fall and spring semesters to receive a $500 scholarship credit to their student account.

Verifying your vaccination is completely voluntary, and all information will be kept confidential. We ask for everyone’s cooperation in this effort, as it is critical to helping the University gain a better understanding of the vaccination rate among students and employees, as we track our progress toward campus immunity.  


How to Receive Your Gift Card

Fully vaccinated campus members may upload an image of their completed vaccination card or official vaccination documentation to

Submitted documentation will be checked by Student Wellness Center staff, and no personal health information will be collected other than verifying the date of completed vaccination. Completed vaccination means you have received both doses of the 2-dose series (i.e., Pfizer or Moderna vaccines); or one dose of the single-dose series (i.e., Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine).


Vaccinations Available Through Student Health Services

If you have not yet been vaccinated, you are strongly encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect your health, and the health of those around you.

All Lander University students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive the vaccine free of charge through the Student Wellness Center. The Wellness Center hosts weekly vaccination clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Grier Student Center, with no appointment necessary. Click here to learn more.


Additional Information

Health and Safety Guidelines

Find information regarding the health and safety measures implemented on campus to protect students, faculty and staff.

Academic and Student Service

Find important academic and student life updates and other information regarding the Fall 2021 semester and beyond.

Vaccination Information

Lander’s Wellness Center is now scheduling free vaccination appointments for eligible students, faculty and staff who wish to receive the vaccine.


Learn more about COVID-19, and find answers to some of the most common questions regarding the virus and how it will affect the university.

Quarantine and Isolation

Learn about the University’s quarantine, isolation and contact tracing policies for responding to positive cases among community members.