Lander University continues to actively plan for the return to in-person instruction and residential educational experiences this fall. As the University responds to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our highest priority remains the safety of 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 available through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s (S.C. DHEC) website.

Campus Reopening Information

In preparation for safely resuming face-to-face instruction at Lander University for the Fall 2020 semester, the University is implementing a careful, phased return to on-campus operations that will take place over the summer months.


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.

Recent Communications

Read the latest communications issued to the Lander University campus regarding COVID-19 developments from President Richard Cosentino.




Task Force

To protect the health and safety of the campus community, Lander has convened a high-level task force to plan for and guide the university’s response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Refund Information

Lander announces its plans to issue prorated refunds for Spring 2020 housing, dining and parking charges for students who were displaced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.



COVID-19 Resources

Find resources and education regarding COVID-19 and the everyday steps that can help prevent and limit its spread.