UPDATE – MARCH 16, 2020, 4:04PM PDT

Good afternoon,

The health and safety of the Roseman University campus communities is our first priority. Based on updated guidelines by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the public health agencies in Nevada and Utah, Roseman University will be temporarily closing its campuses in Henderson and Summerlin (Las Vegas), Nevada and South Jordan, Utah to non-essential employees and the public, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Operations of the University will continue, including the online delivery of didactic curriculum to students and limited number of on-campus modified labs. However, all non-essential employees will work from home or remain on-call via phone and/or email.

Unfortunately, due to the recent White House Task Force COVID-19 guidelines recommending that public gatherings consist of no more than 10 people, all campus events, including hooding ceremonies, pinning ceremonies, commencement ceremonies, and graduation banquets have been canceled.

The University also, strongly discourages any student domestic or international travel at this time.

During the closure, Roseman University’s Facilities Office will be disinfecting the campus buildings.

Also effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the College of Dental Medicine’s dental, AEGD, and orthodontic clinics will close, except for emergency care or for certain cases as determined by faculty.  Patients will be notified through EZ-Markit/axiUm and our clinic website of the clinic closure and postponement of treatment. Signs will also be placed on our outside doors explaining to patients that the clinics are closed.

All COVID-19 situation accommodations are temporary. Everything related national and local government, and Roseman University’s response is necessarily fluid.  Roseman University Administration is continually monitoring the situation and will convene on April 17, 2020 or earlier to reevaluate. A return to normal operations will be determined at the earliest safe date. Updates will be communicated to students via email, Roseman’s Emergency Alert System, and online at: roseman.edu/coronavirus.

Thank you all for your cooperation and professionalism during these trying times.

Frank W. Licari, DDS, MPH, MBA
Dean and Professor
College of Dental Medicine
Interim Chancellor, South Jordan Campus

College of Dental Medicine Postponed Events

ADEA Sim Course 3/17-3/18
ASDA Porcelain Ball 3/21
DSA Spring Banquet 3/28
ASDA Predental Visit at University of Utah 3/30
All L&Ls and student organization meetings
RERE (Road to Externships, Residencies and Employment) Sessions (4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28) – these may be virtual, we are working on this
ASDA Predental Visit at Weber State University 3/18
ASDA Oral Cancer Walk 5/2
HDA Granger High School Mentoring Program 5/7 & 5/8

College of Dental Medicine Canceled Events

Class of 2020 Awards Ceremony 3/28
Class of 2020 OKU Dinner 3/30
Class of 2020 Hooding Ceremony 4/6

ANNOUNCEMENT – MARCH 13, 2020, 2:49PM PDT

Like many universities in Nevada, Utah and throughout the nation, Roseman University of Health Sciences has been closely monitoring the changing landscape associated with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Upholding our commitment to the safety of our students, faculty, staff and their loved ones, and in line with guidance by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health agencies, Roseman University will temporarily transition to online learning for didactic curriculum, beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.

Students will receive online learning instructions from their academic unit, including plans and protocols for scheduled assessments.

Required lab hours will continue on-campus but modified to limit the number of participating students at one time to maintain social distancing. Instructions and scheduling of lab hours will be communicated to students by their academic unit.

College of Dental Medicine patient clinics remain open. Students will receive specific instructions, protocols and scheduling of clinic hours from the College.

Currently, clinical rotations for the College of Nursing and College Pharmacy are not impacted. Students will be notified if any changes occur by their College Dean or designee.

Roseman University strongly recommends avoiding professional or personal travel (domestically or internationally) to areas highly impacted by COVID-19. This includes to any country with a CDC level 3 or State Department level 4 advisory as this may impact a student’s ability to return to or participate in required clinical rotations due to health clearance rules set forth by clinical sites.

Roseman University campuses will remain open with access to student services. Students with limited or no Internet access are allowed on campus, while maintaining social distancing.

The transition to online learning is temporary. Roseman University Administration will be evaluating the situation on April 17 to determine return-campus-dates to be communicated to all students.

ROSEMAN UNIVERSITY HOODING AND COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

College of Dental Medicine Class of 2020 Hooding Ceremony scheduled for April 6, 2020 will not take place at Capitol Theatre as previously planned. The ceremony will take place at an on-campus location to be determined. Only graduates and essential faculty and staff may attend; guests will not be permitted to attend the on-campus program. Additional information about the format of the ceremony will be sent to students by the College of Dental Medicine. The event will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Roseman University Commencement Ceremonies on May 15, 2020 in Henderson and May 16, 2020 in South Jordan will not take place at the previously designated locations and will now be held on-campus for graduates and faculty only; guests will not be permitted to attend the on-campus graduation program. Additional information about the format of the ceremony will be sent to students by their academic unit. The events will be live-streamed on Facebook.

We honor and celebrate the dedication and sacrifice our students have demonstrated in their academic pursuits at Roseman University. This precautionary action is taken in the interest of public health and to safeguard the well-being of members of the Roseman University community and their families.

For the latest Roseman University updates and information, visit roseman.edu/coronavirus