Fall 2020 COVID-19 Preparedness

Hargrave will reopen as scheduled for our Fall 2020 semester. Leadership School will matriculate on August 1st, sports camps commence on August 8th, and all other matriculations will occur before our first day of classes on August 27th. As we prepare for the coming school year, we must remain agile should there be a COVID recurrence.  In the event of another outbreak during the upcoming school year, Hargrave plans to keep cadets on campus as the circumstances allow. We believe that our cadets will achieve greater success remaining on campus vice returning home during the school year. However, we will allow families to remove their son and participate in virtual learning should the need arise. If our operating posture changes, we will also encourage day cadets to board on campus or attend virtually until the restriction is lifted. By doing so, our program will continue with the greatest potential for cadet success, while safeguarding our cadets and their families. 

We have modified our Fall 2020 enrollment process to offer your family additional flexibility in these uncertain times. Enrollment deposits will be fully refundable until August 1st. We understand that family circumstances may change and want to provide your family with the flexibility needed during these times. 

Chatham, Virginia, has been a very safe environment from COVID-19, and we expect it to remain so. Hargrave is committed to doing our part to minimize any risk. We will test all staff, faculty, TACs, and cadets for COVID-19 upon arrival to campus, and to follow all CDC, state, and local health and safety measures. 

We will implement safety protocols based on CDC guidelines in a common-sense approach to ensure the safest, healthiest, and most productive environment possible for our cadets.

  • Daily temperature checks
  • Monitoring for students, faculty, and staff with symptoms by our Registered Nurses
  • Quarantining symptomatic students in the case of an infection
  • Pre-screening of visitors and vendors to campus to include recent travel surveys and temperature checks upon arrival 
  • Reinforcement of our ongoing cleaning and sanitation efforts to keep our environment as healthy as possible and minimize the risk of surface transmission
  • Continued social distancing practices as appropriate
  • Staff, faculty, TAC, and cadet mask utilization where appropriate

We will allow students to go home on open weekends and will implement our planned holidays at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break. We are confident that our cadets and families will adhere to all necessary precautionary measures when they are away from campus.

While it is impossible to predict the full impact of COVID-19 on our 2020-2021 school year, we are committed to providing a safe environment for our cadets. Since 1909, Hargrave has been building leaders of character who are well equipped to overcome unforeseen adversity. If you believe a Hargrave education could benefit your son or a young man in your life, please contact our Admissions team by clicking Inquire Now or calling our Admissions Office at 1 (800) 432-2480.


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