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Important information about CRRSAA

Centenary has received Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) funds to help students. The CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need.

Centenary is using the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA as an indicator of need. Only students with an EFC of less than $25,000 will receive a grant. Students who are older than 27 should have received an IRS stimulus payment and thus will not receive this CRRSAA Grant.

CRRSAA grants will range from $500 to $1,500, depending on Pell Grant eligibility and EFC as determined by the FAFSA. A full breakdown of categories is available below. Students who are enrolled less than full time will receive a prorated grant.

Students receiving CRRSAA grants will receive an email from stating the amount of their grant. The email includes a brief survey so that students can indicate how they would like their grant to be disbursed.

Please send an email to with any questions about the CRRSAA grant. If you have other financial aid concerns, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at







Important information about Spring 2021 Return from provost Karen Soul

Dear Centenary students,

I hope that this email finds you healthy and well. Fall 2020 was an extraordinary semester and I am very proud of the way our campus community responded to the pandemic. In particular, I want to congratulate each of you for your perseverance and accomplishments over the past few months.

One of our most important collective accomplishments was holding in-person classes and maintaining our residential campus for the entire Fall 2020 semester, something that many colleges and universities around the country were not able to do.

Please continue to follow safe practices throughout the break. Starting two weeks before you return to campus, please be especially diligent about best practices, including mask-wearing and social distancing. The return to campus plan for Spring 2021, explained in detail below, will help ensure the same success for the remainder of this academic year. Please read carefully and contact with any questions or concerns.

Important Dates
January 3: Student-athletes return
January 10: All remaining students return

Testing and Shelter in Place Procedures

  • All students will complete re-entry testing for the Spring 2021 semester.
    • Student-athletes will be tested when they return to campus.
    • Non-student-athletes have two options for fulfilling the re-entry testing requirement:
      • Test after returning to campus.
      • Provide documentation of negative test completed 72 hours before returning to campus.
    • All students will participate in a modified shelter in place on campus until they receive a negative test. The shelter in place procedures will help you avoid close contacts that might otherwise require you to go into a strict quarantine and may slow any potential spread of COVID.
    • Students who tested positive for COVID-19 on or after October 12th do not need to test or shelter in place, but should still diligently follow standard safety protocols. 

Shelter in place FAQs

What does "shelter in place" mean?
"Shelter in place" means that you must stay in your dorm room without guests (including suitemates) unless you are: 1) seeking medical testing or treatment; 2) picking up to-go meals from the Café; 3) attending class in person; 4) attending a varsity athletic practice or supervised workout; or 5) approved by the COVID response team to leave your room for another reason (i.e. an off-campus job).

What if I need to leave my room to go to work or do something else important?
Email to explain your situation and we will work with you.

Why can't I get a COVID test more than 72 hours before I return to campus?
The CDC recommends getting tested no sooner than 4-5 days after potential exposure; earlier tests are more likely to give a false negative result for exposure during the holiday break.

Where can I get tested?
A list of testing sites is available at and is updated frequently. To locate a testing site close to your home, visit

More information about testing options on campus will be forthcoming.

What happens after I test negative for COVID?
Email a copy of your test result to (or to your coach and the Asst. AD for Sports Medicine if on campus for athletics). You will receive a wristband that grants you access to the Café, Randle’s, and other indoor spaces.

Please contact with any additional questions.


Community Safety Guidelines

All Centenary community members and guests must adhere to all of the following personal safety guidelines while on campus:

  • Complete a COVID-19 symptom self-check every day before arriving on campus using the LiveSafe app.
  • Masks are required any time you are in the presence of others. Please follow CDC guidelines on correct usage for masks and other face coverings.
  • Social distancing of a minimum of six feet should be maintained at all times and in all spaces on campus.
  • Wash and/or sanitize hands frequently, especially after touching high-traffic surfaces.
  • Follow all current policies on travel, quarantine, and medical clearance. See the Forward Safely Promise, the FAQs, and the Student Handbook for specific protocols pertaining to COVID-19.


Students may direct COVID-related reports and questions to the Health Information Office and other key college officials by emailing You may also call Ashley Dehart, Administrative Coordinator for Health Information, directly at 318.869.5671. 

Faculty and staff should direct COVID-related reports and questions to


Additional information for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members is available at the links below.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students The insitution does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.