University Operations Status

With the growing cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the nation, Alderson Broaddus University is proactively taking steps to protect the health and well-being of our students, employees, and community. To help prevent the spread of the disease, we will be operating remotely to assist you. For your convenience, we have listed the most frequently contacted support offices at AB.

Student Affairs Office:
Admissions Office:
Business Office:
Financial Aid Office:
Registrar’s Office:
IT Office:
Personal Counseling:
Academic Center for Educational Success (ACES):
For all other inquiries, email To receive emergency mobile alerts, text “Join AB” to 30890.

Alderson Broaddus University is closely monitoring the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide outbreak, and consulting the Barbour County Health Department to discuss guidelines and implement recommendations made by government and public health agencies, including the State Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). The top priority is the safety of the members of the University community, and AB will make decisions based on public health guidance and current conditions here and elsewhere.  This page will be updated regularly and highlight the latest statements or guidance from the University.

Guidelines and Plans for Fall 2020 Reopening During COVID-19

6.26.2020 – Update from President Dr. James “Tim” Barry to Students

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to campus in a few short weeks, and we know you have questions. To ensure a safe and smooth campus move-in, you will receive a series of communications over the summer to guide you through the process. Move-in arrival times will be scheduled and staggered to minimize wait times, avoid unnecessary crowding, and to maximize social distancing.

Here is information to help you plan for your August arrival.

Move-in Information:

  • Move-in will begin Saturday, August 1, and end Saturday, August 8.
  • Each student will receive a specific move-in day, and will register for a specific move-in time. (You will receive instructions via your Battler email account within the next week on how to register for your specific move-in day and time.)
  • If you arrive on campus outside of your assigned time slot, you will be asked to wait off-campus until it is safe to move-in.
  • Students may only bring two (2) guests to assist with check-in and move-in.
  • You and any guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while on campus.
  • Upon arrival, you will report to Burbick Hall to complete a check-in process before reporting to the residence halls.

How is AB Preparing for a Safe and Healthy Fall Semester? 

  • We are sanitizing public touchpoints daily, including stairwell railings, public doorway push-bars and door handles, water fountains, public restrooms, classroom surfaces, etc.
  • We’ve installed sanitizing stations in key areas, allowing easy access on every floor of each common-use building.
  • We’ve designated one-way entry and exit points in high-traffic areas on campus.
  • We’ve prepared COVID-19 care packages for all students that include a mask and hand sanitizer.
  • We’ve reduced classroom capacity by 50% and spaced out seating to allow for appropriate social and physical distancing.
  • All students, faculty, and staff will be tested for the presence of the COVID-19 virus upon arrival to campus.
  • Complete guidelines and plans for Fall 2020 reopening are available on our website at

We expect each student – along with staff and faculty – to take steps to be safe, including mask-wearing, proper physical distancing, and handwashing. Our ability to offer on-campus instruction depends on the individual actions of our students and members of the AB community. Everyone must accept personal responsibility and accountability. Families can keep our campus community safe by staying in touch with their student and reinforcing the importance of the safety measures the University is taking.

We hope that you and your family are safe and well. If there is anything we can do to help you transition to on-campus living, please do not hesitate to contact

Dr. James “Tim” Barry

How to Stay Updated:

  • Check this site often. 
  • Check your AB email account for further updates regularly. 
  • If you haven’t already, please sign up for mobile alerts by texting “Join AB” to 30890. 

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