Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

Embry-Riddle will resume face-to-face instruction with the fall 2020 semester, with strict health precautions in place, based on our Path Forward strategy, and supported by a Best Practices Guide.

The 2020-21 school year begins Aug. 14 (Daytona Beach) and Aug. 15 (Prescott) for new students. For returning students, the school year begins Aug. 19 (DB) and Aug. 21 (PR), with classes beginning Aug. 24. See the  fall 2020 semester announcement for schedule details. Also, please review our Return to Campus videos.

Physical distancing principles are being applied through smart pathways, barriers and lower-density solutions for residence halls, classrooms, workspaces and more. Daily wellness checks and advanced cleaning protocols are now the norm. Every member of our community is taking personal responsibility for their safety by wearing cloth (non-surgical) face coverings and other personal protective equipment. Embry-Riddle is also conducting diagnostic Covid-19 surveillance testing of faculty, staff and students.

 To keep everyone on our campuses safe, the following precautions are mandatory:

  • Students, employees and visitors must have a wellness check (no-contact temperature check) every 24 hours, whenever they are on campus.
  • If you are sick, or if you have been in close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case, on a cruise, or in a hot spot within the past 14 days, do not come onto campus.
  • Everyone on Embry-Riddle’s campuses must wear face coverings at all times, both indoors and outdoors, in all common areas.
  • Physical distancing (six feet apart) is mandatory at all times.
  • Everyone is asked to practice rigorous hand hygiene and assist in regularly disinfecting high-touch surfaces.
  • We ask everyone to wear face coverings, practice physical distancing, and maintain good hand hygiene both on and off-campus.

Diagnostic Covid-19 surveillance testing will be required for all faculty as well as student-facing staff before face-to-face instruction resumes on June 30. In addition, surveillance testing of selected students will take place throughout the fall 2020 semester. The diagnostic tests, approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, are based on nasal and/or throat swabs and offered in partnership with area healthcare providers. The tests identify anyone currently infected by SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Students required to take the the test will be selected so as to represent a fair cross-section of Embry-Riddle’s overall student population (i.e., from Flight, Athletics, ROTC, on-campus, off-campus, and so on). Students may also be selected for testing if they may have an increased risk of infection, as determined by our health professionals.

To capture a fair snapshot of the university as a whole, students will be chosen randomly based on room location, until 10% of the populations of each program and department are represented in the sample.

Yes, Flight Operations are back underway on both of Embry-Riddle’s residential campuses. Videos explaining the Flight student check-in procedures as well as aircraft sanitation procedures are available online. Refer to the fall 2020 semester schedule. Note that, for fall 2020, Flight Operations will continue through Dec. 23, 2020, with housing and limited dining options available for Flight students. In case of questions, check with your Flight supervisor.

In conjunction with its phased reopening strategy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has formalized a Visitor Policy outlining the procedures for receiving visitors to each of its residential campuses, in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz. To ensure the continued health and safety of all in the Eagle community, administration is working hard to ensure that visitors will:

  • Have a Wellness Check
  • Wear a face covering while on the premises
  • Maintain physical distancing at all times

“Visitors” refers to all guests of the university, other than contractors, postal carriers/delivery drivers and external vendors. This policy does not refer to remote employees or employees from other university locations. (Note that, along with visitors, all Embry-Riddle students and employees must also wear a (non-surgical) face covering, have a daily Wellness Check, and maintain physical distancing while on campus.)

Procedures

The following rules apply to all visitors and are effective immediately:

  • All visitors must check in at a centralized location and show a valid photo ID. At the Daytona Beach Campus, visitors should check in at the Henderson Welcome Center; in Prescott, visitors should check in to the Dan Carrell Drive Security Checkpoint.
  • Visitors will sign a daily visitor log citing their name, time in/out and purpose of their visit.
  • Visitors will receive day passes and are required to display them on their outer garment.
  • A Wellness Check, including a brief questionnaire and a non-invasive temperature check, is required for all visitors.
  • All visitors are required to wear a face covering. If a visitor does not have their own covering, one will be provided to them.
  • Once a visit is over, day passes should be returned at checkout — to the Henderson Welcome Center, in Daytona Beach, and to the Dan Carrell Drive Security Checkpoint, in Prescott. An employee hosting a large group may collect and return passes on behalf of the group.
  • Visitor access is restricted to normal business hours. After-hours visitors must have written authorization from the Facilities department (for Daytona Beach, contact 386-226-6500 or dbfacsvc@erau.edu; for Prescott, contact 928-777-3333 or prsafety@erau.edu).
  • Employees are responsible for accompanying underage visitors at all times.

Restricted areas

Employees may not bring visitors in areas where there are dangerous machines or chemicals, confidential records or sensitive equipment.

Representatives of regulatory bodies and key stakeholders may be exempted, if they have received official authorization. In these cases, employees should ensure the visitors receive the necessary badges and personal protective equipment to enter the premises.

Parking

All visitors may park in a visitor space to check in and receive a temporary parking pass. After check-in, vehicles may relocate to the appropriate building of their visit. Employees sponsoring visitors should coordinate with Campus Safety in advance to arrange parking.

Unauthorized visitors

Unauthorized visitors will be asked to leave. Visitors who fail to comply with Embry-Riddle’s code of conduct (encompassing hate speech, being disruptive, property theft, or refusal to follow safety requirements) may be asked to leave.

To report unauthorized visitors, contact Campus Safety & Security at 386-226-SAFE (7233) in Daytona, or 928-333-3333 in Prescott.

For more information, please read our CARES Act announcement

The CARES Act does provide some relief to students, borrowers and parents. Each student’s specific situation may be different. Additional information can be found at https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus. Further, the university has limited funds from the CARES Act available to provide emergency financial aid grants for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus – additional information on these grants can be found at Emergency Financial Aid Grants Available to help students cover certain expenses. The Office of Financial Aid is always willing to look at each student’s unique situation and may be able to offer some financial assistance or suggestions. Students should refer to the Financial Aid web pages for the Daytona Beach or Prescott Campuses, or contact them at:

Daytona Beach Campus

Email: dbfinaid@erau.edu
Phone: (800) 943-6279
Hours:   M-F / 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. EDT

Prescott Campus

Email: prfinaid@erau.edu
Phone: (800) 888-3728
Hours: M-F / 8 a.m.–5 p.m. MST

Worldwide Campus

Email: wwfinaid@erau.edu
Phone: (866) 567-7202
Hours: M-F / 8 a.m.–5 p.m. EDT

Academics and Technology

Embry-Riddle will resume face-to-face instruction with the fall 2020 semester, with strict health precautions in place, based on our Path Forward strategy, and supported by a Best Practices Guide.

The 2020-21 school year begins Aug. 14 (Daytona Beach) and Aug. 15 (Prescott) for new students. For returning students, the school year begins Aug. 19 (DB) and Aug. 21 (PR), with classes beginning Aug. 24. See the  fall 2020 semester announcement for schedule details. Also, please review our Return to Campus videos.

Physical distancing principles are being applied through smart pathways, barriers and lower-density solutions for residence halls, classrooms, workspaces and more. Daily wellness checks and advanced cleaning protocols are now the norm. Every member of our community is taking personal responsibility for their safety by wearing cloth (non-surgical) face coverings and other personal protective equipment. Embry-Riddle is also conducting diagnostic Covid-19 surveillance testing of faculty, staff and students.

The fall academic calendar was altered to plan for the completion of all face-to-face classes by the start of Thanksgiving Break. The Labor Day holiday and Fall Break days have been converted into class days. Changing the fall academic calendar was done to address the concern that students might be traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday, and to possible Covid-19 hotspots, and could return to campus for the last few class days and final examinations without sufficient time to self-quarantine.
Students are considered to be continuously enrolled, regardless of the number of hours for which they register — unless they enroll at another institution without advance approval, fail to enroll in at least one course at Embry-Riddle within any two-year period after the last term of attendance or have been suspended or dismissed from the university. A student who has lost continuing student status must reapply through Admissions.
Faculty have been completing training this summer that will allow them to transition their face-to-face courses to online delivery, if need be. They are prepared to help students continue in their face-to-face courses remotely during the time students may need to self-quarantine or if they are unable to attend class due to illness.

Yes. For Daytona Beach Campus students, the virtual Fall Industry/Career Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday, Oct. 13, via Handshake, our online job and event posting system. We are planning to give seniors a full day’s head start to review companies and sign up for one-on-one, face-to-face and group information sessions with companies of interest.

The list of registered employers will continue to grow and can be found online. Additionally, Daytona Beach will host a virtual Graduate School Fair 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.

For Prescott Campus students, a virtual career fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PDT) Wednesday, Sept. 30 PDT to supplement outdoor, in-person events.

Career Services will provide students with virtual career fair preparation activities and workshops. All workshops will be offered live and be recorded to be shared on YouTube. Read Career Services’ weekly email, check Handshake or visit our website or social media pages for more.

In keeping with Eagle values, Embry-Riddle President Butler has called on everyone to help uphold health guidelines. Anyone who sees another person without a face covering or ignoring the need to physically distance should first offer a friendly reminder of the guidelines. For example, you might say, “Excuse me, but you don’t have a face covering.” If the reminder is ignored, let the person know that they are in violation of employee policy or student conduct rules and therefore subject to disciplinary action.

We are currently working on the fall course schedule to determine whether some classes will be offered online or in a hybrid format: part face-to-face, part online. Students who are unable to attend face-to-face classes can work with their academic advisors to determine whether they can meet their program requirements through available online courses through the Worldwide Campus. More will be known once the fall course schedule is finalized, Students are encouraged to stay in regular contact with their academic advisor this summer in planning for their fall course schedule.    

For students starting in the fall 2020 term, Embry-Riddle’s residential campuses will take several new approaches to support a safe environment. All participants must have a wellness check upon arrival, wear face coverings, and practice physical distancing. The fall 2020 Orientation schedule has been modified to ensure that everyone has plenty of space to stay six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be readily available.

VIDEOS: Please check out our videos for both new students and those returning to campus. These videos will give you sense of what to expect.

Campus-specific information is below.

Daytona Beach Campus

On the Daytona Beach Campus, Check-in and Move-in will take place Aug. 14-18. New Student Orientation programs will be held Aug. 19-22. The revised full schedule will be posted by July 10.

Further details about the Daytona Beach Campus Orientation plan are available online.

Prescott Campus

On the Prescott Campus, Check-in and Move-in will take place Aug. 15-20. The Orientation schedule will run Aug. 17-23.

Further details on the Prescott Campus Orientation plan are available online.

When the pandemic hit, all required software was made available virtually/securely to students. The university has also loaned out nearly 350 laptops to students and employees, and free connectivity has been provided by various internet providers.

If you do not have an Embry-Riddle laptop or a home computer to deliver your courses virtually, please contact IT Support to request a “loaner laptop.” Be sure to check out the online learning resources on the Keep Learning site on ERNIE. Resources for residential students — including virtual tutoring, Career Services, the Counseling Center and other services — continue to be delivered virtually.

Yes. The most common accommodation provided will be extended time on exams, which can be completed through Canvas. DSS staff will work with students and faculty on other accommodations already granted, and those who need modifications based on the new online format. Support can be found at Daytona Beach Disability Support Services and Prescott Disability Support Services.

Due to Covid-19 concerns, the bookstore will continue to operate online, but is closed to in-person transactions. Please follow the links below to shop online, anytime. These links will also take you to other helpful information about rental returns, free ground shipping, current promotions, and additional updates as we continue to address the changes and needs of our campuses.

All students who rented books for the spring 2020 semester should have received an email prior to the return deadline. There are also instructions on the bookstores page. Students with questions about rented books can contact Follett Higher Education Group Bookstore Manager Cheryl Blaikie at cblaikie@follett.com.

On the Daytona Beach Campus, a book return box is located outside the Mori Hosseini Student Union – specifically, by the South entrance set of doors (by the drive-up circle off Aerospace Boulevard). It has a label on it called Rental Return. Students should add their email, name, and number to a slip of paper when returning books to ensure they receive a credit for the return.

Daytona Beach Campus Online Bookstore

Prescott Campus Online Bookstore

Each detachment is constantly keeping Embry-Riddle apprised of updated orders. Please contact your detachment supervisor for further details. Refer to the Daytona Beach Campus ROTC webpage or the Prescott Campus ROTC webpage to locate contact information for your military branch.

For Parents

The University understands that the COVID-19 pandemic may have affected a student’s/family’s financial situation.  While the University’s payment schedule has not changed, the University does offer a payment plan that allows students to spread their payments over four installments. 

Additionally, impacted students at the Daytona Beach campus may contact Student Financial Services at (386) 226-6280 or email sfs@erau.edu or AskErnie@erau.edu to discuss their options.  Prescott campus students may contact the Prescott Cashier’s Office at (928) 777-3726 or email pcbursar@erau.edu to discuss their options.

Impacted students should also consider contacting their respective campus Financial Aid Office.  A Financial Aid associate can review each student’s unique financial situation and may be able to offer additional financial assistance (e.g., scholarship or loan opportunities).  Students should refer to the Financial Aid web pages for the Daytona Beach or Prescott campuses, or contact them at:

Daytona Beach Campus

Email:                  dbfinaid@erau.edu
Phone:  (800) 943-6279
Hours:                 M-F / 8am-5pm EDT

Prescott Campus

Email:                  prfinaid@erau.edu
Phone:                (800) 888-3728
Hours:                 M-F / 8am–5pm MST

Tuition will remain the same; there will be no tuition adjustment for the modified academic Fall calendar. If courses are forced to transition online due to government mandates, refunds will not be issued. Students will earn the same credit hours they would have earned before the modified schedule. The University has modified its academic calendar to minimize travel and reduce health risks.  To make up for class time normally scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving Break, the Labor Day holiday and the scheduled Fall break will be converted to class days. Residence halls and select dining facilities will remain open until the end of the semester for those students who would prefer to remain in-residence through this period. 
In addition to dining areas being redesigned to decrease density in support of social distancing, several additional safety protocols have also been implemented — such as, regular preventive disinfection, markers indicating what tables have been cleaned since prior use, the suspension of self-serve options, pre-packed utensils and the installation of floor decals and sneeze guards. Grab-and-go options have also been expanded to encourage take-out dining, as have mobile app ordering, delivery and contactless payment.

Yes. Everyone must stop at the visitor center on their campus, present photo ID, and have a wellness check (no-contact temperature check). Everyone must also wear a face covering, and practice physical distancing. Do not come onto Embry-Riddle’s campuses if you are sick, have been in close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case, or on a cruise. 

NOTE: According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Guidelines, it is highly recommended that all international travelers self-quarantine for at least 14 days. As such, we strongly encourage all incoming and returning international students to arrive at least 14 days early in order to acclimate, adhere to new campus safety protocols, and ensure no interruption with scheduled classes.

Partial credits/refunds were provided for Housing as well as Dining contracts were offered to on-campus students.

As soon as the pandemic began, faculty and staff swiftly transitioned existing classes to an online platform. Like all institutions nationwide, we encountered some challenges during this unforeseen period, but Embry-Riddle invested in appropriate supporting technologies, virtual tutoring services and other resources. We remain committed to doing all we can to engage our students through high-quality online educational experiences, and to help our students engage with industry along the way to their first post-graduation job. Additionally, we have switched many existing student services (e.g., academic advising, career services, tutoring, undergraduate research, counseling, etc.) to virtual programming. We have continued to dedicate significant resources to this endeavor. We will not be offering refunds or credits for tuition or other fees.

Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies for all Daytona Beach and Prescott Campus students as well as Worldwide Campus students who had planned to walk across the stage in late spring were postponed because of the health crisis, but graduating students will have alternate opportunities to celebrate their achievements. 

Prescott Campus students have been invited to take part in a university commencement ceremony during the 2020 OctoberWest homecoming on Friday, Oct. 2. Additional FAQs on this Prescott Campus commencement are available online here

Daytona Beach students have been invited to take part in a commencement ceremony on Monday, Dec. 14, in Daytona Beach. Additional FAQs on this Daytona Beach commencement are available online here

If you are a graduating Eagle, rest assured that you can walk across any Embry-Riddle commencement stage anywhere in the world, at any time. A list of upcoming ceremonies can be found online.

Health Services

Yes. Diagnostic Covid-19 surveillance testing will be required for all faculty as well as student-facing staff before face-to-face instruction resumes on June 30. In addition, surveillance testing of selected students will take place throughout the fall 2020 semester. The diagnostic tests, approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, are based on nasal and/or throat swabs and offered in partnership with area healthcare providers. The tests identify anyone currently infected by SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Students required to take the the test will be selected so as to represent a fair cross-section of Embry-Riddle’s overall student population (i.e., from Flight, Athletics, ROTC, on-campus, off-campus, and so on). Students may also be selected for testing if they may have an increased risk of infection, as determined by our health professionals.

To capture a fair snapshot of the university as a whole, students will be chosen randomly based on room location, until 10% of the populations of each program and department are represented in the sample.
Embry-Riddle has arranged for appropriate self-isolation facilities for any students who have university housing contracts. These accommodations exceed all health requirements. Those who test positive should not return to campus until they meet the criteria to discontinue isolation and have consulted with ERAU Health Services. ERAU Health Services will communicate with the local health authorities. 
  • If you feel sick, do not attend classes or work.
  • Contact your medical provider if you have a fever, respiratory distress, and/or flu-like symptoms.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that is 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow, shirt sleeve, or a tissue (not your hands). Throw used tissues into the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid sharing food, cups, utensils or other items.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as potentially infectious.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet and get adequate sleep.
  • Refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) website.

If you’re concerned you might be sick and are experiencing symptoms such as fever, coughing, or shortness of breath, stay in place, avoid contact with others, and call the health services unit on your campus or your local health department. You will be provided with instructions. You will require medical clearance before you will be able to return to campus.

If you believe that you may have been in close contact with someone who has potentially been exposed to Covid-19, you should self-isolate for 14 days.

Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 must self-quarantine and notify Health Services on the Daytona Beach Campus (386-226-7917), or the Wellness Center on the Prescott Campus (928-777-6653). Everyone who is tested must self-quarantine as they await their test results before returning to work or classes. Our healthcare partners are currently delivering test results within 24 hours. Anyone with a positive Covid-19 test result will be notified by Embry-Riddle health professionals as well as the health department in their county. Individuals who test positive must then follow instructions provided by health officials and receive written medical clearance from the county health department before returning to work or classes. That medical clearance must be submitted to Embry-Riddle Health Services (Daytona Beach) or the Wellness Center (Prescott). Embry-Riddle will provide an appropriate self-isolation location for students with housing contracts. Off-campus students and employees must remain at home, and should be separated from roommates, family members and shared bathrooms while they are self-isolated.

Everyone who is tested must self-quarantine for several days as they await their test results (1-2 days, currently). Anyone with a positive Covid-19 test result will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days and must be cleared by Embry-Riddle’s health professionals before returning to classes or other on-campus activities. In addition, our health professionals may require self-quarantine for faculty, staff or students who have been identified as having a higher risk (i.e., returning from an area heavily affected by Covid-19, and/or reporting symptoms). Embry-Riddle will provide an appropriate quarantine location for students with housing contracts. Off-campus students and employees must remain at home, separated from roommates, family members and shared bathrooms while they are self-quarantined.

The Health Services (Daytona Beach Campus / 386-226-7917) and Wellness Center (Prescott Campus / 928-777-6653) are fully operational and ready to serve students. Students who need to see a physician and have United Health Care Student Resources can access telemedicine at www.telehealth4students.com. In this way, students can gain access to board-certified physicians via phone and/or video. As an insured student with United Health Care Student Resources, there is no consultation fee for this service and it is covered 100% during the policy period. Students with private health insurance should contact their health insurance provider for directions as to how you can access telemedicine.

Prescott Campus After-Hours Health Options

  • Access teledoc 24/7 anytime and anywhere at www.telehealth4students to speak to a board certified physician.
  • Campus Safety 928-777-3333
  • Seek assistance at various urgent care center or walk-in clinics throughout the area.
  • Thumb Butte Urgent Care 928-445-7085
  • Nexcare Urgent Care 928-443-503
  • YRMC Fast Track 928-445-2700
  • Prescott Valley Urgent Care 928-772-2591
  • For life-threatening emergencies call 911.

Daytona Beach Campus After-Hours Health Options

  • Access teledoc 24/7 anytime and anywhere at www.telehealth4students.com to speak to a board certified physician
  • Campus Safety at 386-226-7233 to gain access to  on-call campus emergency medical technicians
  • Seek assistance at various urgent care center or walk-in clinics throughout the area
  • For life-threatening emergencies Halifax Health Medical Center or Advent Health.

International Students

Questions pertaining to newly admitted and continuing international students can be found on the International Student FAQ page

Residence Life

All visitors must stop by a wellness check station on the Daytona Beach or Prescott campuses before entering residence halls to retrieve belongings. Students should contact the Housing & Residence Life office on their campus to schedule their return to campus to retrieve belongings (Daytona.Housing@erau.edu or PRHouse@erau.edu).

Can I have a third-party vendor pack up my room for me while I am away at home?

No. Any third-party vendor must be escorted by the owner of the room.

When can I get my stuff if the campus puts it into storage for the summer?

Students will be able to pick up their belongings in August. Any items not retrieved by Aug. 25 will be considered abandoned.

Pick-up dates/times:

  • Saturday, Aug. 22: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 23: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 24: 5-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 25: 5-9 p.m.

Students who need to pick up their belongings outside of these hours must submit a request to prhouse@erau.edu (Prescott) or Daytona.Housing@erau.edu (Daytona Beach) at least 2 weeks prior to when students need to pick their stuff up – this ensures that we have proper staff available.

  • On the Daytona Beach Campus, send an email to Daytona.Housing@erau.edu from your Embry-Riddle student email account to request shipping. Provide your name, student ID, room number, side of the room you occupy, a list of essential items requiring shipment, and a shipping address.
  • On the Prescott Campus, complete the Prescott Campus online form here. Provide your name, student ID, room number, side of the room you occupy, a list of essential items requiring shipment, and a shipping address.
  • On the Daytona Beach Campus, review the terms of condition for storage and sign up by clicking here. For students living on campus for fall 2020, items can be stored all summer. Items will be placed in the fall 2020 assignment by Housing & Residence Life. Students not living on campus for fall 2020 – pick up your items by Aug. 6.
  • On the Prescott Campus, complete the Prescott Campus online form here. Items can be stored all summer and must be picked up August 22-25. If students need their belongings earlier, they can make a request via email to prhouse@erau.edu two weeks before retrieving their items. Students not living on campus for fall 2020 – pick up your items by Aug. 6.
Yes. Embry-Riddle has offered choices to residential campus students, who can select a credit or a partial refund for housing and meal plans. Please refer to the university’s statement of April 3.

Human Resources

Personal leave benefits are being expanded to ensure that all employees have enough personal leave to stay home if they become ill amid the Covid-19 crisis. If you don’t have sufficient personal leave and you are an employee in good standing, Human Resources can allow your leave to be used in advance of accrual (that is, your balance can “go negative”). Please reference the Personal Leave section of our March 10, 2020 statement.  

If you are a faculty or staff member you can access telemedicine through Florida Health Care Plans www.fhcp.com or Blue Cross Blue Shield at https://www.bcbs.com/. Information on Embry-Riddle’s Teledoc is online here. If you have private insurance, please contact your health insurance carrier to find out how you can access telemedicine.

Yes, in most cases. Faculty and staff are encouraged to telework if it is feasible for them to do so, given their position. Speak to a supervisor, who will ensure approval by Human Resources. If your job requires your physical presence but you don’t wish to be on campus during the health crisis due to special circumstances, you can use personal leave. Those benefits have been expanded during this time. In early May, the Chief Human Resources Officer emailed all employees, letting them know that supervisors would provide instructions for returning to work once it is safe to do so. Because circumstances differ from office to office, and from individual to individual, the university will not issue a “one-size-fits-all” return to work date. Rather, low-density work arrangements are being put in place to allow employees to return to work in a safe, phased fashion.

During past storm events, Embry-Riddle has advised that if employees have to stay home to provide care for children, they can take personal leave or ask their supervisors if working from home is an option. Leave benefits have been changed to allow for negative accrual at this time. 

Embry-Riddle has created a special website to ensure that faculty can maintain the highest possible standards of educational excellence while continuing to engage students online during the current health crisis. Check it out in ERNIE Keep Teaching

IT Support is 24 x 7. The Instructional Design and Development (IDD) team at Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus will be available to support Prescott and Daytona Beach residential faculty. The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE) is always available to help as well: 

Important Contact Information

  • Division of International Programs, Daytona Beach – (386) 323-8133
  • Center for International Programs & Services, Prescott – (928) 777-3429
  • Embry-Riddle Health Services Department, Daytona Beach – (386) 226-7917
  • Embry-Riddle Wellness Center, Prescott – (928) 777-6653
  • Florida Department of Health – (386) 316-5030
  • Arizona Department of Health Services – (602) 542-1025
  • Embry-Riddle Campus Safety, Daytona Beach – (386) 226-6480
  • Embry-Riddle Campus Safety, Prescott – (928) 777-3333
  • Embry-Riddle Worldwide, Dean of Students – 800-522-6787
    worldwide@erau.edu
  • Media Queries – Ginger Pinholster (386) 226-4811
  • Special Travel Permissions – intltravel@erau.edu