Coping with COVID-19

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As higher education works to establish a new sense of normalcy following the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Council on Education has assembled a variety of resources to help campus leaders, students, and parents make informed decisions about their ​ immediate needs, fall 2​020 classes, and beyond.

For the latest official guidance and considerations, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.

Rapid-Response Webinars

ACE webinars and recordings for campus leaders responding to COVID-19.

Federal Advocacy

Read more about ACE's COVID-19 federal advocacy work on the COVID-19 Policy Developments page.

How Colleges Can (and Can’t) Support 2020 Campaign-Related Activities on Campus and Help Students Vote

​​​​The COVID-19 pandemic has upended almost everything related to higher education over the past six months. With the 2020 election on the horizon, student voting and political campaign activities on campus will be different this year—perhaps significantly.

Associations, Lawmakers Call on Administration to Clarify Policy on Allowing International Students Into the Country

Association presidents urged agencies to work together to safeguard the ability of new international students enrolled in hybrid academic programs at U.S. institutions to have their visas processed and enter the country, as outlined in a recent FAQ document from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Associations Write to Congress on the Needs of Students and Institutions

"A new, comprehensive COVID-19 relief package is needed, and it is needed now. The budgets of all colleges and universities are in a shambles because of the pandemic," ACE’s Terry Hartle said. "The sad fact is that many colleges are racing toward a financial cliff."

Related Resources

Up-to-the-minute COVID-19 resources for the higher education community, also found on ACE Engage® and in the ACE news room. Access to ACE Engage is currently free of charge.

​Join the Discussion

Join the Recovery 2020 Discussion Group on ACE Engage, chaired by Tulane University President Emeritus Scott Cowen, to discuss the complex issues involved with returning to in-person campus settings and integrating virtual and face-to-face learning in the coming academic year.​​​​​​​

For broader conversations on other COVID-19 related topics, visit our main discussion group.

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