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The University anticipates issuing additional guidance regarding its operations. Please visit this site frequently for updates.
Following the rise of COVID-19 status as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), President University has moved all classes online. Through the Rector Regulation President University Number 8 Year 2020, in-person classes would be conducted online starting from 16 March 2020 until the end of Even Semester 2019/2020 (3 May 2020). The moving affects all subjects learned by approximately 5000 students in 16 undergraduates and 2 graduate programs.
Following the Rector Regulation concerning the prevention of COVID-19, online learning for all courses has been carried out at President University.
In practice, online learning is flexible. This means that online learning can be carried out by any method, anywhere, anytime, and can follow the existing in-person class schedules or new schedules agreed both by the lecturers and students.
As a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19, student service of Academic Administration Bureau and Finance Bureau closed their face-to-face service. All requests for documents related to graduation, internship or other teaching and learning activities will be served online.
While President University has experienced a significant shift from face-to-face to online learning activity, Adam Kurniawan Library also closed its face-to-face service, postponed and canceled public events, such as guest lectures, workshops, etc.
As part of an effort to ensure everyone’s health and safety, Adam Kurniawan Library is providing essential service online for more limited hours.
In accordance with the government's direction to practice social distancing, the thesis defense at President University was held online. This change then was responded positively by Benedictus Yose Giovan Putra, a student majoring in Information Technology, President University batch 2016.
To anticipate the spread of COVID-19 in the campus area, President University sprayed campus’ facilities with disinfectant to keep everyone safe from the virus.
The disinfecting spray was started at the student housing area, namely New Beverly Hills (NBH) complex, Elvis Tower Apartment, and Student Boarding House complex. Next, the cleaning team went to the campus area and sprayed disinfectant in all campus areas.
As positive numbers of COVID-19 cases increase, medical staff and volunteers in the health sector face challenges. Those who were at the frontline of the battle against COVID-19 currently do not have adequate armor. Medical equipment such as masks and gloves are running low, while the need to treat COVID-19 patients keeps increasing.
In the spirit of supporting our community to survive in this challenging situation, lecturers and staff of President University initiate Kampus President Peduli. This movement is conducted voluntarily by distributing daily basic food parcels, consist of rice, flour, sugar, coffee, tea, condensed milk, sardines, soy sauce, noodles, chicken eggs, and cooking oil to people who are directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19.
As it has been really difficult to acquire Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as of lately, medical staff are faced with greater risk while treating COVID-19 patients. In this situation, Daniel Halomoan Sihaloho, Information Technology student batch 2015 ran a project to produce PPE that would be distributed free of charge to medical teams in need. This project is called APDKita.