DCAD COVID 19 Procedures


DCAD’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement expired on June 20, 2023. Please see below for additional information.

CARES Act Funding Disbursement Information

DCAD remains committed to supporting its students. For remaining questions concerning the disbursement of CARES Act funds, please email Kristen Blanchard ([email protected]for assistance.  

For questions concerning your tuition billing and payment plans, please contact the Bursar, Muriel Mhloyi ([email protected]), for assistance. If you have questions concerning your Financial Aid, please contact our Financial Aid Department, (financialaid@dcad.edu), for assistance.

CARES Act Reporting

Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students

Institutional Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting

Combined Report

Prevention and Self-care

Please remember, the following precautionary measures may aid in defending against the flu and COVID-19: 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or upper arm/elbow. 
  • Clean hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • Regularly clean and disinfect shared surfaces and objects that are touched frequently (faucets, doorknobs, phones, etc.). 
  • Avoid contact with sick people. 

We are committed to taking action now so that we can decrease risk to our community. We will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 through the most reliable medical experts, as well as state and federal agencies. You will be updated immediately with additional information and procedures as we have it available. 

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, it will be important for you to self-report to the institution, via your supervisor. It is important to note that DCAD seeks to prevent any form of stigma and discrimination in our work and learning environment and uphold the guidance provided by the CDC and the DOH of Delaware. The institution will make no determinations of risk based on a DCAD staff, faculty, or student’s race or country of origin. DCAD will also maintain the appropriate confidentially of individuals suspected or confirmed with COVID-19 as required by federal law and guidance by the CDC. 

If a student is sick

If a student is diagnosed with COVID-19, the student will need report to Student Life using this “Covid-19 Self-Report” form. Once the form is submitted by the campus community member, a member of the Health & Safety committee will be in touch with next steps based on the information reported. If a student lives in the Residence Hall, they must isolate/quarantine within their room for the duration of their sickness until Student Life has determined the duration with information provided (provider note, CDC guidelines, etc.). Commuting students will need to isolate/quarantine off campus for the duration of their sickness until Student Life has determined the duration with information provided (provider note, CDC guidelines, etc.). 

In the case of a state-wide shutdown

  • For Residents of the 707 Residence Hall, the College will follow an emergency move-out plan which would be communicated to students as soon as possible. 
  • The College would resume online delivery of all courses. Hybrid course would pivot to online delivery as well. 
  • Guidelines and procedures from the state, CDC, and WHO will be followed at all times to maintain the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. 


For academic questions: [email protected]
For financial aid questions: [email protected]
For Billing questions: Muriel Mhloyi, Bursar [email protected]
For health-related questions: Please contact your personal healthcare provider
For housing-related or any other student life questions: [email protected]

Financial Aid:

Federal Student Aid – Real-time up to date information from the Department of Education 


Remote Instruction:

Students and parents can use Federal and Private Educational Loan funding to purchase a laptop. Please contact financial aid at [email protected] for more information. 

Students Who Complete a FAFSA:

Your Financial Aid for the 21-22 Academic Year did not change; you did not lose any financial aid in response to the distance learning initiative. 

Direct Loan Response: 

Direct Loan funding may still be available to any student who previously declined the use of a Federal Subsidized or Unsubsidized loan. Please contact Financial Aid at [email protected] for more information. 

Change in Household Resources: 

Contact Financial Aid at financialaid@dcad.edu if you or your parent(s) received an employment layoff or loss of pay from work. 



Contact your supervisor for any payroll-related questions or concerns.

Remote Work

Contact your supervisor for remote work opportunities to complete work remotely.

Email [email protected] if you are unable to work remotely and you were anticipating returning to work on Campus. 

DCAD will follow the most current guidelines and procedures from the CDC, WHO, and the State of Delaware. 

No, Faculty, Staff and Continuing Education students are no longer required to have the COVID-19 vaccine effective June 20, 2023. Current and new students should refer to DCAD’s  updated immunization policy.


We have a comprehensive plan in place if a student, staff, or faculty member becomes sick. We will work with students to provide a virtual learning delivery should they need to isolate or quarantine.

Office hours will be posted on each syllabus. Check your syllabi at the beginning of the semester to know when your instructor’s office hours will be.   

No. DCAD’s commitment to its students to deliver a quality art and design education that will enable them to meet their Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree requirements and course outcomes has not shifted or changed as a result of the pandemic. Although the education delivery has had to adjust to support our community’s health and safety, students are engaging with the same DCAD rigor and expectations in their assignment work and portfolio development as any other academic year. Change of course delivery to comply with state and federal guidelines and support our educational community’s safety does not require an adjustment to tuition and fees. If a student has specific questions about their financial aid or bill, they can reach out to the appropriate office for assistance:  


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