Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

updated 3/31/2020

Online Resources

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to develop on campuses worldwide, many are choosing to conduct coursework virtually in place of in-person classes. As you prepare to make this shift for honors-specific classes, you can find an Online Honors Courses toolkit on our member website. Resources have been contributed by members of NCHC, and you may share your own helpful uploads to the toolkit as well.

An online virtual roundtable was held on Tuesday, March 17, and the recording is posted to the online toolkit as well.

Developing Online Honors Courses: Sharing Resources Among Experts


NCHC Awards

NCHC continues to accept submissions and nominations for a variety of awards and grants. If you have submitted an application for an NCHC award or grant, we thank you for your patience as review times and notifications may be extended.


NCHC Events

The NCHC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for members and event attendees, and we are taking appropriate precautions as we plan and host upcoming events in 2020. We continue to monitor developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact. The NCHC team and facilitators are working with event venues to assure compliance with best practices and direction provided by public health organizations.

Canceled Events: updated 3/16/2020

In accordance with local and state health organization recommendations, NCHC is canceling the remainder of its spring and summer in-person trainings. Any registered attendees will be contacted and refunded.

    • Place as Text Faculty Institute in Charleston, SC 3/14-3/18
    • Place as Text Faculty Institute in Portland, ME 6/10-6/14
    • Partners in the Parks - All Locations
    • NCHC Summer Institutes

We understand that COVID-19 is raising concerns regarding future travel and event attendance. At this time, NCHC is proceeding with the fall conference as planned. Members and attendees will receive direct communication updates regarding any changes in schedule if the situation should change. If your university places or changes restrictions on your travel, you can find our event refund policy on the NCHC website.

As a reminder, regional honors conferences and events are not managed or planned by the NCHC. For information on your local event, please contact your regional honors council.

With the situation evolving rapidly, we urge event participants and vendors to consult the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health authorities as they prepare for future conferences and trainings. Networking with others is such an important part of the NCHC community, but we encourage you to reach out online and exchange information digitally as you interact with new colleagues. If you are feeling ill or feverish, please exercise common sense and, if appropriate, seek medical attention.

For the latest information regarding the virus, please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.


Additional Resources

COVID-19 Updates

Relevant Updates from Travel and Event Partners

Most domestic airlines are currently offering considerable flexibility, not only for previous bookings but for future bookings as well.