Diné College – Updates and Cancelled Events

3/31 UPDATE: The Bookstore  will be closed until further notice. We will update you when we re-open.

3/31 UPDATE: Attention Tsaile Campus Community: Please be informed that starting today, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Diné College Tsaile Campus will begin enforcing road blocks on our Circle Drive for the Navajo Nation Curfew hours of 8pm to 5am. Each entrance onto the Circle Drive will be blocked starting at 8pm to 5am and monitored by our Campus Security personnel. The only entry point will be at the East Entrance. No exits will be allowed during the curfew hours.

3/25 UPDATE: We sincerely regret that the Spring 2020 Commencement is postponed. A new date has not been determined. We will be reaching out graduating students and ask how you want us to honor your accomplishment. Diplomas will still be dated May 8, 2020. Dorms will be closing this week. No student will be required to leave who does not have a home or a way to get home. Internet, WiFi, and Computer Solutions. IT department is working on a solution with our internet providers to help the most remote students (no cell signal). Looking to ordering WiFi devices for students who don’t have access to internet at home. Creating WiFi spots at our centers so students can log in without leaving their vehicle. Computer labs at center sites will be available, with proper CDC cleaning guidelines, once the Shelter in Place is lifted. If you have problems, reach out to your professor and let them know of your situation. We will work with you.

3/24 UPDATE: Both the Tsaile and Shiprock libraries have been closed until further notice, however, we will continue to provide services online. Read more

3/17 UPDATE: Dine’ College Screening Form at School and Workplace. To ensure that we are better screening and assessing our Employees, the Screening form has been officially implemented to ensure appropriate determination on actions to take regarding COVID-19. Download Screening Form

3/16 UPDATE: Diné College extended Spring Break 2020 for one more week — until March 20, 2020. The extension is in response to the international coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Full News Release

3/13 UPDATE: Diné College gym and weight room will be closed to Students, Employees, and Community until further notice.

3/12 UPDATE: Diné College is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. As the situation continues to change rapidly, we are committed to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our entire college community. As we have been planning for different contingencies, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community on and off campus. We are planning for several situations and taking informed and decisive action to provide a safe environment for students and staff. Full Memo

Cancellations

At this time, the College operation remains open during the regular business hours.  Any information and update on the College sponsored events will be posted on the Diné College website.  Below is a list of College sponsored events that have been cancelled.

The following events have been cancelled as of March 10, 2020:

  • Citizen Science Water Fair – March 13, 2020
  • College Success Day – March 17th 2020
  • 40th Annual AIHEC Student Conference – March 21-24, 2020
  • Veterans Day Gourd Dance – March 27, 2020
  • Diné College Info Day – April 2020
  • CMA Program – Open House – April 1, 2020
  • Diné College 52nd Annual Pow Wow – April 3-4, 2020
  • 2nd Diné College Scholarship Golf Tournament – April 11, 2012
  • Diné College Spring 2020 College & Career Fair and Veteran Resource Fair – April 14-15, 2020
  • STEM Spring Festival – April 20-21, 2020
  • Annual Spring Student Artwalk

Community Coronavirus Updates

05/11/2020 — The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 82 new cases of COVID19 for the Navajo Nation and a total of 102 deaths as of Monday. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 3,204, many of whom have recovered or are in the process of recovering from the virus.

05/10/2020 — The Navajo Department of Health in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported 149 new cases of COVID-19 for the Navajo Nation and a total of 100 deaths as of Sunday. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 3,122, many of whom have recovered or are in the process of recovering from the virus. A total of 18,153 COVID-19 tests have been administered with 13,665 negative test results.

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