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We Are Committed to Serving You, No Matter the Challenge

COVID-19 has created uncertainty for universities across the United States. Many have shut down, and many others are expected to shut down in the near future. At PHSU, we’re ready to weather the storm, just as we have done in the past. Our unique, technology-enabled delivery model allows us to stay open and continue to serve our students, even if we must do so with you at home instead of on campus.

This means that at PHSU, you can be confident in making progress toward your degree, even as the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are not strangers to disaster and tragedy.
PHSU has been in a unique situation over the last several years. In 2017, we were hit by the devastation of Hurricane Maria. While other universities shut down for the year, we were proud to be the first higher education institution to reopen and serve our students. In 2019, Puerto Rico faced significant political unrest that resulted in massive protest across the Island. While other universities were forced to shut down, we were proud to stay open and continue to serve our students. In 2020, Puerto Rico faced a series of earthquakes that rocked the Island and devastated it’s infrastructure. While other universities were forced to suspend classes indefinitely, we were proud to maintain our class schedules and continue to serve our students.


- Wash hands often with soap and water
- Stay home if you're sick
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Dr. Ferrahs Abdellbasset

A Message From Dr. Ferrahs Abdelbaset

Dear All,

The first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state of Missouri was identified March 7, in St. Louis County. While not unexpected that we would have a case here as the virus has continued to spread globally and in the U.S., we understand that this news may be unsettling, and want to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates to our students, faculty, and staff as new information becomes available.

Everyone is reminded to take precautions to prevent the spread of infectious disease, including washing hands with soap and water, covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing, and avoid touching your eyes.

Further, we encourage our PHSU-St. Louis community to embrace patience, as many of us may manage our fears and anxiety of this situation differently.

We will continue to update everyone as we get more information and maintain communication regarding any campus related procedures.

Best Regards,