For the first time in the eight year history of the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa has JSAA put an advert into University World News (Africa Edition). The occasion is its call for papers on the Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student affairs and services across the continent. The advert runs until the end of May 2020, by when the abstracts and expressions of interest must be submitted to the coordinating team for the special issue i.e. Prof Luescher, Prof Moja, Dr Mandew and Dr Schreiber. The details of the call are available on the JSAA website.