How can I Mask Up, Back Up, and Wash Up effectively on campus? Wear your mask! Masks should cover your nose and mouth and should be worn indoors in public spaces and outdoors when you can not effectively be physically distant from others. If you do not own a mask, you may purchase one in the Campus Store. Back Up: practice physical distancing by leaving 6 feet between you and others. Wash up: wash your hands often.
What should I do if I was exposed to someone with COVID-19? Report any potential exposure or symptoms to the Dean of Students Office and follow any instructions they provide to seek medical care or to quarantine.
What should I do if I see another student who isn't wearing a mask? Remember, this is the year of community. Please remind them nicely to wear their mask. We are all doing this for each other. Should you have questions, you may contact the Dean of Students Office.
How will office hours be managed? All support services are still fully available to you; some are just offered in a different way. For example:
Like you, we’re closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. You are understandably concerned about what our circumstances mean for the remaining weeks of the spring semester, as we move to online delivery of your classes for the rest of the term.
These days cause uncertainty, and my heart goes out to you. This is not what you planned, those of you pursing new leadership opportunities with your peers, finishing up your first year of classes, or experiencing a new internship or clinical. Some of you were enjoying your final semester, your final graduate class, your dissertation defense. I want to acknowledge that change has happened rapidly and many of us are still processing.
But it’s important for you to also remember that important campus services remain available to you. We are committed to maintaining staffing at levels that ensure the health, safety, and security of all on our campus and within our virtual community. While major decisions have been made, the staff delivering services have been creatively thinking about ways to continue our work for you. Their dedication to your success has not waivered.
The Center for Student Success, OSII, Disability and Accessibility Services, Personal Counseling Services in our Wellness Center, the Math Lab, the Writing Center, tutoring, the library, the Technology Assistance Center, the Mail Center, Edgewood Central, the Business Office, Academic Success, Career Development, Dean of Students Office, Military and Veterans Services, Residence Life, Campus Security and more all remain in operation. In some cases, those services are offered in a new way, as we follow the direction of local and national guidelines.
We do not have all the answers to all of your questions, largely because circumstances are changing rapidly. For our residential students, Residence Life will be reaching out to you soon to let you know next steps for on-campus housing. Those of you completing degrees, we know you have questions about Commencement, and we will continue to work on keeping you informed. We remain committed to you, and we will share decisions and new information as soon as we can responsibly do so, via email and our COVID-19 website.
I know the last several days have been filled with anxiety and feelings of uncertainty. I feel those as I adjust to a new way of working and living right now too. During times of uncertainty, what I find helpful is to focus on the things that I can control, can support, can engage in, and then lean on those in my community that support me. We are your community of support and will be here for you all.
The Dean of Students Office is here as an important resource during this often unsettling time. You may reach out to us with questions or concerns at email@example.com or at 608-663-2212.
Dr. Heather Harbach, Ed.D. ‘17
Vice President of Student Development
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