PLEASE READ THIS LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY: https://wgss.uconn.edu/2020/04/03/a-letter-to-the-uconn-community/
Amid this time of confusion for students for faculty alike, the WGSS Program has compiled a page for those visiting our site to easily get any information that would be needed.
Below, you will see up-to-date announcements from UCONN’s Public Information Page, UCONN Daily Digest, and announcements from the offices of the President and the Provost.
- Please also visit https://wgss.uconn.edu/student-needs/ for more resources than what’s listed here.
- Regarding international students, the ISS posted a Frequently Asked Questions page regarding travel forms and other information. Said page can be viewed here: https://isss.uconn.edu/isss-covid-19-faq/
- For those who were staying in dorms, according to the Academics and Research tab on the Public Information Page, the Board of Trustees approved “pro-rated housing and dining cost refunds for students who had to leave the university as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The bursar’s office will calculate each student’s amount and their accounts will be credited. Students who participated in Education Abroad will also be reimbursed based on the nature of their program.“
- Regarding textbooks and other needed materials for school, please see the UCONN Bookstore website for more information: https://uconn.bncollege.com/shop/uconn/home
UCONN, on the Public Information Page, has a tab for human resources, which can be viewed here: https://uconn.edu/public-notification/coronavirus/covid-19-human-resources/
WGSS Also has a page for teacher resources, under the “Resources” drop-down menu at the top of the page.
From the UCONN COVID-19 Information Page
To see a full list of updates, please visit the Information Page Here: https://uconn.edu/public-notification/coronavirus/
- UConn’s courses at Storrs, the regional campuses and School of Law have moved to online delivery through the remainder of the 2020 spring semester, including final exams. Students can elect to take their courses on a pass/fail basis. Additional details will continue to be posted under the Academics link at right.
- May “in-person” Commencement exercises have been canceled. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the University anticipates offering an in-person Commencement celebration during the Oct. 9-11 Celebration Weekend.
- The UConn Stamford campus is closed entirely until further notice.
- No events larger than 50 people are permitted at any UConn location. This includes all events, meetings and performances, which should be canceled or postponed if they involve more than 50 people.
- UConn Athletics has canceled all events for the remainder of the academic year, including all spring teams. This is consistent with the NCAA’s decision to cancel all scheduled spring championship competition.
From the UCONN Daily Digest
To see more updates, sign up for email notifications here: http://dailydigest.uconn.edu/
From Thurs, March 26th:
UConn Extension educators have curated resources to help families, parents with children at home, citizens, and farmers during the COVID-19 outbreak. We have resources for children’s activities, staying healthy, and cooking and recipes.
Visit http://bit.ly/COVID-19-Extension for more information.
Extension is in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and has more than 100 years’ experience strengthening communities in Connecticut and beyond. Our educators are ready to work together with your community.
For more information, contact: Stacey Stearns at firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Offices of the President and Provost
UCONN Town Halls:
If you are unable to watch the video, please use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-zauZg7hU&feature=youtu.be
Monday, March 23rd: Message From the President:
“I want to take a moment to recognize the extraordinary ongoing work of the people who are on the very front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic: our physicians and healthcare workers here at UConn, especially at UConn Health. The work they have done to diagnose and treat the first influx of COVID patients while also ramping-up efforts to contend with the surge that we soon expect to see has been nothing short of heroic.
At UConn Health, we have thousands of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals who are working round the clock to diagnose and treat patients – all while managing the steady flow of non-COVID patients they see during the regular course of business. They are supported by many other UConn and UConn Health employees who are also working hard to carry out our mission in a time of crisis.
This pandemic is unprecedented in our lifetimes and again and again our UConn medical professionals have shown they are equal to the task at hand: nimble, creative and tireless, drawing from their professional lifetime of experience and knowledge to combat a grave and growing threat.
This is of course only the beginning. We expect that things will become much worse and more challenging in the weeks ahead, which will place a heavy burden on our healthcare system and providers. We will do all we can to help and support them in this fight. Please join me in thanking them for all their efforts.”