The student experience includes new safety guidelines and opportunities regarding housing, dining, co-curricular activities, and mental health and wellness.
Information about TerrapinSTRONG mask pickup for students
New processes are in place for students who need to pick up a preprinted university identification card or have their photo taken in person for one.
Students can pick up their card at the Office of the Registrar from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Students are required to bring a government-issued photo ID.
Students not coming to campus for the Fall 2020 semester may pick up their ID card or have one made in-person when they return to campus.
Residence halls have been converted to help reduce occupancy and to allow for physical distancing.
Dining halls will open with reduced seating capacity and physical distancing, with all changes prioritizing safety. During our two-week online period, all on-campus dining will be grab-and-go to minimize indoor interactions while dining, where wearing a face covering is not possible.
The University Health Center and the Counseling Center will be open for both in-person medical assistance and counseling as well as online options for support. Modified services, programs and activities include:
We also think it is important to let you know of a few activities you can participate in to keep you active physically and mentally and connected to others:
If students are living on-campus or close by:
If students won’t be coming to campus physically, there are many off-campus and virtual options available (and those on/close to campus):
There are many programs, services and resources available to students on-campus and virtually to keep eachother safe and physically distant.
We value input from our campus community. Please fill out our feedback form to share suggestions or report concerns about health and safety on campus.
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