Courses Resume Online Wednesday, March 18
This communication was sent to students March 17.
Dear WSU Students,
I am writing to remind all of you that Weber State University plans to resume spring semester courses tomorrow, March 18.
You should receive communications from your individual faculty members with instructions about how to access your courses remotely. If you have not received that information by the time of your first course, please email your professor.
Make sure to check the specifics of your courses. Some faculty members may expect you to log into the course at a specific time so that everyone can be in the course together, others may have prerecorded videos to watch, and others may want you to do readings then respond via assignments and discussion boards. If you have any questions about the specifics of your course, please reach out to your professor directly.
I recognize the disruption to our normal spring semester routine is difficult for everyone. I appreciate your patience as the university transitions your courses to a virtual platform. The Division of Student Affairs is also working to ensure you continue to have access to the support resources required for your success.
Listed below are links to a number of resources that may help as your classes are transitioned online.
The Student Services page will tell you which services are open, which ones can be accessed online or via phone, and which services are currently closed. The page is being updated continuously.
Please check WSU’s FAQ page for current questions and answers.
Testing Centers Update
All testing centers will be closing at 6 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 17). Please show up by 5 p.m. to take your test before the centers close. If you have a test to take after centers close, please work with your professors for alternative testing options. Remember, if you are sick, do not come to campus or use the testing center and computer lab resources today. Let your professors know you are ill and they will work with you.
Open Student Computer Labs Update
Computer Labs will close today at 6 p.m. You can check out laptops if you do not have appropriate technology to complete your courses.
Student Health Center Update
The Student Health Center is still open, but does not offer COVID-19 testing. If you think you may have COVID-19, please call the Utah Coronavirus Information line at 1-800-456-7707 for guidance and testing locations. If you have flu-like symptoms and plan on coming into the Student Health Center, call us at 801-626-6459 before coming into the Student Health Center. Learn more about when to be tested.
Online Learning Support
Find help and resources for transitioning to online learning just for students. This site is being updated right now and will have much more info over the next fews days.
Note that the Shepherd Union and the Stewart Library are now closed. (Food will be delivered to residence hall students from the Union.)
The Counseling and Psychological Services Center will no longer be taking new clients. If you are a current client, your therapist will be contacting you.
Resources for Internet
- A number of cellular service providers have waived their caps, and are offering free service for about 60 days.
- Comcast is suspending broadband data caps and offering free Internet Essentials for 60 days for those who meet low income requirements. There will be no late fees or disconnects for 60 days.
- Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. See map of hotspots
- Charter Communications is offering free access to Spectrum Broadband and WiFi for 60 days for households with K-12 and college students.
A decision has not been made about Spring Commencement 2020. At this point, campus events are only canceled through March 29, and commencement is scheduled for April 24. The Utah System of Higher Education is expected to make an announcement about all Utah commencements tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18.
The university will continue to provide the latest updates on our response to the COVID-19 outbreak at weber.edu/coronavirus.
If you have specific questions that have not been addressed on that page, please email email@example.com.
All of us are committed to helping you continue to pursue your education, while taking the necessary steps to keep you, and our greater community, safe and well.
The university continues to collaborate with state and local health officials to ensure that our response is consistent with guidelines to slow or prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Again, thank you for your understanding as we work through this rapidly evolving situation. Above all else, please take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your families from getting sick. Please remember to regularly check your student email along with official WSU and Student Affairs social media, and seek assistance if you need it!
Vice President for Student Affairs