Virtual Updates and Resources
This communication was sent to students on March 30, 2020.
Hello Weber State Students:
On Thursday, March 26, you should have received a communication in your Weber State student email account from President Mortensen and Provost Krovi providing information about holding WSU’s summer session as scheduled (May 4-Aug. 7). Summer classes will be offered virtually, generally in two class formats:
- Online courses use “asynchronous” methods, where students and faculty interact when they can; there are no set times when the class “meets” together.
- Virtual classes may have specific “meeting times” where all students are expected to be online at the same time.
Both methods allow for deep learning and both have strengths and drawbacks. Please reach out to your individual faculty members if you have questions or need assistance. You can also access this site for additional resources for online students. Even if the situation changes by June, we will continue with virtual instruction throughout the summer semester.
During the summer, we offer Federal Pell Grants, Dream Weber funding and resident tuition rates! When funding permits, we offer tuition waivers and private donor scholarships. Visit Summer at Weber for special summer semester savings.
Credit/No Credit (Pass/Fail)
Students are encouraged to reach out to their instructors about the format of the class. If you feel that the course is not right, you have until the Friday of the first week to cancel the course at a 100% refund. Many universities have what they call a pass/fail option. At Weber State, our equivalent is credit/no credit. Presently, a credit/no-credit grade can be requested by a student for any elective class, which does not count toward completing a major or minor or General Education requirement. For more information about the grade, go to the Registrar's CR/NC page and for more information on making a decision about requesting a CR/NC grade, go to the Registrar's FAQ page. Please also check the FAQ page to learn of any updates to the CR/NC grade policy.
All secure tests will be proctored through a Weber State online proctoring service. More information regarding this process will be provided as soon as it is available; prior to the start of the summer semester.
The following items are the minimum requirements for online testing:
- Laptop or desktop computer. Mobile devices (tablets/phones) are not supported
- If you don't have access to a laptop you can check one out from the library
- Internet connection
Be sure you have a webcam – The best way to get one is to place an order online (Amazon, Bestbuy, Walmart, etc.) and plan ahead, there is a 6-10 day waiting period on shipping.
Advising & Tutoring
Academic advisors are still taking appointments to assist you with your class selection. To schedule an appointment contact your advisor. Their contact information is located in the Find My Advisor app in your eWeber account.
Tutoring will continue to be offered online. Here is where you can find how to access the tutoring you need. Also, Supplemental Instruction (SI) will still support your class. Check your Canvas course for directions from your SI leader. Get academic support and help with learning strategies in the subjects you are struggling with. For tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and coaching, please visit: weber.edu/Tutoring.
Summer semester course materials will be available starting April 15, 2020 at www.Wildcatstores.com. The Wildcat Store will provide free FedEx Ground shipping on all orders. The Wildcat Store is also finalizing a plan for textbook rental returns and textbook buyback. Watch your WSU student email for details in the next two days. If you have any questions, you can send them directly to Wildcatstore@weber.edu.
Even though the summer session seems far off right now, registration begins on Monday, March 30. We don’t know how long the COVID-19 situation will last. I wish I could provide more definitive answers and timelines! Please join me and other leaders from across campus at our Virtual Student Town Hall on Tuesday, March 31 at 3 p.m., where we can talk in more detail. If you have questions you’d like to see addressed at the student town hall meeting, you can email those in advance to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued flexibility during this unprecedented time. I continue to be impressed with your resilience and grace!
VP for Student Affairs