Our campus is currently operating with all buildings in a generally locked status. Please call ahead prior to visiting campus offices or buildings to verify hours and availability. Employees and approved student employees who currently have card access to their building will continue to have card access.
Chancellor and Dean of Students Update
We’d like to begin by acknowledging that this past week has been one of transition, change, and ambiguity for our community, and, especially, for many of our students. As we’ve come to expect, you have handled the transition to alternative instructional delivery methods with professionalism, grace, tenacity and persistence. Thank you. Thank you for your patience, your compassion and your desire to engage in learning in new and different ways. We are truly proud of and appreciate each and every one of you.
To students who have moved to their permanent home, either away from the residence halls or their off-campus apartments, we hope you are adjusting well and are surrounded by support. Like many of our faculty and staff, we suspect you have set up spaces at your residence where you are able to focus, as best you can, on your coursework. Feel free to share your photos on our Facebook album so we can spread the word about how Stout students are managing this transition with the greater community.
We invite you to continue to consult this web page for updated information. The Students, Families & Friends web page will address many of your questions. There is information regarding academic support, refunds, technological assistance, etc. We recommend you bookmark that page and check it often so you can stay informed and up to date with the latest information about how COVID-19 is impacting the campus and what support is available for students.
A few things to note:
- We know there are lots of questions about potential academic accommodations (e.g. credit/no credit) given this unique conclusion to the semester. The campus will have information distributed to students next week regarding any adjustments to current academic policies.
- Some students have raised questions about the use of cameras in on-line courses. The University of Wisconsin System Office of General Counsel has reviewed and distributed guidance that indicates instructors are within their rights to require students to have their laptop cameras on as part of their course delivery. There is no invasion of privacy concern.
- Student Health Services remains open to our students near and far. The attached document to this e-mail includes important health information and ways in which Student Health can assist any student during this time, regardless of your current location.
- The Counseling Center also remains open to support students’ wellbeing and mental health. Currently, they are offering 30-minute telephone consultation appointments through Microsoft Teams. Students can call 715-232-2468 to schedule. Please see the Counseling Center homepage for additional information and updates, including a link to Coping with COVID-19 Related Stress and Anxiety
- We recognize that a number of you may be experiencing food, shelter, and financial insecurities. We have created a webpage that contains a multitude of resources for you. You can find those resources here, including resources to potential emergency funding for extreme hardship.
Stay engaged, stay informed, and above all, please stay healthy and practice the social distancing requirements of the CDC. Today and every day, we remain #StoutProud!