Friday, March 20, 2020

Classes online through spring semester, students can request grading option

The University of Minnesota is closely monitoring the emerging public health concern involving the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). In-person instruction on all University campuses is suspended and classes will be delivered online through the end of the semester. Undergraduate students may choose A/F grading OR the S/N option for an unlimited number of Spring Semester 2020 and B-term courses. Keep up-to-date on all the latest news and cancellations by reading your email announcements and visiting the University's Safe Campus website.

CSE Student Services available to help students via Zoom, phone, and email

CSE Student Services staff members remain committed to supporting students and enhancing the undergraduate experience—even during these uncertain times. Academic Advising, Career Center, and Collegiate Life have transitioned to remote delivery of services. Staff members are available to assist students via Zoom, phone, and email. Drop-in hours have been canceled.

Download software, AppsToGo, connect to CSE Labs computers

CSE-IT is doing everything it can to provide CSE students with the software and computer access needed for online learning. Several software programs are available for download, students can access AppsToGo that run on University servers, and students can connect to CSE Labs Linux computers remotely using SSH or VOLE. CSE Labs remain open with limited staffing for students who can’t go home and/or don't have computer access.

Postponed: Friday, May 8 CSE Commencement Ceremony

The University of Minnesota has made the decision to postpone all commencement ceremonies scheduled for this coming May, including the College of Science and Engineering Commencement ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2020. The University is exploring alternatives for recognition. Give us your ideas and feedback.

Anderson Student Innovation Labs closed until further notice

Due to the emerging public health concern involving COVID-19 and the University of Minnesota's decision to move to alternative instruction, all Anderson Student Innovation Labs are closed until further notice. 24/7 access has been temporarily revoked. Check the Anderson Labs website for updates.

University provides resources for online learning

For the rest of the semester, classes will continue online or will be delivered in another alternative way. There are lots of resources for online learning. Contact your instructor if you have questions.

Student groups and study groups should meet virtually

Stay connected with classmates, friends, and student groups using remote platforms such as Zoom or Google Hangouts to hold study groups and meetings.

Nutritious U free food pantry is available

If you or another student you know are in need, the Nutritious U Food Pantry will be available as scheduled in accordance with social distancing recommendations. The Nutritious U Food Pantry provides fresh and healthy food free of charge to students who struggle to get enough to eat.

Mental health resources and counseling available

During this time of uncertainty, you may feel increased anxiety and distress. Boynton Health continues to provide urgent, in-person mental health services to students not self-isolating or quarantined, and Student Counseling Services now will provide phone and video appointments.

Disability Resource Center continues services during alternative learning

Services provided by the Disability Resource Center (DRC) during alternative instruction may be different from in-person classes. The DRC will work with you and your instructor to determine reasonable accommodations in this new learning environment.

International students: ISSS is here for you!

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is available to support international students, scholars, staff, and faculty impacted by the coronavirus.

Gopher Chauffeur services temporarily discontinued

Gopher Chauffeur services have been suspended until further notice. Students who are still on campus are encouraged to call the Safe Walk program at 612-624-9255 (WALK) for a safe walk home with recommended social distancing.

Tips to stay healthy and active while RecWell is closed

Although all campus RecWell facilities are closed until further notice, you can make a point to stick with immunity-building activities such as time outdoors when able, healthy diet, regular physical activity and consistent sleep.