4 things students need to know about COVID-19 -March 18

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What can I do right now?

Students should ensure their emergency contact information is up to date. To update or verify your information in POUNCE, see instructions below.

We also encourage students to download Microsoft Teams to stay in contact with one another and their faculty, and to check all channels (emails, social media, D2L, COVID-19 resources page) at least twice per day.

Students should also prepare themselves for online learning. Classes that were temporarily suspended will resume in an online format on March 30. More information regarding online instruction will released to students this week.

What services are available to students now?

Most services will still be available to students through the end of the semester. Our faculty and staff are working now to shift those services to a virtual format. We are committed to engaging and serving students as we always have.

On-campus operations have been reduced to a minimum to allow for social distancing, but many resources will still be available:

What’s the plan for on-campus housing?

Our residence halls will close, with a few exceptions being made for:

  • Students in health care/clinical programs and graduate research assistants who will continue face-to-face instruction without interruption;
  • Students with extenuating circumstances.

Instructions for students to move out of the residence halls will be shared with resident students no later than Thursday, March 19. The move-out will occur in a structured and orderly fashion that is consistent with the concept of maintaining social distance.

Students who have left campus should remain away from the campus until they have a confirmed appointment time to move out.

What about spring break?

Although this situation is constantly evolving, the latest news indicates spring break will continue as planned for our students. As always, any changes will be released immediately via email and the COVID-19 resources page.

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Paige Fowler

Paige Fowler is the Communications Specialist for the Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at pfowler@augusta.edu.

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