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4 things students should know about COVID-19 – March 15

1. Do I need to attend class March 16-29, or complete assignments due?

  • Fully online courses will continue without interruption.
  • Except for healthcare/clinical programs*, all face-to-face, in-person and hybrid courses will be suspended until classes resume March 30. Assessments and homework deadlines previously scheduled for these classes are postponed until classes resume.

*Classes for students enrolled in healthcare/clinical programs in the Medical College of Georgia, The Dental College of Georgia, College of Nursing and College of Allied Health Sciences will continue without interruption. Please be on the lookout for communication from the dean of your respective college for further instructions.

2. How can I stay connected with the university remotely during the next two weeks?

Utilize this IT resource web page to understand what software or technology support you will need to stay connected remotely, check your university email regularly and visit the coronavirus resource page.

3. What services are available in the next two weeks?

The university is still open, although most services will be offered virtually to support our mission of social distancing. Please check the departmental web sites or social media for the most updated information. Here are a few examples:

  • Student Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Health Services, and Testing & Disability Services will operate on a regular schedule.
  • Dining is available and JagExpress Shuttles are running on a limited schedule.
  • The Libraries, Academic Success Center, Campus Recreation Center, JSAC, and all computer labs are closed for student access through March 29. Utilize the departmental web sites for guidance on how to connect virtually.

4. Do I have to leave my residence hall? What if I don’t have anywhere to go?

Residence halls are open for resident students who have a need to remain. Access to all residence hall entrances will be restricted to only those who have registered to stay on campus. Students who leave campus are strongly encouraged not to return to campus until notified. If you only need access to your residence hall room for a short period of time to collect some personal belongings but do not plan to stay on campus, please call 706-729-2300 to coordinate access.

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Christen Engel

Christen Engel is Associate Vice President of Communications at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at cengel@augusta.edu.

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