This situation is unprecedented, and every day brings new information requiring our collective best efforts and flexibility. We know communication about campus updates is key. With that in mind, here is a collection of recent updates we’ve shared that you might have missed, as well as a summary of how to interact with most student services. Although they may have changed the way they’re delivered, most student services are still available to you. And some new services have come online to aide during this tumultuous time.
We encourage you to review these articles to know what you can expect, and who to reach out to if you need help. This situation is changing rapidly, and while we are attempting to keep this page up-to-date, be sure to follow these offices on social media and check coronavirus.utah.edu regularly for the latest updates.
Emergency student aid
Help is available. Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at FAwin1@utah.edu or 801-585-6211 to learn more.
Academic advising during COVID-19
Your advising needs are important to us. We have a number of options in place to ensure full access to academic advising, including access to our Student Success Advocate team. Find out more here.
U counseling center remains open for students via telehealth
It is not uncommon to experience general fear and anxiety regarding the current COVID-19 public health crisis. This confusion and uncertainty can be compounded by conflicting “facts” and misinformation coming from various official sources. The Counseling Center is open for crisis counseling via telemental health and telephone.
The student computer lab in the Union building is closed. For information on requesting a laptop or wireless hotspot, visit the Union’s Covid-19 page at https://union.utah.edu/covid-19/.
Feed U Food Pantry is OPEN!
The U’s food pantry is well stocked with a variety of non-perishable foods and is open to all U students, faculty, and staff with a current University of Utah ID. The pantry is located on the basement level of the Union building and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. If you are unable to make it to the pantry during its open hours, premade bags of food are available at the Union Services Desk in the Union Lobby.To find out more, click here. To contribute or donate, click here
Campus Dining Moves to Take-Out Only
Campus dining has moved to take-out options only in the Peterson Heritage Center, Miller Café in Lassonde, and dining in the A. Ray Olpin Union Building.
How Student Success Advocates can help
Teams across campus have assembled these resources and will continue to develop them as we find information that may be helpful to our students. We’ve created handy links to all of the technological resources you need as well as a set of hints for interacting with classmates and professors online, staying on top of your time management, and taking care of yourself in the process.
LGBT Resource Center goes virtual
The U’s LGBT Resource Center will be operating virtually until further notice. The center in A. Ray Olpin Union Building will be closed. Staff are on call and available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., via phone, email and Skype. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-587-7973. Visit lgbt.utah.edu for more information.
Women’s Resource Center offers remote help
The Women’s Resource Center will be operating remotely until at least April 1. But can still be contacted via phone (801-581-8030), email (email@example.com) and via Instagram (@uofuwrc) and Facebook (U of U Women’s Resource Center0. Visit womenscenter.utah.edu for up-to-date information.
Black Cultural Center available via email
The Black Cultural Center’s staff is working remotely until further notice. Meligha Garfield, director of the BCC can be reached at Meligha.Garfield@utah.edu. JaTara Smith, coordinator, can be reached at JaTara.Smith@utah.edu. Both are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.