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Spring Break extended | campus services update (March 17, 2020)
News & Notes
Spring Break Extended; Online Classes to Begin March 23
Provost Rob Clark announced last night that Spring Break will be extended and spring semester classes for undergrads at the College and Eastman School of Music will resume online on Monday, March 23. The move allows extra time for instructors to prepare for remote teaching, and for students who are returning home to move out of their residence halls without having to take classes at the same time.
Updates to Dining, Other Campus Services, and Events
In response to new COVID-19 guidance announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the University is adjusting and reducing some campus services. An updated list of modified campus services—including dining—is now live on the Coronavirus Updates website.
Of particular note, River Campus Libraries will close on March 18. University Libraries, however, maintain a large number of digital services that can be accessed at library.rochester.edu and also has available Support for Online Teaching and Learning. Additionally, some physical research items can be requested for pick-up. For more information on this, see the University Libraries website.
There are updates coming frequently, including the University’s latest event guidance, updated today, which calls for any in-person gathering on a University campus to be limited to 10 participants.
To help you keep up, check the Coronavirus Updates website, the best place to see the latest on the University’s response to COVID-19.
Get Help with the Transition to Online Classes
We recognize that moving to online learning next week is a top priority for everyone. The experience is new for everyone, but we know that all involved are doing their best to make it a good experience.
Remember that there are resources online for getting ready for the transition, including a list of options for internet service and guides on how to communicate with classmates and professors and complete other tasks online.
Scholarship Opportunity for Future Lawyers
Graduating seniors who plan on attending law school in the fall of 2020 are eligible to apply for the John H. Berman Memorial Award. The award of approximately $6,000 will go to a graduating senior who “demonstrates the self-motivation, achievement, leadership, concern for others, reliability, and commitment to high moral principles” that characterized Berman’s life. Apply for the award through Handshake; faculty or staff members can also make nominations. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 10 , by 11:59 p.m. Contact Tonya Dickerson with questions.
WSAP Design Contest
The Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program is seeking submissions from undergraduate students of a visual design that represents the program’s brand identity across a range of materials, from social media profiles to posters, mugs, and T-shirts. The winning individual or team will receive $100 and authorship credit on the program’s website. Submissions must be received by Friday, April 17,
at 5 p.m. See complete submission guidelines and to submit your entry
. Call (585) 273-3584 or email email@example.com
Check the Calendar for the Latest Updates
As many University events transition online, the best way to check the status of those events is to visit events.rochester.edu, which will include changes as they are announced.