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UW Plans Virtual Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony

April 3, 2020 | 10 a.m.
The University of Wyoming will not hold its traditional spring commencement ceremonies in May, due to concerns about large gatherings related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Instead, the university is making plans for a virtual ceremony to be broadcast live Saturday, May 16. And other options are being developed for UW’s spring 2020 graduates to celebrate their accomplishments. More information can be found here.


UW Announces $2 Million Agenda for Student Needs

April 1, 2020 | 10 a.m.
In response to student hardships caused by novel coronavirus COVID-19, the University of Wyoming is taking extraordinary steps to provide financial security for students for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. More information can be found here.


Students Can Request ‘S/U’ Grading for Spring Semester Courses

March 26, 2020 | 12:45 p.m.
UW students will have the opportunity to shift from conventional letter grades to “satisfactory/unsatisfactory” grading for courses they take during the current spring 2020 semester. More information can be found here.


Student Move Out Instructions

March 17, 2020 | 11:20 a.m.
All students who reside in the residence halls are expected to move out by Sunday, April 5, 2020. Specific instructions and information can be found on this page.


Important Update for Student Online Class Delivery

March 16, 2020 | 9 a.m.
After Spring Break concludes March 30, all University of Wyoming undergraduate and graduate courses will be delivered online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in the campus community.

Read the full letter from UW President Neil Theobald or use the resources below for helpful and important information.

Latest Information

The purpose of this page is to provide guidance and information to UW's key stakeholders, including students, faculty and staff. The Board of Trustees has closely monitored this situation and developed a plan that is designed to reduce and limit viral exposure of COVID-19.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your direct supervisor (faculty or staff) or academic adviser (students). You may also email COVID19@uwyo.edu or call 307-766-2683 with questions or concerns not addressed on this page.

 

 

Student Resources

  • Online Course Delivery

    Beginning March 30, all undergraduate and graduate courses are being delivered online for the remainder of the semester. All students will be required to complete coursework regardless of location. Faculty have emailed or will email students sharing plans for courses and access to WyoCourses.

  • Students Living on Campus

    All undergraduate residential students should make plans to move out of the residence halls. The residence halls will remain open for checkouts through April 5. However, as COVID-19 continues to spread across Wyoming and the country, we now recommend that students complete an exception form, and Residence Life will work with you to remove your belongings at a later date. Instructions for checking out of your room are located on this web page.

  • Support Services

    Support services across UW remain open and available, with many offered remotely. For more details on student services, go to www.uwyo.edu/resources.

     

  • Technology Assistance

    The university has an online survey for students to assess their limitations with, and accessibility to, technology. UW will contact any student who requests accessibility tools so students’ learning needs are met. Students have received the survey via their UW email, and it also is available here: https://bitly.com/UWyoTechAccess

     

  • Commencement Ceremonies

    The University of Wyoming will not hold its traditional spring commencement ceremonies in May, due to concerns about large gatherings related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Instead, the university is making plans for a virtual ceremony to be broadcast live Saturday, May 16. And other options are being developed for UW’s spring 2020 graduates to celebrate their accomplishments. More information can be found here.

     

  • Limited Dining Hours

    Washakie Dining Center will continue to operate on a limited schedule for students who remain on campus. Brunch runs daily from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and dinner is served daily from 4:30-6 p.m.

    Visit this page for a full list of hours for all UW dining options.

     

  • Graduate Students

    The UW Office of Graduate Education is committed to supporting graduate and Ph.D. students during this complex time.

    Visit this web page for resources designed specifically for our graduate programs.

     

  • UW Transit & Parking Changes

    University of Wyoming Transportation Services has announced major changes to its transit and parking operations. View these changes that affect transit hours.

  • Health Considerations

    If you are sick with COVID-19, waiting for a test result on COVID-19 or showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath), please stay away from campus, self-isolate and contact your health care provider for care. You should go to this site -- https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?UnivofWyoming&layout_id=2 -- and fill out the form so that the university can make sure you’re receiving appropriate care.

  • FAQs

    In this time of uncertainty, we are dedicated to helping students get answers to their questions about how COVID-19 will affect their studies.

    Visit Student FAQs.

Faculty Resources

  • Online Course Delivery

    Beginning March 30, all classes are being delivered remotely, primarily by using WyoCourses, the university online student management system. Faculty have emailed or will email students enrolled in their courses with plans for course continuation.

  • WyoCourses

    All classes will be delivered remotely, primarily by using WyoCourses, the university online student management system. If a synchronous approach is used, classes may be hosted at the day and time scheduled for the face-to-face class. All key course documents must be posted in your WyoCourses course shell with plans for course continuation.

  • Remote Teaching Resources

    Vice presidents will ensure continuity of operations or alternative work duties, as needed. Faculty may find the following tools useful for remote teaching:

     

  • Academic Integrity

    You can explore the use of HonorLock for exams, as well as Respondus to lock down browsers. Continue to monitor student assignment submissions for integrity as you normally would.

    ECTL has access to HonorLock for online exam proctoring. Contact ECTL for information.

  • Transitioning Your Class Online

    Besides working with colleagues in your academic unit, your unit head and support groups from your college, the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning has mobilized its staff and resources to support all faculty teaching online.

    Helpful transition resources.

  • Health Considerations

    If you are sick with COVID-19, waiting for a test result on COVID-19 or showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath), please stay away from campus, self-isolate and contact your health care provider for care. You should go to this site -- https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?UnivofWyoming&layout_id=2 -- and fill out the form so that the university can make sure you’re receiving appropriate care.

  • FAQs

    In this time of uncertainty, we are dedicated to helping faculty members get answers to their questions.

    Visit Faculty FAQs.

     

Staff Resources

  • Remote Work

    UW employees will continue to work. To further reduce transmission, the university is encouraging employees to work remotely, where appropriate. Employees should consult with their supervisor to develop a plan to work remotely, with approval from their vice president.

  • Health Considerations

    If you are sick with COVID-19, waiting for a test result on COVID-19 or showing symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath), please stay away from campus, self-isolate and contact your health care provider for care. You should go to this site -- https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?UnivofWyoming&layout_id=2 -- and fill out the form so that the university can make sure you’re receiving appropriate care.

  • Continuity & Resources

    Vice presidents will ensure continuity of operations or alternative work duties, as needed. Employees may find the following tools useful for remote work:

     

  • FAQs

    In this time of uncertainty, we are dedicated to helping staff members get answers to their questions.

    Visit Staff FAQs.

     

Student Health Information


UW Student Health Services: 307-766-2130

Student Health Services will remain open. Students who are experiencing fever, cough, and shortness of breath are directed to call Student Health Services before visiting the clinic. Faculty and staff who experience these symptoms should call their health care provider. The UW Family Medicine Residency Centers and the University’s Albany Community Health Clinic will remain open to serve the public. DO NOT call 911 for advice unless you or someone else is experiencing a life-threatening condition.
If your concern develops outside business/clinic hours, you may call Ivinson Memorial Hospital at 307-742-2141 for further advice.

 


 

A top prevention strategy is to keep your hands clean. Take a moment to review these videos for helpful tips.

 

Travel & Research


Institutionally Sponsored Travel

The university is immediately suspending all institutionally sponsored travel through May 15, unless mission critical and approved by the division vice president. The university is discouraging booking of travel between May 16 and June 30; if you do have travel planned for this time, you do not have to cancel. The university will reassess in early May whether travel will be allowed or need to be canceled.

 

High-Risk Travelers

Individuals returning from a country currently at a CDC Warning Level 3 status should stay away from campus, and self-monitor and self-isolate for 14 days following their return. Employees should coordinate with their vice president to facilitate working remotely if appropriate.

 

Research

The Office of Research and Economic Development is offering guidance and resources for the University of Wyoming research community to assist in the planning for potential impacts and ensuring research continuity during the COVID-19 outbreak. Research questions should be directed to the Office of Research and Economic Development at 307-766-5353.

 

Events & Athletics


 

Campus Events

Effective immediately, all university events are suspended until further notice.

UW Athletics

All athletic activities including competitions, team and individual practices, and meetings and other organized gatherings will be suspended until further notice.

Campus Visits

Campus visits for prospective students are suspended until further notice. We encourage you to view our virtual tour online if you’re interested in viewing a campus facility.

Note: We are still currently processing fall 2020 student applications for admittance.

Frequently Asked Questions


In this time of uncertainty, we’re dedicated to helping answer your questions based on the latest information regarding the COVID-19 (novel coronavrius) pandemic.

 

>> Student FAQs

>> Staff FAQs

>> Faculty FAQs


Additional Health Information

UW’s interdepartmental task force is diligently monitoring events worldwide to anticipate and prepare for potential changes. Here are some essential resources for global travel alerts and warnings to visit before you travel abroad:

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