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UW Moves Toward On-Campus Education This Fall
May 14, 2020 | 4:15 p.m.
The University of Wyoming is taking steps toward a resumption of in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester. Visit the ‘UW Moves Toward On-Campus Education This Fall’ news release for more information.


UW Working Groups Focus on Fall Reopening Issues
May 4, 2020 | 3:30 p.m.
In preparation for the May 13-15 University of Wyoming Board of Trustees meeting, five working groups of faculty, staff and students have been formed to put together policies and procedures that could be used if the trustees decide to reopen campus this fall. Visit the 'UW Working Groups Focus on Fall Reopening Issues' news release for more 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

  • Course Delivery

    All undergraduate and graduate courses are being delivered online for the summer semester. The university is making plans for students to return to campus this fall, with a focus on protecting the health and safety of students, employees and the public. A final plan is expected to be presented to the UW Board of Trustees in early June.

  • 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

     

  • 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 can visit the reporting site and fill out the form so that the university can make sure you’re receiving appropriate care.

  • Food Resources

    UW Residence Life and Dining Services has created a new centralized food pantry in the Wyoming Union vestibule. Visit the Food Pantry page for more information!

  • 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

  • Course Delivery

    All undergraduate and graduate courses are being delivered online for the summer semester. The university is making plans for students to return to campus this fall, with a focus on protecting the health and safety of students, employees and the public. A final plan is expected to be presented to the UW Board of Trustees in early June.

  • 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 are continuing 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. The administration is working on a plan for all employees to return to campus and will announce it as soon as possible.

  • 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 has extended its restriction on all institutionally sponsored travel through July 30, unless mission critical and approved by the division vice president.

 

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. For more information, go to www.uwyo.edu/research/covid-19 or call 307-766-5353.

 

Events & Athletics


 

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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