Information for Students during COVID-19
All classes, at all campuses, have been moved to online delivery beginning March 23, 2020 until the end of the semester.
Most materials will be in D2L, but your professor may elect to meet through Zoom or
other voice/video mediums. Please contact your professor for specific information.
More information about online classes can be found here.
Here are more resources to help you with online classes:
Introduction to online learning – https://www.apsu.edu/online/current-students/index.php
FAQ for online learning – https://www.apsu.edu/online/introduction/online-faq.php
How to use D2L BrightSpace – https://www.apsu.edu/online/technology/d2l.php
How to use ZOOM? – https://www.apsu.edu/online/technology/zoom.php
Austin Peay’s library will be open and there are computers available for students to use. Other computer labs on campus may be open as well. Information for internet and computer access in surrounding counties can be found at apsu.edu/coronavirus.
Do you have a laptop or know someone who needs one? – Laptop Loan Program https://govstech.apsu.edu/TDClient/2071/Portal/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=14868
From now to the end of spring semester, the library has reduced its hours of operation
and has restricted some services. The library is open to APSU employees and currently
enrolled students only. For the safety of library staff, your fellow students, and
your children, please do not bring children to the library.
The library is open for computer and internet access, book checkouts and returns, and interlibrary loan. If possible, we ask that you limit library use to these activities. To adhere to the CDC's recommendation to stay at least six feet away from others, some other restrictions are also in place: every other computer workstation has been removed, only two people may use a single study table, and conference rooms are closed. The Writing Center is not providing assistance in-person, but staff are available to help online.
Check with your professor regarding laboratory classes.
Graduation ceremonies have been delayed and a new date is being researched. Students also have the opportunity to attend August or December commencements. Please visit www.apsu.edu/commencement for information regarding commencement updates.
There will be summer classes, but they will all be online.
Summer 2020 classes include Maymester, Summer I, II and III, and Full Summer terms.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the University has decided to adopt a pass/fail grading option for students currently enrolled in 2020 Spring, Spring II and Spring B undergraduate classes graded on a letter grade (A, B, C, D or F) basis. This option will be a voluntary, student-initiated, opt-in process on a course-by-course basis. Students wishing to remain on a letter grade basis will not be required to move to pass/fail. The details of the process and an associated timeline will be posted on www.apsu.edu/registrar on or before April 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).
Housing & Campus
Housing is still open. However, we are encouraging students to move out of their assigned spaces if possible. Residence Life and Dining Services encourages students to move out of their assigned spaces for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. While residence halls and apartments remain open at this time, if you can return home, please do so. We understand this is not possible for everyone, and we want all residents to be where they feel most safe and able to do well academically. If you do plan to move out, please return to campus by 7 p.m. on March 28, 2020, to retrieve all belongings, return your room key, and complete the check-out process.
If you plan to move out, you must return to campus by 7 p.m. March 28, 2020 to retrieve all belongings, return your room key and complete the checkout process.
If you remain on-campus, your meal plan will remain the same. If you move out your meal plan will continue to work at the limited dining venues available through March 28. On March 29, we will disable all meal plans and issue credits for
the unused portion of your Plus Dollars and meals.
Students who do not return to campus housing will be issued a pro-rated refund of housing fees paid after completing the check-out process. University officials are currently calculating student housing refunds for each student. Once we have identified the specific students not returning to campus, a calculation will be finalized and the refund amount will be provided to those respective students. We will work as quickly as possible to complete calculations, but the work will take some time.. However, this is dependent on current housing students promptly notifying the Department of Housing and Residence Life of their intentions.
If you believe that you need to remain in Housing for the remainder of the spring semester, please complete the Extended Housing Application. If you elect to remain on campus for any duration, and decide to check out before the end of the spring semester, your pro-rated credit will reflect the length of your stay in housing. Students must complete the Extended Housing Application by Sunday, March 28, 2020 at 7 p.m. Any students who fail to complete the form and fail to check out of their assigned spaces will continue to be charged for their housing assignment until May 9, 2020, whichever occurs later. Please understand that students who stay will not be allowed to have a roommate. Relocation may occur to facilitate social distancing and to condense buildings.
The Foy Center will be closed for fitness and recreation use until further notice. University recreation offices will remain open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fitness and recreation users must remove their belongings from lockers or other areas by 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 20. Paid membership and locker rentals:Drafts and payroll deduction for paid memberships and locker rentals will be suspended until access is reinstated. Adjustments for paid memberships will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Questions should be directed to 931-221-7564 or by email at email@example.com
Your meal plan will continue to work at the dining venues available until your check-out date.
Your meal plan will continue to work at the dining venues available until your check-out date, at which point we will calculate a pro-rated refund. We
expect to issue this refund at the same time as housing refunds. If you remain on
campus, your meal plan will remain active.
Beginning March 29, Dining Services will reduce dining hours and availability based on the remaining on-campus residential student population.
Your meal plan will continue to work at the dining venues available until your check-out date, at which point we will calculate a pro-rated refund. We expect to issue this refund at the same time as housing refunds. If you remain on campus, your meal plan will remain active.
Student Workers and Employees
Austin Peay State University is working to ensure that all student employees are paid – regardless if they are able to return to work or not – during this current COVID-19 pandemic. Since there are several different classifications of student employees, all students who work for the University should contact their supervisor about whether they should return to work.
- Scholarship students. Students who work on campus to fulfill their scholarship service hours do not need to return to their positions. You will not lose your scholarship by not returning to work. Contact your supervisor for more details.
- Federal Work Study students. These students do not need to return to their positions. The Department of Education has authorized that Federal Work Study students may continue to be paid for the remainder of the semester. This will be based on the number of hours the student was scheduled to work each week. For example, if a student’s schedule was Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-4 p.m., they will continue to log six hours and be paid at their regular rate of pay. Contact your supervisor so they can work with you on logging in the hours you’ve already worked to ensure you are paid.
- General Campus employees. Employees who are non-essential to the functioning of Austin Peay will continue to be paid, but they do not need to report to their positions for the rest of the semester. This will be based on the number of hours the student was scheduled to work each week. For example, if a student’s schedule was Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-4 p.m., they will continue to log six hours and be paid at their regular rate of pay. Essential student employees – tutors, Help Desk workers, etc. – need to find a way to resume their work, either remotely or on campus. Contact your supervisor for information.
- Veterans Affairs Work Study. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is still determining if it will compensate VA students during this situation. The University is currently developing plans to pay these students if the VA is unable to reach a decision soon.
- Interns. Student interns should contact their professors or supervisors to find out if they can work remotely for the remainder of the semester.
- Graduate Assistants. Graduate students should contact their supervisor to discuss their GA positions.
If you do not see your employee classification above (or are unsure of your classification),
contact your supervisor for more information.
APSU COVID-19 Task Force
Federal Work Study students and General Campus employees must continue to log their scheduled hours to get paid. For example, if a student’s schedule was Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-4 p.m., they will continue to log six hours and be paid at their regular rate of pay. Contact your supervisor so they can work with you on logging in the hours you’ve already worked to ensure you are paid.