Information for Students during COVID-19
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All classes, at all campuses, have been moved to online delivery beginning March 23, 2020 until the end of the semester.
The Pass/Fail Grade Option will be available in AP OneStop beginning Monday, April 20, 2020 and the deadline to opt-in to the Pass/Fail Grade Option is Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Once the request has been submitted to change from the traditional “B”, “C”, or “D” grade mode to the Pass/Fail option, it is irrevocable. The details of the process and an associated timeline will be posted on www.apsu.edu/registrar.
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
Woodward Library Access (updated June 22, 2020)
While summer classes are in session Woodward Library is open six days a week except during holidays. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the library is open to APSU employees and currently enrolled students only. Everyone entering the library must swipe in with their APSU ID card. The library’s current hours of operation vary and can be found on the library website calendar.
Face masks must be worn at all times while using the library, and social distancing protocols must be followed. Seating is limited and students should use the library only for research, checking out and returning materials, and computer access. Research assistance is available online via email, text, or chat. Students may make appointments for in-depth online research consultations with librarians. In-person research assistance is not available.
Starbucks in the library remains closed, and Writing Center assistance is available online only.
Please visit the Woodward Library website for additional information and operational changes.
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.
Housing & Campus
Yes. We will be offering double-occupancy rooms, and single-occupancy rooms. If you have not applied for housing https://www.apsu.edu/housing/, we encourage you to do this ASAP. Spaces are filling up fast for fall.
This has no effect on your room assignment. You may stay in your room and enjoy the benefits of study spaces, internet connections and access to campus resources. There is no additional charge to stay over Thanksgiving or Winter Break. If you have a Spring 2021 assignment, you may remain in your assignment until May 2021.
All public areas will be cleaned daily with proper cleaning techniques to help reduce risk of any viruses. All study rooms, elevators and other hard services will be cleaned as needed.
All rooms will be deep cleaned prior to your arrival on campus, but once you move in, the cleaning of your room and bathroom area is your responsibility.
We do not offer community-style bathrooms or showers. Instead, we have suite-style and hotel-style rooms. Suite-style rooms share a bathroom with another room, while hotel-style rooms have a bathroom attached to the individual room. We also offer apartment-style housing in which students share restrooms and common spaces with the occupants of that apartment. We have a maximum occupancy of 4 students per apt. We never have more than 2 students per bedroom.
We will be doing several things to help with this.
- All public areas will be cleaned on a daily basis or more if needed.
- Hand sanitizers will be placed in all public areas for easy access for your use.
- Our common areas such as study rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and lobbies will remain open; however, we will be limiting occupancy to promote social distancing.
All housing staff and personnel on campus will be wearing masks at all times when in contact with students. Students will be encouraged to wear masks in common areas such as lobbies, laundry rooms, study rooms, kitchens, and hallways. One important aspect of reducing risk will be YOUR participation. We can provide guidelines, but you as the student will have to help us out by following all social distancing and CDC recommendations. Have a heart Govs, stay six feet apart.
We will be expanding Move-In to ten days to promote social distancing. Furthermore, you will be asked to pick a move-in appointment, as this will help promote social distancing and mitigate large crowds and traffic issues. You will receive an email with instructions to pick your move-in appointment in the next few days.
In Dining, we are currently working on implementing new mobile ordering, pickup, and delivery options at some of our Dining venues. This is designed to help reduce congestion in our high-traffic areas and increase speed of service. We are also working with Dining Services to modify our current waiting lines and customer seating areas to further facilitate social distancing in our Dining venues.
The student will have a choice. They can either go home or stay on campus. Our recommendation is for the student to go home. However, we are prepared to assist if the student choses to stay or cannot return home. We will provide that student a quarantine room on campus to limit the exposure to others. This room will be deep cleaned prior to move in and immediately after they return to their original room.
We feel the environment we can provide on campus is at lower-risk than other housing options. The cleaning protocols, educational programming, staff assistance with CDC guidelines, access to campus resources, health services access, and overall attention to details will assist you living on campus.
Yes, we are going to ask students to log on to the LiveSafe App each morning to report their current health. This will assist campus in helping to lower the risk for all students and the entire university community.
Yes, but they will need to follow all currents and updated CDC guidelines. The mask policy and social distancing will be in force.
Yes, we are planning on having all campus services open following CDC guidelines.
As we comply with the CDC’s recommendations for social distancing, APSU’s Dining has
condensed operations for students who require continued, on-campus dining. We understand that each student
purchased a meal plan with certain expectations pertaining to your campus dining experience.
However, now students may be unable to use their meal plans and Plus Dollars for the
duration of this academic term.
As we strive to serve our students in the best manner possible, we will offer a refund for the unspent Plus Dollars. Additionally, we are diligently working on a pro-rated refund for meal plans. We will provide that information as soon as we complete the calculation. Please follow the survey link below to indicate your intentions pertaining to continuation or cancellation of your current meal plan.
For any questions related to this email, please email Cecil Wilson, Assistant Director of Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APSU Dining Services
Follow this link to the Survey:
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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.