COVID-19 Student Resources

During this time, we want to keep you informed so you can make important decisions surrounding your health and safety. Below is information about distance learning, news, financial support and frequently asked questions. If you have health concerns, there are various campus and external resources available.

Resources to help you succeed

COVID-19 Academic FAQs for Students

Academic accommodations will still be provided, both virtually and in-person, depending on student choice and spacing availability. However, students will be strongly encouraged to use their accommodations virtually. Students using in-person accommodations will be required to wear masks and be spaced out by more than 6 feet. Contact the Center for Student Academic Success at (918) 631-2315 or csas@utulsa.edu if you have any questions or concerns about your accommodations.

You should contact the Center for Student Academic Success to discuss any possible accommodations right away. If you cannot wear a mask because of a disability, you will need to take the option to participate in classes virtually and participate in meetings or other functions by phone or online. If you have a need to meet in person with someone, contact CSAS at 918-631-2315 or csas@utulsa.edu to discuss options.

No determinations have been made regarding what, if any, course schedule changes will be made for fall 2020. Every effort will be made to ensure that modifications to course schedules are minimally disruptive and will not require students to re-enroll for courses.

When deciding where to begin your college career, it is important to remember the goal of your overall college experience. Your decision is about the next four years of your life. Starting your classes at TU will not only prepare you to graduate from TU, but it will help you develop relationships with professors, meet friends through residence halls and classes and join organizations in which you could become a leader as early as your first semester. These opportunities will allow you the chance to thrive at TU for four years and adjust to campus life. The COVID-19 adjustments to campus life are temporary, but your decision where you start college is the foundation of your professional and personal life after graduation. 

Our students’ safety and success have always been at the forefront of all our decisions and it is important to remember that the COVID-19 adjustments to campus life are temporary and being implemented on college campuses across the nation. Although the campus experience will look different this fall, many elements will remain the same. All incoming students will be matched with a Student Success Coach who will help them transition from high school to college. Through monthly meetings, coaches will celebrate students’ highs and help navigate obstacles by developing skills and providing resources. TU professors will continue to make themselves available to answer questions, discuss career options and mentor students through research. As always, TU’s class size will remain small for increased individual attention. TU also has the advantage of forging connections and relationships between students, faculty and staff because of our small size and dedicated community.

The Center for Global Engagement made the very difficult decision to cancel all TU study abroad programs for the remainder of 2020, which includes the summer JumpstartTU program.

Enrollment for the summer 2020 term opens March 30.

Yes. All summer courses will be offered through virtual instruction. Course listings were updated March 26, so please check the schedule online. Contact your academic advisers if you have any questions.

Visit the student resources page for tips on managing your time and keeping up with coursework during distance learning. You can also request a meeting with a student success coach by emailing successcoaches@utulsa.edu. Student success coaches can help you set goals and stay on track as you adjust to virtual interactions with your professors and peers.

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COVID-19 Campus Operations FAQs for Students

New Student Orientation is a unique experience aimed to help new students, and their families, get off to the best start possible. Orientation includes timeless traditions, tons of critical information as well as innovative programming aimed to prepare students for the first day of classes and potential challenges in the first year of college. This year will be slightly different as orientation will be conducted in small groups of 10 to 12 students who have enrolled in the same first-year experience class. Each small group will be led by an extensively trained TU Student Peer Mentor and an assigned professional Student Success Coach. The Peer Mentor and Success Coach will work with students the entire first year helping them make academic and social connections on campus. Social distancing policies will dictate how many students they will be able to meet in person. There will also be events hosted by Housing if they are living on campus and the Student Association, TU’s student government, will be conducting activities to connect students virtually or in-person with others outside of their orientation group.

All university-related events are suspended until further notice out of an abundance of caution. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment events, campus tours, student programs, reunions, performances, conferences and social events.

No. In keeping with the university observance of the social distancing policy and for the health and safety of all, the Collins Fitness Center is closed until further notice. Check for updates at utulsa.edu/fitness-center.

No. In order to encourage safe social distancing, all campus shuttle services, including service to and from Oxley College of Health Sciences, are suspended. If any member of the TU community needs special assistance or accommodations, please call Campus Security at 918-631-5555.

The TU Campus Bookstore is now open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Social distancing practices are in place to keep customers and workers safe. The bookstore is also fulfilling online orders through TheTulsaShop.com. Ground shipping is free on domestic orders over $65, restrictions apply. The book rental check-in date has been moved to May 26. If you have questions or concerns, please email tulsa@bkstr.com.

McFarlin Library will continue to support virtual teaching, learning and research with a variety of services and resources. Virtual services include remote research help, instructional services, online resources and interlibrary loan. TU faculty and staff can log in to My Library Account to view and renew library materials they have checked out through the library. There will also be limited book/material pick-ups. Contact April Schweikhard at april-schweikhard@utulsa.edu if you have questions.

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COVID-19 Housing and Dining FAQs for Students

Residence hall common areas such as study spaces and kitchens will still be open. There will be a limited number of people able to use the spaces simultaneously and additional cleaning procedures will be in place to ensure the safety of all users. Students will be required to wear face masks in all common areas for their safety and the safety of others.

There are many benefits to living on campus including the convince of being minutes from in-person classes, connecting with students and faculty in-person when possible and growing into independent living. Although the fall will look slightly different, the mission of campus living is the same: create an unforgettable TU experience.

All on-campus residents will be assigned private rooms in residence halls to promote physical distancing. Any spring decisions on residence hall roommates will be made at a later time. Apartment residents may choose to live with a roommate since each student has his/her own bedroom. Guests and other visitors will not be permitted in any campus housing.

Students living in campus apartments will continue to reside one person per bedroom. All apartment rates will stay the same for the fall and spring semesters.

Resident Assistants will still be down the hall for all residence hall residents to ask questions to, be there for support and offer fun programs. With a lower student to Resident Assitant ratio this year, our student and professional staff will be even more available to students.

Yes, living on campus is an experience you will not forget. Housing selection and placement will simply depend on availability and the overall physical distancing policy of TU at that time.

Housing will follow-up with all current student roommate pairs in June and will be in contact with all incoming students in July on placement. Every effort will be made to accommodate your living preferences to ensure an enjoyable campus experience.

Neighboring rooms and suitemates will ultimately depend on room availability in each residence hall, but every effort will be made to accommodate your living preferences.

All on-campus residents will be assigned private/single rooms in residence halls to promote physical distancing but will only be charged the double room rate for the fall semester. There will be no double-as-single or single rates for the fall semester.

Resident Assistants will continue to provide support and neighboring students will still be there for social interactions. Residence Life staff walk through their residence halls nightly and are available to help. There will also be daily programming across campus for an engaging campus experience.

Remember that TU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will remain open to students and whether you are on or off campus, you can contact CAPS for support. Call CAPS at 918-631-2200 to schedule a clinical consultation with a counselor or a non-clinical consultation with an outreach team member to learn about coping skills and other resources. The Self-Help Toolkit is also a useful compilation of different mental health resources curated by the CAPS counseling staff.

 

 

There will now be mobile ordering and expanded carryout dining options on campus. The Pat Case Dining Center will be relocated to the Hurricane Hut with carryout only options. Students, faculty and staff will be able to order and pay with their mobile devices and pick up their meals from Baja Jacks, Benvenuto, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Tossed. The other Student Union eateries including Chick-fil-a will be designed for grab and go with payment at the cashier station. McFarlin Café mobile ordering is in development.

During the fall semester, students will be encouraged to eat with suitemates and dine outside in small groups. At the beginning of the fall semester, seating in the Student Union will not be available for use to discourage large groups congregating indoors.

The Housing and Dining team are answering calls at 918-631-2516 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and are also available online.

Yes, on-campus residents will be assigned private rooms in residence halls to promote physical distancing, although apartment residents may choose to live with a roommate since each student has his/her own bedroom. Guests and other visitors will not be permitted in campus housing.

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COVID-19 Technology Resources FAQs for Students

If you are a student lacking technology, internet access or any other items that you need to be successful in online learning, contact Sheila Givens at sheila-givens@utulsa.edu immediately.

The IT Help Desk has left McFarlin Library and is now remote. Contact help@utulsa.edu at any time with questions.

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COVID-19 Travel Guideline FAQs for Students

If you are traveling outside of the state for any reason, please fill out the Form for Individuals Planning to Travel. TU requires students to self-quarantine and record their temperature twice daily for at least 14 days after traveling internationally or to areas with increased or increasing COVID-19 cases/deaths/hospitalizations. Those returning from abroad also must be screened through a call with the Alexander Health Center before stepping onto campus. Please review the CDC helpful guidance for travelers. During your travels, stay informed about developments and watch for advisories that could impact your journey and/or your return. The CDC has not recommended canceling travel within the United States. You should, however, carefully consider nonessential travel to U.S. locations that have declared a state of emergency or are experiencing a growing number of cases.

If you are traveling outside of the state for any reason, please fill out the Form for Individuals Planning to Travel. TU requires students, faculty and staff to self-quarantine and record their temperature twice daily for at least 14 days after traveling internationally or to areas with increased or increasing COVID-19 cases/deaths/hospitalizations. Those returning from abroad also must be screened through a call with the Alexander Health Center (students) or the Hurricane Health Clinic (employees) before stepping onto campus. Please review the CDC helpful guidance for travelers. During your travels, stay informed about developments and watch for advisories that could impact your journey and/or your return. The CDC has not recommended canceling travel within the United States. You should, however, carefully consider nonessential travel to U.S. locations that have declared a state of emergency or are experiencing a growing number of cases.

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