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Back to campus during COVID-19

Everything you need to know about the fall semester

New to Spalding or returning to campus? Either way, this probably isn’t how you envisioned the start of your fall semester.

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of uncertainty, but you can count on us at Spalding to help you be successful this academic year. Whether you will be taking classes on Spalding’s campus or online, we’re here to help you stay healthy, safe, connected and informed.

What you need to know

 

Daily Checklist

Temperature, self-assessment, mask, wash hands, social distance, repeat… If you plan to be on campus this fall, this will be your mantra. We ask that all our residents, students, faculty, staff and visitors join us in taking these health precautions as a campus-wide effort to be healthy together.

See these and other steps we are taking for the health and wellness of our campus this year.

 

Spalding Promise

Just as our mission gives us a common languéage and a shared commitment to do better, so shall the Spalding Promise—our community pledge to each do our part for the care of our community, ourselves and others during this global pandemic. We ask that every member of the Spalding community read, understand and pledge to abide by the Spalding Promise.

Login to your Spalding portal to read and sign the pledge before you come to campus this fall.

 

New Dining Options

Part of staying healthy is staying well fed. We’ve updated our dining options for the 2020-2021 academic year. You can now choose from the College Street Café or the Campus Store, which will have quick, ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads, drinks and snacks, as well as reheatable items. We’ve closed the Pod, but not to worry. We’ve transformed the Café to incorporate similar food and convenience of the former Pod.

The Café will have grab-and-go meals, salads, smoothies and sandwiches, live cooking stations, and a rotating weekly menu.  Students, faculty and staff can access the menu from their Spalding portal.

Café Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 10:30 – 2:00 (lunch); 3:00 – 7:00 (dinner)

Friday: 10:30 – 2:00 (lunch only)

Saturday: Café is closed. Grab-and-go food is available at the Campus Store.

Sunday: 10:30 – 2:00 (brunch or omelet station)

New Campus Store

The new Campus Store is your one-stop-shop for Spalding apparel, school supplies, grab-and-go meals, snacks and drinks, and other items.  It replaces our traditional bookstore—now an online bookstore—and is also where you’ll find the Campus Post Office. You can also get your EagleCard ID and parking permit from the Campus Store.

Learn more about the Campus Store.

 

Academic Advising

Academic advisors will continue to support, engage and connect with students this fall, helping to build community during a time where community interactions will be limited. First-year students can expect to see advisors in their SU-100 classes, allowing students and advisors to connect remotely outside of typical advising appointments.

Monday and Tuesday of week 1, Academic Advising and Student Success will have virtual drop-in hours from 8:30 am-5 pm. Virtual drop-in hours will allow you to change your schedule (add, drop or change), change your major, check your progress towards graduation. Students can access drop-in hours via Navigate SU.  Beginning on Wednesday, August 26th, you will be able to schedule an appointment for all other services offered in the advising office.

If you need assistance while on campus,  Advising and Student Success will have in-person availability for general inquiries from 12 pm – 4 pm Monday-Friday in Egan Leadership Center, Suite 200. Additional in-person assistance is available from 9am-12pm on Monday-Wednesday-Friday in Egan Leadership Center, Suite 301 (Undergraduate Dean’s Office).  Should this availability change, students will be notified promptly.

You can always schedule an appointment with your advisor through Navigate or email them at advising@spalding.edu. Academic advising is committed to student safety just as much as they are to student success.

Health Services

Your mental and physical health are important to your wellbeing, especially during a pandemic. To curb the spread of COVID-19, we’ve modified our psychological and health services to be no or limited contact this year.

Eagle Care health clinic will be evaluating or treating students by phone triage, telehealth, or appointment (as necessary) and will not be accepting walk-in patients. Call (502) 873-4255  to speak with a nurse or leave a message or email eaglecare@spalding.edu.

The Counseling and Psychological Services (Caps) has implemented teletherapy so you can receive services from the comfort of your dorm room or home. Call (502) 873-4486 or email caps@spalding.edu to make an appointment.

Visit Health and Counseling Services to learn more.

 

Library

The Spalding University Library staff welcomes back all students, faculty, and staff! You will find answers to all your library and information needs available on the library’s special COVID-19 webpage.  Quick access to the webpage is available using your cell phone via the QR code on the library’s front door hours of operation signage.

 

Printing Services

Learn from anywhere. Print from anywhere, no contact. Our student printing system, Wepa, has added features to its mobile app, Wepa Print (available from the  App Store or Google Play). You can now manage print jobs directly from your phone: check your print balance, locate print stations, and (with an iPhone or Android phone with NFC) release print jobs without having to use a print station’s touchscreen.

The Wepa phone app can access files from Cloud Storage accounts like Google Drive, OneDrive, Box and more. When you are ready to print, you can tap your phone or swipe your EagleCard to release your documents at an accessible Wepa print station.

Using Wepa Express, a new feature in the mobile app, you can also set up your document release ahead of time at any print station through your phone. You can also give a secure Wepa Code to another person to have them release the documents on your behalf. If you do not have the Wepa app, there are several other ways you can release documents to print including email, from your personal laptop or from the Wepa website.

 

Technology Services

Our IT team aims to help you stay connected whether you are taking classes online or in person. For tech support or to request access to technology, contact IT at techsupport@spalding.edu or (502) 873-4547 with your technology questions.

 

Stay Updated

No matter how much we plan for this academic year, we will inevitably have to adapt. You can always check back here as we add new information, visit our Healthy Together (Return to Campus) webpage, read the latest COVID-related Campus Updates and check your Spalding email for news and information.

For urgent information and alerts, sign up for Spalding’s Omnilert E2Campus alert system. It is the fastest way to be informed of a class delay or campus closing related to weather or other circumstances, and it is the system used to communicate any emergency situation that could potentially impact you.

Read our blog post about E2Campus alerts, including how to sign up and check or change your notification preferences.

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