Welcome back from spring break!
Although most of you are not back in Madison physically, and those who are will find it a very different place with significantly reduced in-person services and social distancing, the spring semester continues, and we are here (also remotely!) to support you in all ways possible. Our top priority is your health, safety and well-being. We also want to help you with the adjustment to our new reality of remote delivery of courses, which are likely to come with some bumps along the way in spite of the huge efforts your instructors have put in this past week to allow your courses to move forward. We all have the same goals – for your successful completion of the semester. Let’s work together to make it happen!
I know you have received multiple messages that outline resources available to you, some of which I think are worth repeating here to ensure that you all get the support needed, both in and out of the classroom.
The Office of Student Financial Aid has put together a comprehensive list of basic needs resources, to support anyone concerned about finances, food, mental health, technology availability and more. https://financialaid.wisc.edu/basic-needs-resources/
The campus COVID-19 site has a tab for students that includes information about how to gain academic support including tips for remote learning, student support for your success, health and well-being, campus services for those in Madison physically, and an expanding list of FAQ’s and updates. https://covid19.wisc.edu/for-students/
In CALS, the Office of Academic Affairs and our services remain active, even as we work remotely. See below for messages and information from our units, including how we will continue to interact with and support you. Please check back to this space frequently as it is where we will update you as new information and opportunities arise! As always, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or let us know how you are doing!This article was posted in A Message from the Dean.