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The SDC is a close and supportive community. Keep connected. Stay safe and healthy. Together we will emerge from this with new perspectives, wisdom, compassion, and tools.

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Official Updates

The university has a website that serves as the central source of updates and information about COVID-19.

Cougs Help Cougs Stay Healthy

The Cougar community is being asked to take collective action to honor restrictions and guidance which are designed to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and ease the burden on Pullman’s limited and rural health care infrastructure, including Cougar Health Services. If you are currently in Pullman, or NEED to return immediately, you can stay in Pullman. If you can stay at your permanent residence, please do so. View the most recent message about returning to Pullman and access to resources on campus.

Remote Access

Spectrum and Comcast have indicated that there is free Internet being provided during this time to university students.

Emergency Grant

The Office of Academic Engagement has updated its eligibility requirements for students to apply for an emergency grant of $200-$1000 (must be a WA resident).

Advising

Academic advisors in Pullman are here to support your academic progress and stand ready to meet with you by telephone, email, or through Zoom. As we work our way through these changes, it is important to remember that this is new territory for all of us. Let’s all practice patience and grace together.

Preparing for your Academic Advising Appointment

If you already have scheduled an appointment with your academic advisor, please plan to keep the appointment. Your academic advisor will initiate contact with you by phone unless plans have been made directly with you to conduct the appointment by email or through Zoom. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the appointment:

  • Please check your WSU email daily for any messages. Faculty and Academic Advisors will communicate with you through your WSU email.
  • Make sure your telephone number is up-to-date in MyWSU. This is the phone number your advisor will call. To review your phone number and contact information, use this link.
  • Make sure you are available for the appointment time you scheduled. If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please notify your advisor ahead of time by email.
  • As your appointment draws near, take a moment to review your academic requirement report located in MyWSU along with the Schedule of Classes which lists Summer and Fall 2020 course availability. Your advisor will be referencing these resources during your appointment.
  • If you are having difficulty scheduling an appointment with your academic advisor, please contact the Academic Success and Career Center (ASCC) at 509-335-6000.

Tutoring

Beginning March 23, all tutoring will be available on Zoom. The current schedule will continue to be utilized and there will be a URL under each tutor’s name. When the tutor is scheduled to work, students will just click on the URL, sign in using WSU credentials, and then be tutored via Zoom. Students who have any problems are encouraged to contact Becky Dueben or call 509 335 0348.

  • The SDC’s tutor in Revit and AutoCAD will be available MWF from 10am-12pm through this link and the Meeting ID is 673-300-746.

Course Delivery

To maximize social distancing, all classes will be Zoom-only for the remainder of the semester. To set-up your Zoom account, please go here: https://wsu.zoom.us/ and click “sign in.” You will sign with your WSU credentials and your account will be created. Do note that Zoom is accessible via laptop or mobile phone. Also note, to use Zoom effectively, you are going to need (1) broadband internet access; (2) a device that has a microphone; (3) a device that has a camera.

  • Courses will be delivered at the time of your scheduled class synchronously through Zoom. Faculty will be setting up the Zoom meetings and inviting students to attend.
  • All course content will be recorded in the Zoom classroom and posted to the course Blackboard site so that students who are not able to make the synchronous class still have access to the information. We are committed to offering this option to our students.
  • Students who must work in teams or on group projects will need to find a collective time to connect outside of class. Students are encouraged to find a time that works for everyone and to utilize Zoom, Microsoft Teams (or other similar platforms) to connect and share information.
  • If you have not heard from your instructor for a course, please e-mail them directly. Contact information for all faculty is available in the WSU Directory.

Best Practices

Check out this student resource for some helpful tips.

Additional Resources