How do I use Zoom?
The majority of courses will be accessed via Zoom for the remainder of the semester. Information for how to access Zoom through WasU can be found here.
What if I don’t have access to Wi-Fi?
If you have concerns about your internet access, please call 314-935-8300 or 888-234-2863 and listen to the menu options to learn how to access technical support. The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is also available for financial support in purchasing Wi-Fi access. In addition, a number of networks are providing free Wi-Fi to students in light of the closure of many Universities.
How will final exams take place now?
All final exams will take place virtually. Department heads and faculty members can provide specifics on this updated policy.
Are RPMs, PLTL, Peer Coaching, and other academic resources still going to be available?
Yes! Check out The Learning Center and The Writing Center websites for information on how to access the same resources as before via Zoom. If you are a part of a PLTL program, PLTL will also now be online via Zoom.
Will resources for students with disabilities still be available?
Disability Resources has set up an FAQ page with more information regarding how to access these resources. All students currently using these resources will still have access to them for the remainder of the year. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org as questions and concerns arise. You are also encouraged to reach out to your professors and work wit them to adjust to classes over Zoom.
Has the Pass/Fail policy been changed in regards to major/graduation requirements?
Each school will independently let students know how Pass/Fail policies may impact the courses you are taking. Included here is the Arts & Sciences FAQ Sheet regarding Pass/Fail policies. As of 3/23, Olin and McKelvey have all classes able to be taken as P/F and count towards major/graduation requirements. Arts & Sciences has P/F as an option for all classes with some departmental restrictions on whether it will count towards major/graduation requirements.
What do I do if I don’t have textbooks, notes, etc?
You are encouraged to reach out to your professor and subject librarian. Faculty are aware that many students do not have the academic resources they need for their classes, and can work with librarians to get you access to books and materials you may need.
How will my textbook rentals through the University be impacted?
The Campus Bookstore has released an FAQ sheet with updates on how textbook rentals will be impacted.
What is the procedure for non-lecture classes?
It is understood that all courses, including Art + Architecture courses, Labs, and Music + Performance-based courses, will all be taken online. We are still learning the specifics of how professors intend to navigate traditionally hands-on courses online.