Message to Students: Pre-Registration for Laptops and Wireless Hotspot Checkout - March 10, 2020

Dear Students: 

The University administration, in coordination with your faculty, continues to monitor the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

While there are currently no plans to close campus or suspend classes, the situation is rapidly evolving and at some point in the near future it may become necessary for faculty to deliver instruction in alternate formats. This could include assignments and/or discussions via, for example, Blackboard, email and Zoom meetings.

The University has a limited number of laptops available to students who do not already have a reliable personal computer. We are also exploring the possibility of procuring wireless hotspots for students who do not have reliable internet service to complete their coursework.

Please use this survey to let us know if you need a laptop or hotspot in the event your classes are shifted to an alternate format. By completing the survey, you are pre-registering for a laptop or hotspot check out. Laptops and hotspots will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to those who have pre-registered (pre-registration does not guarantee that you will receive a laptop or hotspot). Once registered, a University representative will contact you with instructions on how to pick up your borrowed device.

Information and updates about the campus' response to the coronavirus are available on our website.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Greer, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs