Information for Students
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- UNO is requiring everyone to wear a mask if they are on campus. Don't have a mask? Each student is being provided two (2) Maverick face masks at no charge.
- Textbooks are only available to purchase online. Make sure to order any textbooks you may need by Monday, Aug. 31, to take advantage of free shipping.
- The 1-Check UNO app is a tool to help keep you - and others - safe. Make sure you download the mobile version and bookmark the web platform to screen for COVID symptoms before coming to campus.
We are committed to providing the exceptional educational experience our students have come to know, whether they are returning to campus or studying remotely.
Here are some quick highlights for you to know:
The UNO campus will be de-densifying classrooms, workspaces, and public areas this fall.
What that means:
While there will always be unknowns as the circumstances surrounding this virus evolve, this semester you can expect:
- Physical distancing in workspaces, classrooms and public areas
- Campus safety protocols involving facilities cleaning
- Individual screening
- Personal protective equipment (face masks and shields)
Learn more about these health and safety measures by reading through our Fall Campus Guidance document and reviewing our four instructional video modules.
Do you have specific health concerns? We're read to help make accommodations with your well-being in mind. Please reach out to the Office of Health Security for guidance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two “Maverick Strong” reusable face masks are being provided to all UNO students. Distribution of masks began on Aug. 16, and will continue through the first week of classes.
Reusable masks should be put on, taken off, and cleaned in accordance with CDC guidelines. Watch a demonstration of how to properly handle a reusable mask, and more sanitization guidance with our "Protect Yourself, Protect Others" video module.
UNO has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures for workspaces, labs, and common areas.
While UNO Environmental Services have worked hard to accomplish such enhanced disinfection, students, staff, and faculty are expected to assist in the cleaning of their personal spaces.
If appropriate means of cleaning are not available, we ask that you contact Environmental Services. As policies are revised, training continues to be conducted and additional measures will be established to ensure proper cleaning and disinfection is taking place across the UNO campus.
Hand sanitizer stations are located across campus. These freestanding sanitizer stations are commonly located near building entrances and exits. If you purchase your own hand sanitizer, the CDC recommends checking the product label to make sure it contains at least 60% alcohol.
Disinfecting wipes will also be provided for all classrooms and labs beginning with the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 24. Students should be prepared to wipe down their areas before and after attending class.
- To help make long-term financial planning easier, the tuition rate students pay in the fall semester will be the rate they pay through 2023.
- The online course tuition rate has been reduced to align more closely with the in-person delivery rate.
- Many incentive programs also are available to help students cover the costs of pursuing their educational goals.
Don’t have a computer or reliable access to the internet? We are here for you, Mavs!
All active students are eligible to check out equipment from the UNO Help Desk. Laptops are available for those who do not have a working laptop/tablet at their residence, while mobile hotspots can be used by those who do not have reliable internet access. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and the length of how long you can keep the equipment will be determined at the time of checkout.
To check out equipment, please fill out the 2020-2021 Checkout Form.
More information about equipment checkout can be found on the ITS website.
To provide students the most flexibility to meet their needs, UNO is offering courses in an array of modalities this fall.
What that means:
- In-Person instruction: instructors and students attending synchronous classes on-campus, or, in the case of practica, field work, internships, service learning, or flight training, at community locations, subject to public health conditions. (001 sections)
- Remote instruction: instructors and students meet synchronously using digital technology (eg: Zoom) at the scheduled times according to the Registrar’s calendar. (820 sections)
- Hybrid instruction: a mix of in-person instruction and either remote or online instruction, with reduced contact time on campus. (860 sections)
- Online instruction: asynchronous instructor-student interactions using digital technology, with students able to interact with each other and the instructor at flexible hours. (850 sections)
If at any point accommodations need to be made for students, faculty, or support staff, based on health concerns, students should work with their College to make the appropriate adjustments.
If a student does not have internet connectivity at their primary residence, they are encouraged to work with their academic advisor to determine the best course schedule for them in the fall.
Plans for Fall 2020 include access to on-campus buildings with computer and internet access for students. Additionally, students who have computer access, but no internet access, can make use of the campus' free Wi-Fi options.
If you have general questions regarding online learning or technical issues with online platforms, contact the Office of Digital Learning. For questions specific to your course, contact your instructor.
Students should also make use of the Keep Learning module made available through Canvas, which has a robust collection of resources and information on how to stay engaged and on track academically.
We understand that one of the most important aspects of your college experience is staying connected with your friends and classmates; and we want to make sure that you are able to do that safely.
Physical distancing does not have to mean being socially distant.
Make sure you take part in the Virtual Student Involvement Fair as part of Durango Days on Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Additionally, if you are feeling concerned, scared, or confused about anything, don't hesitate to reach out. There are many ways to connect, take care. and get help.
As you look to find ways to connect, please keep in mind the guidelines for on-campus gatherings:
Events are currently restricted to no more than 10 people if they are held in-person on-campus. However, we continue to host, sponsor, and provide support to these events, as well as virtual events in a way that keeps individuals safely distanced and protected.