Information for Students
- Fall 2020 Classes resume August 24.
- Course schedules may include some evening and weekend classes, a hybrid of online and in-person learning, and other approaches, including de-densifying classrooms.
- Students will receive two (2) Maverick face masks at no charge.
We are committed to providing the exceptional educational experience our students have come to know, whether they return to campus or study remotely.
Health & Safety Measures
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/testing
- Personal protective equipment (facial masks)
Additionally, if you are an individual with health concerns, accommodations will be made with your well-being in mind.
Two “Maverick Strong” reusable face masks will be provided to all UNO students. Information on how students can receive their masks is forthcoming. Reusable masks should be put on, taken off, and cleaned in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Student workers and graduate assistants returning to campus prior to the start of classes may pick up masks from UNO’s Office of Spirit and Tradition, located in 113 MBSC (Student Involvement Suite). Check with your supervisor to arrange a pickup time and date.
Hand Sanitizer and Sanitizing Wipes
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 area before and after attending class.
Returning to Campus Safely
In order for students to safely return to in-person operations, five committees of students, faculty, and staff members are working diligently to develop and refine plans for this semester.
What that means:
Their decision-making is guided by:
- Public health expertise found with the University of Nebraska Medical Center Global Center for Health Security’s Pandemic Mitigation & Response Guide
- Feedback shared during the May 14 Strategic Planning Forum
- Campus opinion surveys
- Five S Strategy
The Five S Strategy
Safe: We will keep campus safe and healthy by reducing population density.
Simple: We will use common-sense planning to limit potential exposures.
Smart: We will be mindful of campus community needs and provide flexible options for students, faculty, and staff.
Successful: We will use pre-existing goals and benchmarks to measure our success in areas of student success, research, and engagement.
Systems: We will leverage existing structures, processes, and stakeholders to meet the campus community’s needs.
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)
UNO plans to offer each course with options. 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.