What buildings are currently open?
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Effective June 1, 2020, UNO will no longer limit campus access to only on-site essential personnel.
Campus buildings, however, will continue to be restricted by key card access as approved by employee supervisors.
Will food services be available on-campus?
UNO Dining Services remains closed until further notice.
Students facing food insecurity can receive assistance through the Maverick Food Pantry.
The availability of campus facilities and services are subject to change as circumstances dictate.
Will the UNO Child Care Center be available?
Following guidance from NU President Ted Carter, the UNO Child Care Center will be closed until further notice effective at 5 P.M. April 8, 2020.
Will Campus Recreation facilities be available?
Effective Tuesday, March 17, at 5 P.M., all Campus Recreation activities and services are discontinued until further notice.
Individuals who have personal items in lockers are asked to schedule an appointment for retrieval by calling 402.554.2539.
Are the UNO libraries still open?
Following a relaxing of campus access restrictions on June 1, 2020, UNO Libraries are partially open with limited services to UNO students, faculty, and staff via MavCARD access only.
The Criss Library will be partially open Monday - Friday, 8 A.M. - 5 P.M., with only the second floor accessible including computer labs.
Book and tech check-out services will be available with assistance from library personnel.
UNO Libraries also stands ready to assist students with a wide range of online support tools.
Will courses be offered online for Fall 2020?
On June 11, 2020, a message from UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., and the UNO leadership team detailed a flexible course offering plan for Fall 2020, which includes a variety of options from entirely online courses to in-person courses that are conducted with necessary safety precautions (PPE and physical distancing).
Students should continue to make plans for Fall 2020 to make sure they stay on track academically. A list of classes being offered, and which mode they will be taught in, can be found though UNO's Class Search.
I need to take an assessment in the Testing Center. Will this service be available?
If you have any questions, please call the testing company you registered with or the Testing Center if you registered with the office. Testing Center staff will be working remotely.
To reach the Testing Center:
Questions about how this may impact accessibility accommodations, please contact the UNO Accessibility Services office at email@example.com and you can visit the ASC website for more resources.
I need to speak with my academic advisor. Will I be able to meet with them?
Yes, academic advisors across campus are holding advising appointments with students remotely (online or by phone).
Schedule through MavTRACK
Are we planning athletic events this fall?
Yes, but this will depend on the size, location of the NCAA athletic, and the current pandemic conditions in our community/communities of visiting teams within our conferences.
We are still considering whether or not campus intramural and sports club events will be offered. More information will be released when a decision is made.
If my family has been economically impacted by COVID-19, and I may no longer be able to afford college, is there anything that can I do?
Yes, UNO has announced a new array of financial assistance for undergraduate and graduate students. We recognize that the economic uncertainty is very real for many families in Nebraska and the Omaha metropolitan area.
At UNO, we want you to know we are here to help.
Do I need to wear a mask if I am on campus?
The CDC and Douglas County Health Department are recommending individuals wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
By wearing a mask, you protect the person next to you and when other people wear a mask, they are helping to protect you.
UNO has masks available to all faculty, staff, and students for those who need them.
Note: The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for health care workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.Please consult the Douglas County Health Department's FAQ page or information line for specific questions.
Can I be seen at the Nebraska Medicine-UNO Health Center if I am experiencing symptoms that could be related to COVID-19?
If you are experiencing symptoms, please do not visit the Nebraska Medicine-UNO Health Center.
Anyone who has reason to believe they may have contracted COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms should contact their primary health provider. If needed, the Douglas County Health Department can also be reached at 402.444.3400 to determine the proper next steps.
What should I do if I have been asked to self-quarantine?
If you haven’t already, please contact the Douglas County Health Department at 402.444.3400 to determine the proper next steps and abide by your orders to self-quarantine.
Will students who lack access to insurance be able to access free testing for COVID-19?
We are working very closely with the Douglas County Health Department and exploring options regarding financing.
We are committed to eliminating financial barriers for any students who may need this care.
Will university housing be open to students?
Yes. We will continue to offer housing to students on both the Dodge and Scott campuses.
If you are interested about what options may be available to you, please contact:
Dodge Campus Opportunities: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Campus Opportunities: email@example.com
What are the plans for parking permits for Fall 2020?
Planning for the Fall 2020 semester is currently underway and any operational updates will be shared with campus as soon as they are available.
While no decision has been made yet on what parking permits will look like in fall, any decision will be made with student safety and health as the top priority.
Do student employees need to continue to report to campus for their respective jobs?
While restrictions for on-campus access have been loosened as of June 1, 2020, employees, including student employees, are encouraged to work from home if they are able.
Arrangements for student workers can ultimately be made in consultation with their direct supervisor.
We realize that there are challenges that will emerge and we want to make sure students are taken care of.
Students who find themselves in a financially compromising situation are encouraged to reach out to Dean of Students Cathy Pettid at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 402.554.3523 to find out more about UNO’s student hardship funds.