Pro Tip: Many offices are improvising how to bring the talks, sessions, and events you’re used to happening every week online. Follow your favorite UVM clubs, orgs, and departments on social media for updates on how they plan to adapt their services to work digitally. UVM's social media directory can help.
Campus offices are quickly figuring out how to best deliver what you need, when you need it. It's going to take some teamwork, but UVM faculty and staff are keeping support services accessible and learning on track.
Support for Remote Learning
UVM is open for learning, we're just doing things a little differently. Resources are available to get you through this tough time. Be kind to yourself and ask for help. You're not alone.
- Online Learning Resources - includes academic support and tips for success.
- 6 Tips for Adjusting to Remote Education - article on UVM Bored blog
"We always recommend using a calendar and making to-do lists — but it’s even more important now that it’s up to you to manage most of your time. Use a calendar or planner to carve out time for participating in class remotely and identifying time you’ll be working on homework. Try thinking of it as a work schedule — but for learning. Did you know you already have a digital UVM calendar? Log into your UVM email (mail.uvm.edu), click the icon made up of 9 small boxes in the top left corner, then select 'Calendar.' Voila! Your own personal UVM calendar."— UVM Bored blog
"What do I do if I'm sick?" "Can I get help with my academics?" "Is the library open?" Frequently Asked Questions.
This is a time when the community at UVM is undeniable. Units on campus are working around the clock to come up with the information you need to make this time easier. We've compiled a fairly exhaustive list of Frequently Asked Questions that we hope you'll check often. And remember, there's a call center — staffed 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily — to answer questions that you can't find elsewhere: (802) 656-HELP.
Continue to Make the Most of UVM Services
Student success is — and will remain — a top priority. Most offices have converted support services to remote operations and look forward to hearing from you; the most accurate information regarding hours and contacts will be available on their websites. Seeking a service not listed? Or need help with a unique situation? Call the COVID-19 Call Center at 802-656-4357 (HELP).
Health and Wellbeing
- College and School Student Services
- Student Accessibility Services (firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-656-7753)
- Tutoring (email@example.com or 802-656-4075)
- Writing Center (online appointment scheduling)
- Student Conduct and Academic Integrity (firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-656-4360)
- Howe Library (802-656-2023 or chat)
Housing and Meals
- Residential Life (email@example.com)
- UVM Dining (802-656-4664 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Food Pantries on Campus and Hunger Resource Guide (PDF)
- Office of Student and Community Relations (802-656-9405)
Student Involvement and Support
- Student Life (802-656-2060 or email@example.com)
- Student Government Association (802-656-2053 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Prism Center (802-656-8637 or email@example.com)
- Women's Center (802-656-7892 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mosaic Center for Students of Color (802-656-3819 or email@example.com)
- Interfaith Center (802-656-4703 or Laura.Engelken@uvm.edu)
- First Year Experience (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recreation and Fitness
- Parking and Transportation (email@example.com or 802-656-8686)
- Enterprise Technology Services Tech Team (firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-656-2604)
- Print and Mail (802-656-2960)
- CATcard Office (802-656-4509 or email@example.com)
- UVM Bookstore (800.331.7305, shop online or visit the Davis Center)
- The Davis Center Updates (802-656-4636 )
Healthy Habits and Tips from Living Well
If you're experiencing anxiety during this time of change and uncertainty, you're not alone. The Center for Health and Wellbeing is open and ready to talk and offer help. Follow them at @LivingWellUVM.
- Reach out for support. Feeling anxious? You're not alone. Call UVM Counseling and Psychiatry Services to speak to someone for support. Student Health Services also remains open.
- Learning from afar. The transition to remote instruction may present new challenges. Reach out to your instructor, advisor, and community if you need help.
- Take a break. Step outside and take three deep breaths. If helpful, visit Living Well for guided mindfulness exercises.
- Everyday health habits. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Practice social distancing. Rest, eat the rainbow, and move your body. Tip: Check out these free online exercise classes from Campus Rec.
- Stay connected. Check in on friends who check in on you. (Remember, use tecnology instead of meeting face-to-face.) Connection is a form of self-care, too.
Practice Social Distancing
Social distancing is among the best ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. But what does it look like?
- Keep your distance. Stay at least 6 feet away from others.
- Avoid large gatherings and crowded spaces, including public transportation.
- Avoid close contact, especially with the elderly.
- Limit social plans. Use technology instead of meeting face-to-face whenever possible.
- If you're feeling ill, please call Student Health Services or your health care provider.
And remember: social distancing doesn't have to mean emotional distancing.