JSU Operations Update

March 12, 2020 8:53 PM

JSU is following a social distancing strategy to help protect the University and local communities by slowing the potential spread of COVID-19. This includes moving classes online, canceling events, avoiding large gatherings, canceling travel, and limiting personal contact.

By implementing these strategies, JSU is doing our part in ‘flattening the curve’ to slow the spread of COVID-19. Even though we do not have a confirmed case at this time, we feel we must follow national recommendations to reduce exposure.

The administration will be closely monitoring this rapidly evolving situation and make an announcement by April 3 regarding when in-person classes and other campus events will resume. If the situation changes, the University will adapt and notify you of changes as they occur.

Here is some essential information about the campus, effective Friday, March 13. Additional information is available on the COVID-19 website. Please check this often for updates. In keeping with our social distancing strategy, please use email as your first choice for contact.

University Offices
From March 13-20, University offices will be open regular hours. From March 23-27, during Spring Break, offices will be closed. Offices will re-open for regular hours, beginning March 30.

If you need additional information about your courses, please contact your instructor by email. If you have questions about Canvas, please email online@jsu.edu . If you need assistance from Disability Support Services, please call 256-782-8380.

Registration for Summer and Fall Classes
Priority registration will begin next week as scheduled, starting Monday, March 16. Contact your advisor by email if you need advisement or a PIN to register.

Academic Calendar
Updated 3/13/2020, 11:30 pm--  Academic Calendar dates and deadlines have been updated. Monday, April 6 is the last date to drop or withdraw without academic penalty. April 21 is the last date to drop passing or withdraw with academic penalty.

University Events
All University-sponsored events have been cancelled. This includes athletic events, student group activities (on and off campus), performances, exhibits, trainings, and campus visits from external groups.

University Housing will remain open. For more information, please visit the Housing website. Check often for updates.

Campus dining locations will be open with regular hours.

Gamecock Express
Updated 3/13/2020, 8:36 am-- The Gamecock Express will not run until further notice.

Campus Bookstore
The Campus Bookstore will be open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Houston Cole Library
The library will be open with regular hours through the weekend. Beginning Monday, March 16, the library will be open reduced hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through Friday, March 20. The library will be closed during Spring Break, reopening Monday, March 30, with reduced hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Student Recreation Center
The Recreation and Fitness Center will be open for regular hours, but no Rec Center classes or intramural sports will be offered.

Student Workers
Student workers (Federal Work Study and University Aid) should report to work as usual. If a student worker does not want to work, the student should contact his or her supervisor. Graduate Administrative, Research and Teaching Assistants will continue to work; responsibilities may change as a result of classes transitioning to online. They should contact the department head or supervisor.

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and Learning Services
The Academic Center for Excellence and Learning Services are transitioning to online offerings, including tutoring and the English Competency Exam remediation course. More information will be available Friday, March 13. More information will be available Friday, March 13. For assistance from ACE, please call 256-782-8223 and for assistance from Learning Services, please call 256-782-5570.

Disability Support Services
Students with disabilities should check with their Disability Support Services representative to ensure continuity of services for online courses and formats. For questions, please call 256-782-8380 or visit the website.

COVID-19 Website