JSU Operations Update 3/13

March 13, 2020 6:00 PM

The JSU COVID-19 Taskforce continues to monitor the situation and implement mitigation measures on campus. We anticipate results of diagnostic testing within the next 24 hours and will share them as soon as possible.  

On Friday, the university’s deans, faculty, etc. continued to work diligently to convert to alternate methods of education delivery, where needed, so our students’ learning can continue seamlessly. Deans and department heads will continue to work with faculty to prioritize student learning, meet faculty needs of support, and navigate this unique situation.   

We have the following operations updates:  

Some Academic Deadlines Extended 
The final date to drop a class without academic penalty has been extended to April 6. The last day to drop passing or withdraw with academic penalty has been extended to April 21.  

Library Closed to General Public  
Houston Cole Library is now temporarily closed to the general public. Faculty, staff and students - with JSU ID - will be allowed into the building to access computers, WiFi and other resources necessary to complete assignments and work related tasks.  

iPads Available for Checkout 
A limited number of iPads are available for students needing them for coursework. These may be checked out at the circulation desk in the lobby of Houston Cole Library.  

SGA Applications Moved Entirely Online 
Applications for spring elections have moved online for SGA Executive Officers, Senators, Mr. & Miss Jax State, and Mr. & Miss Friendly. Candidates who already submitted paper applications do not need to take further action. Going forward, applications must be submitted by March 30 at 4:30 p.m. The applicant meeting originally scheduled for March 30 will become an online meeting through Microsoft Teams. Candidates will be emailed instructions on how to join this virtual meeting. For any questions, contact the assistant dean of students for student life at vbjorkman@jsu.edu

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