The coronavirus and the associated stay-at-home orders haven’t been easy for everyone. In this time of uncertainty, it is nice to know that there are places to turn and people to help.
Here is a list of resources that are available to the Washburn community.
Washburn University Counseling Services is now available for “teletherapy” video chats. You can call or email them to set up an appointment.
All the information will still be confidential by using a secure patient portal. This portal allows people to set up appointment reminders. If you want to meet from your phone you can download the app “Simple Practice.”
To make or change an appointment, you can call 785-670-3100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To have an immediate session by phone call 785-670-3100. Professionals are equipped to speak in 200+ languages.
Follow the official Washburn University Counseling Services Twitter page @counseling_wu for tips on coping during this time.
Education is a top priority for Washburn University, even if it must be virtual. If you or a student you know or a teacher are struggling to find a stable internet connection – here is a link for WI-FI hotspots.
It will be limited to 50 people and is available for checkout at a first-come-first-served basis. https://washburn.edu/its/wireless/hotspot-request.html
Extended Wireless access points
Additionally, the Washburn University ITS Department has extended wireless access points across campus. These spots are indicated by the green circles on the map and include:
- Parking Lot 16 on the north side of Moore Bowl
- Parking Lot 4 east of Lee Arena
- Parking Lot 1 on the north side of Stoffer Hall
- Parking Lot 18 and Lot K near Morgan Hall
Updated Grading Policy at WU
With the spring semester moving to online courses, the leaders and members of the faculty senate and academic administration have worked to provide temporary updates for the spring 2020 semester to support academic success.
These temporary policies apply to part-of-term courses (fewer than 15 weeks) that began on 2/15/2020 or later and full-term courses (15 weeks) in the spring 2020 semester, and include policies address incomplete grades, withdrawals, A/Pass/Fail, Credit/No Credit, repeats, probation and suspension, success week, and scheduling of final exams.
Here is a link so you can review the details.
It is important that you discuss any of these policy changes with your academic advisor. Policies may result in consequences for your degree progress, financial aid, veterans’ benefits, athletic eligibility and other aspects of your situation.
These policies do not override degree requirements and it is important that you check with your advisor or a professor in your department before making final decisions.
Mabee library is offering skill shops as YouTube videos for anyone to watch.
Also, Mabee library is providing live video chats with librarians if you need or want them.
This link will set you up with the Navigate App’s function called “study buddy” which pairs Washburn students to assist in studying efforts.
The Residential Living Office is working hard to keep students involved and active without physically being on campus. This link takes you to the Washburn residential living twitter page and provides information about fun stuff they are doing on social media.
The rec on campus is posting on Instagram almost daily to keep students involved and active.
Edited by Wesley Tabor, Hannah Alleyne, Jo Conway