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COVID-19 Information for Students
Academic advisers and Lydia Richards are available by email (email@example.com) during normal business hours (M-F, 8-5).
You may also call the main undergrad office phone (515-294-5436) and leave a voicemail. Voicemails will be followed up during normal business hours, with an email or callback as appropriate. The firstname.lastname@example.org email box will also be monitored and answered.
Spring 2021 plans
Spring semester classes will begin January 25, 2021. There will be no spring break - classes will be held the week of March 15-19, 2021. The spring semester, including final exams, will end May 6, 2021. Course delivery will be in four delivery modes: face-to-face, online, hybrid and arranged. Classrooms and lecture halls will continue to have limited capacity.
Free Iowa State branded face coverings will be distributed to students Jan. 22 and 25 at two central locations: 130A Parks Library and 3630 Memorial Union. They also will be available at college offices throughout the semester -- 102 Catt, 1200 Gerdin, 131 MacKay, 2270 Veterinary Medicine, 1300 Marston, 19 Curtiss, 1137 Pearson and 134 Design. Residence hall desks also will distribute face coverings. Two per student will be available.
The 2020-2021 Planning FAQ webpage is available for questions about the winter session and spring 2021 semester.
Any student can call ISU student health at 515-294-5801 --24 hours a day-- to speak to a nurse. They are happy to offer advice on self-isolating, symptom management, etc, even if you aren't in Ames. ISU Student health can also do telehealth visits if you want to talk to a provider.
Students at increased risk. A new Dean of Students website is meant specifically for students who have an increased risk for severe illness as defined by the CDC. Students and families with questions and concerns about returning to campus should visit this site as soon as they are able to learn how to receive additional consideration and support. Students need to submit a form — ASAP but Aug. 16 at the latest — so colleges can assess the need for online sections of in-person courses. Advisers will work with students to help with course selection.
Starting fall 2020, all students at Iowa State University are required to have a laptop computer that can connect to the Internet and are expected to abide by the ISU Acceptable Use Policy. Check out the Laptop Loaner Program for current students through the University Library. Requests accepted through July 31.
Course Continuity for Students (accessing course content, attending virtual lectures, and submitting assignments)
Downloading Adobe applications
If students are required to use or are recommended to use any Adobe applications, Adobe is allowing the use the those applications via the federated (using their NetID via Okta) Adobe Creative Cloud application until May 31, 2020.
on class format, schedules, academic support, etc.
Accommodations for students with disabilities during disruption
CARES Act suspends payments on federal student loans
Students who qualify for financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss funding options for technology. See ISU’s Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Keep Community, Stay Informed, Be Well
This tool is a great resource for all student organizations, including peer mentor groups, residence hall houses, sororities and fraternities, and more! Check with the website for constantly updated information for student wellness.