FUTURE CLASSES AND INSTRUCTION
- In-person instruction will be suspended at 5 p.m. today and will be replaced by remote learning, effective on Monday, March 16.
- All courses currently delivered online will continue as scheduled.
- Remote learning will continue through the end of the semester (April 25).
- Students in labs and clinical programs will be contacted directly by their department. We are working with faculty and staff on laboratory and performance classes, and will provide additional information in the upcoming week.
- Students with limited or no available internet access should contact the Office of the Provost at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- During this period, the on-campus residence halls and apartments will remain open. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com
- We will continue to provide dining services.
- We strongly encourage the practice of social distancing, self-monitoring for COVID-19, and taking preventive health measures as promoted by the CDC.
- Counseling services will be provided at Graham Counseling Center.
- Health and medical services are available through the Graham Health Center.
- The university is suspending all university-sponsored domestic and international air travel effective immediately until further notice.
- A faculty or staff member who believes that they have an important business reason to travel by air can request a waiver through the appropriate vice president. But, please be advised that such waivers will be rare.
- Nonessential travel by other means (bus, van, car) is strongly discouraged.
- The university strongly advises to avoid personal travel to areas with documented cases of the COVID-19 virus. If you do travel, you might be required to be quarantined.
- We are suspending all university-sponsored events, effective immediately through April 25, including those hosted by registered student organizations and involving external visitors.
- For purposes of this suspension, gatherings of 50 or more attendees will be postponed or canceled.
- Where possible, organizers are encouraged to explore ways of conducting the event through live streaming or other technologies.
- A faculty or staff member who believes that they have an essential business reason to hold an event can request a waiver through the appropriate vice president, but such waivers will be rare.
- A final decision regarding holding Commencement ceremonies will be made at a later date. At that time, communications (email, webpage posts) will be distributed.
SUMMER STUDY ABROAD
- At this point, all summer study abroad programs are under review, and are not canceled.
- If a decision is made to cancel, students will be reimbursed by the University for any expenses that are not reimbursable from other sources.
- Students should check with their academic advisor about alternative coursework for the summer.
RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STAFF
- Research activities will continue at this time.
- If you are engaged in research, please watch for follow-up communications.
STAFF (SICK TIME, WORK FROM HOME)
- All other campus operations will continue at this time and campus will remain open.
- As a reminder, Oakland University has a flexible-work arrangement procedure, which may be utilized when approved by a supervisor. Here’s the link: https://www.oakland.edu/fwa/
- The university highly recommends students, staff and faculty actively self-monitor for symptoms related to COVID-19.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.