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COVID-19 FAQ: Academics

Are classes still being held on campus?

The university made the decision to begin Spring Break at the conclusion of classes on March 13. On March 30, all courses began via alternative modes of remote instruction instead of in-person class sessions, effective until the end of the semester. Faculty are in touch with students concerning the shape and content of coursework.

Is the library open for returning an interlibrary loan? If not, how do I do it?

There is a dropbox for book returns outside the front doors of the library.

Are any classrooms available for use?

No. At this time the classrooms are not available for use.

Where can I print things on campus now that the library is closed and the HUB is locked most of the time?

The computer lab in Hawthorne 106 is available for use and has a printer. It is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Users (students, staff or faculty) will need to swipe their ID card at the West entrance door to access the building.

Are student scholarships affected if the student cannot be presently on campus?

We will not be revising any talent or participatory scholarships (e.g. a music performance scholarship) regardless of a student's inability to perform or participate.

Is there online tutoring or supplemental instruction for students who need it?

If students are struggling to understand course material, they should email their instructor and request additional help.

How is Whitworth handling credits for classes that require in-person experience?

All instructors are designing remote learning experiences that meet the learning objectives for any classes (including music lessons, ensemble rehearsals, labs, etc.) in which there is ongoing instruction after Spring Break.

Will faculty still host "office hours"?

Students should contact their instructors via email if they would like to set up an appointment to connect through a phone call or another virtual mode.

How can students with group projects collaborate?

Instructors will be setting up group learning opportunities through modes such as Google+ Hangouts, FaceTime, Skype, Zoom and Blackboard.

Will I be able to register for classes if COVID-19 disrupts campus operations?

Yes. Students will still be able to register for classes.