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​Fall 2020 Planning - Key Takeaways from student town halls

A summary below highlights information discusssed during student town hall sessions. To learn more, view the full session here or the June 11 Decision Point Discussion here. For further information on UW-Stevens Point's efforts, go to the COVID-19 site.

Fall Classes

  • Classes will be taught in a mixture of in-person, hybrid and online formats, with as much face-to-face learning as health and safety guidelines allow.
  • Classes with more than 50 students will be delivered online.
  • An online course fee of $25 (reduced from $50) will be accessed per credit to support infrastructure such as technology experts and services, professional development for faculty/staff, student employees, closed captioning services, online proctors, library use, software and licensing fees.
  • Segregated fees will be assessed to all students, as services will be offered virtually, including health services and events.
  • Campus bus services will be available when classes are held on campus, including Saturdays and evenings.
  • Labs and library space will require social distancing.
  • After Thanksgiving, for the last 2 weeks of the semester, learning will transition to online delivery methods. The final exam period runs December 14-18. We anticipate that spring semester will follow a format similar to this fall. Virtual services, such as counseling, tutoring, etc., will continue while students are at home.

Housing and Dining

  • Standard residence hall occupancy will be maintained, generally two students per room. Single room options are available.
  • Move-in information can be found here and COVID-19 updates here. Face coverings will be required at move-in.
  • Dining options will include DeBot Dining Center, the Dreyfus University Center Food Court, with social distancing and no self-service. For updates, go here.
  • On-campus residency requirements for first- and second-year students will be waived for those who prefer to live off-campus. Contact Residential Living at housing@uwsp.edu for details. Costs will be adjusted for students who choose to remain at home, a savings of approximately $3,500 per semester in housing and dining.
  • There will be many opportunities to experience campus life; we are working on planning to ensure there is a robust student life, with meaningful engagement.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • A financial aid adjustment may be possible if you or your family experience changes in the household that differ from when the FAFSA was filed. We offer an on-line financial aid appeal application here.
  • If you need immediate adjustments or have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at finaid@uwsp.edu or 715-346-4771 to speak with our staff or schedule a telephone appointment.

Health/Campus Safety

  • Everyone will be required to wear cloth face coverings in all UW-Stevens Point buildings when others are present and wherever physical distancing of six feet is difficult to maintain. Personal hand sanitzer and refill stations will be provided, and in-person classrooms will require social distancing.
  • Students, as well as university employees, will complete education modules and daily health screenings once they are on campus.
  • A COVID-19 hotline is available for the campus and community at 715-346-2519 or email covid@uwsp.edu.
  • Student Health Services will offer testing for symptematic students or those in close contact with postive cases. Those waiting on results (2-5 days) will stay in isolation (a designated location on campus) and will remain in isolation for 10 more days if positive. Isolation rooms will include a private bathroom as well as daily contact from Student Health Services, meal delivery and assistance on continuing coursework online. Contract tracing will be done through Portage County health services. Students may also opt to return to their hometown residence.


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