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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

UPDATED 8-7-2020
8:44 p.m.

Comprehensive Campus Operations Guide

As we prepare for the beginning of classes and the return of students to the residence halls, you will experience many changes on campus and have new procedures to follow. After reviewing guidance from national, state and local officials, a university planning group has developed a comprehensive guide that outlines these changes and answers your questions about safety and managing life on campus.

“Progressing in Providence: Guide for University Operations for Fall 2020” is available on the university website .

 In addition, the “Saints Strong” section of the website provides a quick overview of the information.

 

Conduct Self-Screening when coming to campus

All OLLU students and employees will be required to conduct a self-screening using the #CampusClear app before coming onto campus. The app is available through the AppStore on IPhones and Google Play for Androids. Detailed instructions on downloading the app and additional information about the app are available at this link .

Using the app to conduct a self-screening

  • Open the app before coming onto campus.
  • Answer the one question #CampusClear asks.
  • Follow the guidance provided by the app. The app will tell you whether you are clear to come onto campus or not.
  • Students and employees must self-screen via the app every day they plan to come to campus. You do not have to self-screen via the app on days you are not coming to campus.

For those who do not have a smart phone, the self-screening can be completed through a web link .

 Welcome Week Schedule

All new students should participate in Blue Nation Welcome Week events scheduled for Aug. 14-16. Welcome Week serves as the second phase of new student orientation. 

View the schedule online .

New students will receive email invitations to each Blue Nation session as a reminder of the date and time of the session and the WebEx link.

All-Access Book Pick-Up Schedule

The OLLU All-Access Program provides all text books and course materials for undergraduate students at no extra costs. Special book pick-up days on the San Antonio campus are set for Aug. 13-15. Visit the OLLU All-Access webpage for more details .

Course delivery descriptions

The following provides more information on the course delivery types being offered in the fall 2020 semester:

  • Face-to-Face (Lecture Course) is a class that allows students to attend in person in a classroom with a faculty member a minimum of one time a week. Classroom occupancy to maintain physical distancing has been established by the university and will be posted for each classroom.
  • On-Line (Online, WEB FL) is a class that students attend virtually with all instruction online; instruction is prepared using principles for online learning. The instruction may be delivered either synchronously during a scheduled class period or asynchronously allowing students to access it on their own time.
  • Hybrid (Part Lecture/Part Online) combines face-to-face classroom instruction with online activities; part of the instruction is delivered face-to-face in class, and the other part is delivered through online instruction. This approach reduces the amount of seat time in a traditional face-to-face course and moves more of the course delivery online.
  • Hy-Flex (Part Lecture/Part Online) allows half the class to attend in person while the other half attends remotely; all students attend class at the same time (synchronously) whether in person or online. The instructor provides structure, content, and activities to meet the needs of students participating both in class and online simultaneously.  

Important Note: We understand the stress and uncertainty caused by the  pandemic. No matter what type of course you are in, faculty will be flexible and sensitive if you are unable to physically attend class for a period of because you must quarantine or are ill. Hybrid and hy-flex instruction can easily accommodate students who need to switch to fully online delivery. This simply requires a request to/conversation with your faculty member.

 

Campus services available in-person and remotely

While most courses will be offered through online/remote instruction, OLLU campuses will be open including the residence halls, dining services, the library and computer labs. Services such as counseling, reference librarians and tutoring will have both remote and in-person options; however, in-person options will be limited due to the need for social distancing.

Additional assistance/information

If you need additional assistance, please contact studentsuccess@ollusa.edu.

 

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