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There are several things we in Advising would like you to know during the time that our campus has moved to online classes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Hopefully, these logistical updates and suggestions will help you prepare for this unprecedented time. Please read thoroughly.

  • UMD is still open. If you have an on-campus job, please connect with your supervisor as soon as possible. 

  • If you are able to remain in a safe place away from campus, please do so. If your UMD residence hall is the best option for you, it is open.

  • Faculty are working to retool courses to be offered remotely; please be patient as they transition. Faculty will likely contact students via email or through Canvas within the first few days after Spring Break.

  • At this point, please plan on being online during your scheduled class times in case the faculty choose to have live lectures.

  • If you do not have access to the internet or reliable internet, please contact your faculty as soon as possible.

  • Up to April 30, you may choose to change one or more of your Spring 2020 courses to Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory (S/N) grading instead of A-F grading. There are many pros and cons to consider. Please view the following One Stop Student Services COVID-19 page and FAQs to consider whether this option is appropriate for you, and to understand the process for selecting this option.
  • Spring 2020 Drop Deadline for classes has been extended to May 1: One Stop How-to Guides

  • Fall 2020 Registration is still on track to happen April 6-17

    • Your usual required faculty advising will still happen: Please be in touch with your assigned advisor via email during the recommended dates (Seniors/Juniors between March 23-26; Sophomores between March 27-April 1; Freshman between April 2-7) so that they can easily prioritize advising for the students who will be registering first.

    • The SFA Advising office is also available to advise students remotely (via Zoom or Phone) or by phone/in-person. We understand Zoom could become taxed; if that happens the Advising backup plan is to use Google Hangouts.

  • Continue to check your UMD email regularly. This is a day-by-day, hour-by-hour situation. There are also websites to help keep folks informed:

  • As always, the SFA Advising office is ready to help you. If you are unsure of whom to contact, please email sfaadv@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8312. Appointments will be held during normal business hours.