UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Falcons Forward

Student Events and Resources

Commitment to Services:

The Ability Services Office is committed to providing high-quality services, access, and accommodations to all registered students with disabilities. Staff are working to provide creative and new accommodations to ensure all access needs are being met during the COVID-19 pandemic. All accommodations will be honored and supported regardless of academic format. The Ability Services Office will be open regular office hours from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Appointments:

  • Staff will continue to conduct intakes and longer appointments (more than 30 minutes) in the virtual platform using Microsoft Teams.
  • Meetings that are less than 30 minutes can be conducted in staff offices with both parties wearing face coverings.
  • Parents, friends, and support staff will not be allowed to attend any in-person appointments. Individuals who require additional support during an in-person meeting are asked to schedule appointments in the virtual platform.
  • Remote meetings will continue to be the primary means Ability Services staff will connect with students to ensure the safety and well-being of all staff, students, faculty, and visitors.
  • Following the appropriate CDC guidelines and recommendations from facilities management on campus, two students will be allowed in the waiting area at one time.

Testing Center

  • Students with approved testing accommodations will be able to test in the Ability Services Office during fall 2020.
  • Single test rooms will be utilized in the same manner as a typical semester.
  • The large test room will operate at less than 50% capacity with nine feet between testers to allow for proper and safe social distancing.

Contact Us

The university is working with public health regarding in-person campus events for the 2020-21 academic year. Through Facilities Management, capacity numbers will be adjusted for all meeting spaces, student lounges and common gathering spaces to reflect physical distancing needs. Meetings should continue to be held virtually when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Job and Intership Searching in the Time of COVID-19

Virtual resources available through Career Services:

  • Virtual Career Coaching & Resume Reviews: To request an appointment to discuss resumes, cover letters, job/internship searching, interviewing, LinkedIn, career exploration or additional career-related topics with our  team, please fill out this form.
     
  • COVID Job and Internship Resources: We have developed a new section on our website providing specific resources for job searching during COVID-19. Continue to log into Handshake to find jobs, internships, and summer employment opportunities as well.
     
  • Career Exploration: Please complete this form to request a career assessment appointment. In addition, feel free to access additional exploration tools.
     
  • Career Events: The complete list of fall events sponsored by Career Services can be found on our event webpage
     
  • Career Fair: The Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and will be moved to a virtual format through Handshake. Visit the Career Fair website to learn more.
     
  • Mock Interviewing: Have an interview coming up? We can help! We can facilitate interview prep and video interview practice with our team as well as employers. To request an interview prep or mock interview appointment, please fill out this form.
  • The DIB Office continues to create an inclusive campus community where all people can feel valued, respected and safe by hosting several virtual events such as honoring and celebrating federally recognized heritage months and connecting with guest speakers.
  • We remain dedicated to affirming and embracing the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of the campus community, thus we will also have our Pride Center and DIB lounge open while respecting the occupancy recommendations that are established in partnership with the Pierce County Health Department.
  • We will also continue to foster student learning through inclusive and empowering experiences in the areas of identity development, multicultural awareness, leadership workshops, campus outreach, and activities.
  • Our offices that support these three programs will continue to provide an academic and social community for students both in person (while respecting health department guidelines) and virtually through advising appointments and activities.
  • The student interaction space in 231 Rodli Hall will be open but will require masks and physical distancing.
  • We are exploring ways to continue our team-building activities for this academic year.  

Student Health and Counseling Services continues to modify services and offerings to meet the needs of our students and campus during COVID-19. Please see our website for available services and crisis/emergency numbers/information. The website is regularly updated and provides many helpful online resources: https://www.uwrf.edu/StudentHealthAndCounseling/. Our office at 254 Rodli is open during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and our staff are working in-person and remotely to provide services and we continue to answer phones and respond to emails during regular business hours.

Counseling Services is offering remote telecounseling therapy appointments just as we had in-person, so if students wish to schedule a counseling appointment, please email counseling.services@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-3884.

We continue to have a partnership with both Vibrant Health Family Clinics (https://www.vibranthealthclinics.com) and Pierce County Reproductive Health Services, both in River Falls. Students are eligible for these services during the two academic terms as well as the January and summer terms as long as they are registered for classes and have paid their tuition/fees bill.

Student Involvement has been closely following capacity and public health guidelines. Due to these guidelines, Student Involvement events will be mostly virtual, unless noted. Some events will include a grab-and-go option in which students will be prompted to pick up materials in the University Center. For the most up-to-date information and event details, please visit MyOrgs.

Also new this year, we have an event app called CORQ which allows you to stay connected to events and student orgs in real time. Download CORQ where you get your apps.

We understand that Recognized Student Organizations (RSO's) have so many questions during this very confusing time. The Office of Student Involvement will be providing as much information as we can, when we can, so that RSO's can feel comfortable moving forward with plans for fall. Student Organizations are more important than ever and we are excited to support them in creating community this year!  

Communication to Org Leaders: 

  • Weekly newsletters 
    • Newsletters will be sent to RSO officers and advisers every Monday.
    • The first two newsletters focused mainly on our new online platform MyOrgs (formerly known as FalconSync) and the Involvement Fair.
  • RSO guidance for events, meetings, etc. 
    • View the Falcons Forward Event Planning Guide 
    • We will use that information to begin to provide more specific direction for student organizations, including a guide and "how to" proceed with events and meetings.
    • Most student organization events or meetings will need to be held virtually or, if possible, outdoors. 
    • Off-campus guests are not allowed on campus at this time. 

In the meantime, since UWRF is located in Pierce County, we follow Pierce County Public Health guidelines. If student organizations are planning events, this summer checklist might be a good guide at the moment: https://www.co.pierce.wi.us/Public%20Health/PDF/Publications_Data/COVID-19%20Posts/SafeSummerPC2020.pdf 

To manage your organizations and submit events, please visit https://myorgs.uwrf.edu/

For a link to archived Student Organization Newsletters, please visit https://www.uwrf.edu/StudentInvolvement/StudentOrganizations/StudentOrganizationNewsletter.cfm 

The Student Success Center is a resource designed to assist you through a variety of concerns from academic advising, learning strategies consultations, and tutoring services. To ensure everyone’s health and safety, our services will be appointment based, conducted either virtually or by telephone. 

  • Academic advising or consultations can be scheduled through the Navigate Student App or by emailing  student.success@uwrf.edu.
  • Tutoring Services will be appointment based, scheduled through the Navigate Student App.

If questions or concerns, email student.success@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-3531.

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program provides a number of supportive services to its participants. We will continue to offer services (1:1 coaching, student success workshops, transition planning, and more) using a combination of in-person as well as online services. You can learn more about our services at our website at www.go.uwrf.sss.

Highlights of how SSS is here to help: 

  • First-year students: Orientation to UWRF & SSS; 1:1 academic coaching with staff; academic and life skill workshops; peer mentoring; assistance with financial aid, FAFSA, and financial literacy.
  • Continuing students: 1:1 coaching with staff; leadership and student development opportunities; assistance in exploring and applying to graduate school; continued financial literacy education.
  • Interested in applying to be part of our program? Visit our website and complete the application.

If you have questions, call 715-425-3713 or email SSS@uwrf.edu