UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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Student 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 Spring 2021.
  • 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

As of February 10, 2021, it is once again possible to reserve campus spaces for in-person events and meetings that follow health and safety protocols. Please contact Campus Reservations for more information.

Career Services Handshake

Career Services now schedules appointments via Handshake. All UWRF students and alumni have access to Handshake, an online recruiting platform specifically for employers to recruit UWRF's top talent.

 

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 schedule an appointment in Handshake.
     
  • COVID Job and Internship Resources: We have developed a new guidebook on our website providing specific resources for job searching during this time. Continue to log into Handshake to find on-campus job, off-campus jobs, internships, and summer employment opportunities as well.
     
  • Career Exploration: Visit Handshake 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, October 13 and Thursday, October 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day and may be moved to a virtual format through Handshake, depending on current COVID-19 data.  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 visit Handshake. Students can also gain interview prep via Big Interview, an online interview prep tool using artificial intelligence to provide interview feedback.  Big Interview is housed in the resource library section in Handshake.  
  • 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.

Find out more here, https://www.uwrf.edu/Inclusivity

  • 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 have a partnership with both M Health Fairview Clinic - River Falls (https://mhealthfairview.org/locations/m-health-fairview-clinic---river-falls) 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 in-person, unless noted. For the most up-to-date information and event details, please visit MyOrgs and click on events.

Also, 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.

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.
  • RSO guidance for events, meetings, etc. 
    • All student organization events, both on-campus and off-campus, must be submitted at go.uwrf.edu/orgevent
    • We will keep RSOs updated with any changes to event and meeting guidelines.

To manage your organizations please visit https://myorgs.uwrf.edu/
If you have any questions, please email studentinvolvement@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 go.uwrf.edu/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