UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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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. starting August 10.

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.

Graduating 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/. Even though our main office at 254 Rodli Hall is currently closed, our staff is working remotely so we continue to answer phones and respond to emails during regular business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday). If questions, call 715-425-3884.

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.

The university is working with public health regarding in-person student programming and events for the 2020-21 academic year. Many virtual experiences will promote student success and engagement.

Request a virtual one-on-one meeting with a Student Involvement staff member via the Virtual Meeting Request Form. We are happy to meet with you about any questions you may have about your student organization. As always, feel free to email studentinvolvement@uwrf.edu with any questions. 

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