Welcome back, Falcons! And happy first day of class!
We are wishing you all the best as we begin a new academic year and adjust to the new reality of what campus will look like for the time being. Our team wanted to send you a couple of quick reminders about the new policies and procedures around campus, and specifically in our lounge spaces. For the fall semester, the DIB/Pride Lounge hours will be 8 AM – 5 PM. We will not be able to have anyone in the spaces after 5pm. Our lounges will have limited capacities throughout the day. The furniture has already been moved to the appropriate physical distances for you; please do not move the furniture.
Our team will be doing staggered staffing throughout the week to limit the number of people in the office at the same time. This means that one of us will be sitting at/covering the front desk on assigned days. The days we are not sitting at the front desk, we are encouraged to work from home or only work in our specific, individual office spaces. The typical front desk coverage schedule will be as follows:
Monday – Nathan
Tuesday – Nathan
Wednesday – Martin
Thursday – Martin
Friday – Annjeanett
We are more than willing and looking forward to having virtual meetings and check-ins with you! The best way to schedule that is to email us. Our emails are: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Annjeanett.email@example.com You can utilize the Microsoft Teams application to send us a quick chat message as well.
You will see QR Codes on signs all around campus. These have been created to help us know where you have been throughout the day. It is important that you scan these in every new space you enter throughout the day! This will allow us to contact you, if necessary, in case anyone who tests positives for COVID-19 was in a shared space. You will be able to scan these QR Codes with the camera on your phone and will be taken to a website. All you are required to do is click the option that you are a student and enter your Falcon ID/W#. If your phone does not automatically redirect you, we encourage you to take a photo of the poster, and go to go.uwrf.edu/cats as soon as you are able to and enter the room location of the spaces you were in throughout the day.
Aspire Program Information
Aspire is an opportunity to start your UWRF social network and build a community of support while learning skills and strategies to maximize your success here at UWRF. Throughout the year, participants will:
• Engage in a mentoring program with a upper-class student.
• Events and programs mix-method of virtual and safety in-person.
• Additionally, participants will gain valuable insight into campus life from the perspective of our current students, faculty and staff.
If you interested in being a part of Aspire, submit an application and view more information to https://go.uwrf.edu/aspire.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715.425.4123.
Application Link: http://uwrf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3EQ2Vaf9lTnLGa9
Check out the Virtual Involvement Fair!
Remember, we are here to support you in any way we can throughout this year. Please don’t be afraid to reach out. We hope you all are doing well, staying healthy, and excited for the new opportunities coming your way.
- Martin, Nathan, & Annjeanett