Student Affairs Updates and Information

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Updated: March 30, 2020; 2:30 p.m.

Please do not hesitate to contact sco@uga.edu to speak with a staff member about any resources you may be seeking during this time.

The best resource for ongoing updates is https://www.uga.edu/coronavirus/info.php. UGA is updating this site often with new information.

The University System of Georgia (USG) has decided that all 26 institutions will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the semester with extremely limited exceptions. This action comes following the earlier decision to suspend instruction for two weeks to ensure business and instructional continuity, and to allow further state assessment of COVID-19. 

 

This page has been created to help students and the campus community stay informed of the day-to-day status of Student Affairs and other student services and activities.

The University Health Center will continue to serve as a resource for students who are unsure as to how best to seek medical assistance. Students seeking medical advice should call UHC at 706-542-1162. Please DO NOT walk-in. All others, please contact your community healthcare provider. Call 706-542-1162 or email contact@uhs.uga.edu with questions. 

Many UHC services are still available; please check https://www.uhs.uga.edu/healthtopics/coronavirus. The University Health Center Pharmacy is offering curbside service to minimize risk to patients—please call 706-542-9979 with any questions or needs. The Pharmacy’s services are open to all UGA community members to refill and/or transfer prescriptions. This service is available Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm.

 

Food Resources:
For updates from Dining Services, please visit https://dining.uga.edu/notifications.

  • For access to the Campus Food Pantry, contact SCO at sco@uga.edu.
  • In the Athens Community:
    • Our Daily Bread (First Baptist Church of Athens, 355 Pulaski Street)
      • Serving grab and go lunches, Monday – Friday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • American Lunch
      • Serving hot lunch in Downtown Athens throughout the week. More information at americanlunch.org or on their Instagram: @americanlunch1

Financial Assistance:
For those experiencing financial hardships, please review the resources available at https://financialhardship.uga.edu/.

Bulldog Basics/ Hygeine Essentials Assistance:
Students in need of basic hygeine materials may submit a request to Bulldog Basics. Click here for instuctions on submitting a Bulldog Basics request.

Academic Support Resources:

Disability Resource Center:
To support the health and safety of staff and students, the Disability Resource Center is limiting in-person contacts. The DRC staff is still available to provide support via email at drc@uga.edu or via telephone at 706-542-4576. Frequently asked questions for students, faculty, and notetakers are available athttps://drc.uga.edu/content_page/student-continuity-faq

University Testing Services:
Standardized test administrations on April 4, 2020 are canceled. If you were scheduled to take the ACT, please contact act.org for further instructions. For the GRE Subject Tests, please contact GRE Customer Service at 1-866-771-7670 or gre-info@ets.org.https://testing.uga.edu/content_page/uts-service-continuity-information


Mental Health Resources:

  • UGA Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is available for phone consultations during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 p. You can reach them at 706-542-2273.
  • CAPS is available for crisis services 24/7 at 706-542-2200.

International Student Life:
https://isl.uga.edu/content_page/isl-service-continuity-resource-content-page

Employment Resources:
UGA Career Center: career.uga.edu

University Housing:
For updates from University Housing, please visit https://housing.uga.edu/site/notices. Housing also has an updated FAQ.

Recreational Sports:
For updates from Recreational Sports and related facilities, please visit: https://recsports.uga.edu/content_page/rec-sports-service-continuity-information.

 

Facitility Closures and Event Updates:
Several Student Affairs facilities will be closed to students and the public, including Clark Howell Hall, Memorial Hall, Ramsey Student Center, and Tate Student Center, pending further notice.

All in-person student activities, student organization, and Student Affairs events are cancelled while class instruction is suspended. Staff are engaging students online during the instruction suspension and when classes resume. Staff across Student Affairs are available via email, social media, and other channels to assist students on an ongoing basis. Students are encouraged to check the social media handles of Student Affairs departments for useful Q&As and live chats.

 

Please email askstudentaffairs@uga.edu with any additional questions.