As we wrap up Week 6 we are seeing some glimpses of renewed activity on our campus and optimism that a safe, gradual reopening is within sight. We are so grateful for student’s’ continued diligence in preventing COVID-19 transmission by getting tested regularly, wearing masks, and maintaining social distance from those outside your households. It is only with such continued safety precautions and concerted effort to avoid outbreaks that our plans to be together again in person will finally be possible.
Spring and Summer Class Enrollment
Undergraduate spring quarter class enrollment begins next week (Feb. 16 to 25). Please note that class instruction modality information has been updated on the undergraduate classes in the Class Notes section in both eCampus and CourseAvail for your reference. The Office of the Registrar will continue to make updates to this as more information becomes available.
Summer classes are now listed on CourseAvail. Courses will continue to be updated as information becomes available. The summer registration appointment period begins April 12, with more information available online.
We are still planning and hope to invite students who have applied for housing to move in for spring term, including opening up applications for students who do not currently have assignments. We expect to be able to provide official confirmation of move-in dates, capacity, and other information by February 26.
In preparation for this, please note:
- If you have an existing housing assignment, we hope to welcome you to campus in late March, possibly as early as March 22.
- If you have an assignment that you want to cancel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 24.
- Students who do not have a current housing assignment can visit eCampus and the housing portal to apply for Spring 2021 housing no later than February 24.
- Recognizing this is the first time so many of our first-year students and transfer students will be on campus, we are planning a welcome experience to help students feel a part of the Bronco community. Given the ongoing restrictions imposed by the county health order, we will be mindful to create a combination of small, socially distanced or virtual activities.
Learning Commons and Library
The SCU community can access library books and materials through the Library's electronic collections, pick-up service, residential mail delivery, and scanning service. Librarians are available to meet with students virtually for research assistance. Information about these services is available on the Library and Learning Commons Service Update page. We look forward to resuming reservable study space in the Learning Commons when health conditions allow.
Benson Memorial Center Study Spaces
In addition to the individual study spaces available in the lower level, beginning this week, Parlor B on the first floor of the Benson Center is open and dedicated to quiet use only—no Zoom and no cell phone use. The Center is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Writing and Public Speaking Tutoring -- The HUB Writing Center
Remember that you can get writing and public speaking assistance at the HUB Writing Center. Trained writing partners can work with you synchronously and asynchronously on a variety of assignments at any stage of the composing process. Make an appointment through the HUB’s website and check out the online resources as well.
Accounting Department Tutoring Program
The Accounting Department offers free, drop-in and scheduled Zoom tutoring five days a week for students in all majors taking introductory accounting courses. Students can sign up for a private session or drop-in sessions. Contact ACTG peer tutoring coordinator Lin Ma (email@example.com) with questions.
- Drop-in tutoring time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday to Thursday
- Join Zoom Meeting, meeting ID: 981 5186 2564, password: ACTGTutor
- Appointment tutoring times: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday
Beach Volleyball and Outdoor Basketball
In addition to the outdoor fitness area behind the Learning Commons and the Bellomy track, the beach volleyball courts and half-court basketball court behind the Malley Center are available for recreational use. The beach volleyball courts are being used by Athletics for their practices so check the schedule to see if they will be open before you go by. Take a break from the screen to go for a socially distanced walk, or shoot hoops with members of your household.
A huge shout-out to all of the students who are getting tested each week. The test positivity rates are moving in the right direction! Two free, on-campus COVID testing sites are ordinarily open Monday through Wednesday in Benson Center and Lucas Hall, as well as 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday mornings in Benson if you missed earlier in the week, or need to re-test for any reason. Please note that the testing centers are CLOSED on the President’s Day holiday (Mon Feb. 15).
In-person Sunday Masses for students only will be celebrated at 5 p.m. at the Mission Church. In addition, next Wednesday, Feb. 17 is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent. An Ash Wednesday Mass for students only will be celebrated at 5 p.m. at the Mission. Preregistration is required for either Mass. A virtual ecumenical Ash Wednesday service will take place at 3:30 p.m., for which preregistration is required. Reconciliation is also available at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Health and Safety
We are grateful and appreciative of all students who are taking a proactive approach to keeping our campus safe, including by spreading the word through a #StaySafeSCU Instagram campaign. Safety and prevention does indeed start with each one of us.
Be well Broncos,
Vice Provost for Student Life