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COVID-19 Update – Oct. 14, 2020

On Friday, Oct. 16, an announcement will be made regarding the Spring 2021 semester. Please check your email or www.bloomu.edu for the announcement.

Protect Your Pack with a Flu Shot!

Rite Aid will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 21, to provide flu shots to students that will be processed through insurance. Call the Student Health Center at 570-389-4451 to make an appointment and to receive the required paperwork. All students who attend the flu clinics, including this one, will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. When you come to the clinic, please wear a mask, wear short sleeves, and bring your BU ID card.

COVID-19 Update – Next update Oct. 14, 2020

FALL COMMENCEMENT

Bloomsburg University’s Fall 2020 Commencement will take place in two formats this year.

On Sunday, Nov. 22, there will be an on-campus stage walk event and photo opportunity for the graduates and their family/supporters in Haas Auditorium, Mitrani Hall. This will be organized much like the event in August.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, Bloomsburg University celebrates the Class of 2020 with virtual commencement ceremonies. Information regarding the Live Stream ceremony times will be announced soon. Information can be accessed via: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/graduation

COVID-19 Update – Sept. 28, 2020

Please refer to the COVID-19 dashboard at the top of this page for updated case numbers and helpful information. Information is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and is based on laboratory-verified test results reported to the Bloomsburg University Student Health Center or Office of Workplace Safety.

Academic, Student Success & Student Life Updates

(NEW) Free Flu Shots
Free flu shots will be available for students on Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Husky Lounge of the Kehr Union Building. Call the Health Center office at 570-389-4451 to make an appointment. When coming for your flu shot be sure to wear a mask, wear short sleeves, and bring your BU ID.

Study Abroad Programs Remain Suspended
All outgoing and incoming study abroad exchange programs are suspended for the spring and summer semesters of 2021, including all faculty-led BU trips.

Parent/Supporter Connection Email Signup
Parents can sign up for the Parent/Supporter Connection to receive important information from the Office of Student Life as well as general information e-mail notices that are sent to all university students from the bursar's office. Sign up here: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/finance_busoffice/parent

Computer Lab Open at Greenly Center
Students will now have access to the computer lab in room 213 of the Greenly Center, 50 East Main Street, Bloomsburg. The computer lab will be open to students Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can print from home using webprint and then release the job for printing from the lab with their student ID.

Andruss Library
Andruss Library is open only to BU students, faculty, and staff. (BU ID is REQUIRED for admittance to the library.) Books may be requested for express book pick up, and home delivery and digital copies of articles/chapters are available. Research assistance is available and students can reserve study rooms. Visit: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/HarveyAndrussLibrary/Home for details.

Updated Shuttle Bus Schedule
An updated bus schedule is now in effect. The complete schedule can be found here. If you have questions about parking on-campus, please contact BUPD at 570-389-4168.

University Store Closed
Course materials and merchandise may continue to be ordered on its website at bloomustore.com and picked up outside by choosing “Curbside Pickup” when you checkout. Outside pickup is available during the following hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 570-389-4175 with other questions.

COVID-19 Update – Sept. 21, 2020

Please refer to the COVID-19 dashboard at the top of this page for updated case numbers and helpful information. Information is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and is based on laboratory-verified test results reported to the Bloomsburg University Student Health Center or Office of Workplace Safety.

Academic & Student Success Updates

All Courses Continue Remotely with Exceptions: All undergraduate and graduate courses in the Zeigler College of Business and the College of Education will continue to be taught remotely, as will the majority of courses in the College of Science and Technology and the College of Liberal Arts. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis for specific courses such as clinicals and labs. Students in labs and clinicals should direct any specific questions to their respective deans and department chairs. Student-teachers should continue to follow the expectations of their school district site. Thesis students will be able to continue their research.

On-Campus Living: Students who reside on-campus will not be required to leave their residence halls. Those who do choose to return home will be reimbursed for the unused portions of their room and board fees. Our Residence Life staff members and community assistants will be working with all on-campus students to guide and support them. Further, certain on-campus facilities (including the Rec Center) will be available to on-campus residents only.

Questions and Concerns: Students with health concerns should contact the Student Health Center (570-389-4451) or their primary care provider. Please note that the Student Health Center will remain open, and all services will be available to students.

Computer Lab Open at Greenly Center
Students will now have access to the computer lab in room 213 of the Greenly Center, 50 East Main Street, Bloomsburg. The computer lab will be open to students Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can print from home using webprint and then release the job for printing from the lab with their student ID.

Andruss Library
Andruss Library is open only to BU students, faculty, and staff. (BU ID is REQUIRED for admittance to the library.) Books may be requested for express book pick up, and home delivery and digital copies of articles/chapters are available. Research assistance is available and students can reserve study rooms. Visit: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/HarveyAndrussLibrary/Home for details.

Updated Shuttle Bus Schedule
An updated bus schedule went into effect on Saturday, Sept. 5. The same coverage hours are being provided on the upper campus loop, except for three hours on Friday night, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Shuttle trips to Wal-Mart will continue Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The complete schedule can be found here. If you have questions about parking on-campus, please contact BUPD at 570-389-4168.

University Store Closed
Course materials and merchandise may continue to be ordered on its website at bloomustore.com and picked up outside by choosing “Curbside Pickup” when you checkout. Outside pickup is available during the following hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 570-389-4175 with other questions.

If you need items that are not listed for sale on our website such as supplies, medicine or health and beauty items, please call to arrange purchase and outside pickup.

Questions or help with course materials, contact pryan@bloomu.edu.

Questions or help with Inclusive Access, contact inclusiveaccess@bloomu.edu.

COVID-19 Update – Sept. 16, 2020

Please refer to the COVID-19 dashboard at the top of this page for updated case numbers and helpful information. Information is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and is based on laboratory-verified test results reported to the Bloomsburg University Student Health Center or Office of Workplace Safety.

Academic & Student Success Updates

All Courses Continue Remotely with Exceptions: All undergraduate and graduate courses in the Zeigler College of Business and the College of Education will continue to be taught remotely, as will the majority of courses in the College of Science and Technology and the College of Liberal Arts. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis for specific courses such as clinicals and labs. Students in labs and clinicals should direct any specific questions to their respective deans and department chairs. Student-teachers should continue to follow the expectations of their school district site. Thesis students will be able to continue their research.  

On-Campus Living: Students who reside on-campus will not be required to leave their residence halls. Those who do choose to return home will be reimbursed for the unused portions of their room and board fees. Our Residence Life staff members and community assistants will be working with all on-campus students to guide and support them. Further, certain on-campus facilities (including the Rec Center) will be available to on-campus residents only.  

Student Clubs and Organizations: All clubs and organizations (including fraternities and sororities) must continue to hold meetings 100% virtually. Any students or groups who do not abide by this emergency policy will be held accountable pursuant to our Student Code of Conduct.

Questions and Concerns: We remain committed to our students, their health and wellness, and their overall success. Students with health concerns should contact the Student Health Center (570-389-4451) or their primary care provider. Please note that the Student Health Center will remain open, and all services will be available to students. Students who have questions about their classes should contact their department chair or respective dean. For any questions regarding student clubs and organizations, please contact our Dean of Students Office (570-389-4734).

Computer Lab Open at Greenly Center
Students will now have access to the computer lab in room 213 of the Greenly Center, 50 East Main Street, Bloomsburg. The computer lab will be open to students Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can print from home using webprint and then release the job for printing from the lab with their student ID.

Andruss Library
Andruss Library is open only to BU students, faculty, and staff. (BU ID is REQUIRED for admittance to the library.) Books may be requested for express book pick up, and home delivery and digital copies of articles/chapters are available. Research assistance is available and students can reserve study rooms. Visit: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/HarveyAndrussLibrary/Home for details.

Updated Shuttle Bus Schedule
An updated bus schedule went into effect on Saturday, Sept. 5. The same coverage hours are being provided on the upper campus loop, except for three hours on Friday night, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Shuttle trips to Wal-Mart will continue Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The complete schedule can be found here. If you have questions about parking on-campus, please contact BUPD at 570-389-4168.

University Store Closed
Course materials and merchandise may continue to be ordered on its website at bloomustore.com and picked up outside by choosing “Curbside Pickup” when you checkout. Outside pickup is available during the following hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 570-389-4175 with other questions. 

If you need items that are not listed for sale on our website such as supplies, medicine or health and beauty items, please call to arrange purchase and outside pickup.

Questions or help with course materials, contact pryan@bloomu.edu.
Questions or help with Inclusive Access, contact inclusiveaccess@bloomu.edu.

Kehr Union
Kehr Union will be closed until further notice, with services provided by appointment or Zoom only. Utilization of Wi-Fi access may be requested through Dr. Mindy Andino, interim associate vice provost, through the Student Assistance Form.

Student Accounts & Financial Aid Updates

Student Accounts (Bursar)
Please visit this link for information related to Fall 2020 COVID-19 student account charge adjustments/refunds. For other topics and instructions go to http://intranet.bloomu.edu/bursar.

COVID-19 Update – Sept. 14, 2020

Please refer to the COVID-19 dashboard at the top of this page for updated case numbers and helpful information. Information is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and is based on laboratory-verified test results reported to the Bloomsburg University Student Health Center or Office of Workplace Safety.

Academic & Student Success Updates

Computer Lab Open at Greenly Center
Beginning today, Monday, Sept. 14, students will have access to the computer lab in room 213 of the Greenly Center, 50 East Main Street, Bloomsburg. The computer lab will be open to students Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can print from home using webprint and then release the job for printing from the lab with their student ID.  

Andruss Library
Andruss Library is open only to BU students, faculty, and staff. Books may be requested for express pick up, and home delivery and digital copies of articles/chapters is available through Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery. Research assistance is available and students can reserve study rooms. Visit: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/HarveyAndrussLibrary/Home for details.

Student Accounts & Financial Aid Updates

Student Accounts (Bursar)
Please visit this link for Fall 2020 COVID-19 student account charge adjustments/refunds For other topics and instructions go to http://intranet.bloomu.edu/bursar.

Student Life Updates

Updated Shuttle Bus Schedule
An updated bus schedule went into effect on Saturday, Sept. 5. The same coverage hours are being provided on the upper campus loop, except for three hours on Friday night, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Shuttle trips to Wal-Mart will continue Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Complete schedule. If you have questions about parking on-campus, please contact BUPD at 570-389-4168. 

University Store Closed
Course materials and merchandise may continue to be ordered on its website at bloomustore.com and picked up outside by choosing “Curbside Pickup” when you checkout. Outside pickup is available during the following hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 570-389-4175 with other questions. 

If you need items that are not listed for sale on our website such as supplies, medicine or health and beauty items, please call to arrange purchase and outside pickup.  

Questions or help with course materials, contact pryan@bloomu.edu

Questions or help with Inclusive Access, contact inclusiveaccess@bloomu.edu

Kehr Union
Kehr Union will be closed until further notice, with services provided by appointment or Zoom only. Utilization of Wi-Fi access may be requested through Dr. Mindy Andino, interim associate vice provost, through the Student Assistance Form.

Faculty/Staff

PASSHE will not defer payroll tax
On August 8, President Trump issued an executive order containing a Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations considering the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster. This memorandum addressed the deferral of Social Security payroll taxes on compensation paid during the period of Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020, for employees whose bi-weekly pre-tax compensation is generally less than $4,000.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2020-65, providing limited guidance on the implementation of this memorandum, which included the following:  

  • Implementation of the employee Social Security payroll tax deferral is optional on the part of the employer. 
  • Employers who choose to implement the order and suspend collection of eligible employees' Social Security payroll taxes during the four-month suspension period must collect and pay the deferred taxes to the IRS during the first four months of 2021. Accordingly, during that time period an employee would be subject to withholding of both the deferred Social Security payroll taxes and the current Social Security payroll taxes. 
  • If an employee leaves employment prior to repayment, the employer remains liable for the employee's portion of the unpaid Social Security payroll taxes. 
  • After full consideration of the issue, the State System has decided not to stop the withholding of Social Security taxes from employees’ pay at this time. This decision is consistent with the direction being taken by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for its workforce. 

If Congress passes legislation forgiving the tax repayment, or the Treasury Department issues additional guidance that substantially changes this program, the State System will reassess this decision and you will be promptly notified of changes, if any.

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact HR Connect at 570-389-4415 or enter a help request via email at hrhelp@bloomu.edu 

COVID-19 Update – Sept. 11, 2020

Please refer to the COVID-19 dashboard at the top of this page for updated case numbers and helpful information. Information is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and is based on laboratory-verified test results reported to the Bloomsburg University Student Health Center or Office of Workplace Safety.

Academic & Student Success Updates

Computer Lab Open at Greenly Center
Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, students will have access to the computer lab in room 213 of the Greenly Center, 50 East Main Street, Bloomsburg. The computer lab will be open to students Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students can print from home using webprint and then release the job for printing from the lab with their student ID.  

Andruss Library
Andruss Library is open only to BU students, faculty, and staff. Books may be requested for express pick up, and home delivery and digital copies of articles/chapters is available through Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery. Research assistance is available and students can reserve study rooms. Visit: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/HarveyAndrussLibrary/Home for details.

Student Accounts & Financial Aid Updates

Student Accounts (Bursar)
Please visit this link for Fall 2020 COVID-19 student account charge adjustments/refunds For other topics and instructions go to http://intranet.bloomu.edu/bursar. .

Student Life Updates

Updated Shuttle Bus Schedule
An updated bus schedule went into effect on Saturday, Sept. 5. The same coverage hours are being provided on the upper campus loop, except for three hours on Friday night, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Shuttle trips to Wal-Mart will continue Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Complete schedule. If you have questions about parking on-campus, please contact BUPD at 570-389-4168. 

University Store Closed
Course materials and merchandise may continue to be ordered on its website at bloomustore.com and picked up outside by choosing “Curbside Pickup” when you checkout. Outside pickup is available during the following hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 570-389-4175 with other questions.

If you need items that are not listed for sale on our website such as supplies, medicine or health and beauty items, please call to arrange purchase and outside pickup.

Questions or help with course materials, contact pryan@bloomu.edu
Questions or help with Inclusive Access, contact inclusiveaccess@bloomu.edu

Kehr Union
Kehr Union will be closed until further notice, with services provided by appointment or Zoom only. Utilization of Wi-Fi access may be requested through Dr. Mindy Andino, interim associate vice provost, through the Student Assistance Form.

COVID-19 Update – Monday, Sept. 7, 2020

Next Update: Wednesday, Sept. 9

Please refer to the COVID-19 dashboard for updated case numbers and helpful information. Information is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and is based on laboratory-verified test results reported to the Bloomsburg University Student Health Center or Office of Workplace Safety.

Academic and Student Success Updates

Andruss Library

  • Andruss Library is open only to BU students, faculty, and staff. You will need to show your BU ID for entrance to the library.
  • Books at Andruss Library can be selected for express pick up.
  • Home delivery and digital copies of articles/chapters is available through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.
  • Research assistance is available at Ask Us.
  • Students can reserve study rooms at Reserve a Study Room.

Student Accounts and Financial Aid Updates

Student Accounts (Bursar)

Information related to Fall 2020 COVID-19 student account charge adjustments and refunds.

A notification was emailed to all students on Wednesday, Sept. 2, about how to sign up for direct deposit of any refunds.

Student Life Updates

Provided by the Student Counseling Center via Zoom

  • Monday, Sept. 7 — 2:30 p.m., Check-in & Chill-Out Zoom 968 2523 9171; 5 p.m. Meet the Counselor--Dr. Steven Mehl Zoom 990 8055 5158
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8 — 1:30 p.m., Meet the Counselor—Darlene Garcia-Johnson Zoom 942 3343 4055; 9 p.m., Students Talking to Students with the Husky PAWS Zoom 982 0264 7534
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9 — 2:30 p.m., Check-in & Chill-Out Zoom 968 2523 9171; 4 p.m., Meet the Counselor—Dr. Sybil Holloway Zoom 998 3666 1666
  • Thursday, Sept. 10 — 11 a.m., Check-in & Chill-Out Zoom 990 9103 3336; 12:30 p.m. Meet the Counselor—Dr. Whitney Robenolt; Zoom 992 9402 2071, 3 p.m. Chat & Chew Zoom 926 3114 7387; 5:30 p.m., Students Talking to Students with the Husky PAWS Zoom 982 0384 5063
  • Friday, Sept. 11 — Noon, Meet the Counselor—Dr. Jeanie Pavlovich Zoom 918 7304 0224

University Store Closed

Course materials and merchandise may continue to be ordered on bloomustore.com and picked up outside by choosing “Curbside Pickup” when you checkout. Outside pickup is available during the following hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You will receive a confirmation that your order is ready. Once you arrive at the store, call 570-389-4175 to have your items brought outside. If you are unable to make it to the store during these times, please call us to make arrangements to pick up your items. If you need items that are not listed for sale on our website such as supplies, medicine or health and beauty items, please call to arrange purchase and outside pickup.

Student Mail

Students who have moved back home due to Covid-19 will have their Husky Mail Hub mail forwarded to home addresses on record. Those students should discontinue using their university address immediately.

Kehr Union

Kehr Union will be closed until further notice, with services provided by appointment or Zoom only. Utilization of Wi-Fi access may be requested through Dr. Mindy Andino, interim associate vice provost, through the Student Assistance Form.

Residence Life

Students who canceled their housing contract beginning Aug. 27 through the end of the Fall semester (Nov. 24) will be guaranteed housing for Spring 2021. Please note that at this time we are unable to guarantee the same room assignment for Spring, but more information will be forthcoming. If you are canceling your housing contract, you must make arrangements to completely move-out at that time.

Sept. 2, 2020

Next Weekly Update: Wednesday, Sept. 9

Please refer to the COVID-19 dashboard at the top of this page for updated case numbers and helpful information. Information is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and is based on laboratory-verified test results reported to the Bloomsburg University Student Health Center or Office of Workplace Safety.

Event Update

Homecoming Canceled - We regret that due to COVID-19 and the restrictions on in-person gatherings, Homecoming festivities are canceled.

Academic & Student Success Updates

Andruss Library is open only to BU students, faculty, and staff. You will need to show your BU ID for entrance to the library.

Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio - With the pivot to mostly remote instruction, the staffing of WALES has shifted. The staff will maintain the same days and hours to work with students, but the physical location will close earlier, and evening sessions will be available only online.

Bakeless 206
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Zoom
Sunday, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Student Accounts & Financial Aid Updates

Student Accounts (Bursar)

Account changes may be viewed at Fall 2020 COVID-19 student account charge adjustments/refunds.

A notification was emailed to all students on today, Wednesday, Sept. 2, about how to sign up for direct deposit of any refunds. To see a description of the process and instructions go to http://intranet.bloomu.edu/bursar.

Student Work-Study
Student employment may continue for any department that has legitimate and relevant work that a student employee can safely perform. Students, please connect with your supervisor for further details and instructions.

Student Life Updates

University Store Closed
Course materials and merchandise may continue to be ordered on its website at bloomustore.com and picked up outside by choosing “Curbside Pickup” when you checkout. Outside pickup is available during the following hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You will receive a confirmation that your order is ready. Once you arrive at the store, call 570-389-4175 to have your items brought outside.
If you are unable to make it to the store during these times, please call us to make arrangements to pick up your items.

If you need items that are not listed for sale on our website such as supplies, medicine or health and beauty items, please call to arrange purchase and outside pickup.

Questions or help with course materials, contact pryan@bloomu.edu.
Questions or help with Inclusive Access, contact inclusiveaccess@bloomu.edu.
Call 570-389-4175 with other questions.

Student Mail
Students who have moved back home due to Covid-19 will have their Husky Mail Hub mail forwarded to home addresses on record. Those students should discontinue using their university address immediately.

Dining Services
The following adjustments have been made to dining services locations.

Scranton Commons will remain open as an all-you-care-to-eat dine-in and take-out location. Late-night meals will be served in Scranton Commons and Monty’s.

Monty’s will remain open as a take-out only location. Off-campus students are highly encouraged to use this location.

Locations closed until further notice:

  • Starbucks in Andruss Library
  • POD market in Centennial Hall
  • Roongo’s Café in Warren Student Services Center
  • Espresso Cart in Warren Student Services Center
  • Husky Lunch Cart outside of Scranton Commons
  • Husky Lunch Box food truck outside of Centennial Hall
  • Husky Lounge in Kehr Union

Kehr Union
Kehr Union will be closed until further notice, with services provided by appointment or Zoom only. Utilization of Wi-Fi access may be requested through Dr. Mindy Andino, interim associate vice provost, through the Student Assistance Form .

Residence Life
Students who canceled their housing contract beginning Aug. 27 through the end of the Fall semester (Nov. 24) will be guaranteed housing for Spring 2021. Please note that at this time we are unable to guarantee the same room assignment for Spring, but more information will be forthcoming. If you are canceling your housing contract, you must make arrangements to completely move-out at that time.

Faculty and Staff

Please refer to the HR Connect webpage for important COVID-19 details and documents.

Employees have a variety of options to access human resources support while maintaining an emphasis on safety. Most human resources processes support electronic submission. In the interest of public safety, please continue to submit documentation to human resources electronically when possible. If you require assistance with the best method to submit human resources documentation or forms, please submit an HR help request via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.

Electronic Submission Availability: Electronic submission is available for I-9 verification, job applications, background clearances, tuition waiver forms, completed performance evaluations, work-study and graduate assistant employment packets, FFCRA leave requests, flexible work arrangement requests, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests, and workers' compensation claims. In addition, HR help requests can be submitted via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States, known as the I-9 verification process, allows for the electronic attachment of documents. Once normal campus operations resume, all documents must be physically verified in-person. Individuals engaging in the alternate verification process will be contacted for in-person document verification at that time.

Human Resources Drop Box: A human resources drop box is available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Waller Administration Building. All verified I-9 documents for work-study and graduate assistant employment, as well as any other human resources related documents or forms, may be placed in this secure drop box.

HR Connect Appointments: Visits to HR Connect are scheduled by appointment only when in-person visits are required. Appointments may be scheduled via HR Connect at 570-389-4415 or HRConnect@bloomu.edu.

After-Hours: An after-hours drop off location is available within the Bloomsburg University Police Department located on the first floor of the Andruss Library. This drop off location is typically reserved for receipt of departing employee items such as keys, ID badges, and parking passes.

U.S. Mail: Items can be mailed to Human Resources via U.S. mail at the address below.
Bloomsburg University
Department of Human Resources & Labor Relations
Waller Administration Building
Second Floor, Room 111
400 E. Second St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Fingerprinting Operations: Fingerprinting operations have not resumed at BU. The Office of Human Resources has partnered with Facilities Management to provide additional protections within this operation. Additionally, we will continue to follow legal guidance for background clearance procedures during the pandemic emergency. When fingerprinting operations resume, safety protocols will be implemented as identified for Ident-O-Go fingerprinting locations. Employees will be notified via HR Connect when fingerprinting appointments become available.

HR Help Requests: HR help requests can be submitted via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.

Aug. 26, 2020

Next Weekly Update: Wednesday, Sept. 2

As we continuously monitor the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, the University has created a COVID-19 dashboard on our COVID-19 webpage where updated confirmed positive case numbers will be posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. You may access that dashboard here.

Of our currently reported 89 positive student cases of COVID-19, we wanted to share that:

  • 67 of the 89 students (who have tested positive) live off-campus.
  • 14 of the 89 students (who have tested positive) live on-campus.
  • 8 students elected to isolate at their home of record.

We remind the BU community that COVID-19 is a global pandemic, and all members of our community must remain vigilant in taking active steps to curb the spread of the virus. Even with our safety protocols and precautionary measures currently in place, we cannot fully eliminate the spread of the virus on our campus. Thank you to all of you who remain vigilant and continue to follow our requirements.

Important COVID Video Message from Dr. Hanna

Now is the time to change behaviors to save the semester. Please watch this important message from Dr. Hanna. #MaskUpOrPackUp

COVID-19 Information

Students are reminded that if they get tested off-campus for COVID-19, they should identify themselves as a BU student so that our on-campus Student Health Center is notified of the test result.

Dining for Off-Campus Quarantining Students

The Dining Service will now accept someone coming to the Scranton Commons or Monty's to pick up food for an off-campus quarantined student. The meal ID of the quarantined student must be presented so that a member of the Scranton Commons staff can swipe it.

Health and Safety

COVID-19 Testing. In partnership with Geisinger Health, we have a dedicated COVID-19 testing facility (located in the Fenstemaker Alumni House) for students who are exhibiting COVID-related symptoms. Students should first call the Student Health Center at 570-389-4451 for consultation and instructions.

Husky Health Checker. All members of the BU community are encouraged to monitor their health each day by utilizing the Husky Health Checker survey. Upon completion of the survey, retain the badge on your mobile device by leaving your browser tab open or taking a screenshot, or on your computer by printing it or taking a picture of your screen using your mobile device.

Isolation/Quarantine. BU has set aside 72 rooms on-campus to allow for safe isolation or quarantine for students who test positive for COVID-19 or were exposed to individuals with known or suspected/possible COVID-19.

#MASKUP: Remember, each member of the BU Family has a responsibility to take the necessary protective measures so that we can help contain and reduce the COVID-19 incidence rate in our county. #MASKUP when on- or off-campus, indoors and outdoors, and when visiting town or area businesses. That means wearing your mask from the time you exit your car until you are in the privacy of your office or living space.

A properly worn mask will cover both your mouth and nose. It is also important to WASH your mask on a regular basis to prevent it from becoming a factor in the spread of the virus. Of course, continue to practice social distancing, and do frequent and thorough handwashing.

Faculty and Staff

Please refer to the HR Connect webpage for important COVID-19 details and documents.

Employees have a variety of options to access human resources support while maintaining an emphasis on safety. Most human resources processes support electronic submission. In the interest of public safety, please continue to submit documentation to human resources electronically when possible. If you require assistance with the best method to submit human resources documentation or forms, please submit an HR help request via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.

Electronic Submission Availability: Electronic submission is available for I-9 verification, job applications, background clearances, tuition waiver forms, completed performance evaluations, work-study and graduate assistant employment packets, FFCRA leave requests, flexible work arrangement requests, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests, and workers' compensation claims. In addition, HR help requests can be submitted via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States, known as the I-9 verification process, allows for the electronic attachment of documents. Once normal campus operations resume, all documents must be physically verified in-person. Individuals engaging in the alternate verification process will be contacted for in-person document verification at that time.

Human Resources Drop Box: A human resources drop box is available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Waller Administration Building. All verified I-9 documents for work-study and graduate assistant employment, as well as any other human resources related documents or forms, may be placed in this secure drop box.

HR Connect Appointments: Visits to HR Connect are scheduled by appointment only when in-person visits are required. Appointments may be scheduled via HR Connect at 570-389-4415 or HRConnect@bloomu.edu.

After-Hours: An after-hours drop off location is available within the Bloomsburg University Police Department located on the first floor of the Andruss Library. This drop off location is typically reserved for receipt of departing employee items such as keys, ID badges, and parking passes.

U.S. Mail: Items can be mailed to Human Resources via U.S. mail at the address below.
Bloomsburg University
Department of Human Resources & Labor Relations
Waller Administration Building
Second Floor, Room 111
400 E. Second St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Fingerprinting Operations: Fingerprinting operations have not resumed at BU. The Office of Human Resources has partnered with Facilities Management to provide additional protections within this operation. Additionally, we will continue to follow legal guidance for background clearance procedures during the pandemic emergency. When fingerprinting operations resume, safety protocols will be implemented as identified for Ident-O-Go fingerprinting locations. Employees will be notified via HR Connect when fingerprinting appointments become available.

HR Help Requests: HR help requests can be submitted via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.

Aug. 19, 2020

Next Weekly Update: Wednesday, Aug. 26

Starting today, and continuing on a weekly basis, the University will be posting current positive cases, the overall number of positive cases and the negative test results on our COVID-19 page. The results will be posted each Wednesday and will include results up through the close of business the previous Friday. We will be following this process rather than issuing campus announcements and press releases moving forward.

We are impressed by the number of students, faculty, and staff who are adhering to our requirement that everyone wear a mask, practice proper social distancing, and wash hands frequently. Each of us must hold ourselves accountable and be a responsible member of the BU community.

Announcement:

The University Store (Bookstore) is temporarily closed, and will reopen on Monday, August 24. A temporary location will be set up outside, and book sales for offsite pickup are available.

Health and Safety

COVID-19 Testing. In partnership with Geisinger Health, there will be a dedicated COVID-19 testing facility on campus for students who are exhibiting COVID-related symptoms. The testing center will be housed in the Fenstemaker Alumni House and will be fully operational by the opening of the Fall semester.

Husky Health Checker. All members of the BU community are strongly encouraged to monitor their health each day by utilizing the Husky Health Checker survey. Upon completion of the survey, retain the badge on your mobile device by leaving your browser tab open or taking a screenshot, or on your computer by printing it or taking a picture of your screen using your mobile device.

Quarantine. BU has set aside 72 rooms on-campus to allow for a safe quarantining of any students who are exhibiting COVID-related symptoms. Meals will be delivered to students who are in quarantine on-campus.

#MASKUP: Remember, each member of the BU Family has a responsibility to take the necessary protective measures so that we can help contain and reduce the COVID-19 incidence rate in our county. #MASKUP when on- or off-campus, indoors and outdoors, and when visiting town or area businesses. That means wearing your mask from the time you exit your car until you are in the privacy of your office or living space.

A properly worn mask will cover both your mouth and nose. It is also important to WASH your mask regularly to prevent it from becoming a factor in the spread of the virus. Of course, continue to practice social distancing, and do frequent and thorough handwashing.

Faculty and Staff

Please refer to the HR Connect webpage for important COVID-19 details and documents.

As we re-open campus, employees will be provided with a variety of options to access Human Resources support while maintaining an emphasis on safety. Most Human Resources processes support electronic submission. In the interest of public safety, please continue to submit documentation to Human Resources electronically when possible.

If you require assistance with the best method to submit Human Resources documentation or forms, please submit an HR help request via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.

Electronic Submission Availability: Electronic submission is available for I-9 verification, job applications, background clearances, tuition waiver forms, completed performance evaluations, work-study and graduate assistant employment packets, FFCRA leave requests, flexible work arrangement requests, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests, and Workers' Compensation claims. In addition, HR help requests can be submitted via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States, known as the I-9 verification process, allows for the electronic attachment of documents. Once normal campus operations resume, all documents must be physically verified in-person. Individuals engaging in the alternate verification process will be contacted for in-person document verification at that time.

Human Resources Outdoor Location: While we prefer electronic submission for your safety and the safety of the HR team, a Human Resources tent will be available in an outdoor location during the weeks of Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 for the purpose of dropping off new employee documentation, signed faculty contracts, and background clearances or related forms when electronic submission is not possible. Work-study and graduate assistant employment packets should continue through the electronic process.

Outdoor Schedule & Location
• Thursday, Aug. 20, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Andruss Library Entrance Area

Alternate times for in-person visits must be schedule by appointment via HR Connect at 570-389-4415 or HRConnect@bloomu.edu. For everyone's safety, please remember to wear your mask when you visit the Human Resources tent.

Human Resources Drop Box: In addition to the Human Resources outdoor location and scheduled appointments, a Human Resources drop box will be available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Waller Administration Building. All verified I-9 documents for work study and graduate assistant employment, as well as any other Human Resources related documents or forms, may be placed in this secure drop box.

HR Connect Appointments: Visits to HR Connect will be scheduled by appointment only when in-person visits are required. Appointments may be scheduled via HR Connect at 570-389-4415 or HRConnect@bloomu.edu.

After-Hours: An after-hours drop off location is available within the Bloomsburg University Police Department located on the first floor of the Andruss Library. This drop off location is typically reserved for receipt of departing employee items such as keys, ID badges, and parking passes.

U.S. Mail: Items can be mailed to Human Resources via U.S. mail at the address below.
Bloomsburg University
Department of Human Resources & Labor Relations
Waller Administration Building
Second Floor, Room 111
400 E. Second St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Fingerprinting Operations: Fingerprinting operations have not resumed at BU. The Office of Human Resources has partnered with Facilities Management to provide additional protections within this operation. Additionally, we will continue to follow legal guidance for background clearance procedures during the pandemic emergency. When fingerprinting operations resume, safety protocols will be implemented as identified for Ident-O-Go fingerprinting locations. Employees will be notified via HR Connect when fingerprinting appointments become available.

HR Help Requests: HR help requests can be submitted via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.


Aug. 12, 2020

Next Weekly Update: Wednesday, Aug. 19

Fall 2020 Reopening:

The BU Fall 2020 semester plan is to begin classes on Monday, Aug. 17. Please refer to the Fall 2020 webpage for important answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Details are in our Back to Bloom document. We know this document is large, and here are two helpful tips to find information you're looking for.
• Start with the Table of Contents – this references a page and section by topic.
• Use the Search Tool - When a PDF is opened in Acrobat Reader (not in a browser), the search window pane may or may not be displayed. To display the search/find window pane, use "Ctrl+F". This allows you to type a word or phrase you're looking for, and returns results you can directly click to.

(NEW) Student & Supporters Q&A with the Provost and Deans Session Recording:
Many thanks to the students and supporters who spent time with Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson and our academic deans last week. A recording of that Q&A session is available in the top right of this page..

#MASKUP: Remember, each member of the BU Family has a responsibility to take the necessary protective measures so that we can help contain and reduce the COVID-19 incidence rate in our county. #MASKUP when on- or off-campus, indoors and outdoors, and when visiting town or area businesses. That means wearing your mask from the time you exit your car until you are in the privacy of your office or living space.

A properly worn mask will cover both your mouth and nose. It is also important to WASH your mask regularly to prevent it from becoming a factor in the spread of the virus. Of course, continue to practice social distancing, and do frequent and thorough handwashing.

New FAQs:

(NEW) How does a Zoom room work?
Watch the zoom video to learn more.

(NEW) Andruss Library COVID-19 Operations Plan
For the remainder of the summer we are here for you virtually at library.bloomu.edu Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Contact us at Ask Us if you need materials delivered or have questions. As part of a phased re-opening, the building will open for the semester on Monday, Aug. 17, with updated hours:

• Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
• Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday: 12 noon - 5 p.m.
• Sunday: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The full Andruss Library operations plan can be found on page 19 of the Back to Bloom guide.

Recent FAQs and Topics

Can I still change my schedule?
Most student schedules have been set, and if you have any questions about schedule, please contact the Registrar's Office, BURegistrar@bloomu.edu

How do I get my textbooks?
Contact the University Store. Books may be ordered for pickup or delivered to your home, if studying remotely.

Do we have classes on Labor Day? Yes. The University will be open for business and classes will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

When searching for courses to add to my schedule, how can I tell what the course delivery method is?

You may view your schedules in MyHusky. To help you understand how to read your schedule, refer to how to read your schedule located on the registrar’s page or watch this video.

Emergency Aid Application for Fall 2020: The Emergency Aid Application for Fall 2020 is now available. Please email buaid@bloomu.edu if you have questions about your financial aid, or visit the Financial Aid webpage for information.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – simply click on this request link and tell us how we can assist you. If you need COVID-19 related academic accommodations, please use this form to start the process. http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance.

Health and Safety

COVID-19 Testing. In partnership with Geisinger Health, there will be a dedicated COVID-19 testing facility on campus for students who are exhibiting COVID-related symptoms. The testing center will be housed in the Fenstermaker Alumni House and will be fully operational by the opening of the Fall semester.

Husky Health Checker. All members of the BU community are strongly encouraged to monitor their health each day by utilizing the Husky Health Checker survey. Upon completion of the survey, retain the badge on your mobile device by leaving your browser tab open or taking a screenshot, or on your computer by printing it or taking a picture of your screen using your mobile device.

Quarantine. BU has set aside 72 rooms on-campus to allow for a safe quarantining of any students who are exhibiting COVID-related symptoms. Meals will be delivered to students who are in quarantine on-campus.

Student Recreation Center Fall 2020 Operations Plan: The Student Recreation Center has announced a phased re-opening approach. Effective Monday, Aug. 17, the center will open with updated hours:

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Faculty and Staff

Please refer to the HR Connect webpage for important COVID-19 details and documents.

As we begin to re-open campus, employees will be provided with a variety of options to access Human Resources support while maintaining an emphasis on safety. Most Human Resources processes support electronic submission. In the interest of public safety, please continue to submit documentation to Human Resources electronically when possible.

If you require assistance with the best method to submit Human Resources documentation or forms, please submit an HR help request via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.

Electronic Submission Availability: Electronic submission is available for I-9 verification, job applications, background clearances, tuition waiver forms, completed performance evaluations, work-study and graduate assistant employment packets, FFCRA leave requests, flexible work arrangement requests, Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests, and Workers' Compensation claims. In addition, HR help requests can be submitted via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States, known as the I-9 verification process, allows for the electronic attachment of documents. Once normal campus operations resume, all documents must be physically verified in-person. Individuals engaging in the alternate verification process will be contacted for in-person document verification at that time.

Human Resources Outdoor Location: While we prefer electronic submission for your safety and the safety of the HR team, a Human Resources tent will be available in an outdoor location during the weeks of Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 for the purpose of dropping off new employee documentation, signed faculty contracts, and background clearances or related forms when electronic submission is not possible. Work-study and graduate assistant employment packets should continue through the electronic process.

Outdoor Schedule & Location
• Thursday, Aug. 13, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Bakeless Rear Grassy Area
• Friday, Aug. 14, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Bakeless Rear Grassy Area
• Monday, Aug. 17, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Andruss Library Entrance Area
• Tuesday, Aug. 18, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Andruss Library Entrance Area
• Wednesday, Aug. 19, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Andruss Library Entrance Area
• Thursday, Aug. 20, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Andruss Library Entrance Area

Alternate times for in-person visits must be schedule by appointment via HR Connect at 570-389-4415 or HRConnect@bloomu.edu. For everyone's safety, please remember to wear your mask when you visit the Human Resources tent.

Human Resources Drop Box: In addition to the Human Resources outdoor location and scheduled appointments, a Human Resources drop box will be available Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the Waller Administration Building. All verified I-9 documents for work study and graduate assistant employment, as well as any other Human Resources related documents or forms, may be placed in this secure drop box.

HR Connect Appointments: Visits to HR Connect will be scheduled by appointment only when in-person visits are required. Appointments may be scheduled via HR Connect at 570-389-4415 or HRConnect@bloomu.edu.

After-Hours: An after-hours drop off location is available within the Bloomsburg University Police Department located on the first floor of the Andruss Library. This drop off location is typically reserved for receipt of departing employee items such as keys, ID badges, and parking passes.

U.S. Mail: Items can be mailed to Human Resources via U.S. mail at the address below.
Bloomsburg University
Department of Human Resources & Labor Relations
Waller Administration Building
Second Floor, Room 111
400 E. Second St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Fingerprinting Operations: Fingerprinting operations have not resumed at BU. The Office of Human Resources has partnered with Facilities Management to provide additional protections within this operation. Additionally, we will continue to follow legal guidance for background clearance procedures during the pandemic emergency. When fingerprinting operations resume, safety protocols will be implemented as identified for Ident-O-Go fingerprinting locations. Employees will be notified via HR Connect when fingerprinting appointments become available.

HR Help Requests: HR help requests can be submitted via HR Connect at hrhelp@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-4415.

Aug. 5, 2020

Next Weekly Update: Wednesday, Aug. 12

Virtual Commencement

The August Virtual commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8. Please utilize the livestream link to watch the “live” version of the ceremony or use the download link to watch the ceremonies at your convenience. Graduate commencement is 11 a.m., followed by the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education at 2 p.m. with the College of Science and Technology and the Zeigler College of Business at 5 p.m.

Download a virtual commencement invitation, add your name and then print or share.

Fall 2020 Reopening:

The BU Fall 2020 semester plan is to begin classes on Monday, Aug. 17. Details are updated in our Back to Bloom document. An updated version will be posted later today.

#MASKUP: Remember, each member of the BU Family has a responsibility to take the necessary protective measures so that we can help contain and reduce the COVID-19 incidence rate in our county. #MASKUP when on- or off-campus and when visiting town or area businesses.

Please refer to the

New FAQs:

COVID-19 Testing. In partnership with Geisinger Health, there will be a dedicated COVID-19 testing facility on campus for students who are exhibiting COVID-related symptoms. The testing center will be housed in the Fenstermaker Alumni House and will be fully operational by the opening of the Fall semester.

Husky Health Checker. All members of the BU community are strongly encouraged to monitor their health each day by utilizing the Husky Health Checker survey. Upon completion of the survey, retain the badge on your mobile device by leaving your browser tab open or taking a screenshot, or on your computer by printing it or taking a picture of your screen using your mobile device.

Quarantine. BU has set aside 72 rooms on-campus to allow for a safe quarantining of any students who are exhibiting COVID-related symptoms. Meals will be delivered to students who are in quarantine on-campus.

Winter Session: The winter session will be held Dec. 7, 2020 through Jan. 22, 2021. All courses will be delivered 100% online.

Can I still change my schedule?
Most student schedules have been set, and any further adjustments would be student-generated changes. Check your schedule to confirm and if you have any questions about schedule, please contact the Registrar’s Office, BURegistrar@bloomu.eduBURegistrar@bloomu.edu.

How do I get my textbooks?
Contact the University Store. Books may be ordered for pickup or delivered to your home, if studying remotely.

FAQs from last week

Labor Day: A reminder that the University will be open for business and classes will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

When searching for courses to add to my schedule, how can I tell what the course delivery method is?

You may view your schedules in MyHusky. To help you understand how to read your schedule, refer to how to read your schedule located on the registrar’s page or watch this video.

What is a modality?

Modality is the delivery method of the course. For Fall 2020, classes will be offered in the following modalities:

Face-to-Face. Sections that are taught in a classroom or space in which both students and the faculty member are both present. For Fall 2020, the number of students in the class have been limited and larger classrooms have been assigned than where a class typically meets.

Blended. Sections that are taught in more than one modality (Face-to-Face, Online-Synchronous, Online-Asynchronous)

Online-Synchronous. Class is taught remotely at days and times scheduled by the Registrar's Office or as per the faculty.

Online-Asynchronous. Class materials, activities, and assignments are provided remotely and no day or time is regularly scheduled for the class.

At what point would students be sent home? In the “YELLOW” phase? In the “RED” phase?

Should positive Covid-19 cases increase on the campus, consultation with state health guidelines, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and professionals will continue, and we will determine any adjustments that may need to made, including moving more courses to an online delivery. In the event students are asked to return to their home residence, students returning home may vary based on several factors including major. For example, according to PDE some students may continue to receive face-to-face instruction even under “RED” due to the nature of their training and the need for hands-on curriculum.

Health and Safety

Masks: The proper wearing of a mask while on campus and in campus buildings is important. A properly worn mask will cover both your mouth and nose. It is also important to WASH your mask on a regular basis to prevent it from becoming a factor in the spread of the virus.

Town: With the return to campus, Bloomsburg Town Police want to remind students about the importance of being good neighbors during these uncertain times. It is important to continue wearing a mask when off-campus and large gatherings of more than 25 and parties are prohibited. Large gatherings have been shown to be an easy way to spread COVID-19. Also, the BU Student Code of Conduct allows for sanctions for those whose are cited off-campus

(NEW) Emergency Aid Application for Fall 2020: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Additionally, funding provided by the Strengthen the Pack campaign is also available to support our students during this time of need. The Emergency Aid Application for Fall 2020 is now available and can be found here. Please email buaid@bloomu.edu if you have questions about your financial aid, or visit the Financial Aid webpage for information.

(NEW) Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – simply click on this request link and tell us how we can assist you. If you need COVID-19 related academic accommodations, please use this form to start the process. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance.

Kehr Union Fall 2020 Operations Plan: Kehr Union Building guidelines, room capacities and standardized room layouts for Fall 2020 are available here. Kehr Union reservations will reopen for rescheduling Wednesday, Aug. 5. Contact Kristi Getty at x4715 or kgetty@bloomu.edu with questions.

Student Recreation Center Fall 2020 Operations Plan: The Student Recreation Center has announced a phased re-opening approach and will begin to open areas of the facility. Effective Monday, Aug. 17, the center will open with updated hours:

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parents’ and Family Weekend scheduled for September has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty and Staff

Please refer to the HR Connect webpage for important COVID-19 details and documents.

Human Resources Reminder

As a matter of public health and safety, all employees are expected to self-monitor their personal health. If you feel sick, or have COVID-19 symptoms, you should not come to work and notify your supervisor through the normal absence procedure. If you feel sick at work, notify your supervisor and go home. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, notify your supervisor and contact your primary healthcare provider for medical advice.

Employees should follow these guidelines for exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19.

  • If someone you have had close direct contact with is being tested for COVID-19, stay home and notify your supervisor.
  • If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace, please notify your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor will contact the Office of Workplace Safety for guidance on proper protocols.

Please consult the COVID-19 Workplace Guide for more detailed safety guidance.

For those seeking flexibility in the workplace due to an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, please contact HR at 570-389-4415 or submit a help request to hrhelp@bloomu.edu. Your supervisor and the HR team are here to partner with you as we work through these requests.

Update: The Department of Health (DOH) announced a recommendation for domestic travelers returning from designated states to quarantine for 14 calendar days upon return to Pennsylvania. A list of states to which the quarantine recommendation applies (designated states) can be found on the PA DOH Travelers Information website. The list will be updated regularly as nationwide COVID-19 data is updated.

In the interest of public safety and in accordance with the DOH recommendations, Bloomsburg University is requesting that employees who have traveled to a state designated by the DOH follow the DOH guidance upon returning to Pennsylvania and do not report to the Bloomsburg University campus.

  • Employees who plan to travel or have traveled to a state designated by the DOH and are subject to self-quarantine are requested to consult with their supervisory staff before the trip or before returning to the worksite and follow these guidelines:
  • When possible, telework may be a viable option as determined by the area supervisor.
  • Employees for whom no telework is available, may use their own paid or unpaid leave or may be eligible to use Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL). Acceptable proof of travel to an identified state will be required.
  • Employees may apply for EPSL via email to: COVID19LeaveRequest@passhe.edu.

Additional information pertaining to quarantine recommendations are located here. Please refer to your immediate supervisor for questions pertaining to your work status.

Fall 2020 webpage for important details and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

July 29, 2020

Next Weekly Update: Wednesday, Aug. 5

Fall 2020 Reopening: BU has announced its Fall 2020 semester plans. The plan is for the Fall 2020 semester to begin on Monday, August 17, one week earlier than originally planned. It will consist of two condensed sessions and one full semester. One-third of all courses will be offered within one of these three sessions. Details are updated in this Back to Bloom document. An updated version will be posted later today.

Please refer to the Fall 2020 webpage for important details and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

New FAQ’s:

Labor Day: A reminder that the University will be open for business and classes will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

Schedules were released on Friday, July 24. Why are they still changing?

While most student schedules have been set, our environment with Covid-19 remains a fluid situation that may require some additional adjustments to schedules. All adjustments should be complete by August 3; please again note that situations can and will likely shift depending on the health guidelines and regulations as it relates to Covid-19. Check your schedule regularly for changes and if you have any questions about those changes or your schedule, please contact the Registrar’s Office, BURegistrar@bloom.edu.

When searching for courses to add to my schedule, how can I tell what the course delivery method is?

You may view your schedules now in MyHusky. To help you understand how to read your schedule, refer to how to read your schedule located on the registrar’s page.

What is a modality?

Modality is the delivery method of the course. For Fall 2020, classes will be offered in the following modalities:

Face-to-Face. Sections that are taught in a classroom or space in which both students and the faculty member are both present. For Fall 2020, the number of students in the class have been limited and larger classrooms have been assigned than where a class typically meets.

Blended. Sections that are taught in more than one modality (Face-to-Face, Online-Synchronous, Online-Asynchronous)

Online-Synchronous. Class is taught remotely at days and times scheduled by the Registrar's Office or as per the faculty.

Online-Asynchronous. Class materials, activities, and assignments are provided remotely and no day or time is regularly scheduled for the class.

At what point would students be sent home? In the “YELLOW” phase? In the “RED” phase?

Should positive Covid-19 cases increase on the campus, consultation with state health guidelines, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and professionals will continue, and we will determine any adjustments that may need to made, including moving more courses to an online delivery. In the event students are asked to return to their home residence, students returning home may vary based on several factors including major. For example, according to PDE some students may continue to receive face-to-face instruction even under “RED” due to the nature of their training and the need for hands-on curriculum.

Health and Safety

Masks: The proper wearing of a mask while on campus and in campus buildings is important. A properly worn mask will cover both your mouth and nose. It is also important to WASH your mask on a regular basis to prevent it from becoming a factor in the spread of the virus.

Town: With the return to campus, Bloomsburg Town Police want to remind students about the importance of being good neighbors during these uncertain times. It is important to continue wearing a mask when off-campus and large gatherings of more than 25 and parties are prohibited. Large gatherings have been shown to be an easy way to spread COVID-19. Also, the BU Student Code of Conduct allows for sanctions for those whose are cited off-campus

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Additional funding may be available for Fall 2020 and the application for Fall 2020 will be available beginning August 3rd. Please email buaid@bloomu.edu if you have questions about your financial aid, or visit the Financial Aid webpage for information.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance.

Kehr Union Fall 2020 Operations Plan: Kehr Union Building guidelines, room capacities and standardized room layouts for Fall 2020 are available here. Kehr Union reservations will reopen for rescheduling Wednesday, Aug. 5. Contact Kristi Getty at x4715 or kgetty@bloomu.edu with questions.

Student Recreation Center Fall 2020 Operations Plan: The Student Recreation Center has announced a phased re-opening approach and will begin to open areas of the facility. Effective Monday, Aug. 17, the center will open with updated hours:

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parents’ and Family Weekend scheduled for September has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty and Staff

Please refer to the HR Connect webpage for important COVID-19 details and documents.

Human Resources Reminder

As a matter of public health and safety, all employees are expected to self-monitor their personal health. If you feel sick, or have COVID-19 symptoms, you should not come to work and notify your supervisor through the normal absence procedure. If you feel sick at work, notify your supervisor and go home. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, notify your supervisor and contact your primary healthcare provider for medical advice.

Employees should follow these guidelines for exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19.

  • If someone you have had close direct contact with is being tested for COVID-19, stay home and notify your supervisor.
  • If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace, please notify your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor will contact the Office of Workplace Safety for guidance on proper protocols.

Please consult the COVID-19 Workplace Guide for more detailed safety guidance.

For those seeking flexibility in the workplace due to an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, please contact HR at 570-389-4415 or submit a help request to hrhelp@bloomu.edu. Your supervisor and the HR team are here to partner with you as we work through these requests.

Update: The Department of Health (DOH) announced a recommendation for domestic travelers returning from designated states to quarantine for 14 calendar days upon return to Pennsylvania. A list of states to which the quarantine recommendation applies (designated states) can be found on the PA DOH Travelers Information website. The list will be updated regularly as nationwide COVID-19 data is updated.

In the interest of public safety and in accordance with the DOH recommendations, Bloomsburg University is requesting that employees who have traveled to a state designated by the DOH follow the DOH guidance upon returning to Pennsylvania and do not report to the Bloomsburg University campus.

  • Employees who plan to travel or have traveled to a state designated by the DOH and are subject to self-quarantine are requested to consult with their supervisory staff before the trip or before returning to the worksite and follow these guidelines:
  • When possible, telework may be a viable option as determined by the area supervisor.
  • Employees for whom no telework is available, may use their own paid or unpaid leave or may be eligible to use Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL). Acceptable proof of travel to an identified state will be required.
  • Employees may apply for EPSL via email to: COVID19LeaveRequest@passhe.edu.

Additional information pertaining to quarantine recommendations are located here. Please refer to your immediate supervisor for questions pertaining to your work status.

July 22, 2020 - Next Weekly Update Wednesday, July 29

We're actively planning for a reopening of the Bloomsburg University campus and look forward to welcoming our students back as they return to our classrooms and residence halls. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of the entire BU community.

Our plans are following guidance from public health officials, the Governor’s Office and the Office of the Chancellor of the State System.

The plans are based on the latest COVID-19 information and data available to us. Further information and guidance will be shared as it becomes available. Plans are subject to change based on any new information, and this document will be revised with the date of revision indicated in the footer.

July 17, 2020 - Next Weekly Update Wednesday, July 22

We are actively planning for a reopening of the Bloomsburg University campus and look forward to welcoming our students back as they return to our classrooms and residence halls. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of the entire BU community.

We will be providing more details next week, which follow the updated guidance from public health officials, the Office of the Chancellor of the State System, and the Governor’s Office. One update that we are pleased to share with you is from the Northeast Pennsylvania College and University Consortium, in partnership with Geisinger’s College of Medicine. Health and medical professionals are advising the universities in our region, and it will be important to consider the statistic related to the positive rate of asymptomatic individuals in a particular area. This statistic is a reliable indicator of community spread. Northeast PA (NEPA) health professionals have noted that the region’s positive rate for asymptomatic individuals is 0.1% and therefore there is not significant evidence of community spread in our region.

We will be sharing further information over the coming week, which will include our plans for the following:

  • Strategy for Campus Life
  • Strategy for Mitigation
  • Strategy for Monitoring Campus
  • Communications Strategy
  • Coordination with Local Public Health Officials
  • Expectations for Employees, Students, and Visitors
  • Frequently Asked Questions

As always, we will communicate updates as they become available, and we appreciate your patience as we work to provide you with detailed information.


Coronavirus Update (July 8, 2020)

Next Weekly Update: Wednesday, July 15

Fall 2020 Reopening

BU has announced its Fall 2020 semester plans. The plan is for the Fall 2020 semester to begin on Monday, Aug. 17, one week earlier than originally planned. It will consist of two condensed sessions and one full semester. One-third of all courses will be offered within one of these three sessions.

The Fall semester will conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Winter session dates are still pending. Spring semester will begin Feb. 1.

    Fall I — Aug. 17 to Nov. 24 
    Fall II — Aug. 17 to Oct. 6 
    Fall III — Oct. 7 to Nov. 24 

More information on the Fall 2020 semester will be forthcoming on Wednesday, July 15. View answers to frequently asked questions and future updates.

The campus remains closed until further notice, including the upper campus fields and track at Redman Stadium. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Students

Fall 2020 On Campus Housing: Fall 2020 on campus housing assignments are scheduled to be posted in MyHousing on Monday, July 20. An email will be sent to students when assignments are posted.

Scheduling: While we are making updates to class schedules, we have temporarily locked both students and BU staff from performing any enrollment activities for Fall 2020. We have also temporarily shut down the ability for students to view their fall schedules in MyHusky. Since updating the fall schedule of classes continues to be a fluid situation with multiple updates, it is best if we don’t allow students to view class and section details at this time. Once the fall master schedule is considered more stable and the student schedules have been reviewed for conflicts, we will open fall schedule viewing in MyHusky for students and once again open up scheduling to all for the term.

Incoming New Students: All new student orientation events are posted online for review. Please go to http://intranet.bloomu.edu/bloom-bound to view them.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Additional funding may be available for Fall 2020 and the application for Fall 2020 will be available beginning August 3rd. Please email buaid@bloomu.edu if you have questions about your financial aid, or visit the Financial Aid webpage for information.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with.

Academics

Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio (WALES) is open for summer sessions: For the summer, WALES will offer online consulting through Zoom. To arrange for an online session, send an appointment request to wales@bloomu.edu from your Huskies email address at least 24 hours in advance.

Library Online Support Hours in Summer Session: Virtual library services and support, during Summer Sessions, is available to students and faculty according to the following schedule. For research assistance and resources: guides.library.bloomu.edu/remotestudy. Online support hours

Faculty and Staff

From HR – Flexible Work Arrangements During Covid-19 Pandemic: To request a flexible work arrangement during COVID-19, the employee must demonstrate being in a high-risk category as defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and submit appropriate documentation. Once submitted, the flexibility request will be reviewed, operational needs considered, and a determination will be provided back to the employee. Please refer to the email sent on July 2, 2020, for the necessary form and details needed to request flexible work arrangements.

Please note a few key items:

  • This process covers employees impacted by a high-risk category; flexibility does not apply to employees with family members that may fall into the high-risk categories.
  • This process outlines flexibility for conditions that are impacted by a high-risk category, not those conditions that are potentially impacted by a high-risk category.

Your supervisor and the HR team are here to partner with you as we work through this new process. We encourage you to contact HR at 570-389-4415 or submit a help request to hrhelp@bloomu.edu if you have any process questions. In addition, there are several options included in the process for submitting flexible work arrangement requests to Human Resources.

HR – Employees’ Return to Campus Update:
As we begin the process of returning employees to campus, we have provided the Bloomsburg University COVID-19 Workplace Guide. As a matter of public health and safety, it is imperative that every employee reviews the complete Bloomsburg University COVID-19 Workplace Guide, which has been developed in consideration of the health and safety of all Bloomsburg University employees and in accordance with health directives provided by the Governor, the Department of Health and following Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance.

In addition, an Employee COVID-19 Inquiries Guide has been developed to assist employees with appropriate contact information for COVID-19 questions. Please refer to your immediate supervisor for questions pertaining to your work status. For questions about your leave or unemployment compensation, please reach out via HR Connect at hrconnect@bloomu.edu.

Additional guidance for employees seeking workplace flexibility due to underlying medical conditions is forthcoming.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the webform.

Events and Athletics

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates. Through the end of July, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Coronavirus Update (July 1, 2020)

Next Weekly Update: Wednesday, July 8

Students

Fall 2020 On Campus Housing: Fall 2020 on campus housing assignments are scheduled to be posted in MyHousing on Monday, July 20. An email will be sent to students when assignments are posted.

(NEW) Scheduling: While we are making updates to class schedules, we have temporarily locked both students and BU staff from performing any enrollment activities for Fall 2020. We have also temporarily shut down the ability for students to view their fall schedules in MyHusky. Since updating the fall schedule of classes continues to be a fluid situation with multiple updates, it is best if we don’t allow students to view class and section details at this time.

Once the fall master schedule is considered more stable and the student schedules have been reviewed for conflicts, we will open fall schedule viewing in MyHusky for students and once again open up scheduling to all for the term.

Incoming New Students: All incoming undergraduate students and supporters should sign up for our new student orientation event referred to as HOWL Days. Participants will hear from the deans, receive Fall Semester updates, and information on different technological resources from some of our student leaders (HOWLs). In addition, please register for additional live webinars being offered throughout the summer.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Additional funding may be available for summer and fall 2020. For current BU students seeking emergency aid funds due to COVID-19 for tuition, food, housing, textbooks, technology, health care, and child care, the Summer 2020 ONLY application is now available. The application for Fall 2020 will not be available until Aug. 3. Please email buaid@bloomu.edu if you have questions about your financial aid.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with.

Academics

Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio (WALES) is open for summer sessions: For the summer, WALES will offer online consulting through Zoom. To arrange for an online session, send an appointment request to wales@bloomu.edu from your Huskies email address at least 24 hours in advance.

Library Online Support Hours in Summer Session: Virtual library services and support, during Summer Sessions, is available to students and faculty according to the following schedule. For research assistance and resources: guides.library.bloomu.edu/remotestudy.

Faculty and Staff

HR – Employees’ Return to Campus Update: As we begin the process of returning employees to campus, we have provided the Bloomsburg University COVID-19 Workplace Guide. As a matter of public health and safety, it is imperative that every employee reviews the complete Bloomsburg University COVID-19 Workplace Guide, which has been developed in consideration of the health and safety of all Bloomsburg University employees and in accordance with health directives provided by the Governor, the Department of Health and following Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance.

In addition, an Employee COVID-19 Inquiries Guide has been developed to assist employees with appropriate contact information for COVID-19 questions. Please refer to your immediate supervisor for questions pertaining to your work status. For questions about your leave or unemployment compensation, please reach out via HR Connect at hrconnect@bloomu.edu. Additional guidance for employees seeking workplace flexibility due to underlying medical conditions is forthcoming.

HR Connect: the new one-stop service center for all BU employees designed to assist with all Human Resources needs, is available through the following methods:

  • The HR Connect team is available to promptly answer all of your HR questions at extension 4415.
  • Any Human Resources inquiry can be entered as a “HR Help” ticket. Simply press the “HELP DESK” button from the HR Connect home page and enter your inquiry for a faster way to ask your question and increase visibility of your inquiry status.
  • HR help requests can also be sent via email to hrhelp@bloomu.edu. A “HR Help” ticket will automatically be opened on your behalf when using this method.
    The on-campus location for HR Connect is the Waller Administration Building, Room 111. The HR Connect team is currently teleworking but is readily available to assist you by phone or through the HR Help Desk.

Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the webform.

Events and Athletics

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates. Through the end of July, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Coronavirus Update (June 24, 2020)

Next Update: Wednesday, July 1

Students

Fall 2020 Reopening: Last week BU announced its Fall 2020 semester plans. The plan is for the Fall 2020 semester to begin on Monday, Aug. 17, one week earlier than originally planned. It will consist of two condensed sessions and one full semester. One-third of all courses will be offered within one of these three sessions. We will also offer a six-week online winter term.

The Fall semester will conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Winter session dates are still pending. Spring semester will begin Feb. 1.

We know there are many questions, and more details are yet to come relating to course scheduling, specific academic programs, housing and residence life, and billing. A further communication once the PA Department of Education approves the plans will be shared.

The campus remains closed until further notice, including the upper campus fields and track at Redman Stadium. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Incoming New Students: All incoming students and supporters should sign up for our new student orientation event referred to as HOWL Days. Participants will hear from the deans, receive Fall Semester updates, and information on different technological resources from some of our student leaders (HOWLs). In addition, please register for additional live webinars being offered throughout the summer.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something, tell us what we can assist you with.

Academics

Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio (WALES) is open for summer sessions: For the summer, WALES will offer online consulting through Zoom. To arrange for an online session, send an appointment request to wales@bloomu.edu from your Huskies email address at least 24 hours in advance.

Library Online Support Hours in Summer Session: Virtual library services and support, during Summer Sessions, is available to students and faculty according to the following schedule.

Faculty and Staff

From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: We would like to provide an update in the response to COVID-19 and our work status. Columbia County moved to the “Green” phase on June 12.

Moving to the Green phase means the following for Bloomsburg University employees:

  • Our campus remains closed with no face-to-face instruction through the remainder of summer sessions except in limited instances. For specific programs, you will hear directly from your supervisor.
  • Telecommuting should continue where possible.
  • With this directive as the foundation for determining work status, your work status will not be changing at this time.
  • Over the next few weeks, additional positions may move to essential status as we begin to prepare for the Fall semester. If your position is designated to move to essential status, your supervisor will notify you.

If there are any questions about your work status, please contact your supervisor. If there are questions about your leave or unemployment compensation, please reach out via HR Connect at hrconnect@bloomu.edu. We will continue to follow the health directives of the Governor and the Department of Health. We hope that you and your families remain well. Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

Coronavirus Update (June 24, 2020)

Next Update: Wednesday, July 1

Students

Incoming New Students: All incoming students and supporters should sign up for our new student orientation event referred to as HOWL Days June 27, 29, 30 and July 1. Participants will hear from the deans, receive Fall Semester updates, and information on different technological resources from some of our student leaders (HOWLs). In addition, please go to https://intranet.bloomu.edu/bloom-bound to register for additional live webinars being offered throughout the summer.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Details on how to apply for funds.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials:
For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio (WALES) is open for summer sessions: For the summer, WALES will offer online consulting through Zoom. To arrange for an online session, send an appointment request to wales@bloomu.edu from your Huskies email address at least 24 hours in advance.

Library Online Support Hours in Summer Session: Virtual library services and support, during Summer Sessions, is available to students and faculty according to the following schedule. For research assistance and resources, visit: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/remotestudy.
Online Support Hours at http://library.bloomu.edu

Faculty and Staff

From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: We would like to provide an update in the response to COVID-19 and our work status. Columbia County is moving to the “Green” phase at 12:01 a.m. on June 12.

Moving to the Green phase means the following for Bloomsburg University employees:

  • Our campus remains closed with no face-to-face instruction through the remainder of summer sessions except in limited instances. For specific programs, you will hear directly from your supervisor.
  • Telecommuting should continue where possible.
  • With this directive as the foundation for determining work status, your work status will not be changing at this time.
  • Over the next few weeks, additional positions may move to essential status as we begin to prepare for the Fall semester. If your position is designated to move to essential status, your supervisor will notify you.
  • If there are any questions about your work status, please contact your supervisor. If there are questions about your leave or unemployment compensation, please reach out via HR Connect at hrconnect@bloomu.edu.

We will continue to follow the health directives of the Governor and the Department of Health. We hope that you and your families remain well. Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Coronavirus Update (June 10, 2020)

Next Update: Wednesday, June 17

Students

Incoming New Students: All incoming students and supporters should sign up for our new student orientation event referred to as HOWL Days June 27, 29, 30 and July 1. Participants will hear from the deans, receive Fall Semester updates, and information on different technological resources from some of our student leaders (HOWLs). In addition, please go to https://intranet.bloomu.edu/bloom-bound to register for additional live webinars being offered throughout the summer.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Details on how to apply for funds.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials:
For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio (WALES) is open for summer sessions: For the summer, WALES will offer online consulting through Zoom. To arrange for an online session, send an appointment request to wales@bloomu.edu from your Huskies email address at least 24 hours in advance.

Library Online Support Hours in Summer Session: Virtual library services and support, during Summer Sessions, is available to students and faculty according to the following schedule. For research assistance and resources, visit: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/remotestudy.
Online Support Hours at http://library.bloomu.edu

Faculty and Staff

From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: We would like to provide an update in the response to COVID-19 and our work status. Columbia County is moving to the “Green” phase at 12:01 a.m. on June 12.
Moving to the Green phase means the following for Bloomsburg University employees:

  • Our campus remains closed with no face-to-face instruction through the remainder of summer sessions except in limited instances. For specific programs, you will hear directly from your supervisor.
  • Telecommuting should continue where possible.
  • With this directive as the foundation for determining work status, your work status will not be changing at this time.
  • Over the next few weeks, additional positions may move to essential status as we begin to prepare for the Fall semester. If your position is designated to move to essential status, your supervisor will notify you.
  • If there are any questions about your work status, please contact your supervisor. If there are questions about your leave or unemployment compensation, please reach out via HR Connect at hrconnect@bloomu.edu.

We will continue to follow the health directives of the Governor and the Department of Health. We hope that you and your families remain well. Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Coronavirus Update (June 3, 2020) – Next Update Wednesday, June 10

Students

Residence Life Update: Final on-campus student move-out is scheduled to begin today, June 3. Residence Life sent information via email related to the phased moveout plan that focuses on safety and social distancing that minimizes the number of people in buildings at any given time. Residence Life website

Tuition Set by Board of Governors for 2020-21: The Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors voted today to freeze tuition and technology tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, 2020-21. With this action, tuition and fee rates for 2020-21 are now final. Billing for the fall 2020 semester will take place in early July. In the meantime, and for planning purposes, please visit the Bloomsburg University Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator to calculate your fall charges. If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 or bursar@bloomu.edu.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. More detail.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio (WALES) is open for summer sessions: For the summer, WALES will offer online consulting through Zoom. To arrange for an online session, send an appointment request to wales@bloomu.edu from your Huskies email address at least 24 hours in advance.

Library Online Support Hours in Summer Session: Virtual library services and support, during Summer Sessions, is available to students and faculty according to the following schedule. For research assistance and resources, visit: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/remotestudy.
Online Support Hours at http://library.bloomu.edu

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details for students is linked here.

Faculty & Staff

From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: We would like to provide an update in the response to COVID-19 and our work status. Columbia County has moved to the “Yellow” phase.

Moving to the Yellow phase means the following for Bloomsburg University employees:
• Our campus remains closed with no face-to-face instruction.
• Telecommuting should continue where possible.
• With this directive as the foundation for determining work status, your work status will not be changing at this time.
• Over the next few weeks, additional positions may move to essential status as we begin to prepare for the Fall semester. If your position is designated to move to essential status, your supervisor will notify you.
• If there are any questions about your work status, please contact your supervisor. If there are questions about your leave or unemployment compensation, please reach out via HR Connect at hrconnect@bloomu.edu.

We will continue to follow the health directives of the Governor and the Department of Health. We hope that you and your families remain well.

Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

 

Coronavirus Update (May 27, 2020) – Next Update Wednesday, June 3

Students

(NEW) Residence Life Update: Final on-campus student move-out is scheduled for next week, beginning June 3. Residence Life will be sending information via email related to the phased moveout plan that focuses on safety and social distancing that minimizes the number of people in buildings at any given time.

(REMINDER) Co-Curricular Transcript in HuskySync – Download By June 1: Please review the important message from HuskySync that was sent to your student email on Tuesday, May 12, outlining the opportunity to download and save your Student Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT). Your CCT serves as a collection of your organizational and other participation and can serve as a valuable resource as you prepare to complete educational requirements and update your resume. HuskySync is transitioning to a new, updated platform this summer, and after June 1, your information can no longer be retrieved. Don’t lose track of the record of your activities; download a PDF of your CCT.

(REMINDER) Book Rentals/Returns to University Store: If you rented textbooks or other course materials from the University Store, the deadline to return books has been extended to May 31. You will receive an e-mail (to the e-mail address you used when you originally rented the books) alerting you to look out for a separate e-mail containing the electronic shipping label. You will also be reminded of the titles of the books you have rented.

Tuition Set by Board of Governors for 2020-21: The Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors voted today to freeze tuition and technology tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, 2020-21. With this action, tuition and fee rates for 2020-21 are now final. Billing for the fall 2020 semester will take place in early July. In the meantime, and for planning purposes, please visit the Bloomsburg University Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator to calculate your fall charges. If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 or bursar@bloomu.edu.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, giving Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students not enrolled in exclusively online programs who are eligible for Title IV funding and whose expected family contribution (EFC) is between $0-$13,000 will automatically receive an award and be notified by the Financial Aid office. Disbursement of funds will take place over the next few weeks. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Students impacted by the coronavirus may apply for these funds. Please click here for more detail.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio (WALES) is open for summer sessions: For the summer, WALES will offer online consulting through Zoom. To arrange for an online session, send an appointment request to wales@bloomu.edu from your Huskies email address at least 24 hours in advance.

Library Online Support Hours in Summer Session: Virtual library services and support, during Summer Sessions, is available to students and faculty according to the following schedule. For research assistance and resources, visit: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/remotestudy.
Online Support Hours at http://library.bloomu.edu

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty & Staff

From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: We would like to provide an update in the response to COVID-19 and our work status. Columbia County has moved to the “Yellow” phase.

Moving to the Yellow phase means the following for Bloomsburg University employees:
• Our campus remains closed with no face-to-face instruction.
• Telecommuting should continue where possible.
• With this directive as the foundation for determining work status, your work status will not be changing at this time.
• Over the next few weeks, additional positions may move to essential status as we begin to prepare for the Fall semester. If your position is designated to move to essential status, your supervisor will notify you.
• If there are any questions about your work status, please contact your supervisor. If there are questions about your leave or unemployment compensation, please reach out via HR Connect at hrconnect@bloomu.edu.

We will continue to follow the health directives of the Governor and the Department of Health. We hope that you and your families remain well.

Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

 

Coronavirus Update (May 20, 2020) – Next Update Wednesday, May 27

Students

Co-Curricular Transcript in HuskySync – Download By June 1: Please review the important message from HuskySync that was sent to your student email on Tuesday, May 12, outlining the opportunity to download and save your Student Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT). Your CCT serves as a collection of your organizational and other participation and can serve as a valuable resource as you prepare to complete educational requirements and update your resume. HuskySync is transitioning to a new, updated platform this summer, and after June 1, your information can no longer be retrieved. Don’t lose track of the record of your activities; download a PDF of your CCT.

Residence Life Update: Columbia County moves into the “Yellow” phase of the Governor’s plan on Friday, May 22. As we move to Yellow status, further guidance will be shared by Residence Life for those who still need to complete a full move-out.

Book Rentals/Returns to University Store: If you rented textbooks or other course materials from the University Store, the deadline to return books has been extended to May 31. You will receive an e-mail (to the e-mail address you used when you originally rented the books) alerting you to look out for a separate e-mail containing the electronic shipping label. You will also be reminded of the titles of the books you have rented.

Andruss Library Book Renewals and Returns: Books and other items checked out from Andruss Library have been renewed until September 30 for students and staff and until May 2021 for faculty and management. Note that due dates for Interlibrary Loan materials have been extended as well. If you need additional materials sent to you, request those through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

Tuition Set by Board of Governors for 2020-21: The Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors voted today to freeze tuition and technology tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, 2020-21. With this action, tuition and fee rates for 2020-21 are now final. Billing for the fall 2020 semester will take place in early July. In the meantime, and for planning purposes, please visit the Bloomsburg University Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator to calculate your fall charges. If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 or bursar@bloomu.edu.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, giving Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students not enrolled in exclusively online programs who are eligible for Title IV funding and whose expected family contribution (EFC) is between $0-$13,000 will automatically receive an award and be notified by the Financial Aid office. Disbursement of funds will take place over the next few weeks. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Students impacted by the coronavirus may apply for these funds. Please click here for more detail.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

(NEW) Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio (WALES) will open for summer sessions on Tuesday, May 26: For the summer, WALES will offer online consulting through Zoom. To arrange for an online session, send an appointment request to wales@bloomu.edu from your Huskies email address at least 24 hours in advance.

Library Online Support Hours in Summer Session: Virtual library services and support, during Summer Sessions, is available to students and faculty according to the following schedule. For research assistance and resources, visit: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/remotestudy.
Online Support Hours at http://library.bloomu.edu

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty & Staff

From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: We would like to provide an update in the response to COVID-19 and our work status. Many of you may have heard the announcement from Governor Wolf’s office indicating that Columbia County will be moving to the “Yellow” phase beginning Friday, May 22, 2020.

Moving to the Yellow phase means the following for Bloomsburg University employees:
• Our campus remains closed with no face-to-face instruction.
• Telecommuting should continue where possible.
• With this directive as the foundation for determining work status, your work status will not be changing at this time.
• Over the next few weeks, additional positions may move to essential status as we begin to prepare for the Fall semester. If your position is designated to move to essential status, your supervisor will notify you.
• If there are any questions about your work status, please contact your supervisor. If there are questions about your leave or unemployment compensation, please reach out via HR Connect at hrconnect@bloomu.edu.

We will continue to follow the health directives of the Governor and the Department of Health. We hope that you and your families remain well.

Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

 

Coronavirus Update (May 13, 2020) – Next Update Wednesday, May 20

Students

Residence Life Update: Since our campus is in Columbia County, we will continue to operate under the Governor’s "Red Phase" restrictions until further notice. When authorized, Residence Life will communicate limited dates/times that students can return to campus to retrieve any items left behind.

Book Rentals/Returns to University Store: If you rented textbooks or other course materials from the University Store, the deadline to return books has been extended to May 31. You will receive an e-mail (to the e-mail address you used when you originally rented the books) alerting you to look out for a separate e-mail containing the electronic shipping label. You will also be reminded of the titles of the books you have rented.

Andruss Library Book Renewals and Returns: books and other items checked out from Andruss Library have been renewed until September 30 for students and staff and until May 2021 for faculty and management. Note that due dates for Interlibrary Loan materials have been extended as well; those dates vary and will be updated. If you need additional materials sent to you, request those through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

Tuition Set by Board of Governors for 2020-21: The Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors voted today to freeze tuition and technology tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, 2020-21. With this action, tuition and fee rates for 2020-21 are now final. Billing for the fall 2020 semester will take place in early July. In the meantime, and for planning purposes, please visit the Bloomsburg University Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator to calculate your fall charges. If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 or bursar@bloomu.edu.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, giving Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students not enrolled in exclusively online programs who are eligible for Title IV funding and whose expected family contribution (EFC) is between $0-$13,000 will automatically receive an award and be notified by the Financial Aid office. Disbursement of funds will take place over the next few weeks. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Students impacted by the coronavirus may apply for these funds. Please click here for more detail.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

(NEW) Library Online Support Hours in Summer Session: Virtual library services and support, during Summer Sessions, is available to students and faculty according to the following schedule. For research assistance and resources, visit: http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/remotestudy.
Online Support Hours at http://library.bloomu.edu

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Staff

From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: As you are aware the current guidance for reporting for work and use of paid and unpaid leave was established to be effective through Thursday, April 30, 2020. You may also be aware that the Governor’s current stay at home order remains in effect through Friday, May 8, 2020.

It is important for all employees to know, particularly for those employees currently designated non-essential, that the Governor’s plan for opening some businesses and services on May 8, 2020, does not apply to our operations. Dr. Hanna and the President’s Cabinet are closely monitoring and evaluating the COVID-19 situation as it applies to our students, faculty and staff. Any decision to open parts or all of the University will be made in consultation with the Office of the Chancellor and public health directives.

In the meantime, we will continue with our current processes regarding work assignments and granting leave. Please check with your supervisor if you have a question on your essential/non-essential status and continue to reference the Quick Reference Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, and Employee Designations and Available Options documents for additional guidance.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. Please continue to remain safe and well throughout this time.

Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

 

Coronavirus Update (May 8, 2020) – Next Update Wednesday, May 13

(NEW) Updated Communications Schedule: Beginning next week, there will be a change in the coronavirus update schedule. Each Monday we will communicate weekly updates for Faculty/Staff via The Week Ahead, and each Wednesday for Current Students and Faculty/Staff in this format.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) Residence Life Update: As our campus is located in Columbia County, we will continue to operate under the Governor’s “Red Phase” restrictions until further notice. When authorized, Residence Life will communicate limited dates/times that students can return to campus to retrieve any items left behind.

(REMINDER) Book Rentals/Returns to University Store: If you rented textbooks or other course materials from the University Store, the deadline to return books has been extended to May 31. You will receive an e-mail (to the e-mail address you used when you originally rented the books) alerting you to look out for a separate e-mail containing the electronic shipping label. You will also be reminded of the titles of the books you have rented.

(REMINDER) Andruss Library Book Renewals and Returns: books and other items checked out from Andruss Library have been renewed until September 30 for students and staff and until May 2021 for faculty and management. Note that due dates for Interlibrary Loan materials have been extended as well; those dates vary and will be updated. If you need additional materials sent to you, request those through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

Tuition Set by Board of Governors for 2020-21: The Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors voted today to freeze tuition and technology tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, 2020-21. With this action, tuition and fee rates for 2020-21 are now final. Billing for the fall 2020 semester will take place in early July. In the meantime, and for planning purposes, please visit the Bloomsburg University Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator to calculate your fall charges. If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 or bursar@bloomu.edu.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, giving Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students not enrolled in exclusively online programs who are eligible for Title IV funding and whose expected family contribution (EFC) is between $0-$13,000 will automatically receive an award and be notified by the Financial Aid office. Disbursement of funds will take place over the next few weeks. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Students impacted by the coronavirus may apply for these funds. Please click here for more detail.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: As you are aware the current guidance for reporting for work and use of paid and unpaid leave was established to be effective through Thursday, April 30, 2020. You may also be aware that the Governor’s current stay at home order remains in effect through Friday, May 8, 2020.

It is important for all employees to know, particularly for those employees currently designated non-essential, that the Governor’s plan for opening some businesses and services on May 8, 2020, does not apply to our operations. Dr. Hanna and the President’s Cabinet are closely monitoring and evaluating the COVID-19 situation as it applies to our students, faculty and staff. Any decision to open parts or all of the University will be made in consultation with the Office of the Chancellor and public health directives.

In the meantime, we will continue with our current processes regarding work assignments and granting leave. Please check with your supervisor if you have a question on your essential/non-essential status and continue to reference the Quick Reference Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, and Employee Designations and Available Options documents for additional guidance.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. Please continue to remain safe and well throughout this time.

Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.


Coronavirus Update (May 6, 2020) – Next Update Friday, May 8

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

We anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall semester, and we are working on a plan that will allow us to do so safely. Led by our Provost, Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson, a task force is evaluating a number of possible scenarios that are designed to offer a quality academic and campus life experience. As always, the health and safety of the entire BU community is paramount, and we will also adhere to the direction from the Office of the Governor and the PA Department of Health. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

The campus remains closed until further notice, including the upper campus fields and track at Redman Stadium. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(REMINDER) Book Rentals/Returns to University Store: If you rented textbooks or other course materials from the University Store, the deadline to return books has been extended to May 31. You will receive an e-mail (to the e-mail address you used when you originally rented the books) alerting you to look out for a separate e-mail containing the electronic shipping label. You will also be reminded of the titles of the books you have rented.

(REMINDER) Andruss Library Book Renewals and Returns: books and other items checked out from Andruss Library have been renewed until September 30 for students and staff and until May 2021 for faculty and management. Note that due dates for Interlibrary Loan materials have been extended as well; those dates vary and will be updated. If you need additional materials sent to you, request those through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

Tuition Set by Board of Governors for 2020-21: The Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors voted today to freeze tuition and technology tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, 2020-21. With this action, tuition and fee rates for 2020-21 are now final. Billing for the fall 2020 semester will take place in early July. In the meantime, and for planning purposes, please visit the Bloomsburg University Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator to calculate your fall charges. If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 or bursar@bloomu.edu.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, giving Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students not enrolled in exclusively online programs who are eligible for Title IV funding and whose expected family contribution (EFC) is between $0-$13,000 will automatically receive an award and be notified by the Financial Aid office. Disbursement of funds will take place over the next few weeks. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Students impacted by the coronavirus may apply for these funds. Please click here for more detail.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Primary Elections: Our campus election engagement committee has continued to work to increase voter registration. However, if you registered here in Bloomsburg with your campus address and are obviously not going to be here for the rescheduled June 2 primary election, here is some important information regarding absentee and special COVID mail-in voting options. Here is the link: https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx

2020 Census: You may be confused about how to fill out the census given this unique situation of not being on campus, so we wanted to provide information from the Census Bureau: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Ee8ol_LxY&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

Academics

NetTutor: NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From the TALE Center: The TALE Center has provided three best practices documents related to final exams, proctoring, and students needing accommodations that are available on the TALE Center website.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: As you are aware the current guidance for reporting for work and use of paid and unpaid leave was established to be effective through Thursday, April 30, 2020. You may also be aware that the Governor’s current stay at home order remains in effect through Friday, May 8, 2020.

It is important for all employees to know, particularly for those employees currently designated non-essential, that the Governor’s plan for opening some businesses and services on May 8, 2020, does not apply to our operations. Dr. Hanna and the President’s Cabinet are closely monitoring and evaluating the COVID-19 situation as it applies to our students, faculty and staff. Any decision to open parts or all of the University will be made in consultation with the Office of the Chancellor and public health directives.

In the meantime, we will continue with our current processes regarding work assignments and granting leave. Please check with your supervisor if you have a question on your essential/non-essential status and continue to reference the Quick Reference Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, and Employee Designations and Available Options documents for additional guidance.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. Please continue to remain safe and well throughout this time.

Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Events and Athletics

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.

Through the end of July, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.


Coronavirus Update (May 4, 2020) – Next Update Wednesday, May 6

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

We anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall semester, and we are working on a plan that will allow us to do so safely. Led by our Provost, Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson, a task force is evaluating a number of possible scenarios that are designed to offer a quality academic and campus life experience. As always, the health and safety of the entire BU community is paramount, and we will also adhere to the direction from the Office of the Governor and the PA Department of Health. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

The campus remains closed until further notice, including the upper campus fields and track at Redman Stadium. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

Primary Elections: Our campus election engagement committee has continued to work to increase voter registration. However, if you registered here in Bloomsburg with your campus address and are obviously not going to be here for the rescheduled June 2 primary election, here is some important information regarding absentee and special COVID mail-in voting options. Here is the link: https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx

2020 Census: You may be confused about how to fill out the census given this unique situation of not being on campus, so we wanted to provide information from the Census Bureau: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Ee8ol_LxY&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

Tuition Set by Board of Governors for 2020-21: The Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors voted today to freeze tuition and technology tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, 2020-21. With this action, tuition and fee rates for 2020-21 are now final. Billing for the fall 2020 semester will take place in early July. In the meantime, and for planning purposes, please visit the Bloomsburg University Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator to calculate your fall charges. If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 or bursar@bloomu.edu.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, giving Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students not enrolled in exclusively online programs who are eligible for Title IV funding and whose expected family contribution (EFC) is between $0-$13,000 will automatically receive an award and be notified by the Financial Aid office. Disbursement of funds will take place over the next few weeks. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Students impacted by the coronavirus may apply for these funds. Please click here for more detail.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

NetTutor: NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(UPDATE) From HR: Important Update for those enrolled in PASSHE benefits (Faculty, Managers, Police, Nurses, and Coaches): Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your Health Benefits were shared with all employees in an email. Highlights include information related to:
• COVID-19 Inpatient Treatment – Cost Sharing Waived
• Teleaddiction Services through Bright Heart Health with Specialist Copay
• Prescription Home Delivery with Express Scripts Mail Order Service
• Teledentistry Coverage by United Concordia

For further details on your health benefit coverage, visit the State System’s Health Care Website.

From the TALE Center: The TALE Center has provided three best practices documents related to final exams, proctoring, and students needing accommodations that are available on the TALE Center website.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Emergency Aid Fund: If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: As you are aware the current guidance for reporting for work and use of paid and unpaid leave was established to be effective through Thursday, April 30, 2020. You may also be aware that the Governor’s current stay at home order remains in effect through Friday, May 8, 2020.

It is important for all employees to know, particularly for those employees currently designated non-essential, that the Governor’s plan for opening some businesses and services on May 8, 2020, does not apply to our operations. Dr. Hanna and the President’s Cabinet are closely monitoring and evaluating the COVID-19 situation as it applies to our students, faculty and staff. Any decision to open parts or all of the University will be made in consultation with the Office of the Chancellor and public health directives.

In the meantime, we will continue with our current processes regarding work assignments and granting leave. Please check with your supervisor if you have a question on your essential/non-essential status and continue to reference the Quick Reference Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, and Employee Designations and Available Options documents for additional guidance.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. Please continue to remain safe and well throughout this time.

Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

(UPDATE) From HR: Important update for those enrolled in PASSHE benefits (Faculty, Managers, Police, Nurses, and Coaches): Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your Health Benefits were shared with all employees today in an email. Highlights include information related to:

• COVID-19 Inpatient Treatment – Cost Sharing Waived
• Teleaddiction Services through Bright Heart Health with Specialist Copay
• Prescription Home Delivery with Express Scripts Mail Order Service
• Teledentistry Coverage by United Concordia

For further details on your health benefit coverage, visit the State System’s Health Care Website.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Events and Athletics

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.

Through the end of July, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.


Coronavirus Update (May 1, 2020) – Next Update Monday, May 4

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

We anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall semester, and we are working on a plan that will allow us to do so safely. Led by our Provost, Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson, a task force is evaluating a number of possible scenarios that are designed to offer a quality academic and campus life experience. As always, the health and safety of the entire BU community is paramount, and we will also adhere to the direction from the Office of the Governor and the PA Department of Health. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

The campus remains closed until further notice, including the upper campus fields and track at Redman Stadium. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) Primary Elections: Our campus election engagement committee has continued to work to increase voter registration. However, if you registered here in Bloomsburg with your campus address and are obviously not going to be here for the rescheduled June 2 primary election, here is some important information regarding absentee and special COVID mail-in voting options. Here is the link: https://www.votespa.com/Voting-in-PA/Pages/Mail-and-Absentee-Ballot.aspx

(NEW) 2020 Census: You may be confused about how to fill out the census given this unique situation of not being on campus, so we wanted to provide information from the Census Bureau: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Ee8ol_LxY&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

Tuition Set by Board of Governors for 2020-21: The Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors voted today to freeze tuition and technology tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, 2020-21. With this action, tuition and fee rates for 2020-21 are now final. Billing for the fall 2020 semester will take place in early July. In the meantime, and for planning purposes, please visit the Bloomsburg University Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator to calculate your fall charges. If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 or bursar@bloomu.edu.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, giving Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students not enrolled in exclusively online programs who are eligible for Title IV funding and whose expected family contribution (EFC) is between $0-$13,000 will automatically receive an award and be notified by the Financial Aid office. Disbursement of funds will take place over the next few weeks. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Students impacted by the coronavirus may apply for these funds. Please click here for more detail.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

NetTutor: NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(UPDATE) From HR: Important Update: Important Update for those enrolled in PASSHE benefits (Faculty, Managers, Police, Nurses, and Coaches): Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your Health Benefits were shared with all employees in an email. Highlights include information related to:
• COVID-19 Inpatient Treatment – Cost Sharing Waived
• Teleaddiction Services through Bright Heart Health with Specialist Copay
• Prescription Home Delivery with Express Scripts Mail Order Service
• Teledentistry Coverage by United Concordia

For further details on your health benefit coverage, visit the State System’s Health Care Website.

From the TALE Center: The TALE Center has provided three best practices documents related to final exams, proctoring, and students needing accommodations that are available on the TALE Center website.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Emergency Aid Fund: If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: As you are aware the current guidance for reporting for work and use of paid and unpaid leave was established to be effective through Thursday, April 30, 2020. You may also be aware that the Governor’s current stay at home order remains in effect through Friday, May 8, 2020.

It is important for all employees to know, particularly for those employees currently designated non-essential, that the Governor’s plan for opening some businesses and services on May 8, 2020, does not apply to our operations. Dr. Hanna and the President’s Cabinet are closely monitoring and evaluating the COVID-19 situation as it applies to our students, faculty and staff. Any decision to open parts or all of the University will be made in consultation with the Office of the Chancellor and public health directives.

In the meantime, we will continue with our current processes regarding work assignments and granting leave. Please check with your supervisor if you have a question on your essential/non-essential status and continue to reference the Quick Reference Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, and Employee Designations and Available Options documents for additional guidance.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. Please continue to remain safe and well throughout this time.

Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

(UPDATE) From HR: Important update for those enrolled in PASSHE benefits (Faculty, Managers, Police, Nurses, and Coaches): Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your Health Benefits were shared with all employees today in an email. Highlights include information related to:

• COVID-19 Inpatient Treatment – Cost Sharing Waived
• Teleaddiction Services through Bright Heart Health with Specialist Copay
• Prescription Home Delivery with Express Scripts Mail Order Service
• Teledentistry Coverage by United Concordia

For further details on your health benefit coverage, visit the State System’s Health Care Website.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Events and Athletics

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.

Through the end of July, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.


Coronavirus Update (April 29, 2020) - Next Update Friday, May 1

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

We anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall semester, and we are working on a plan that will allow us to do safely. Led by our Provost, Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson, a task force is evaluating a number of possible scenarios that are designed to offer a quality academic and campus life experience. As always, the health and safety of the entire BU community is paramount, and we will also adhere to the direction from the Office of the Governor and the PA Department of Health. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

The campus remains closed until further notice, including the upper campus fields and track at Redman Stadium. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) Tuition Set by Board of Governors for 2020-21: The Pennsylvania State System Board of Governors voted today to freeze tuition and technology tuition rates for the upcoming academic year, 2020-21. With this action, tuition and fee rates for 2020-21 are now final. Billing for the fall 2020 semester will take place in early July. In the meantime, and for planning purposes, please visit the Bloomsburg University Tuition and Fee Cost Estimator to calculate your fall charges. If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 or bursar@bloomu.edu.

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, giving Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students not enrolled in exclusively online programs who are eligible for Title IV funding and whose expected family contribution (EFC) is between $0-$13,000 will automatically receive an award and be notified by the Financial Aid office. Disbursement of funds will take place over the next few weeks. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Students impacted by the coronavirus may apply for these funds. Please click here for more detail.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

NetTutor: NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(UPDATE) From HR: Important Update: Important Update for those enrolled in PASSHE benefits (Faculty, Managers, Police, Nurses, and Coaches): Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your Health Benefits were shared with all employees in an email. Highlights include information related to:
• COVID-19 Inpatient Treatment – Cost Sharing Waived
• Teleaddiction Services through Bright Heart Health with Specialist Copay
• Prescription Home Delivery with Express Scripts Mail Order Service
• Teledentistry Coverage by United Concordia

For further details on your health benefit coverage, visit the State System’s Health Care Website.

From the TALE Center: The TALE Center has provided three best practices documents related to final exams, proctoring, and students needing accommodations that are available on the TALE Center website.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Emergency Aid Fund: If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From HR - Campus and Leave Status Update: As you are aware the current guidance for reporting for work and use of paid and unpaid leave was established to be effective through Thursday, April 30, 2020. You may also be aware that the Governor’s current stay at home order remains in effect through Friday, May 8, 2020.

It is important for all employees to know, particularly for those employees currently designated non-essential, that the Governor’s plan for opening some businesses and services on May 8, 2020, does not apply to our operations. Dr. Hanna and the President’s Cabinet are closely monitoring and evaluating the COVID-19 situation as it applies to our students, faculty and staff. Any decision to open parts or all of the University will be made in consultation with the Office of the Chancellor and public health directives.

In the meantime, we will continue with our current processes regarding work assignments and granting leave. Please check with your supervisor if you have a question on your essential/non-essential status and continue to reference the Quick Reference Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, and Employee Designations and Available Options documents for additional guidance.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support. Please continue to remain safe and well throughout this time.

Human Resources is available to help with your questions and can be reached at 570-389-4415.

(UPDATE) From HR: Important update for those enrolled in PASSHE benefits (Faculty, Managers, Police, Nurses, and Coaches): Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your Health Benefits were shared with all employees today in an email. Highlights include information related to:

• COVID-19 Inpatient Treatment – Cost Sharing Waived
• Teleaddiction Services through Bright Heart Health with Specialist Copay
• Prescription Home Delivery with Express Scripts Mail Order Service
• Teledentistry Coverage by United Concordia

For further details on your health benefit coverage, visit the State System’s Health Care Website.

From Mail Services: Mail Services is working to ensure that all campus mail continues to be delivered during the COVID-19 event. We recognize that many individuals are telecommuting at this point and that some mail will need to be forwarded to employees’ homes. Visit the Mail website for more information or contact us with questions.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Events and Athletics

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.

Through the end of July, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.


Coronavirus Update (April 27, 2020) - Next Update Wednesday, April 29

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

The campus remains closed until further notice, including the upper campus fields and track at Redman Stadium. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions. We anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, giving Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students not enrolled in exclusively online programs who are eligible for Title IV funding and whose expected family contribution (EFC) is between $0-$13,000 will automatically receive an award and be notified by the Financial Aid office. Disbursement of funds will take place over the next few weeks. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Students impacted by the coronavirus may apply for these funds. Please click here for more detail.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

NetTutor: NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From HR: Important Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your Health Benefits were shared with all employees today in an email. Highlights include information related to:

• COVID-19 Inpatient Treatment – Cost Sharing Waived
• Teleaddiction Services through Bright Heart Health with Specialist Copay
• Prescription Home Delivery with Express Scripts Mail Order Service
• Teledentistry Coverage by United Concordia

For further details on your health benefit coverage, visit the State System’s Health Care Website.

From the TALE Center: The TALE Center has provided three best practices documents related to final exams, proctoring, and students needing accommodations that are available on the TALE Center website.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Emergency Aid Fund: If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From HR: Important Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your Health Benefits were shared with all employees today in an email. Highlights include information related to:

• COVID-19 Inpatient Treatment – Cost Sharing Waived
• Teleaddiction Services through Bright Heart Health with Specialist Copay
• Prescription Home Delivery with Express Scripts Mail Order Service
• Teledentistry Coverage by United Concordia

For further details on your health benefit coverage, visit the State System’s Health Care Website.

From Mail Services: Mail Services is working to ensure that all campus mail continues to be delivered during the COVID-19 event. We recognize that many individuals are telecommuting at this point and that some mail will need to be forwarded to employees’ homes. Visit the Mail website for more information or contact us with questions.

From HR: Please click the link for access to the mandated requirements effective April 20, 2020. These have been communicated via the daily update and are in effect until further notice. These requirements are based on the Order issued by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Events and Athletics

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.

Through the end of July, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.


Coronavirus Update (April 24, 2020) - Next Update Monday, April 27

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: Updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed until further notice. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) CARES Act Funding: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law, giving Bloomsburg University the ability to award funds to students for expenses related to the disruption of normal campus operations due to the coronavirus. Students not enrolled in exclusively online programs who are eligible for Title IV funding and whose expected family contribution (EFC) is between $0-$13,000 will automatically receive an award and be notified by the Financial Aid office. Disbursement of funds will take place over the next few weeks. Additional funding may be available for spring, summer, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Students impacted by the coronavirus may apply for these funds. Please click here for more detail.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

Andruss Library Book Renewals and Returns: books and other items checked out from Andruss Library have been renewed until September 30 for students and staff and until May 2021 for faculty and management. Note that due dates for Interlibrary Loan materials have been extended as well; those dates vary and will be updated. If you need additional materials sent to you, request those through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

NetTutor: NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(UPDATED) From the TALE Center: The TALE Center has provided three best practices documents related to final exams, proctoring, and students needing accommodations that are available on the TALE Center website.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Emergency Aid Fund: If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From Mail Services: Mail Services is working to ensure that all campus mail continues to be delivered during the COVID-19 event. We recognize that many individuals are telecommuting at this point and that some mail will need to be forwarded to employees’ homes. In order to best accomplish this, Mail Services has the following recommendations:
1. Whenever possible, communicate via email with outside business partners.
2. If possible, communicate to your home address to your business partner and have items mailed directly there.
3. If having difficulty accessing your building's mailroom, please contact Mailservices@bloomu.edu to arrange pickup of mail at the Mail Service loading dock located at David Soltz Hall. When picking up, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
4. Please inform staff to reach out to Mailservices@bloomu.edu if they require any mission critical items that need to be forwarded to their home address. Along with the home address, Mail Services would need appropriate fund center number for shipping costs, if applicable.
5. If a department administrator requests, all first-class mail can be sent to their home address on a weekly basis. This would be sent in one envelope or package. Along with home address mail services would need the appropriate fund center number for shipping costs, if applicable.

If you have any questions please reach out to us, or click here for information.

From HR: The following are mandated requirements effective April 20, 2020, until further notice. These requirements are based on the Order issued by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

1. All employees working on campus, including working outdoors, are required to wear masks while at work. Masks will be provided by University supervisors. Individually homemade or purchased masks that comply with CDC guidelines, that cover the nose and mouth, will be permitted.
2. First Responders will adhere to guidelines specific to that group.
3. Any visitors or vendors coming to campus are required to provide and wear masks while on campus.
4. Masks shall be washed or replaced if they become soiled.
5. Employees should work individually and not in teams, maintaining at least 6 feet of social distancing at all times.
6. Employees should not eat lunch or take breaks together/in the same area if 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained at all times.
7. Employees are encouraged to wash hands often for at least 20 seconds and should avoid touching their face.
8. If employees are sick, they should not report to work and follow standard procedures.
9. Employees are requested to self-monitor their health conditions prior to coming to campus, to include the following:
      a. No contact with anyone who is confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19
      b. No cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms of COVID-19
      c. No fever per the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health (temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)
10. Employees are encouraged to use available cleaners to disinfect work areas often.
11. Employees should not share tools and other work instruments. If absolutely necessary, these items should be cleaned before being shared.

Remember “My mask protects You, Your mask protects Me”. Wash your hands often, Stay home if sick and Stay Safe.

Title IX Update: The document linked here outlines some updates to Title IX procedures during this COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQ-style update includes links to reporting and resources available to you. If you have questions or need to be in touch, please contact Jen Raup, BU’s Title IX coordinator at jraup@bloomu.edu or titleixcoord@bloomu.edu.

From HR: Important Update regarding a CHANGE in leave reporting related to the current COVID-19 Pandemic: Any leave that is related to a reduced schedule or actual illness due to COVID-19 should use the leave codes Annual COVID; Comp Leave COVID; Sick Leave COVID; Personal COVID; Sick Family COVID; or Unpaid COVID. If you use leave that is unrelated to a reduced schedule or COVID use the standard absence codes for the requested leave. Employees should contact Human Resources at 570-389-4415 with questions or concerns.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of July, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (April 22, 2020) - Next Update Friday, April 24

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: Updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(UPDATED) President’s Hanna’s Virtual Chat: Due to a technical glitch, Dr. Hanna’s virtual chat with students had to be postponed. The new date/time is Thursday, April 23, from 1 – 2 p.m. Check your BU email for a new link to join the chat.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Return to Campus for Resident Move-Out Update: We know many are asking about return to campus to complete move-out from residence halls or campus apartments. Please note, we are currently operating under the Governor’s April 30 stay at-home-order, and will evaluate and develop a return schedule once we have further guidance.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Academics

Andruss Library Book Renewals and Returns: Books and other items checked out from Andruss Library have been renewed until September 30 for students and staff and until May 2021 for faculty and management. Note that due dates for Interlibrary Loan materials have been extended as well; those dates vary and will be updated.

If you would like to return your materials sooner or are a graduating student, you may request a pre-paid UPS label. Students will receive an email with the details this week. Faculty, staff, and management will receive a notification by the end of the semester.

If you need additional materials sent to you, request those through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

NetTutor: NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From the TALE Center: The TALE Center has provided two best practices documents today that are available on the TALE Center website. The first offers Best Practices for Online Exams & Quizzes during the COVID-19 Disruption. The second new document provides information about proctoring that faculty might want to use in advance of final exams as a way to set clear expectations with students to uphold academic integrity while taking remotely-proctored finals.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Emergency Aid Fund: If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From HR: The following are mandated requirements effective April 20, 2020, until further notice. These requirements are based on the Order issued by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

1. All employees working on campus, including working outdoors, are required to wear masks while at work. Masks will be provided by University supervisors. Individually homemade or purchased masks that comply with CDC guidelines, that cover the nose and mouth, will be permitted.
2. First Responders will adhere to guidelines specific to that group.
3. Any visitors or vendors coming to campus are required to provide and wear masks while on campus.
4. Masks shall be washed or replaced if they become soiled.
5. Employees should work individually and not in teams, maintaining at least 6 feet of social distancing at all times.
6. Employees should not eat lunch or take breaks together/in the same area if 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained at all times.
7. Employees are encouraged to wash hands often for at least 20 seconds and should avoid touching their face.
8. If employees are sick, they should not report to work and follow standard procedures.
9. Employees are requested to self-monitor their health conditions prior to coming to campus, to include the following:
      a. No contact with anyone who is confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19
      b. No cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms of COVID-19
      c. No fever per the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health (temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)
10. Employees are encouraged to use available cleaners to disinfect work areas often.
11. Employees should not share tools and other work instruments. If absolutely necessary, these items should be cleaned before being shared.

Remember “My mask protects You, Your mask protects Me”. Wash your hands often, Stay home if sick and Stay Safe.

Title IX Update: The document linked here outlines some updates to Title IX procedures during this COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQ-style update includes links to reporting and resources available to you. If you have questions or need to be in touch, please contact Jen Raup, BU’s Title IX coordinator at jraup@bloomu.edu or titleixcoord@bloomu.edu.

From HR: Important Update regarding a CHANGE in leave reporting related to the current COVID-19 Pandemic: Any leave that is related to a reduced schedule or actual illness due to COVID-19 should use the leave codes Annual COVID; Comp Leave COVID; Sick Leave COVID; Personal COVID; Sick Family COVID; or Unpaid COVID. If you use leave that is unrelated to a reduced schedule or COVID use the standard absence codes for the requested leave. Employees should contact Human Resources at 570-389-4415 with questions or concerns.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of July, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (April 20, 2020) - Next Update Wednesday, April 22

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: Updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(UPDATED) President’s Hanna’s Virtual Chat: Due to a technical glitch, Dr. Hanna’s virtual chat with students had to be postponed. The new date/time is Thursday, April 23, from 1 – 2 p.m. Check your BU email for a new link to join the chat.

My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

Return to Campus for Resident Move-Out Update: We know many are asking about return to campus to complete move-out from residence halls or campus apartments. Please note, we are currently operating under the Governor’s April 30 stay at-home-order, and will evaluate and develop a return schedule once we have further guidance.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Book Rentals/Returns to University Store: If you rented textbooks or other course materials from the University Store, you will receive (via e-mail) a pre-paid shipping label to mail the books back to the store. The deadline to return books has been extended to May 31st. You will receive an e-mail (to the e-mail address you used when you originally rented the books) alerting you to look out for a separate e-mail containing the electronic shipping label. You will also be reminded of the titles of the books you have rented.

Academics

(NEW) Andruss Library Book Renewals and Returns: Books and other items checked out from Andruss Library have been renewed until September 30 for students and staff and until May 2021 for faculty and management. Note that due dates for Interlibrary Loan materials have been extended as well; those dates vary and will be updated.

If you would like to return your materials sooner or are a graduating student, you may request a pre-paid UPS label. Students will receive an email with the details this week. Faculty, staff, and management will receive a notification by the end of the semester.

If you need additional materials sent to you, request those through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

NetTutor: NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform.

Emergency Aid Fund: If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From HR: The following are mandated requirements effective April 20, 2020, until further notice. These requirements are based on the Order issued by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

1. All employees working on campus, including working outdoors, are required to wear masks while at work. Masks will be provided by University supervisors. Individually homemade or purchased masks that comply with CDC guidelines, that cover the nose and mouth, will be permitted.
2. First Responders will adhere to guidelines specific to that group.
3. Any visitors or vendors coming to campus are required to provide and wear masks while on campus.
4. Masks shall be washed or replaced if they become soiled.
5. Employees should work individually and not in teams, maintaining at least 6 feet of social distancing at all times.
6. Employees should not eat lunch or take breaks together/in the same area if 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained at all times.
7. Employees are encouraged to wash hands often for at least 20 seconds and should avoid touching their face.
8. If employees are sick, they should not report to work and follow standard procedures.
9. Employees are requested to self-monitor their health conditions prior to coming to campus, to include the following:
      a. No contact with anyone who is confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19
      b. No cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms of COVID-19
      c. No fever per the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health (temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)
10. Employees are encouraged to use available cleaners to disinfect work areas often.
11. Employees should not share tools and other work instruments. If absolutely necessary, these items should be cleaned before being shared.

Remember “My mask protects You, Your mask protects Me”. Wash your hands often, Stay home if sick and Stay Safe.

Title IX Update: The document linked here outlines some updates to Title IX procedures during this COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQ-style update includes links to reporting and resources available to you. If you have questions or need to be in touch, please contact Jen Raup, BU’s Title IX coordinator at jraup@bloomu.edu or titleixcoord@bloomu.edu.

From HR: Important Update regarding a CHANGE in leave reporting related to the current COVID-19 Pandemic: We have recently received updated guidance from PASSHE regarding the use of the COVID related leave codes in SAP. Please note this significant change from previous system guidance.

Effective Saturday, April 11, 2020, any leave that is related to a reduced schedule or actual illness due to COVID-19 should use the leave codes Annual COVID; Comp Leave COVID; Sick Leave COVID; Personal COVID; Sick Family COVID; or Unpaid COVID.

If you use leave that is unrelated to a reduced schedule or COVID use the standard absence codes for the requested leave.

Employees who have entered standard absence codes since April 10, 2020 do not need to make any changes. These changes will be done manually by Human Resources. Going forward please adhere to the new guidelines.
Employees should contact Human Resources at 570-389-4415 with questions or concerns.

From HR Benefit Reminder: The State Employees’ Assistance Program (SEAP) is a benefit for all employees which provides confidential counseling services. SEAP offers free services related to family issues, mental health issues, substance abuse, financial issues, legal services and mediations. Consultations may be performed via phone or virtual meeting. Please call SEAP 24/7 at 800-692-7459 to get started. Additional information can be found at SEAP's Website, access code Pennsylvania, or the PASSHE Website. The services provided by SEAP are strictly confidential - your employer will not be notified unless you give written consent. Please feel free to contact Kim Seigfreid with any questions.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of June, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (April 17, 2020) - Next Update Monday, April 20

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: Updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) My Husky Scheduling Tutorials: For anyone needing assistance with scheduling, here are some helpful tutorials to walk you through the process.
• How to Enroll in a course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/enroll-course.pdf
• How to Swap a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/swap-course.pdf
• How to Drop a Course http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/myhusky/drop-course.pdf

(NEW) President’s Hanna’s Virtual Chat: Due to a technical glitch, Dr. Hanna’s virtual chat with students had to be postponed. The new date/time is Thursday, April 23, from 1 – 2 p.m. Check your BU email for a new link to join the chat.

Return to Campus for Resident Move-Out Update: We know many are asking about return to campus to complete move-out from residence halls or campus apartments. Please note, we are currently operating under the Governor’s April 30 stay at-home-order, and will evaluate and develop a return schedule once we have further guidance.

For Students Graduating: For individuals who have already ordered commencement regalia, or for those needing to do so, the vendor, Oak Hall, has worked with the BU Campus Store per the updates from Monday. Please connect with Oak Hall if you have questions.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Book Rentals/Returns to University Store: If you rented textbooks or other course materials from the University Store, you will receive (via e-mail) a pre-paid shipping label to mail the books back to the store. The deadline to return books has been extended to May 31st. You will receive an e-mail (to the e-mail address you used when you originally rented the books) alerting you to look out for a separate e-mail containing the electronic shipping label. You will also be reminded of the titles of the books you have rented.

Academics

Scheduling: Registration is open for Summer 2020 – all courses will be conducted 100% online. Fall 2020 scheduling by earned credits continues. All financial and academic holds have been removed so as not to prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus instruction in the fall. Full details on Registrar's page.

Free Online Tutoring: You now have access to free online tutoring through NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts. For more information, please contact: Dr. Karen Hamman, Director, Tutorial Services & Academic Support - khamman@bloomu.edu

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. It is encouraging to see the Husky spirit come alive with the desire to support others. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From HR: The following are mandated requirements effective April 20, 2020, until further notice. These requirements are based on the Order issued by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

1. All employees working on campus, including working outdoors, are required to wear masks while at work. Masks will be provided by University supervisors. Individually homemade or purchased masks that comply with CDC guidelines, that cover the nose and mouth, will be permitted.
2. First Responders will adhere to guidelines specific to that group.
3. Any visitors or vendors coming to campus are required to provide and wear masks while on campus.
4. Masks shall be washed or replaced if they become soiled.
5. Employees should work individually and not in teams, maintaining at least 6 feet of social distancing at all times.
6. Employees should not eat lunch or take breaks together/in the same area if 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained at all times.
7. Employees are encouraged to wash hands often for at least 20 seconds and should avoid touching their face.
8. If employees are sick, they should not report to work and follow standard procedures.
9. Employees are requested to self-monitor their health conditions prior to coming to campus, to include the following:
      a. No contact with anyone who is confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19
      b. No cough, difficulty breathing, or other symptoms of COVID-19
      c. No fever per the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health (temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)
10. Employees are encouraged to use available cleaners to disinfect work areas often.
11. Employees should not share tools and other work instruments. If absolutely necessary, these items should be cleaned before being shared.
Remember “My mask protects You, Your mask protects Me”. Wash your hands often, Stay home if sick and Stay Safe.

(NEW) Title IX Update: The document linked here outlines some updates to Title IX procedures during this COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQ-style update includes links to reporting and resources available to you. If you have questions or need to be in touch, please contact Jen Raup, BU’s Title IX coordinator at jraup@bloomu.edu or titleixcoord@bloomu.edu.

From HR: Important Update regarding a CHANGE in leave reporting related to the current COVID-19 Pandemic: We have recently received updated guidance from PASSHE regarding the use of the COVID related leave codes in SAP. Please note this significant change from previous system guidance.

Effective Saturday, April 11, 2020, any leave that is related to a reduced schedule or actual illness due to COVID-19 should use the leave codes Annual COVID; Comp Leave COVID; Sick Leave COVID; Personal COVID; Sick Family COVID; or Unpaid COVID.

If you use leave that is unrelated to a reduced schedule or COVID use the standard absence codes for the requested leave.

Employees who have entered standard absence codes since April 10, 2020 do not need to make any changes. These changes will be done manually by Human Resources. Going forward please adhere to the new guidelines.
Employees should contact Human Resources at 570-389-4415 with questions or concerns.

From HR Benefit Reminder: The State Employees’ Assistance Program (SEAP) is a benefit for all employees which provides confidential counseling services. SEAP offers free services related to family issues, mental health issues, substance abuse, financial issues, legal services and mediations. Consultations may be performed via phone or virtual meeting. Please call SEAP 24/7 at 800-692-7459 to get started. Additional information can be found at SEAP's Website, access code Pennsylvania, or the PASSHE Website. The services provided by SEAP are strictly confidential - your employer will not be notified unless you give written consent. Please feel free to contact Kim Seigfreid with any questions.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. It is encouraging to see the Husky spirit come alive with the desire to support others. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of June, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (April 15, 2020) - Next Update Wednesday, April 17

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: Updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) Return to Campus for Resident Move-Out Update: We know many are asking about return to campus to complete move-out from residence halls or campus apartments. Please note, we are currently operating under the Governor’s April 30 stay at-home-order, and will evaluate and develop a return schedule once we have further guidance.

Save-the-Date for President’s Chat: Please join Dr. Hanna on Friday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. for a chance to chat via Zoom. Watch your email for webinar instructions.

For Students Graduating: For individuals who have already ordered commencement regalia, or for those needing to do so, the vendor, Oak Hall, has worked with the BU Campus Store per the updates from Monday. Please connect with Oak Hall if you have questions.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Book Rentals/Returns to University Store: If you rented textbooks or other course materials from the University Store, you will receive (via e-mail) a pre-paid shipping label to mail the books back to the store. The deadline to return books has been extended to May 31st. You will receive an e-mail (to the e-mail address you used when you originally rented the books) alerting you to look out for a separate e-mail containing the electronic shipping label. You will also be reminded of the titles of the books you have rented.

Academics

Scheduling: Registration is open for Summer 2020 – all courses will be conducted 100% online. Fall 2020 scheduling by earned credits continues. All financial and academic holds have been removed so as not to prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus instruction in the fall. Full details on Registrar's page.

Free Online Tutoring: You now have access to free online tutoring through NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts. For more information, please contact: Dr. Karen Hamman, Director, Tutorial Services & Academic Support - khamman@bloomu.edu

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

Provost Coffee Chat: Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is holding an open coffee chat on Friday, April 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. RSVP to bzeluskey@bloomu.edu by Thursday, April 16, at noon to receive the zoom link and password.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. It is encouraging to see the Husky spirit come alive with the desire to support others. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From HR - Important Update regarding a CHANGE in leave reporting related to the current COVID-19 Pandemic: We have recently received updated guidance from PASSHE regarding the use of the COVID related leave codes in SAP. Please note this significant change from previous system guidance.

Effective Saturday, April 11, 2020, any leave that is related to a reduced schedule or actual illness due to COVID-19 should use the leave codes Annual COVID; Comp Leave COVID; Sick Leave COVID; Personal COVID; Sick Family COVID; or Unpaid COVID.

If you use leave that is unrelated to a reduced schedule or COVID use the standard absence codes for the requested leave.

Employees who have entered standard absence codes since April 10, 2020 do not need to make any changes. These changes will be done manually by Human Resources. Going forward please adhere to the new guidelines.

Employees should contact Human Resources at 570-389-4415 with questions or concerns.

(NEW) From HR Benefit Reminder: The State Employees’ Assistance Program (SEAP) is a benefit for all employees which provides confidential counseling services. SEAP offers free services related to family issues, mental health issues, substance abuse, financial issues, legal services and mediations. Consultations may be performed via phone or virtual meeting. Please call SEAP 24/7 at 800-692-7459 to get started. Additional information can be found at SEAP's Website, access code Pennsylvania, or the PASSHE Website. The services provided by SEAP are strictly confidential - your employer will not be notified unless you give written consent. Please feel free to contact Kim Seigfreid with any questions.

Provost Coffee Chat: Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is holding an open coffee chat on Friday, April 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. RSVP to bzeluskey@bloomu.edu by Thursday, April 16, at noon to receive the zoom link and password.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. It is encouraging to see the Husky spirit come alive with the desire to support others. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of June, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (April 13, 2020) - Next Update Wednesday, April 15

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: Updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) Save-the-Date for President’s Chat: Please join Dr. Hanna on Friday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. for a chance to chat via Zoom. Watch your email for webinar instructions.

For Students Graduating: For individuals who have already ordered commencement regalia, or for those needing to do so, the vendor, Oak Hall, has worked with the BU Campus Store to change the shipping options. If you had requested “ship to store’ before mid-March, Oak Hall will ship these orders to your home free of charge. This should happen within the next couple of weeks. For those still needing to order, the “ship to home” option is free of charge.

For Doctoral Students: Previously, regalia for doctoral students was a rental and needed to be returned. Oak Hall has agreed to upgrade all doctoral students’ orders to the souvenir regalia at no additional cost and you will be able to keep the regalia.

For all Graduates: Oak Hall will also refund any orders for students that do not wish to or are not able to participate in the postponed ceremonies. If you have questions about your order, please contact Oak Hall for individual details.

Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Book Rentals/Returns to University Store: If you rented textbooks or other course materials from the University Store, you will receive (via e-mail) a pre-paid shipping label to mail the books back to the store. The deadline to return books has been extended to May 31st. You will receive an e-mail (to the e-mail address you used when you originally rented the books) alerting you to look out for a separate e-mail containing the electronic shipping label. You will also be reminded of the titles of the books you have rented.

Mail Services - Student Packages: Effective Friday April 10, Mail Services will no longer accept packages for students who are not currently living on campus. They will be returned to the sender.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Detail available on the Current Students page.

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/imdc-bolt-student

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Academics

Scheduling: Registration is open for Summer 2020 – all courses will be conducted 100% online. Fall 2020 scheduling by earned credits continues. All financial and academic holds have been removed so as not to prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus instruction in the fall. Full details on Registrar's page.

Free Online Tutoring: You now have access to free online tutoring through NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts. For more information, please contact: Dr. Karen Hamman, Director, Tutorial Services & Academic Support - khamman@bloomu.edu

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) Provost Coffee Chat: Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is holding an open coffee chat on Friday, April 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. RSVP to bzeluskey@bloomu.edu by Thursday, April 16, at noon to receive the zoom link and password.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. It is encouraging to see the Husky spirit come alive with the desire to support others. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

This fund will serve as a repository to help the BU Foundation respond to the needs our students are facing – from technology, to housing and food insecurities, to scholarships, and any other hardships they may encounter.

Students on Military State Active Duty: Many of our military students have been ordered to Military State Active Duty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact Bob Heckrote in the Office of Military and Veterans Resources (rheckrote@bloomu.edu) if you would like to discuss navigating through these unique times with your military students.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) Provost Coffee Chat: Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is holding an open coffee chat on Friday, April 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. RSVP to bzeluskey@bloomu.edu by Thursday, April 16, at noon to receive the zoom link and password.

From Human Resources: Administrative Leave ended April 10, 2020. Please continue to confirm status and assignments with your supervisory chain for the period beginning April 11, 2020. Quick Reference Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, and Employee Designations and Available Options documents are available for more information regarding leave usage beginning April 11, 2020. Call Human Resources at 570-389-4415 with questions regarding leave usage.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of June, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (April 10, 2020) - Next Update Monday, April 13

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: Updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is following the Governor’s directive regarding continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) For Students Graduating: For individuals who have already ordered commencement regalia, or for those needing to do so, the vendor, Oak Hall, has worked with the BU Campus Store to change the shipping options. If you had requested "ship to store" before mid-March, Oak Hall will ship these orders to your home free of charge. This should happen within the next couple of weeks. For those still needing to order, the “ship to home” option is free of charge.

For Doctoral Students: Previously, regalia for doctoral students was a rental and needed to be returned. Oak Hall has agreed to upgrade all doctoral students’ orders to the souvenir regalia at no additional cost and you will be able to keep the regalia.

For all Graduates: Oak Hall will also refund any orders for students that do not wish to or are not able to participate in the postponed ceremonies. If you have questions about your order, please contact Oak Hall for individual details.

(REMINDER) Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

Book Rentals/Returns to University Store: If you rented textbooks or other course materials from the University Store, you will receive (via e-mail) a pre-paid shipping label to mail the books back to the store. The deadline to return books has been extended to May 31st. You will receive an e-mail (to the e-mail address you used when you originally rented the books) alerting you to look out for a separate e-mail containing the electronic shipping label. You will also be reminded of the titles of the books you have rented.

Mail Services - Student Packages: Effective Friday April 10, Mail Services will no longer accept packages for students who are not currently living on campus. They will be returned to the sender.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Detail available on the Current Students page.

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/imdc-bolt-student

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Academics

(REMINDER) Scheduling is Open: Registration is open for Summer 2020 – all courses will be conducted 100% online. Fall 2020 scheduling by earned credits starts today. All financial and academic holds have been removed so as not to prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus instruction in the fall. Full details on Registrar's page.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Free Online Tutoring: You now have access to free online tutoring through NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts. For more information, please contact: Dr. Karen Hamman, Director, Tutorial Services & Academic Support - khamman@bloomu.edu

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. It is encouraging to see the Husky spirit come alive with the desire to support others. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

This fund will serve as a repository to help the BU Foundation respond to the needs our students are facing – from technology, to housing and food insecurities, to scholarships, and any other hardships they may encounter.

Students on Military State Active Duty: Many of our military students have been ordered to Military State Active Duty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact Bob Heckrote in the Office of Military and Veterans Resources (rheckrote@bloomu.edu) if you would like to discuss navigating through these unique times with your military students.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From Human Resources: Administrative Leave continues through today, April 10, 2020. Please continue to confirm status and assignments with your supervisory chain for the period beginning April 11, 2020. Quick Reference Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, and Employee Designations and Available Options documents are available for more information regarding leave usage beginning April 11, 2020. Call Human Resources at 570-389-4415 with questions regarding leave usage.

Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of June, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (April 8, 2020) - Next Update Friday, April 10

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: Updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is directing continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions. We anticipate being able to return to on-campus programming in the fall.

Campus closure includes all athletic facilities, fields, courts, and the track at Redman Stadium, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, Campus Child Care Center, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(REMINDER) Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. The link is located at the top of the Current Students page, or click here http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

(NEW) Book Rentals/Returns to University Store: If you rented textbooks or other course materials from the University Store, you will receive (via e-mail) a pre-paid shipping label to mail the books back to the store. The deadline to return books has been extended to May 31st. You will receive an e-mail (to the e-mail address you used when you originally rented the books) alerting you to look out for a separate e-mail containing the electronic shipping label. You will also be reminded of the titles of the books you have rented.

Mail Services - Student Packages: Effective Friday April 10, Mail Services will no longer accept packages for students who are not currently living on campus. They will be returned to the sender.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Detail available on the Current Students page.

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/imdc-bolt-student

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Academics

(REMINDER) Scheduling is Open: Registration is open for Summer 2020 – all courses will be conducted 100% online. Fall 2020 scheduling by earned credits starts today. All financial and academic holds have been removed so as not to prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. We do anticipate being able to return to on-campus instruction in the fall. Full details on Registrar's page.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Free Online Tutoring: You now have access to free online tutoring through NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts. For more information, please contact: Dr. Karen Hamman, Director, Tutorial Services & Academic Support - khamman@bloomu.edu

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

(NEW) Emergency Aid Fund: Many of you have expressed a desire to help those students who are in need. It is encouraging to see the Husky spirit come alive with the desire to support others. If you are in a position to give, this is a way to direct your support to our students who need it most through the Strengthen the Pack Emergency Aid Fund.

This fund will serve as a repository to help the BU Foundation respond to the needs our students are facing – from technology, to housing and food insecurities, to scholarships, and any other hardships they may encounter.

Students on Military State Active Duty: Many of our military students have been ordered to Military State Active Duty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact Bob Heckrote in the Office of Military and Veterans Resources (rheckrote@bloomu.edu) if you would like to discuss navigating through these unique times with your military students.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) Student Assistance Form: If you have a student with a concern or needing assistance, please direct them to the following link: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance, to complete the webform. The webform link can also be found at the top of the Current Students page.

(UPDATED) From Human Resources: Administrative Leave continues through Friday, April 10, 2020. Please continue to confirm status and assignments with your supervisory chain. Quick Reference Guide and Frequently Asked Questions documents are available for more information regarding leave usage beginning April 11, 2020.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (April 6, 2020)

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: Updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is directing continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Campus closure includes all athletic facilities, fields, courts, and the track at Redman Stadium, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, Campus Child Care Center, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(REMINDER): Scheduling begins TODAY for Summer and Fall 2020.

(NEW) Student Assistance Form: Students, if you have a concern or need help with something – we are here to help! Simply click on this request link and tell us what we can assist you with. http://intranet.bloomu.edu/student-assistance

(NEW) Mail Services - Student Packages: Effective Friday April 10, Mail Services will no longer accept packages for students who are not currently living on campus. They will be returned to the sender.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Detail available on the Current Students page.

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/imdc-bolt-student

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Academics

(REMINDER) Scheduling Begins Today: Registration is open for Summer 2020 – all courses will be conducted 100% online. Fall 2020 scheduling for priority groups opened today. Scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. All financial and academic holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds, have been removed so as not to prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Free Online Tutoring: You now have access to free online tutoring through NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts. For more information, please contact: Dr. Karen Hamman, Director, Tutorial Services & Academic Support - khamman@bloomu.edu

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

Students on Military State Active Duty: Many of our military students have been ordered to Military State Active Duty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Military State Active Duty is a status which supersedes virtually all aspects of a service member’s life, which results in conflicting priorities for military students. When in this status, students often have unreliable access to technology and work long, inconsistent hours, in austere environments. These should be considered excused absences, and students should not be penalized for missed classes, participation, or assignments. Faculty are encouraged to work individually with impacted students to develop plans to complete the course in this current semester when possible. Increased flexibility with notes, lectures, assignments, and assessments is encouraged. If there is not enough time to complete assignments in the current semester, the next step is usually an “Incomplete” grade.

Please contact Bob Heckrote in the Office of Military and Veterans Resources (rheckrote@bloomu.edu) if you would like to discuss navigating through these unique times with your military students.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From Human Resources: Last week we were notified that per the Governor’s order, the State System Office has extended Administrative Leave through April 10, 2020. The Quick Reference Guide for Pandemic Leave Usage has been updated effective April 6, 2020. Frequently Asked Questions

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (April 3, 2020) - Next Update Monday, April 6

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: Beginning Monday, April 6, updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is directing continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Campus closure includes all athletic facilities, fields, courts, and the track at Redman Stadium, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, Campus Child Care Center, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(REMINDER): Scheduling begins Monday, April 6 for summer and fall 2020.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Detail available on the Current Students page.

Career & Professional Development: Alumni and Professional Engagement staff is still available to assist with career and professional development via Zoom, phone, or email. Once you activate your Handshake profile, you can do anything! Make appointments and find resources at bloomu.joinhandshake.com (or download the app!)

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/imdc-bolt-student

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Academics

Free Online Tutoring Available: You now have access to free online tutoring through NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts. For more information, please contact: Dr. Karen Hamman, Director, Tutorial Services & Academic Support - khamman@bloomu.edu

Summer Sessions - All Online: In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is directing continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Scheduling: For Fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. Scheduling for summer 2020 opens on Monday, April 6. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts by Friday, April 3. Holds, such as Bursar holds, and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) Students on Military State Active Duty: Many of our military students have been ordered to Military State Active Duty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Military State Active Duty is a status which supersedes virtually all aspects of a service member’s life, which results in conflicting priorities for military students. When in this status, students often have unreliable access to technology and work long, inconsistent hours, in austere environments. These should be considered excused absences, and students should not be penalized for missed classes, participation, or assignments. Faculty are encouraged to work individually with impacted students to develop plans to complete the course in this current semester when possible. Increased flexibility with notes, lectures, assignments, and assessments is encouraged. If there is not enough time to complete assignments in the current semester, the next step is usually an “Incomplete” grade.

Please contact Bob Heckrote in the Office of Military and Veterans Resources (rheckrote@bloomu.edu) if you would like to discuss navigating through these unique times with your military students.

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Details can be found on the Faculty/Staff page.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From Human Resources: Today we were notified that the State System Office has extended Administrative Leave through April 10, 2020. The Quick Reference Guide for Pandemic Leave Usage has been updated effective April 3, 2020.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (April 2, 2020)

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: For the week of Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3, we will retain our regular schedule of daily updates. Beginning the week of Monday, April 6, updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. This includes all athletic facilities, fields, courts, and the track at Redman Stadium, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, Campus Child Care Center, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(REMINDER) Student Chat with the President: Save-the-date for Friday, April 3, 11 a.m.– 12 noon
https://bloomu.zoom.us/j/558349961
Meeting ID: 558 349 961
To Join by Phone, Dial: (646) 876-9923; ID # 558349961

Refunds Processed: The COVID-19 student account refunds have been processed, and all checks were mailed either yesterday afternoon or this morning. Please allow up to two days for your direct deposit to settle if you chose this option. Please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 with any questions. For more information on the COVID-19 refunds and associated FAQS, please visit the Bursar’s office webpage.

Free Online Tutoring Available: You now have access to free online tutoring through NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts. For more information, please contact: Dr. Karen Hamman, Director, Tutorial Services & Academic Support - khamman@bloomu.edu

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. More specific information was shared in yesterday’s email, but please use this link for the updated pass/fail calculator http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/academics/pass-fail-calculator.xlsx

Career & Professional Development: Alumni and Professional Engagement staff is still available to assist with career and professional development via Zoom, phone, or email. Once you activate your Handshake profile, you can do anything! Make appointments and find resources at bloomu.joinhandshake.com (or download the app!)

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/imdc-bolt-student

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Academics

Free Online Tutoring Available: You now have access to free online tutoring through NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts. For more information, please contact: Dr. Karen Hamman, Director, Tutorial Services & Academic Support - khamman@bloomu.edu

Summer Sessions - All Online: In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is directing continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Scheduling: For summer 2020, scheduling opens on Monday, April 6. For fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts by Friday, April 3. Holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(REMINDER) From the TALE Center: TALE is offering two topical online training sessions on Friday, April 3.
• 1-2 p.m. - BOLT Assignments and Grades
• 2:30-3:30 p.m. - BOLT Quizzes

Faculty should check their email or TALE Announcements page in BOLT for the meeting URL. Additional training materials are linked below or found on TALE’s BOLT page.

• BOLT Training Materials: https://bloomuimdc.freshdesk.com/support/home
• Mediasite Training Materials: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/mediasite
 
Alumni and Professional Engagement: Our team is still available to assist with collaborative projects, alumni connections, and career and professional resources via Zoom, phone, or email. Students can make appointments and find career and professional resources at bloomu.joinhandshake.com.

Please feel free to reach out to your Alumni & Professional Engagement college liaison. We’re here for you!
COLA: Lauren Kross-Polinski | COST: Wren Fritsky | COE: Keith Spencer | ZCOB: Lori Schmidt

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Students will receive a final grade at the end of the semester as usual. After the grades are posted, students will be able to review progress and determine whether a pass/fail option is preferred. Note that some majors have courses that cannot have a pass/fail due to licensure or accreditation. Details were shared in the email from MarComm yesterday that includes the message sent to students. Details can also be found here: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/academics/pass-fail-announcement.pdf

From IT: Faculty & staff should enter a Help Desk ticket if assistance is needed (helpdesk.bloomu.edu). Phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the workday.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From Human Resources: All employees who reside or work in a quarantine zone, as identified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and who are NOT designated as Pandemic Essential (Telework) are authorized to use Administrative leave up to and including April 3, 2020. Counties that are considered in a quarantine zone are listed on Governor Wolf’s website at https://www.governor.pa.gov/. This list is changing at a rapid pace. We ask that you adhere to the Stay At Home Order Guidance provided by the Governor’s Office. Please ensure your supervisor is aware of any change that restricts your travel or ability to report for essential assignments.

There is no further entitlement to administrative leave past April 3, 2020. As a reminder, the Quick Reference Guide for Pandemic Leave Usage is located on the Faculty and Staff home page.

The Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA) requires the State System to provide eligible employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Information pertaining to the FFCRA

From IT: Faculty & staff should enter a Help Desk ticket if assistance is needed (helpdesk.bloomu.edu). Phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the workday.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (April 1, 2020)

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: For the week of Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3, we will retain our regular schedule of daily updates. Beginning the week of Monday, April 6, updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

The campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. This includes all athletic facilities, fields, courts, and the track at Redman Stadium, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, Campus Child Care Center, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) Refunds Processed: The COVID-19 student account refunds have been processed, and all checks were mailed either yesterday afternoon or this morning. Please allow up to two days for your direct deposit to settle if you chose this option. Please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 with any questions. For more information on the COVID-19 refunds and associated FAQS, please visit the Bursar’s office webpage.

(Updated Calculator) Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. More specific information was shared in yesterday’s email, but please use this link for the updated pass/fail calculator http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/academics/pass-fail-calculator.xlsx

(NEW) Free Online Tutoring Available: You now have access to free online tutoring through NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts. For more information, please contact: Dr. Karen Hamman, Director, Tutorial Services & Academic Support - khamman@bloomu.edu

(NEW) Student Chat with the President: Save-the-date for Friday, April 3, 11 a.m.– 12 noon
https://bloomu.zoom.us/j/558349961
Meeting ID: 558 349 961
To Join by Phone, Dial: (646) 876-9923; ID # 558349961

(NEW) Career & Professional Development: Alumni and Professional Engagement staff is still available to assist with career and professional development via Zoom, phone, or email. Once you activate your Handshake profile, you can do anything! Make appointments and find resources at bloomu.joinhandshake.com (or download the app!)

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/imdc-bolt-student

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Academics

(NEW) Free Online Tutoring Available: You now have access to free online tutoring through NetTutor. Log into your BOLT account, click on the NetTutor tab, then click on the course in which you need a tutor and follow the prompts. For more information, please contact: Dr. Karen Hamman, Director, Tutorial Services & Academic Support - khamman@bloomu.edu

Summer Sessions - All Online: In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is directing continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Scheduling: For summer 2020, scheduling opens on Monday, April 6. For fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts by Friday, April 3. Holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From the TALE Center: TALE is offering two topical online training sessions on Friday, April 3.
• 1-2 p.m. - BOLT Assignments and Grades
• 2:30-3:30 p.m. - BOLT Quizzes

Faculty should check their email or TALE Announcements page in BOLT for the meeting URL. Additional training materials are linked below or found on TALE’s BOLT page.

• BOLT Training Materials: https://bloomuimdc.freshdesk.com/support/home
• Mediasite Training Materials: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/mediasite
 
(NEW) Alumni and Professional Engagement: Our team is still available to assist with collaborative projects, alumni connections, and career and professional resources via Zoom, phone, or email. Students can make appointments and find career and professional resources at bloomu.joinhandshake.com.

Please feel free to reach out to your Alumni & Professional Engagement college liaison. We’re here for you!
COLA: Lauren Kross-Polinski | COST: Wren Fritsky | COE: Keith Spencer | ZCOB: Lori Schmidt

Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Students will receive a final grade at the end of the semester as usual. After the grades are posted, students will be able to review progress and determine whether a pass/fail option is preferred. Note that some majors have courses that cannot have a pass/fail due to licensure or accreditation. Details were shared in the email from MarComm yesterday that includes the message sent to students. Details can also be found here: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/academics/pass-fail-announcement.pdf

From IT: Faculty & staff should enter a Help Desk ticket if assistance is needed (helpdesk.bloomu.edu). Phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the workday.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From Human Resources: All employees who reside or work in a quarantine zone, as identified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and who are NOT designated as Pandemic Essential (Telework) are authorized to use Administrative leave up to and including April 3, 2020. Counties that are considered in a quarantine zone are listed on Governor Wolf’s website at https://www.governor.pa.gov/. This list is changing at a rapid pace. We ask that you adhere to the Stay At Home Order Guidance provided by the Governor’s Office. Please ensure your supervisor is aware of any change that restricts your travel or ability to report for essential assignments.

There is no further entitlement to administrative leave past April 3, 2020. As a reminder, the Quick Reference Guide for Pandemic Leave Usage is located on the Faculty and Staff home page.

The Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA) requires the State System to provide eligible employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Information pertaining to the FFCRA

From IT: Faculty & staff should enter a Help Desk ticket if assistance is needed (helpdesk.bloomu.edu). Phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the workday.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 31, 2020)

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Communications Update Schedule: For the week of Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3, we will retain our regular schedule of daily updates. Beginning the week of Monday, April 6, updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

Campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. This includes all athletic facilities, fields, courts, and the track at Redman Stadium, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, Campus Child Care Center, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Students will receive a final grade at the end of the semester as normal. After the grades are posted, students will be able to review progress and determine whether a pass/fail option is preferred. Note that some majors have courses that cannot have a pass/fail due to licensure or accreditation. This pass/fail calculator can help you determine your best option: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/academics/pass-fail-calculator.xlsx

(NEW) Work Study: Work-study students have been sent an email to your university email, concerning employment during the remainder of the spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact your work-study supervisor.

University-Sponsored Travel Update: University-sponsored travel was originally canceled through Saturday, May 9. The cancellation order has been extended through Friday, July 31. The Accounts Payable staff will be in touch with travelers who have scheduled trips between May 10 and July 31. Until further notice, all new university-sponsored travel is on hold. Faculty and staff should not book new travel until given the approval to do so.

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/imdc-bolt-student

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Academics

Summer Sessions - All Online: In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is directing continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Scheduling: For summer 2020, scheduling opens on Monday, April 6. For fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts by Friday, April 3. Holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) Pass/Fail Option: Pass/Fail as an option for students has been approved for use this semester. Students will receive a final grade at the end of the semester as normal. After the grades are posted, students will be able to review progress and determine whether a pass/fail option is preferred. Note that some majors have courses that cannot have a pass/fail due to licensure or accreditation. This pass/fail calculator can help you determine your best option: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/documents/academics/pass-fail-calculator.xlsx

University-Sponsored Travel Update: University-sponsored travel was originally canceled through Saturday, May 9. The cancellation order has been extended through Friday, July 31. The Accounts Payable staff will be in touch with travelers who have scheduled trips between May 10 and July 31. Until further notice, all new university-sponsored travel is on hold. Faculty and staff should not book new travel until given the approval to do so.

From the TALE Center: TALE continues to make resources available upon request for faculty who need or want some additional assistance. In addition, TALE's BOLT organization houses training materials and recordings from the week of March 16. Every faculty member is encouraged to pin TALE as one of their courses. http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

From IT: Faculty & staff should enter a Help Desk ticket if assistance is needed (helpdesk.bloomu.edu). Phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the workday.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

University-Sponsored Travel Update: University-sponsored travel was originally canceled through Saturday, May 9. The cancellation order has been extended through Friday, July 31. The Accounts Payable staff will be in touch with travelers who have scheduled trips between May 10 and July 31. Until further notice, all new university-sponsored travel is on hold. Faculty and staff should not book new travel until given the approval to do so.

Student Work-Study Supervisors: Supervisors of work-study students have been sent an email from Jamie Golden regarding student work-study employment for the remainder of the spring semester. Please review as soon as possible.

From IT: Faculty & staff should enter a Help Desk ticket if assistance is needed (helpdesk.bloomu.edu). Phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the workday.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 30, 2020)

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

(NEW) - For the week of Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3, we will retain our regular schedule of daily updates. Beginning the week of Monday, April 6, updates will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If the need arises, we will include supplemental email communication to our campus community.

(NEW – facilities added to closure) - Campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. This includes all athletic facilities, fields, courts, and the track at Redman Stadium, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, Campus Child Care Center, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) Work-study: Information for work-study students, concerning employment during the remainder of the semester, will be shared on Tuesday, March 31, to your university email if you are a work-study student.

(NEW) University-Sponsored Travel Update: University-sponsored travel was originally canceled through Saturday, May 9. The cancellation order has been extended through Friday, July 31. The Accounts Payable staff will be in touch with travelers who have scheduled trips between May 10 and July 31. Until further notice, all new university-sponsored travel is on hold. Faculty and staff should not book new travel until given the approval to do so.

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/imdc-bolt-student

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Academics

(NEW) Summer Sessions - All Online: In the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff and students, as well as our communities, the Chancellor is directing continuation of no in-person instruction occurring at our 14 universities during all scheduled 2020 summer sessions.

Scheduling: For summer 2020, scheduling opens on Monday, April 6. For fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts by Friday, April 3. Holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) University-Sponsored Travel Update: University-sponsored travel was originally canceled through Saturday, May 9. The cancellation order has been extended through Friday, July 31. The Accounts Payable staff will be in touch with travelers who have scheduled trips between May 10 and July 31. Until further notice, all new university-sponsored travel is on hold. Faculty and staff should not book new travel until given the approval to do so.

From the TALE Center: TALE continues to make resources available upon request for faculty who need or want some additional assistance. In addition, TALE's BOLT organization houses training materials and recordings from the week of March 16. Every faculty member is encouraged to pin TALE as one of their courses. http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

From IT: Faculty & staff should enter a Help Desk ticket if assistance is needed (helpdesk.bloomu.edu). Phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the workday.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) University-Sponsored Travel Update: University-sponsored travel was originally canceled through Saturday, May 9. The cancellation order has been extended through Friday, July 31. The Accounts Payable staff will be in touch with travelers who have scheduled trips between May 10 and July 31. Until further notice, all new university-sponsored travel is on hold. Faculty and staff should not book new travel until given the approval to do so.

From IT: Faculty & staff should enter a Help Desk ticket if assistance is needed (helpdesk.bloomu.edu). Phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the workday.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible, and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 27, 2020)

The next scheduled update will be shared Monday, March 30.

Campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. This includes the Nelson Field House, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, Campus Child Care Center and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) Refunds – Thank you for your patience. The refund process started with charge adjustments being posted to student accounts on March 25, and the adjustments are being reviewed to ensure accuracy. Refunds for those students with a credit balance will be processed beginning on Monday, March 30, with all refunds processed by Wednesday, April 1.

Students can expect their refunds to be directly deposited in their designated bank account or delivered, via check, to their home address beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. If you are expecting a refund and you have not received it by the end of the day April 8, please contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013.

(NEW) Commencement: Students who have applied to graduate in either spring 2020 or summer 2020 will have the opportunity to participate in the graduation ceremony held on the weekend of August 7-9. However, the degree will be conferred based upon the term the student satisfied all degree requirements.

Degrees will be conferred based upon the date that all academic requirements have been met. The conferral date for spring will be May 8, 2020. The conferral date for summer will be August 7, 2020.

Further details to come, including when and how to purchase graduation-related gear – i.e. cap and gown.

(NEW) From Honeysuckle and Advanced Student Housing: Following the lead of the University, both Honeysuckle and Advanced Student Housing, our University affiliates, will allow for leases to be terminated with up to 50% of costs refunded for spring semester. Students be sure to speak with your landlord directly to have these discussions.

(NEW) From Health and Wellness Services: Managing Your Anxiety in the Midst of COVID-19 (Pennsylvania Psychological Association) written by Whitney M. Robenolt, Psy.D.; Bloomsburg University Counselor.

Work-study: Information for work-study students, concerning employment during the remainder of the semester, will be shared as it becomes available. This includes students working for CGA at Honeysuckle.

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students: https://intranet.bloomu.edu/imdc-bolt-student

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Academics

Scheduling: For summer 2020, scheduling opens on Monday, April 6. For fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts by Friday, April 3. Holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From the TALE Center: TALE continues to make resources available upon request for faculty who need or want some additional assistance. In addition, TALE's BOLT organization houses training materials and recordings from the week of March 16. Every faculty member is encouraged to pin TALE as one of their courses. http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

(NEW) From Finance, Budget, and Business Services: Questions about mail delivery during the campus closure, invoice payments, purchasing business related supplies while working remotely, or remote shipping of classroom materials? Visit the Faculty and Staff Resource page.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From Finance, Budget, and Business Services: Questions about mail delivery during the campus closure, invoice payments, purchasing business related supplies while working remotely, or remote shipping of classroom materials? Visit the Faculty and Staff Resource page.

(NEW) Student Work-Study Supervisors: Supervisors of work-study students will be receiving a new email from Jamie Golden regarding student work-study employment. Please review as soon as possible.

(NEW) From HR: PASSHE has extended the current period of Administrative Leave through Friday, April 3, 2020. Based upon clarification provided by the System Office, the use of Administrative Leave for underlying medical conditions is no longer allowed. We have updated the quick reference guide accordingly. Guidance on what will happen after April 3, 2020 will be provided as soon as it is available. Please continue to confirm status and assignments with your supervisory chain. Quick Reference Guide

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible, and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 26, 2020)

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. This includes the Nelson Field House, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, Campus Child Care Center and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) Commencement: We are pleased to announce that we will be working toward celebrating Commencement in-person the weekend of August 7-9, pending any future issues related to COVID-19. Further details to come, including when and how to purchase graduation-related gear – i.e. cap and gown.

WALES (Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio): For the remainder of the semester, WALES will offer online consulting through Zoom during our regular hours.
• Sunday - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• Monday through Thursday - 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
• Friday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Using Zoom you will be able to speak and share your screen with a WALES consultant in real-time. To arrange for an online session, send an appointment request to WALES@bloomu.edu from your Huskies email address. It may be possible to schedule an appointment immediately but advise requesting an appointment one day in advance.

Student Counseling Services: Counseling services remain available to students through phone consults while we transition to remote tele-counseling services.

We understand the concerns and difficult feelings students may be experiencing at this time as a result of all these changes. These feelings are normal. Counselors in the Student Counseling Center are working to finalize the transition to a full range of remote counseling services. The focus this week is on transitioning current clients. During this time of transition, any student who is struggling can call the Student Counseling Center at 570-389-4255 and request an outreach call from one of our counselors.

Questions?
If you are a current client of the Student Counseling Center and have questions, please reach out and leave a message for your counselors by calling 570-389-4255.

For additional details and updates, visit the Student Counseling Center website.

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students:

From this page, students will have access to our IMDC Infobase that contains over 100 articles for BOLT. There is also information on support for Mediasite and Zoom along with 24/7/365 BOLT & Zoom support numbers.

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Work-study: Information for work-study students, concerning employment during the remainder of the semester, will be shared as it becomes available. This includes students working for CGA at Honeysuckle.

Academics

(NEW) Commencement: We are pleased to announce that we will be working toward celebrating Commencement in-person the weekend of August 7-9, pending any future issues related to COVID-19. Further details to come, including when and how to purchase graduation-related gear – i.e. cap and gown.

Scheduling: For summer 2020, scheduling opens on Monday, April 6. For fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts by Friday, April 3. Holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From the TALE Center: The TALE Center will be offering details relating to training sessions and teaching tips on its website, http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From HR: Essential-on-campus, essential-remote, or non-essential status will continue to be communicated by your supervisor or division vice president.

A Quick Reference Guide for Pandemic Leave Usage is available at Faculty/Staff page. This guide is intended to provide guidance to directors, managers, and supervisors during a declared pandemic emergency.

Guidance is rapidly evolving and subject to change. Notification will be made through Marketing and Communications updates as changes are made to the guide.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible, and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 25, 2020)

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. This includes the Nelson Field House, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) WALES (Writing and Literacy Engagement Studio): For the remainder of the semester, WALES will offer online consulting through Zoom during our regular hours.
• Sunday - 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• Monday through Thursday - 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
• Friday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Using Zoom you will be able to speak and share your screen with a WALES consultant in real-time. To arrange for an online session, send an appointment request to WALES@bloomu.edu from your Huskies email address. It may be possible to schedule an appointment immediately but advise requesting an appointment one day in advance.

Student Counseling Services: Counseling services remain available to students through phone consults while we transition to remote tele-counseling services.

We understand the concerns and difficult feelings students may be experiencing at this time as a result of all these changes. These feelings are normal. Counselors in the Student Counseling Center are working to finalize the transition to a full range of remote counseling services. The focus this week is on transitioning current clients. During this time of transition, any student who is struggling can call the Student Counseling Center at 570-389-4255 and request an outreach call from one of our counselors.

Questions?
If you are a current client of the Student Counseling Center and have questions, please reach out and leave a message for your counselors by calling 570-389-4255.

For additional details and updates, visit the Student Counseling Center website.

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students:

From this page, students will have access to our IMDC Infobase that contains over 100 articles for BOLT. There is also information on support for Mediasite and Zoom along with 24/7/365 BOLT & Zoom support numbers.

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Work-study: Information for work-study students, concerning employment during the remainder of the semester, will be shared as it becomes available. This includes students working for CGA at Honeysuckle.

Academics

Scheduling: For summer 2020, scheduling opens on Monday, April 6. For fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts by Friday, April 3. Holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From the TALE Center: The TALE Center will be offering details relating to training sessions and teaching tips on its website, http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From HR: On Monday afternoon we were notified that System Office has extended Administrative Leave through April 1, 2020. The Quick Reference Guide – Pandemic Leave Usage has been updated effective March 23, 2020. Employees should clarify concerns regarding their status or assignments with their supervisor.

Essential-on-campus, essential-remote, or non-essential status will continue to be communicated by your supervisor or division vice president.

A Quick Reference Guide for Pandemic Leave Usage is available at Faculty/Staff page. This guide is intended to provide guidance to directors, managers, and supervisors during a declared pandemic emergency.

Guidance is rapidly evolving and subject to change. Notification will be made through Marketing and Communications updates as changes are made to the guide.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible, and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 24, 2020)

With our BU community’s health and safety in mind, we will be delivering all classes online beginning March 23 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

Please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. These remain the recommended methods of preventing transmission of COVID-19.

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. This includes the Nelson Field House, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

(NEW) Student Counseling Services: Counseling services remain available to students through phone consults while we transition to a full range of remote tele-counseling services.

We understand the concerns and difficult feelings students may be experiencing at this time as a result of all these changes. These feelings are normal. Counselors in the Student Counseling Center are working to finalize the transition to a full range of remote counseling services. The focus this week is on transitioning current clients. During this time of transition, any student who is struggling can call the Student Counseling Center at 570-389-4255 and request an outreach call from one of our counselors.

Questions?
If you are a current client of the Student Counseling Center and have questions, please reach out and leave a message for your counselors by calling 570-389-4255.

For additional details and updates, visit the Student Counseling Center website.

D2L/BOLT was experiencing technical issues due to the volume of remote utilization across the State System. PASSHE worked with the provider to resolve the issues and now reports that the issue is resolved and increased capacity should mitigate future problems. We appreciate your patience as this was resolved.

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students:

From this page, students will have access to our IMDC Infobase that contains over 100 articles for BOLT. There is also information on support for Mediasite and Zoom along with 24/7/365 BOLT & Zoom support numbers.

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Work-study: Information for work-study students, concerning employment during the remainder of the semester, will be shared as it becomes available. This includes students working for CGA at Honeysuckle.

Academics

Scheduling: For summer 2020, scheduling opens on Monday, April 6. For fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts by Friday, April 3. Holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

D2L/BOLT was experiencing technical issues due to the volume of remote utilization across the State System. PASSHE worked with the provider to resolve the issues and now reports that the issue is resolved and increased capacity should mitigate future problems. We appreciate your patience as this was resolved.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From IT: Beginning Tuesday, March 24, the on-campus Technology Help Desk will be closed, and staff will be working remotely. Faculty & staff should enter a Help Desk ticket if assistance is needed (https://helpdesk.bloomu.edu/). Phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the workday.

(NEW) From HR: PASSHE approved vendor, Fidelity Investments, will be available Monday, March 30, 2020, for individual financial advisement via phone or virtual appointments. Our representative will not be on campus. Please see below to schedule an appointment to open/maintain your 403b or retirement plan. Please visit www.fidelity.com/reserve or call 800.642.7131 to make an appointment.

From the TALE Center: The TALE Center will be offering details relating to training sessions and teaching tips on its website, http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

D2L/BOLT was experiencing technical issues due to the volume of remote utilization across the State System. PASSHE worked with the provider to resolve the issues and now reports that the issue is resolved and increased capacity should mitigate future problems. We appreciate your patience as this was resolved.

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

(NEW) From IT: Beginning Tuesday, March 24, the on-campus Technology Help Desk will be closed, and staff will be working remotely. Faculty & staff should enter a Help Desk ticket if assistance is needed (https://helpdesk.bloomu.edu/). Phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the workday.

(NEW) From HR: On Monday afternoon we were notified that System Office has extended Administrative Leave through April 1, 2020. The Quick Reference Guide – Pandemic Leave Usage has been updated effective March 23, 2020. Employees should clarify concerns regarding their status or assignments with their supervisor.

(NEW) From HR: PASSHE approved vendor, Fidelity Investments, will be available Monday, March 30, 2020, for individual financial advisement via phone or virtual appointments. Our representative will not be on campus. Please see below to schedule an appointment to open/maintain your 403b or retirement plan. Please visit www.fidelity.com/reserve or call 800.642.7131 to make an appointment.

(NEW) Student Work-Study Supervisors: Supervisors of work-study students will be receiving an email from Jamie Golden regarding the possible continuation of student work-study employment. Please view and respond to this email as soon as possible.

From HR: Essential-on-campus, essential-remote, or non-essential status will continue to be communicated by your supervisor or division vice president.

A Quick Reference Guide for Pandemic Leave Usage is available at Faculty/Staff page. This guide is intended to provide guidance to directors, managers, and supervisors during a declared pandemic emergency.

Guidance is rapidly evolving and subject to change. Notification will be made through Marketing and Communications updates as changes are made to the guide.

Husky Mail Hub, Receiving, Duplicating:: updated hours of operation are available on the Faculty/Staff page.

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible, and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 23, 2020)

With our BU community’s health and safety in mind, we will be delivering all classes online beginning March 23 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

Please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. These remain the recommended methods of preventing transmission of COVID-19.

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. This includes the Nelson Field House, Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Please refer to the Current Students webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/students

D2L/BOLT was experiencing technical issues due to the volume of remote utilization across the State System. PASSHE worked with the provider to resolve the issues and now reports that the issue is resolved and increased capacity should mitigate future problems. We appreciate your patience as this was resolved.

BOLT and ZOOM Support for Students:

From this page, students will have access to our IMDC Infobase that contains over 100 articles for BOLT. There is also information on support for Mediasite and Zoom along with 24/7/365 BOLT & Zoom support numbers.

From IT: Adobe has opened free access for BU faculty, staff and students to use temporarily. Details

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

Academics

Previous updates apply, reminders included below.

Scheduling: For summer 2020, scheduling opens on Monday, April 6. For fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts by Friday, April 3. Holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

D2L/BOLT was experiencing technical issues due to the volume of remote utilization across the State System. PASSHE worked with the provider to resolve the issues and now reports that the issue is resolved and increased capacity should mitigate future problems. We appreciate your patience as this was resolved.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Faculty

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - https://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From the TALE Center: The TALE Center will be offering details relating to training sessions and teaching tips on its website, http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

D2L/BOLT was experiencing technical issues due to the volume of remote utilization across the State System. PASSHE worked with the provider to resolve the issues and now reports that the issue is resolved and increased capacity should mitigate future problems. We appreciate your patience as this was resolved.

From IT: Adobe has opened free access for BU faculty, staff and students to use temporarily. Details

Staff

Please refer to the Faculty/Staff webpage for previous links and helpful details - http://intranet.bloomu.edu/facstaff

From HR: Essential-on-campus, essential-remote, or non-essential status will continue to be communicated by your supervisor or division vice president.

A Quick Reference Guide for Pandemic Leave Usage is available at Faculty/Staff page. This guide is intended to provide guidance to directors, managers, and supervisors during a declared pandemic emergency.

Guidance is rapidly evolving and subject to change. Notification will be made through Marketing and Communications updates as changes are made to the guide.

Husky Mail Hub, Receiving, Duplicating:: updated hours of operation are available on the Faculty/Staff page.

From IT: Adobe has opened free access for BU faculty, staff and students to use temporarily. Details

Events and Athletics

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible, and will communicate accordingly.

Go to buhuskies.com for athletic updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 20, 2020)

Please note – the next campus update will be shared on Monday, 3/23/2020.

With our BU community’s health and safety in mind, we will be delivering all classes online beginning March 23 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

Please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. These remain the recommended methods of preventing transmission of COVID-19.

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Campus remains closed to visitors until further notice. This includes the Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Previous updates apply, new information and reminders included below.

Refunds: Information relating to refunds was shared this afternoon with students and parents via University email from the Bursar’s Office.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have made some determinations regarding student accounts and refunds. The Bursar’s Office will be reducing the following student account charges by 50% for the spring 2020 semester:
• Room, including utility charge and wired internet connection fee (if applicable)
• Board, including unused FLEX
• Community Activities Fee
• Health Service/Wellness Fee (Health Center portion only; Counseling services will continue for the remainder of the semester)
• Recreation Fee
• Student Union Operations Fee
• Transportation Fee
• Parking Decals

This charge adjustment will have no impact on your financial aid award (grants, scholarships, or loans).

All student account credit balances, after the charges listed above are adjusted, will be refunded beginning on March 25, 2020 continuing through April 1. If you are signed up for direct deposit, the refund will be deposited into your designated bank account. If you have not already signed up for direct deposit, we encourage you to do so now. Instructions for direct deposit.

Once your account is adjusted, refunds will appear in your designated bank account within two days. Otherwise, a check will be mailed to your home address of record. Please check MyHusky for charge adjustment detail or contact the Bursar’s office at 570-389-4013 with questions.

Note: March 27 is the last payment plan date for the spring semester. If you are enrolled in a payment plan, this payment will be cancelled and you do not have to submit it.

Work-study: Information for work-study students, concerning employment during the remainder of the semester, will be shared as it becomes available. This includes students working for CGA at Honeysuckle.

* This does not apply to students working for the BU Foundation or in food-service areas that report to Aramark; those students should contact their supervisor with questions.

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.). More information will be forthcoming on this topic.

On- and Off-Campus Housing:
Please read this joint letter from BU President Bashar Hanna and Bloomsburg Mayor Bill Kreisher

On-Campus Housing: Because of social distancing guidelines and reduced staffing, we urge you to please adhere to the posted return to campus schedule.

Due to Governor Wolf’s mandate on 3/19/2020, NO VISITORS will be allowed on campus to ensure we comply. Please also note that social gatherings of more than 10 people will be subject to emergency management directives from the state and the Town of Bloomsburg.

Off-Campus Housing: Be aware that the Town of Bloomsburg has instituted a State of Emergency. As part of the restrictions, social gatherings of more than 10 people and any violation of emergency protocols may be subject to fines or other citations.

From IT: Adobe has opened free access for BU faculty, staff and students to use temporarily. Details

Academics

Previous updates apply, reminders included below.

Scheduling: For summer 2020, scheduling opens on Monday, April 6. For fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts by Friday, April 3. Holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

BU Testing Center: The BU Testing Center is currently closed. Please contact your test provider to reschedule.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Andruss Library Online - Continuity of Resources and Support: While the library building is closed, the online library is open. The library's electronic resources and support remain accessible to students and faculty. Resources such as Search Everything, discipline specific research databases, e-journals, e-books, and streaming video services will continue to be accessible to members of the university community using their university credentials.

Quick links to library resources:
Hours for Online Support
Library Remote Study Guide
Off-campus access to library resources
Ask a Question
Electronic books, articles, journals, and videos
COVID-19 Offers and Resources
Book and Article Delivery
Research guides for all subjects
Find your librarian!
Library homepage

Faculty

Previous updates apply, reminders included below.

From the TALE Center: The TALE Center will be offering details relating to training sessions and teaching tips on its website, http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

Faculty Access to Offices: Faculty continue to have access to their offices as needed, but must identify the days of the week and times of day they’ll be accessing their buildings and offices. This is important for safety reasons relating to custodial requirements. Please submit details to your Dean and/or Dr. Wygmans.

Please attempt to limit interactions and apply social distancing measures.

From IT: Adobe has opened free access for BU faculty, staff and students to use temporarily. Details

Staff

Previous updates apply, reminders included below.

For Wednesday through Sunday, March 18-22: The process of identifying essential-on-campus, essential-remote, or non-essential status will continue to be communicated by your supervisor or division vice president. Documentation relating to teleworking will be coming from your VP in the next couple of days.

Staff continue to have access to their offices as needed, but must identify the days of the week and times of day they’ll be accessing their buildings and offices. Please submit details to your supervisor. This is important for safety reasons relating to custodial requirements. Please attempt to limit interactions and apply social distancing measures.

From IT: Adobe has opened free access for BU faculty, staff and students to use temporarily. Details

Events and Athletics

Previous updates apply.
Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible.

Go to buhuskies.com for previous updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 19, 2020)

With our BU community’s health and safety in mind, we will be delivering all classes online beginning March 23 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

Please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. These remain the recommended methods of preventing transmission of COVID-19.

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Campus facilities will remain closed to outside community members until further notice. This includes the Andruss Library, food service locations, Student Recreation Center, “Adult Gym” in Centennial, and BU Testing Center.

Students

Previous updates apply, reminders and new information included below.

Work-study: Information for work-study students, concerning employment during the remainder of the semester, will be shared as it becomes available. This does not apply to students working in food-service areas that report to Aramark; those students should contact their Aramark supervisor with questions.

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.).

Residence Life – On-Campus Housing: Because of social distancing guidelines and reduced staffing, we urge you to please adhere to the posted return to campus schedule. https://reslife.bloomu.edu/

Please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. These remain the recommended methods of preventing transmission of COVID-19.

Academics

Previous updates apply, new information and reminders included below.

Scheduling: For summer 2020, scheduling opens on Monday, April 6. For fall 2020, scheduling for priority groups opens on Monday, April 6, followed by scheduling by earned credits starts Wednesday, April 8. To allow students to schedule for summer and fall 2020 without barriers, all financial and academic holds will be removed from student accounts. Holds, such as Bursar holds and academic advisement holds will no longer prevent students from scheduling for summer or fall 2020. Full details on Registrar's page.

BU Testing Center: The BU Testing Center is currently closed. Please contact your test provider to reschedule.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Graduate Assistants: Please be in contact with your supervisor; they have updates relating to your assignments and contract.

Commencement: We are considering all options at this time and will share our decision by Friday, March 27.

Library: Andruss Library will close to all patrons indefinitely beginning Wednesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. Patrons will still be able to secure materials Article and Book delivery http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/InterlibraryLoan/ILL/ .
**COVID 19 Update: Students and Faculty, please submit anything you need (book, chapter, article) via ILLiad --whether it's owned at Bloomsburg University or elsewhere. We will do our best to get you what you need. Direct questions or concerns to ill@bloomu.edu **

Faculty

Previous updates apply, reminders and new information included below.

From the TALE Center: Training sessions will continue to be offered remotely. The TALE Center will be offering details relating to training sessions and teaching tips on its website, http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

Faculty Access to Offices: Faculty continue to have access to their offices as needed to develop and implement curriculum. Faculty should attempt to limit interactions and apply social distancing measures. Given the Governor could restrict movement at any time, faculty should plan for a possible shelter in place order resulting in a need to work remote only.

Voicemail: To check your voicemail from off campus (requires network logon) please follow the instructions listed at: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/technology/phone/voicemail. If you don’t know your voicemail password, please open a help desk ticket.

Staff

Previous updates apply, reminders included below.

Wednesday through Friday, March 18-20: The process of identifying essential-on-campus, essential-remote, or non-essential status will continue to be communicated by your supervisor or division vice president.

For those who are deemed essential on-campus, please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. These remain the recommended methods of preventing transmission of COVID-19.

Mentoring: I know that many of you continue to mentor students, and appreciate your participation and support of this program. In these uncertain times, many of our students have questions that none of us would have anticipated earlier this semester. I am asking you to please reach out to your student-mentees this week or next and check in with them and offer your support and guidance. – Bashar Hanna

Voicemail: To check your voicemail from off campus (requires network logon) please follow the instructions listed at: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/technology/phone/voicemail. If you don’t know your voicemail password, please open a help desk ticket.

Events and Athletics

Previous updates apply.
Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible.

Go to buhuskies.com for previous updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 18, 2020)

UPDATE: With our BU community’s health and safety in mind, we will be delivering all classes online beginning March 23 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Students

Previous updates apply, reminders and new information included below.

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.).

Residence Life – On-Campus Housing: Because of social distancing guidelines and reduced staffing, we urge you to please adhere to the posted return to campus schedule. https://reslife.bloomu.edu/

Please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. These remain the recommended methods of preventing transmission of COVID-19.
Student Health Center Website: Visit the Health Center website for facts and resources related to COVID-19 and more, including helpful links to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other resources. http://intranet.bloomu.edu/health

Healthy Husky: Just because we’re not on campus, doesn’t mean you can’t practice good health and wellness. This page can be a resource for illness prevention, and other helpful tips. http://intranet.bloomu.edu/healthy-husky

BU Testing Center Update: The Test Center is currently closed. Contact your test provider to reschedule.

Academics

Previous updates apply, reminders and new information included below.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Graduate Assistants: Please be in contact with your supervisor; they have updates relating to your assignments and contract.

Commencement: We are considering all options at this time and will share our decision by next Friday, March 27.

Library: Andruss Library will close to all patrons indefinitely beginning Wednesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. Patrons will still be able to secure materials Article and Book delivery http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/InterlibraryLoan/ILL/ .
**COVID 19 Update: Students and Faculty, please submit anything you need (book, chapter, article) via ILLiad --whether it's owned at Bloomsburg University or elsewhere. We will do our best to get you what you need. Direct questions or concerns to ill@bloomu.edu **

Faculty

Previous updates apply, a reminder and new information included below.

From the TALE Center: Training sessions will continue to be offered remotely. The TALE Center will be offering details relating to training sessions and teaching tips on its website, http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

Voicemail: To check your voicemail from off campus (requires network logon) please follow the instructions listed at: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/technology/phone/voicemail. If you don’t know your voicemail password, please open a help desk ticket.

Staff

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

Wednesday through Friday, March 18-20: The process of identifying essential-on-campus, essential-remote, or non-essential status will continue to be communicated by your supervisor or division vice president.

For those who are deemed essential on-campus, please continue to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. These remain the recommended methods of preventing transmission of COVID-19.

Voicemail: To check your voicemail from off campus (requires network logon) please follow the instructions listed at: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/technology/phone/voicemail. If you don’t know your voicemail password, please open a help desk ticket.

Events and Athletics

Previous updates apply.
Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible.

Go to buhuskies.com for previous updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 17, 2020)

UPDATE: With our BU community’s health and safety in mind, we will be delivering all classes online beginning March 23 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Students

Previous updates apply, reminders and new information included below.

Residence Life – On-Campus Housing: Because of social distancing guidelines and reduced staffing, we urge you to please adhere to the posted return to campus schedule.

The decision to move to all online instruction was made late yesterday afternoon. We understand that many students returned to campus yesterday to retrieve items to support online instruction with anticipation that in-person instruction might resume prior to the end of the semester. Guidance from agencies and the state system of higher education in response to the impacts of COVID-19 has necessitated these changes.

We apologize for any inconvenience as it was not our intent to cause frustration. To minimize the number of people in our buildings, we urge anyone who was on campus yesterday not to return this week to retrieve more personal items. Residence Life will send out a communication to all those that returned yesterday prior to the announcement in the coming week to arrange a time to return to campus for a complete move-out.

Academics

Previous updates apply, reminders and new information included below.

University Disabilities Services: Information and resources for students and faculty, including contact information.

Commencement: We are considering all options at this time and will share our decision by the end of this month.

Clinicals and Student Teaching: All clinicals and student-teaching have been suspended per the directive of the PA State System of Higher Education.

Faculty

Previous updates apply, a reminder and new information included below.

From the TALE Center: Training sessions will continue to be offered remotely. The TALE Center will be offering details relating to training sessions and teaching tips on its website, http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

Call Forward to Cell/Home Phone: Activating call forward requires either remote support to configure, or the user to be physically at their phone. Remote support is limited in cases where "Send All Calls" is in use, as it overrides call forward. This is also "always on."
• Be sure to deactivate your “Send Calls” button, if available, as that function overrides call forwarding.
• To activate call forwarding: Go off-hook and press *2 then 9 then the ten digit phone number you wish to receive calls at. You will hear 3 confirmation beeps once configured.
• To cancel: Go off-hook and press #2 and you will hear 3 confirmation beeps.
• If you need assistance, please open a help desk ticket.

For more info see: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/technology/phone/features

Staff

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

For Tuesday, March 17: The process of identifying essential-on-campus, essential-remote, or non-essential status will continue to be communicated by your supervisor or division vice president.

Building Access: Staff IDs have been coded to allow keycard access to all buildings that remain open on campus. At the end of each day, please take with you any materials you need to conduct business remotely, as the situation is changing daily.

Call Forward to Cell/Home Phone: Activating call forward requires either remote support to configure, or the user to be physically at their phone. Remote support is limited in cases where "Send All Calls" is in use, as it overrides call forward. This is also "always on."
• Be sure to deactivate your “Send Calls” button, if available, as that function overrides call forwarding.
• To activate call forwarding: Go off-hook and press *2 then 9 then the ten digit phone number you wish to receive calls at. You will hear 3 confirmation beeps once configured.
• To cancel: Go off-hook and press #2 and you will hear 3 confirmation beeps.
• If you need assistance, please open a help desk ticket.

For more info see: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/technology/phone/features

Events and Athletics

Previous updates apply, new information included below.
Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible.

Go to buhuskies.com for previous updates.


Update for Non-Instructional Faculty/Staff (March 16, 2020)

Per the latest directive from the Governor, all non-essential employees need not report to work tomorrow, March 17, 2020, until further notice. Those employees affected by this decision will be contacted by their supervisor or their divisional VP. Please be aware, as the circumstances around COVID-19 evolve, your status may change.

Coronavirus Update (March 16, 2020)

With our BU community’s health and safety in mind, we will be delivering all classes online beginning March 23 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

From the President - Classes Delivered Online for the Remainder of the Semester

Dear BU Family: The University will deliver academic courses online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, beginning March 23. We will allow students to continue to retrieve belongings from residence halls and academic buildings this week, through Saturday, March 21, with the knowledge that they should remove all their belongings. Students will have an opportunity to move out at a later date if they choose not to do so this week.

We are certain there are many questions regarding refunds and other financial matters. University leadership is working on a solution and will communicate the decision as soon as it becomes available.

We strongly discourage students from remaining in off-campus housing through the rest of the semester. We implore students to take this situation seriously and to heed the guidance from public health officials.

Thank you for your e-mails and questions as they assist us in identifying information you’re requesting. While it is impossible to respond to the volume of individual e-mails at this time, we will do our best to include answers in these broader communications. This daily communication serves as the University’s official method of sharing updates relating to the Coronavirus.

Again, we appreciate your patience and support at this unprecedented time.

-President Bashar W. Hanna

Students

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

Residence Life – On-Campus Housing: Due to reduced staffing, ability to accommodate special requests, and to conform to social distancing guidelines, please adhere to the posted return to campus schedule to retrieve items needed to support online instruction.

Residence Life – On-Campus Housing: Upon the directive from the State System, academic and non-academic internships are canceled for the remainder of the semester, unless you and your employer have determined that you can complete your obligations remotely for the remainder of the semester. If you have not communicated yet with your employer, please do so.

Student Mail for On-Campus residents: Until further notice, please refrain from having items sent to your Bloomsburg University campus address. Currently, University Mail Services is forwarding all items that have been shipped to the University. These items are being forwarded to student's home address. Until further notice, University Mail Services will not be dispensing student packages/mail at the Husky Mail Hub in Soltz Hall.

Academics

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

Student Access to Academic Buildings: Students needing access to materials housed in academic buildings should contact their department chair to arrange a time to pick up needed materials. Priority is given to art and music students.

Library: The Andruss Library will remain open for BU students and faculty to be able to access the computer lab during the hours of 12-noon to 8 p.m., and will otherwise be closed to the public. Online support and resources remain available and are linked here:
• Library's Remote Study guide - http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/remotestudy
• Off Campus Access to Library Resources - http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/distanted
• Ask a Question - https://ask.library.bloomu.edu/
• Electronic Books, Articles, Journals, and Videos - https://guides.library.bloomu.edu/az.php
• Book and Article Delivery - http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/InterlibraryLoan/ILL/
• Research Guides for all Subjects || Librarian Contact Info - http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/c.php?g=758914&p=6321222
• Library Homepage - http://guides.library.bloomu.edu/HarveyAndrussLibrary

Commencement: At this time, Commencement remains scheduled for Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Should anything change on this topic, we will notify you accordingly.

Clinical and Student Teaching: All clinicals and student-teaching have been suspended per the directive of the PA State System of Higher Education.

Faculty

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

From the TALE Center: Training sessions will continue to be offered either face-to-face or remotely. Faculty may choose how they prefer to attend. The TALE Center will be offering details relating to training sessions and teaching tips on its website, http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

Call Forward to Cell/Home Phone: Activating call forward requires either remote support to configure, or the user to be physically at their phone. Remote support is limited in cases where "Send All Calls" is in use, as it overrides call forward. This is also "always on."
• Be sure to deactivate your “Send Calls” button, if available, as that function overrides call forwarding.
• To activate call forwarding: Go off-hook and press *2 then 9 then the ten digit phone number you wish to receive calls at. You will hear 3 confirmation beeps once configured.
• To cancel: Go off-hook and press #2 and you will hear 3 confirmation beeps.
• If you need assistance, please open a help desk ticket.

For more info see: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/technology/phone/features

University Store: The University Store is currently closed. However, limited staff is available to continue processing online orders and to be of assistance in any way possible. If you are aware of any students or families that have questions concerning course materials, graduation attire, etc, please contact the store at 570-389-4175 or e-mail lheger@bloomu.edu. Faculty and staff may also reach out for any needs. As information becomes available regarding graduation attire the University Store website will be updated at bloomustore.com.

Building Access: Staff IDs have been coded to allow keycard access to all buildings that remain open on campus. At the end of each day, please take with you any materials you need to conduct business remotely, as the situation is changing daily.

Staff

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

For Tuesday, March 17: At this time, all staff and non-instructional faculty are to report to work on Tuesday, March 17 as normal. If you have extraordinary circumstances, you must discuss with your supervisor, manager, or director. If you are unable to reach that person, you should contact your division vice president.

- Please know that dealing with COVID-19 is ever-evolving, but generally poses a low risk to most individuals. More information can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Building Access: Staff IDs have been coded to allow keycard access to all buildings that remain open on campus. At the end of each day, please take with you any materials you need to conduct business remotely, as the situation is changing daily.

Call Forward to Cell/Home Phone: Activating call forward requires either remote support to configure, or the user to be physically at their phone. Remote support is limited in cases where "Send All Calls" is in use, as it overrides call forward. This is also "always on."
• Be sure to deactivate your “Send Calls” button, if available, as that function overrides call forwarding.
• To activate call forwarding: Go off-hook and press *2 then 9 then the ten digit phone number you wish to receive calls at. You will hear 3 confirmation beeps once configured.
• To cancel: Go off-hook and press #2 and you will hear 3 confirmation beeps.
• If you need assistance, please open a help desk ticket.

For more info see: http://intranet.bloomu.edu/technology/phone/features

University Store: The University Store is currently closed. However, limited staff is available to continue processing online orders and to be of assistance in any way possible. If you are aware of any students or families that have questions concerning course materials, graduation attire, etc, please contact the store at 570-389-4175 or e-mail lheger@bloomu.edu. Faculty and staff may also reach out for any needs. As information becomes available regarding graduation attire the University Store website will be updated at bloomustore.com.

Events and Athletics

Previous updates apply, new information below.

Through the end of April, all events have been canceled until further notice. We will seek opportunities to move programming online if possible.

Go to buhuskies.com for previous updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 15, 2020)

With our BU community’s health and safety in mind, we will be delivering all classes online beginning March 23 through at least April 6.

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Students

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

Residence Life – On-Campus Housing: With respect to Governor Wolf’s directive to practice Social Distancing, Residence Life will schedule return-to-campus times for on-campus students residing in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties on Friday March 20th and Saturday March 21st. All students from the counties listed should contact buhouse@bloomu.edu to schedule a time to come to campus to collect items needed to support online course delivery. An email sent to each student on March 14 provides more detail on the initiative. For those students residing outside of those four counties, the temporary return schedule provided in the 3/14/2020 update is accurate.

Student Mail for On-Campus residents: Until further notice, please refrain from having items sent to your Bloomsburg University campus address. Currently, University Mail Services is forwarding all items that have been shipped to the university. These items are being forwarded to student's home address. University Mail Services will not be dispensing student packages/mail at the Husky Mail Hub in Soltz Hall until further notice.

Academics

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

Student Access to Academic Buildings: Students needing access to materials housed in academic buildings should contact their department chair to arrange a time to pick up needed materials. Priority is given to art and music students.

Student Access to Technology: Students without access to technology to complete assignments should contact their department chair and indicate their limitations (lack of computer, WiFi, etc.).

Library: Beginning today, March 15, the Andruss Library will remain open for BU students and faculty to be able to access the computer lab during the hours of 12-noon to 8 p.m., and will otherwise be closed to the public. Online support and resources remain available.

Commencement: At this time, Commencement remains scheduled for Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Should anything change on this topic, we will notify you accordingly.

Nursing Students: Nursing students will not be required to return to campus to complete clinicals at this time and will instead be utilizing case studies to complete the learning requirements.

Faculty

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

From the TALE Center: Training will continue to be offered either face-to-face or remotely. Faculty may choose how they prefer to attend. The TALE Center will be offering details relating to training sessions and teaching tips on its website http://intranet.bloomu.edu/tale.

Parking: To make the process easier for our students returning to campus this week to retrieve belongings, we ask that you refrain from parking in the following lots, during the week of March 16 to 20:
• Between Columbia and Haas
• Between Navy Hall and North Hall
• Old Science Lot
• Top and Middle levels of the tri level.

Parking is available north of McCormick, north of Bakeless, Swisher Lot (to the rear of the Andruss Library), and Lower Campus East Lot (north of the Rec Center).

Staff

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

For Monday, March 16: At this time, all staff and non-instructional faculty are to report to work on Monday, March 16 as normal. If you have extraordinary circumstances, you must discuss with your supervisor, manager, or director. If you are unable to reach that person, you should contact your division vice president.

- Please know that dealing with COVID-19 is ever-evolving, but generally poses a low risk to most individuals. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. More information can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Parking: To make the process for our students returning to campus this week to retrieve belongings, we ask that you refrain from parking in the following lots, during the week of March 16 to 20:
• Between Columbia and Haas
• Between Navy Hall and North Hall
• Old Science Lot
• Top and Middle levels of the tri level.

Parking is available north of McCormick, north of Bakeless, Swisher Lot (to the rear of the Andruss Library), and Lower Campus East Lot (north of the Rec Center).

Athletics

Previous updates apply, no new information. Go to buhuskies.com for previous updates.


Coronavirus Update (March 14, 2020)

With our BU community’s health and safety in mind, we will be delivering all classes online beginning March 23 through at least April 6.

Please stay current by checking our website bloomu.edu/coronavirus and your university email, where we are providing daily updates.

Students

Previous updates apply, please note the reminder relating to retrieving belongings from residence halls.

Residence Life – On-Campus Housing: From Monday, March 16 through Friday March, 20 Residence Life has assigned specific dates and times (by hall, last name, or floor) for students to pick up belongings you may need until on-campus classes resume. At this time, we are not requiring students to move out all belongings.
 
Temporary return schedule as it relates to your place of residence on-campus. If you have all of your academic materials and necessary personal belongings, you do not need to return to campus.

  • Any student who may have an underlying health issue, or is not feeling well can contact the Office of Residence Life at buhouse@bloomu.edu to make alternative arrangements.
  • Families should be encouraged to bring hand trucks, as we will not have enough bins for everyone.
  • There will be limited staff available for questions and concerns.
  • You will not be permitted to stay in the residence hall or apartments at this time.
  • After March 20, we will not be taking additional requests to retrieve items, as it is important to limit the number of people accessing campus.

Academics

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

We understand there is a need for students to access academic buildings to gather course materials, instruments, and other supplies. We are working on a method to assess the number of individuals impacted and any timing associated.

At this time, Commencement remains scheduled for May 9. Should anything change on this topic, we will notify you accordingly.
Nursing students will not be required to return to campus to complete clinicals at this time and will instead be utilizing case studies to complete the learning requirements.

The Andruss Library will remain open for BU students to be able to access the computer lab only during the hours of 12-noon to 8 p.m., and will otherwise . be closed to the public. Online support and resources remain available.

Faculty

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

A point of clarification from yesterday’s email from the Provost - we have announced movement to remote education for March 23-April 6. This date aligns with the president’s message.

Training will continue to be offered either face-to-face or remotely. Faculty may choose how they prefer to attend.

PARKING: To make the process easier for our students returning to campus this week to retrieve belongings, we ask that you refrain from parking in the following lots, during the week of March 16 to 20:
• Between Columbia and Haas
• Between Navy Hall and North Hall
• Old Science Lot
• Top and Middle levels of the tri level.

Parking is available north of McCormick, north of Bakeless, Swisher Lot (to the rear of the Andruss Library), and Lower Campus East Lot (north of the Rec Center).

Staff

Previous updates apply, new information included below.

At this time, all staff and non-instructional faculty are to report to work on Monday, March 16 as normal. If you have extraordinary circumstances, you must discuss with your supervisor, manager, or director. If you are unable to reach that person, you should contact your division vice president.

Please know that dealing with COVID-19 is ever-evolving, but generally poses a low risk to most individuals. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. More information can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

PARKING: To make the process easier for our students returning to campus this week to retrieve belongings, we ask that you refrain from parking in the following lots, during the week of March 16 to 20:
• Between Columbia and Haas
• Between Navy Hall and North Hall
• Old Science Lot
• Top and Middle levels of the tri level.

Parking is available north of McCormick, north of Bakeless, Swisher Lot (to the rear of the Andruss Library), and Lower Campus East Lot (north of the Rec Center).

Athletics

Previous updates apply, no new information.


Coronavirus Update (March 13, 2020)

With our BU community's health and safety in mind. We will be delivering ALL CLASSES ONLINE beginning March 23 through at least April 6.

Students

Work-study jobs: — No student employment of any kind is authorized for next week beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20. This includes on-campus student employment, off-campus student employment, any students completing work virtually, grad assistants and grant appointment work.

Financial Matters: — We understand there are many questions about possible refunds. We are working on a solution and will communicate this information once a decision is made relating to the continuation of face-to-face instruction this semester.

Residence Life (On-Campus Housing): — From Monday, March 16, through Friday March, 20, Residence Life has assigned specific dates and times (by hall, last name, or floor) for students to pick up belongings you may need until on-campus classes resume. At this time, we are not requiring students to move out all belongings.

Click here for the schedule as it relates to your place of residence on-campus. If you have all of your academic materials and necessary personal belongings, you do not need to return to campus.

  • Any student who may have an underlying health issue, or is not feeling well can contact the Office of Residence Life at buhouse@bloomu.edu to make alternative arrangements.
  • Families should be encouraged to bring hand trucks, as we will not have enough bins for everyone.
  • There will be limited staff available for questions and concerns.
  • You will not be permitted to stay in the residence hall or apartments at this time.
  • After March 20, we will not be taking additional requests to retrieve items, as it is important to limit the number of people accessing campus.

Student Mail for On-Campus residents: — As of March 11, 2010, at 4:15 p.m., the following is accurate regarding mail for ON-CAMPUS residents: -USPS mail is being returned to students' home address -FedEx/DHL/UPS mail is being held. If/as this changes, students will be informed by the mail room.

Student Recreation Center: — The Student Recreation Center will close beginning Sunday, March 15, until further notice. Club and Intramural sports are canceled until further notice.

Academics

Extended spring break applies to all courses, including those delivered 100 percent online since the beginning of the semester. Students participating in student-teaching or clinicals, will be sent specific instructions from your department and/or Dean via email.

Graduation: — At this time, we do not anticipate a change to the end date of the semester and/or commencement.

Technology Access Off-Campus in Center City Philadelphia: — Bloomsburg students who reside in the Philadelphia area can access the PASSHE Center City facility for technology use. PASSHE Center City is located at 701 Market St., Concourse level, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Please visit www.centercity.passhe.edu, for center hours, or contact (267) 386-3001.

Faculty

The TALE Center communication includes details for training sessions for the week of March 16 to 20. Further details on business operations and campus access will be shared by email.

Staff

All employees are to report to work each day until otherwise notified. Further details will be shared by email.

Athletics

Effective immediately, all spring athletic competitions have been cancelled for the remainder of the season – including any away competitions scheduled for this weekend. Countable athletics related activities (CARA) are suspended until March 30. This includes practices, lifting sessions, team meetings, etc. Full details are available on buhuskies.com.


Coronavirus Update (March 12, 2020)

At this time, Bloomsburg University does not have any reported or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Because the health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority, we must continue to prepare for this possibility.

Ongoing updates will be published on the web at bloomu.edu/coronavirus with emails coming from marcomm@bloomu.edu. We do know you have more questions, and we are working to provide complete answers as they become available.

Students

Student Workers: No student workers should report next week, Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 20.

Financial Matters: We understand there are many questions about possible refunds. We are working on a solution and will communicate this information once a decision is made relating to the continuation of face-to-face instruction this semester.

Academics

Extended spring break applies to all courses, including those delivered 100 percent online since the beginning of the semester. Students participating in student-teaching or clinicals, will be sent via email specific instructions from your department and/or Dean.

At this time, we do not anticipate a change to the end date of the semester and/or commencement.

Faculty

Faculty are reporting for training next week and may choose how they will train: face-to-face or virtually. We encourage faculty to exercise caution and attend virtually if they may have had a risk of exposure to the virus in other communities. Information for faculty will be forthcoming from the TALE Center.

Staff

Staff will report tomorrow, Friday, March 13, and Monday, March 16, as usual unless otherwise notified via email. Faculty who are moving to virtual instruction may report virtually.

Athletics

Bloomsburg University athletics has updated its stance and will take the following precautions to protect the safety of student-athletes and others in the community in response to concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

Home sports schedules remain unchanged

As of March 12, there are no plans to cancel home sporting events for the Bloomsburg Huskies spring athletic teams. Please stay tuned to www.buhuskies.com and the schedule pages.

No spectators will be admitted at Bloomsburg University athletic events

BU has adjusted its athletic spectator rules, per the latest NCAA guidance for events. Beginning Friday, March 13, the general public will not be admitted to any home sporting event starting with this Friday’s home baseball game. This decision will be in effect until further notice. We understand this may be an inconvenience, but this step is being taken for the safety of the student-athletes, coaches, fans, and the community. We appreciate your consideration and patience. Stay tuned to www.buhuskies.com and our social media sites for further updates as new information becomes available.


Coronavirus Update (March 11, 2020)

At this time, Bloomsburg University does not have any reported or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Because the health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority, we must continue to prepare for this possibility.

Below are the three updates shared yesterday, with some additional details.

Students' Spring Break Extended — Out of an abundance of concern for all members of the BU family, we extended spring break for our students by one week, with classes anticipated to resume on Monday, March 23. During this extension, faculty will be provided training, both locally and remotely, specific to online course delivery methods. This training will enable continuity of instruction if further delays of our students’ return to campus become warranted.

Academic Updates: — Additional information and guidance will be provided next Monday, March 16, relating to continuation of online and in-person courses. For student teachers, participation is continuing to ensure they can complete the required hours in the classroom as dictated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Library services will be available next week during the break.

Residence Life Updates: — Residence Halls remain closed next week. Students requesting access to on-campus living areas should be sent to buhouse@bloomu.edu for review of the request. If approved, instructions for access will be provided to the student via reply email.

On-Campus Mail: — For on-campus residents, USPS mail is being returned to students' home address and FedEx/DHL/UPS mail is being held. If/as this changes, students will be informed by the mail room.

All University-Sponsored Travel Cancelled — Until further notice, we have canceled all University-sponsored travel for faculty, staff, and students, including (but not limited to) professional development and other non-essential business activities. Non-essential travel includes regional, state-wide, national, and international travel. We are basing this decision on current social distancing best practices to limit and prevent disease transmission.

Update: There will be a memo coming to faculty and staff from the Finance, Budget, and Business Services team later today.

Events on Campus — Until further notice, we are suspending all University-sponsored non-Athletics events and gatherings, including those planned by registered student organizations, conference travel, club or intramural sports, and other non-credit experiences. Through technology, we will seek opportunities to host certain events remotely.

As part of this change, BU will be restricting visitors to campus during this period and are canceling public events that were due to be hosted on- or off-campus.

Some of the most recent canceled events include but are not limited to:

  • Admissions Tours and Group Information Sessions
  • ACE Reception
  • Husky Decision Day
  • CATCH Conference
  • Technology Career Expo
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • On-campus employer recruiting

Further information about the status of events will be linked via this page as information is finalized and updated.


Coronavirus Update (March 10, 2020)

At this time, Bloomsburg University does not have any reported or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Because the health and safety of our campus community remains our highest priority, we must continue to prepare for this possibility. Below are additional updates, effective immediately:

  • Students' Spring Break Extended — Out of an abundance of concern for all members of the BU family, we are extending the spring break for our students by one week, with classes anticipated to resume on Monday, March 23. During this extension, faculty will be provided training, both locally and remotely, specific to online course delivery methods. This will enable continuity of instruction if further delays of our students’ return to campus become warranted.
  • All University-Sponsored Travel Cancelled — Further, we are cancelling all University-sponsored travel for faculty, staff, and students, including (but not limited to) professional development and other non-essential business activities. Non-essential travel includes regional, state-wide, national, and international travel. We are basing this decision on current social distancing best practices to limit and prevent disease transmission. Through technology, we will seek opportunities to host certain events remotely.
  • Events on Campus — Until further notice, we are suspending all University-sponsored non-Athletics events and gatherings, including those planned by registered student organizations, conference travel, club or intramural sports, and other non-credit experiences. As part of this change, BU will be restricting visitors to campus during this period.

Coronavirus Update (March 9, 2020)

Bloomsburg University doesn't have any reported or confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at this time.

While there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our immediate region, the health and safety of our campus community remains our top priority, and we will continue to prepare for the possible appearance of COVID-19 in our area. As our students are away on spring break this week (March 9 to 13), we are monitoring the latest reports and updates from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please continue to refer to our website so that we can provide you the latest updates from our campus.


Spring Break Timely Information - Coronavirus (March 5, 2020)

Please know that Bloomsburg University does not have any reported or confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at this time.

With spring break quickly approaching, we wanted to provide an update to the campus community relating to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Bloomsburg University is monitoring daily the evolving situation as it relates to the virus and our response to it.

We want to emphasize the importance that if you are planning to travel out of the country or to the U.S. West Coast, it is essential that you provide to us the following information:

  • Name
  • BU ID (for students)
  • Home Address
  • Email
  • Phone number (cell number preferred)
  • Location and dates for planned travel (departure and return)

If you are a student traveling abroad: Please send an email with the above information to globaleducation@bloomu.edu

If you are a student, not traveling abroad, but traveling for spring break: Please send an email with the above information to sthlhctr@bloomu.edu

If you are a faculty or staff member: Please send an email with the above information to Andira Dodge at adodge2@bloomu.edu

It should be noted that while you are away, there may be developments with the virus that will affect your ability to return to campus. We ask you to continue to monitor your email for updates and be fully aware that travel restrictions and guidance is frequently changing based on advice from the PA Department of Health and the CDC.

The health and safety of all our students and staff is BU’s highest priority. As information relevant to BU develops, including updates about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, we will share that information with the campus community via our website.

In general, as you prepare for travel during spring break – including airplane or cruise ship travel – please take precautions as necessary. CDC’s travel health notices


Important Timely Information - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (March 2, 2020)

Please know that Bloomsburg University does not have any reported or confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at this time.

Due to public health concerns, we caution the University community about sharing information that has not been confirmed or disseminated by the University’s official communication channels. The following information is provided to the Bloomsburg University community based on current updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, and guidance from the American College Health Association.