Spring 2020 Online Transition
UConn Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
The worldwide pandemic involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) has produced unprecedented challenges in the UConn community and around the world. These unusual circumstances create significant uncertainty and unease in the professional and personal lives of our students, employees, alumni, and others throughout UConn Nation. The latest official guidance and updates on UConn’s response to COVID-19 and its
impact on the university community is being provided in real time at https://uconn.edu/public-notification/coronavirus/
The Office of the Director at UConn Hartford wishes you and yours the very best in these difficult days we are navigating and as we all adapt to becoming a remote campus for the remainder of Spring Term 2020. We thank our campus community for your dedication and flexibility and all that you are doing to assure our collective success in completing the semester from where you are – while remaining in community virtually!
We are adding this page as a consolidated reference on the volume of information that is being shared and to return to when questions arise or you need to determine who you can reach out to for assistance. We will continue to update this page as additional information becomes available and we ask that you pay close attention to the daily 4:00 p.m. email update being sent from University Communications
Information for Students
- TRANSITION TO ONLINE LEARNING: As a reminder, UConn provides many tips and resources to help students with their transition to online classes, which begins Monday. They include guidance on getting started, communicating with professors, frequently asked questions, and many other topics. Help is also available for instructors and others who are transitioning to online teaching.
- HELP FOR STUDENTS: Students facing unexpected financial hardship due to COVID-19 are encouraged to contact the financial aid office, which will determine if supplemental support can be provided. Also, UConn has a limited supply of tech equipment to loan students who have no ability to access online educational content for the rest of the semester; the application deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday (March 24). More information is available under “Academics” on the main coronavirus information site.
- HALTING RESEARCH: To comply with Governor Lamont’s order for non-essential businesses to suspend operations, all on-campus research activities on all UConn campuses (Storrs, regionals, UConn Health) must stop and labs must close by 8 p.m. Monday. Additional guidance on logistics, exceptions, necessary forms to complete, and other details are available on UConn’s main coronavirus information page and from the Vice President for Research.