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Benedictine University will be a "virtual campus." What does that mean?
Knowing that this is a very fluid situation, when will the University communicate updates about returning to face-to-face instruction?
What should faculty and staff do if they need access to a building on campus?
How will my student worker position be affected by the move to a Virtual Campus?
How will university travel be affected?
If I need to leave my car on campus, where is the best place to park it for the duration of the Virtual Campus period?
How will the Virtual Campus period affect the rest of the spring term?
How will I find out more information about each of my courses during the Virtual Campus period?
I am not sure if I should remain in my class for this term. When is the last day to withdraw?
The normal withdrawal deadline has been extended to the Sunday before the final week of the class [excluding finals week] to ensure students have as much time as possible to adapt to the new instructional format and to the ever changing situation within our country. This is Sunday, April 26, for 15 week long semester classes and Sunday, May 24, for 10 week long quarter classes. This change allows students additional time to decide whether or not to withdraw. Students withdraw online through MyBenU.
I am worried about the impact virtual campus changes might have on my GPA. What other options are available for me to continue in the course?
To fully support students’ academic goals and provide flexibility for students who are adapting to unexpected changes to their course formats, students can choose to take courses Pass/Fail for credit for the Spring 2020 term. A form to request Pass/Fail grading will be available on the Registrar’s Office website soon. Students must submit the form by Friday, April 17.
This policy applies to both graduate and undergraduate students. For undergraduate students, the P grade equates to a D grade or better. A, B, C, and D grades will convert to a P grade in courses that a student has elected Pass/Fail grading. A P grade will not count in a student’s GPA calculation. F grades will be reflected on a student’s record as normal. The F grade will be calculated into a student’s GPA. For graduate students, the P grade equates to a C grade or better. A, B, and C grades will convert to a P grade in courses that a student has elected Pass/Fail grading. A P grade will not count in a student’s GPA calculation. D and F grades will be reflected on a student’s record as normal. The D and F grades will be calculated into a student’s GPA.
A P grade is considered passing and meets degree requirements for all courses earning a P grade in Spring 2020 term only.
Will I be able to use the same textbooks for my courses?
Why is Fall 2020 registration being pushed back a week?
Registration for Fall 2020 has been pushed back to the week of April 6, 2020, starting a week later than originally planned. Given the significant adaptations being made by students, faculty and advisors as we start the Virtual Campus period, this ensures everyone has additional time for advisement for Fall 2020 course selection. If students need additional time to make their fall class selections, they can always register at any point after their initial registration date.
What on-campus resources will be available for students who cannot complete their virtual learning at home?
What library services will be available during the Virtual Campus period?
What tutoring services will be available during the Virtual Campus period?
The University is making every effort to ensure day-to-day operations continue to run as smoothly as possible throughout the Virtual Campus period and that includes offering the same tutoring and career services that are regularly available to students – only virtually. Learning specialists will be available during their regular hours for math, science and writing as well as career advisors. Peer tutors will be available during modified hours based on their virtual availability. Please check the Academic and Career Enrichment Center website for details starting Monday, March 23.
How are pre-clinicals, student teaching and internships being affected?
Will events still be held on campus?
What is the status of intercollegiate athletics for the remainder of the spring semester?
With the health and safety of our student-athletes in mind, as well as the welfare of our campus communities as a whole, the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Council of Chief Executive Officers has unanimously come to the difficult decision to cancel all remaining athletic competition for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Institutions with teams that have returned from spring break trips will cancel athletic competition immediately. Institutions with teams currently on spring break trips will cancel athletic competitions upon the completion of those respective trips.
The cancellation includes all NACC spring regular-season competitions, championships, and awards in the sports of baseball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's outdoor track and field and men's volleyball.
The decision comes following the NCAA Board of Governors' decision to cancel the remaining winter and spring NCAA Championships and encouraging conferences and institutions to make decisions and take action in the best interest of their student-athletes and communities.
The conference commissioner will work with the Division III Commissioners Association and the NCAA to discuss impacts on eligibility for student-athletes.
How will this affect 2020 Commencement ceremonies?
When can I check out of the residence halls?
What dining options will be available on campus?
Will any student be permitted to remain in the residence halls?
Will there be reimbursements issued for room and board?
All residential students will receive a refund for the final seven (7) weeks of the spring 2020 semester, which represents the weeks of March 22-May 9. Refunds will be applied in the following order:
These credits or refunds will be applied no later than May 15, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Benedictine University’s Business Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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