COVID-19: Graduate Student Resources

  • April 23, 2020: A Message to Graduate Students from Dean Jones, Dean Gillespie and Provost Kersh
  • Student Health: Students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should report to Student Health Services. SHS is offering telehealth visits in addition to in-clinic visits if the telehealth provider recommends an in-person visit, lab test, x-ray or nurse visit. Call 336-758-5218 and follow the prompts on the menu. There is an after-hours nurse advice line for students at the same number. If deemed appropriate by the telehealth provider, off-campus students will have access to SHS, who will arrange for a visit to campus if necessary. Off-campus students should call the SHS if they feel they need to be seen on campus at this number 336-758-5218.
  • Counseling: The University Counseling Center (UCC) recognizes the impact that the COVID-19 public health crisis is having on the WFU community and is also available to graduate students. Visit their website for more information on how to get assistance: UCC @ WFU COVID-19 Update.
  • Academic Support: Keeplearning.wfu.edu is a microsite with valuable information and resources to help students navigate the challenges of remote learning from time management to study strategies and tech tips.
  • International Students: The International Students and Scholars Services Office has created a FAQ section here: wfu.edu/iss. Please consult all communiqués issued by ISSS as they continue to update travel bulletins and visa information. If you need direct assistance contact them at: iss@nullwfu.edu.
  • Food Access: Students who have purchased meal plans can still use them but they are limited to take-out meals only. Access to campus will be permitted. Visit the Hospitality and Auxiliary Services website for information on what venues are open and the hours of operation. Information is also available at com. Delivery options are not available for students living off-campus at this time. There are a variety of food services and/or delivery options available including: Doordash, Grubhub, and Takeout Central. Many local restaurants are also offering free delivery or reduced fees, as well as curbside pickup. Visit your favorite local establishments’ websites, social media accounts, or call/email for details. As a reminder, the stay-at-home order does allow you to go to local stores for groceries and household supplies. There is a variety of grocery pickup and/or delivery options, including: Lowes Food To Go, Harris Teeter Express at Whitaker Square, Walmart, Instacart, Amazon, and Target.
  • Financial Support: Graduate and professional school students with concerns about unexpected expenses due to completing course work remotely, including, but not limited to, travel costs, access to food, and the cost of an internet hotspot due to unreliable/nonexistent WIFI, should contact financial-aid@nullwfu.edu explaining their situation. The Student Financial Aid office will review the student’s concerns and make a determination of eligibility for emergency need-based funding on a case by case basis.
  • Continuing Research: Guidelines can be found here: Research Continuity During COVID-19.
  • Other Support: A FAQ for students living off-campus has been organized here: COVID-19 Off-campus Resources. Virtual drop-in for Wellbeing coaching is also available. More information on how to join can be found at: Wellbeing Coaching WFU.