Classes will continue as scheduled Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15.
Extended spring break for students March 23-27
- Classes will not be in session, regardless of delivery. Students are not required to report to campus or to online classes. Assignment deadlines during this week will be moved by instructors to a time after classes resume.
- Campus will be operational. Faculty and staff employees should report to work as usual. Student employees have the option of reporting to work but are not required to do so. Student employees should contact their supervisors to express their intent. This week will be used to prepare faculty and staff to transition to alternative methods of instructional delivery. Trainings will occur in person and online. Social distancing practices will be implemented during in-person trainings.
- University Housing will remain open for residents. Ayers Kitchen will be the only dining facility open, 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. for lunch and 4:30-7 p.m. daily.
- Campus services such as, but not limited to, advisement, bursar, Center for Counseling and Well-Being, testing center, Wellness Center and the library will be open. Those seeking to access these services in person should practice personal hygiene such as frequent, thorough hand-washing and practice social distancing when on campus. Our custodial services partners have increased cleaning and sanitation practices.
Alternate Instructional Delivery Methods March 28-April 12
- Classes will shift to alternate instructional delivery methods March 28-April 12.
- Alternate instructional delivery methods mean classes may be taught online or through a variety of instructional arrangements. The university is working with departments to provide access to and training on alternative instructional delivery methods. Right now, the intent is to have instructors reschedule in-class activities once courses on campus resume.
- More details will be communicated in the coming days via university email and/or from your instructor.
Intention to Return Classes to Their Previous Format
At this time, it is the intention of the university to resume classes to their previous format of instructional delivery on April 13. This may change as the situation evolves in the coming days and weeks. We will shift our plan as necessary.
If a faculty/staff member or student feels sick, they should not come to campus. Faculty/staff can use sick time or paid time off.
If a faculty/staff member or student believes they have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or are exhibiting symptoms, they should not report to campus. Contact the UCO Department of Public Safety at 405-974-2345 to self-report. The department will gather the individual’s information and contact the appropriate parties. This is important to help the university make arrangements for the individual as it relates to their role at the university. Individuals should also contact their primary care physician regarding testing and/or next steps.
Graduating and Ending the Semester on Time
In light of the crisis, the U.S. Department of Education is offering leniency in delivery methods for classes. Our methods for alternative delivery of instruction will allow students to retain their financial aid.
- Please fill out the preparedness surveys. This will help us understand the needs of our community and secure resources as we transition to alternative instructional delivery methods.
- Please self-report your spring break travel plans.