FAQs for Fall 2020 semester

The Fall 2020 semester poses unique challenges to students, but we are here for you. The members of the UNC Hussman faculty and staff are committed to providing the best possible remote education and remaining empathetic to students’ needs during this time. Below, we’ve compiled answers to some of your most pressing questions about this semester, including updates for the move to remote-only instruction.

As always, the Undergraduate Hub team is standing by at the Virtual Front Desk (link) and via appointment for any questions. You can also faculty or contact the school at HussmanHub@unc.edu anytime.

Student Questions:

What is UNC Hussman's pass/fail policy for Fall?
At UNC Hussman, a grade of C- will convert to a regular Pass, not a Low Pass. Otherwise, UNC Hussman grading policies on pass/fail are the same as those of the wider University, which you can find here.  Undergraduate students can elect to make any course pass/fail by the last day of classes, November 17, 2020.

I need extra financial support. Where should I turn for help? 
The entire UNC Hussman community is aware of the challenges our students face during the transition to remote learning.  The following resources are available to Hussman graduate and undergraduate students:

The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid’s COVID-19 Financial Assistance page has special funding for students during the pandemic. Visit their webpage here for more information on CARES funding and other aid related to COVID-19. If you have unique financial needs that aren’t addressed on this page, email the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at aidinfo@unc.edu and explain your situation and request assistance. In addition, the John B. Adams Emergency Fund assists Hussman students in need around their professional work, such as a webcam or a hotspot to boost internet capability. At this time, there is a limit of $500 per request. Please email hussmanfunding@unc.edu for more information on the Adams Fund or for assistance in n avigating funding opportunities at Carolina.

How do I connect with Hussman staff in Academic Advising, Career Services or Global and Immersive Programs?
The Undergraduate Hub, which includes those three areas, will be available virtually for any student needing help throughout the semester. Please go to the Hub website to easily schedule online appointments, connect with the Virtual Front Desk and learn more about services available to you.

Will I still receive Career Services updates and job listings?
Yes! Keep an eye out for the Hussman Career Services bi-weekly e-newsletter. Please check your spam and junk mailbox, as we're coming from a new, dedicated account that your mailbox may not recognize.

What if I don’t know which department I need?
The Hub is still here for you! Feel free to access the Virtual Front Desk or email HussmanHub@unc.edu and a staff member will be happy to answer your question or direct you to the correct department for an appointment.

If I received a grade of “CV” or “IN” for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020, when does the incomplete grade need to be resolved?
Deadlines to replace “CV” designation with permanent grades will extend past the typical 8 weeks into the following semester for undergraduate students. An additional three months will be added to the original deadlines to allow students more time to complete work. Students have 8 weeks into the next semester to resolve “IN” designations with permanent grades. For fall 2020 academic calendar deadlines, visit the registrar calendar at https://registrar.unc.edu/academic-calendar/.

When is Carroll Hall open? May I access Carroll Hall lab computers?
Student swipe access to lab spaces is available 10 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday.  Instructors must request access on behalf of students.

Are the Podcast Studio (CA 145) and Editing Lab (CA 144) available? 
Use of the Podcast Studio and Editing Lab are restricted to students in specific production classes — MEJO 129, 426 and 522/523H. Instructors must request access on behalf of students. 

Will the Park Library be open for study space?
No. The Park Library’s physical space will be closed to students and faculty for the fall. Limited seats are available at Davis Library. Reserve a seat at Davis Library through https://calendar.lib.unc.edu/r. More information on campus libraries: https://library.unc.edu/fall-2020/.

What if I have a question about researching for a class?
Park Library Director Stephanie Willen Brown and other library staff will be glad to meet with you in Zoom for help with online research or other needs. Make an appointment from this page: https://bit.ly/park-appointment. You can also text the library with any questions at (919) 442-8077.

May I check out equipment from the Park Library?
For gear required for production classes such as cameras, lights and tripods, your instructor will provide information about what you need and how to borrow it from the Park Library’s Equipment Room. The Park Library will not lend ANY “accessories” like phone or laptop chargers, classroom clickers or headphones. Other campus libraries will not lend equipment either, due to safety concerns.

How do I check out books?
You can get books that you need through Davis Library’s no-contact pickup service. Request items from campus libraries as usual through the catalog. Davis Library staff will retrieve them for you and notify you when your items are ready for you to pick up. Details: https://library.unc.edu/fall-2020/pickup-service-faq/ Please return all books directly to Davis Library. The Park Library is not accepting book returns.

What about my reserve books?
Some classes have e-books on reserve – available through your class Sakai site. The Park Library will not have any physical books on reserve, nor will the Undergraduate Library. Some physical books are on reserve at Davis Library. Your instructor will have more information or text the Park Library your questions to (919) 442-8077.

May I use the CCI printers in Carroll Hall?
No. CCI Printing will be disabled and unavailable in Carroll Hall for Fall 2020.

I have a question that’s not covered here.  Where should I turn for help?
No worries! Please email HussmanHub@unc.edu, and we’ll be in touch shortly.

Useful UNC-Chapel Hill resources:
-UNC remote learning information page: https://carolinatogether.unc.edu/august-update/
-Flu vaccine information:
Starting on Sept. 8, there are several opportunities for UNC-Chapel Hill community members to obtain a flu vaccination on campus:

  • Student Stores Pharmacy - Will offer no-appointment flu shots for students, faculty and staff during operating hours (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Located on the 3rd floor of UNC Student Stores. Medicare plans not accepted.
  • Campus Health Pharmacy - Will offer no-appointment flu shots for students, faculty and staff during operating hours (Monday - Friday, 1-5 p.m.) This clinic will be outside at the loading dock area of Campus Health (between the football stadium and UNC Hospitals). Medicare plans not accepted.
  • University Employee Occupational Health Clinic (UEOHC) – Will offer flu vaccinations by appointment only for University health care personnel (including the School of Medicine) and other personnel who are part of the Immunization Review Program. Please call the UEOHC at 919-966-9119 to schedule.

Campus Walk-in Clinics – Several walk-up flu vaccination clinics will be offered at various locations across campus with no advance registration required. All clinic times listed below are from noon to 4 p.m.:

​Thursday, Sept. 17 – Tent at Polk Place
Thursday, Oct. 1 – Tent at Genetic Medicine Building
Thursday, Oct. 8 – Breezeway at Genome Sciences Building
Thursday, Oct. 15 – Tent at Polk Place
Friday, Oct. 16 – Tent at Genetic Medicine Building
Friday, Oct. 23 – Giles Horney Building

More information is available on the Campus Health website.