UNC Hussman update: Classes paused August 24 and 25

On Thursday, August 20, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and Provost Bob Blouin announced that UNC-Chapel Hill is pausing all undergraduate instruction on Monday, August 24, and Tuesday, August 25 "to give students time to move their belongings, catch their breath and make this transition in as equitable a way as possible." Undergraduate classes will resume on Wednesday, August 26. The Chancellor and Provost wrote, "Undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in courses taught in one of Carolina’s professional schools should contact their faculty for further guidance.”

Dean Susan King announced that UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media will also pause all classes on Monday and Tuesday to give students the chance to adjust to the new policy, handle housing changes if necessary and prepare for remote learning. 

UNC Hussman has always followed a “Safety First, Student-Centered” approach to the semester. Hussman faculty will communicate with students empathetically and allow flexibility during this difficult transition. Faculty and staff are aware that students have widely varying degrees of challenges and needs during this time.

For Hussman undergraduate academic questions, please reach out to the school’s virtual undergraduate hub at HussmanHub@unc.edu or visit http://hussman.unc.edu/undergradhub. For specific graduate program questions, contact Ann Schmitt at amschmit@email.unc.edu.

The Chancellor and Provost also noted that University offices are standing by ready to assist students through this time. The CV-19 Student Care Hub provides information on academic, financial, and health and wellness resources available to all students. Federal CARES Act grants, the Student Impact Fund and the Student Emergency Fund are available for students with financial hardships. The Office of Scholarships and Student Aid, the University Libraries, Academic Advising and Counseling and Psychological Services are all open and prepared to help students remotely.

As Dean King wrote in her message to students this week, "We know that in this digital era, we need to teach our students to be flexible and deal with the unexpected. This year, you are truly learning about that firsthand."

We are in this together.

UNC-Chapel Hill will continue to post updates at http://carolinatogether.unc.edu.

Additional UNC-Chapel Hill resources:
Student support and assistance through UNC Dean of Students: https://odos.unc.edu/
Counseling Services and Psychological (CAPS) 24/7 Contact Line: 919-966-3658