CLAS Fall 2020 Resources: For Undergraduate Students

What should I do if I have tested positive for COVID-19 or have a known exposure?

  1. DO NOT go to class. Stay home and isolate yourself from roommates, friends, and family members as much as possible.
  2. If you are not already in contact with your healthcare provider, call the UI Student Health Nurseline (319-335-9704); email them at student-health@uiowa.edu; or schedule a video visit through MyChart. Please visit this website for additional information.
  3. You may also call UI Hospitals and Clinics at 319-384-8442. Remember, DO NOT walk in to QuickCare, Student Health, any UI Health Care clinic, the State Hygienic Lab, or any emergency room.
  4. Complete this form that will be sent by the UI to your instructors so you will have an excused absence. This form also sets contract tracing in motion: UI self-reporting form for students

What should I do if I just have one or two symptoms of COVID-19 but I have no known exposure and haven't tested positive? 

  1. It can be hard to understand symptoms of COVID-19 since they overlap with many usual occurrences such as a headache or a sore throat. It is normal to feel confused.
  2. To be on the cautious side, stay home and isolate yourself from roommates, friends, and family members as much as possible.
  3. If you are not already in contact with your healthcare provider, call the UI Student Health Nurseline (319-335-9704); email them at student-health@uiowa.edu; or schedule a video visit through MyChart. Please visit this website for additional information.
  4. You may also call the UI Hospitals and Clinics at 319-384-8442 which answers calls 24/7. Remember, DO NOT walk in to QuickCare, Student Health, any UI Health Care clinic, the State Hygienic Lab, or any emergency room.
  5. If your healthcare provider does not recommend testing and you feel better soon, and your healthcare provider thinks it is fine for you to return to classes, please complete this form and send it to your instructors if you have missed their classes:
  • Absence Explanation Form: Your instructors will work with you to keep up on your coursework, provided you fill out this CLAS Absence Explanation Form. Please explain on the form why you missed classes. 

Do you have questions about undergraduate academic policies during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Office of Academic Programs and Student Development can answer your questions about College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) undergraduate policies, help you solve academic problems, and help you understand how to meet graduation requirements.

CLAS Academic Programs and Student Development Fall 2020 Office Hours:

Staff in Academic Programs and Student Development are available to assist students, faculty, and staff. You may email us at clasps@uiowa.edu anytime. We may be reached by phone at 319-335-2633 during our virtual office hours, 8:30 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4:30 pm weekdays.

Phone and Virtual Appointments for students:

Current University of Iowa students may make a phone or virtual appointment online in MyUI under Advising Appointment (choose "College Office" then "College of Liberal Arts and Sciences") or by calling 319-335-2633 during our virtual office hours. We can meet with students by phone or using Zoom, Skype for Business, or Microsoft Teams.

Drop-in Hours (Phone, Zoom):

Additional information:

This page has information about Office of Academic Programs and Student Development.

This page contains information specific to COVID-19 and the Fall 2020 semester.

Academic Advising information can be found here.


VIDEOS

These videos have been produced by the University of Iowa to help students understand the COVID-19 virus, and the UI's expectations for students:

Your Role in Returning to Campus

COVID-19 Myths and Facts 

COVID-19 Strategies


Learning online can be challenging: Here are some helpful resources

Stay connected, manage classes, and get support using the resources at this page.

Visit this page to find tutors and to see if student-led study groups called Supplemental Instruction are available in your courses.

Don't forget to visit all of these help labs on campus!


Feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed?

The University Counseling Service is open to help you during the Fall 2020 semester! UCS offers mental health services for all UI students, including "Tele-mental Health" sessions using Zoom.

Learn about UCS's services here.


UI Coronavirus Resources and Information

Here are evidence-based guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to offer a world-class academic experience.