Greetings from the Division of Student Affairs!
This has been a time of uncertainty and rapidly changing information, and we want you to know we are still here to support you and your education. If you are feeling anxious or stressed about this new reality we are facing, you are not alone. We want to offer you resources that may be helpful to you, your health, and continuing your education:
If you need help with online classes or internet access
- The University’s Keep Learning website provides strategies for completing online classwork, communication tips, setting up a learning space, time management, and more.
- Comcast is offering a 60-day complementary Internet Essentials service for low-income families living in a Comcast service area. Find out more on the Comcast website.
- Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days for households with a K-12 or college student. Find out more on their website.
- The Academic Achievement Center will be providing tutoring, supplemental instruction, and academic skills services virtually. Find this and several more academic resources, including online math help, the Writing Center, the Speaking Center, and more on the Academic Resources website.
If you need support for your mental health
- The Counseling Center is providing remote telemental health. If you are in need of support, contact them at 336.334.5874.
- If you are in crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. You can also access immediate support by dialing 211 for the National Mental Health Hotline, or the National Suicide Hotline at 1.800.273.TALK, or text “START” to 741-741.
Feeling stressed or anxious? You’re not alone
- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us. Dr. Jennifer Whitney of our Counseling Center provided her thoughts on the mental health implications from the Coronavirus and suggestions to manage high levels of stress and anxiety – read here.
- A recent blog post from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention discusses “Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty”.
- The Counseling Center will host “Coping with Covid”, a drop-in support group for students via Zoom. The first meeting is Thursday, April 2 from 3 – 4 p.m. Click here to access the Zoom meeting. The meeting ID is 855 264 573 and the password is 737158.
If you’re a UNCG student worker
- Remember, UNCG student employees and Federal Work Study students who do not have the option of appropriate remote work available will still be paid for the hours they were expected to work.
If you’ve lost your job or have reduced income
- File for unemployment insurance with the North Carolina Division of Employment Security. The fastest and most efficient way to file a new claim is to create an account and file online. Choose “coronavirus” as your reason for separation as your reason for separation when filing your claim.
- File your taxes if you have not already. The deadline has been extended to July 15, but applying now may get you cash in the form of a refund check. The IRS has free file options and tax benefits for higher education.
- If you are looking for a job, grocery stores and other essential services are in need of new employees. Businesses in North Carolina that are hiring include Dollar General, CVS, Amazon, Instacart, Papa Johns, and Walmart.
- Visit Handshake to review current postings. Currently there are 998 part-time jobs, 1,829 internships, and 5,255 full-time jobs. With the COVID-19 impacts, it may take time for some employers to move their hiring processes forward, but we encourage you to apply for opportunities that interest you.
If you need food
- The Spartan Open Pantry will continue to distribute food on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 – 9 p.m. On Wednesdays, they will also have a to-go meal available at 6 p.m. Please be patient with wait times, as they are limiting the number of people in the pick-up space at a time. The Pantry is located in the College Place UMC at 509 Tate Street.
- Several partners across Guilford County have worked together to create a list of food resources for greater Greensboro and High Point. The list includes resources for food assistance, grocery store information, farmers markets, and restaurants with carry-out and delivery.
If you need to see a doctor
- The UNCG Student Health Services remains open 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, it is very important that you call before going to the Health Center or your doctors office.
If you need to contact the Campus Violence Response Center
- The CVRC provides crisis response, advocacy, counseling, and coordination with on- and off-campus services to UNCG students who have been impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual or gender-based harassment, and all other forms of campus violence.
- The CVRC staff is taking appointments to provide virtual counseling sessions. To schedule, please call 336.334.9839. They are virtually available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
If you’re looking for wellness advice
- Recreation & Wellness has a list of free fitness, nutrition, and well-being resources on their Keep Moving website. They also post Midday Workouts on their Instagram stories.
Guidance for the North Carolina Stay at Home Order
- Effective Monday, March 30, at 5 p.m.
- Grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, take-out and delivery restaurants, and other essential businesses will remain open. You can also still walk, jog, bike, and exercise outside, on the Greenways, or at a park.
- You can not go to work unless your employer is an essential service, visit family or friends unless there is an urgent need, maintain less than six feet of distance between you or others, or travel except for essential activities.
- Full info can be found here.
For updates on Student Affairs online/virtual offerings
If there’s anything we can do for you during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out.
UNCG Student Affairs