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Academics

March 16 – 20

  • Spring Break – NEO closed as scheduled

March 23

  • Healthy faculty, staff, and administrators will report to campus and limited daily operations will resume. Strict social distancing guidelines and capacity limits will be employed in the NEO Library and Student Union Computer Labs.
  • Online courses will continue as previously scheduled.
  • Large gatherings are prohibited, and NEO will evaluate all events that bring guests to campus.

March 23 – 27

  • Students in face-to-face classes will have an extended spring break and not return to campus until contacted.
  • Faculty and staff will transition face-to-face and hybrid classes to an online format.

March 30

  • Online versions for previously scheduled face-to-face and hybrid courses will begin and continue through the end of the semester.

June 1

  • Summer session begins. June 4-week and 8-week classes will be transitioned to online/distance learning.

Athletics

The NJCAA has cancelled spring sports for the remainder of the season. This includes the cancellation of the NJCAA Division II Basketball Tournament, softball, and baseball.

 

FAQ

Academics

What do I do if I become sick and am not able to participate in class?

Contact the Office of Student Affairs at 918-540-6212 or e-mail aishmael@neo.edu. You will need to provide documentation/proof of illness or event that caused the absence. Once received, the Office of Student Affairs will reach out to your instructors to make arrangements for completion of course material. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors directly if unable to participate.

 

What if I am already enrolled in an online class?

Online classes will continue as previously scheduled. Please ensure you are completing your class as assigned.

 

Will online classes continue through the end of the semester?

Yes, all classes have been transitioned to online and will continue through the end of the semester.

 

What if I am enrolled in a lab/instrumental music/clinical/campus-resource dependent course?

These courses are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Instructors will communicate with students in the individual courses as to how the learning activities that require on-campus resources will be handled.

 

Has NEO cancelled commencement/nurse pinnings?

Yes, unfortunately there is too much uncertainty surrounding the development of COVID-19 in the region to reschedule rather than cancel. However, NEO is developing ways to ensure graduates are recognized.

 

Disability

My accommodations are for face-to-face classes, how can I ensure I will be able to do well in the online format?

The NEO campus will remain open in a limited capacity. This includes IT services and computer labs that will receive regular sanitation and disinfection for students unfamiliar with online learning. If you are concerned about accommodations and your success in an online class format, contact ADA Coordinator Carla Murphy at 918-540-6969 or Carla.murphy@neo.edu for online accommodations. We also recommend contacting your instructor to ensure you are able to meet course requirements.

 

Health Services on Campus

Will health services be available if my classes go online?

NEO campus nurse Jennifer Osburn keeps regular office hours on the first floor of Harrill Hall. She will be available to assist with general health services. However, if you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, such as shortness of breath, fever, or cough, contact your health care provider as soon as symptoms present.

 

What should I do if I experience anxiety stemming from COVID-19?

Experts recommend you:

  1. Keep things in perspective- Take a deep breath and remind yourself that the number of confirmed infections in the U.S. is low.
  2. Get the facts- Find a credible source you can trust for information, like the CDC.
  3. Keep connected- Maintain social networks to foster a sense of the normal in your life and will provide valuable outlets for sharing feelings and relieving stress.
  4. Maintain good self-care

Great resources can be found at the American Psychological Association, The Conversation, The Child Mind Institute, or CDC. People who are already managing existing mental health conditions should prioritize self-care during difficult times and should contact their clinician if they have questions or concerns.  To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). NEO offers tele-counseling services at ComPsych, which can be reached at 800-272-7255, or students can schedule an appointment with Campus Counselor Lori Kurtz at 918-540-6229 or lkurtz@neo.edu. We are all in this together and we hope this information can help cultivate perspective and curb anxiety.

 

Will I still be able to access the Student Activities Center gym or pool?

No. These programs would reduce social distancing and are not critical to the educational mission of NEO in times of crisis.

 

Housing and Residence Life

In order to ensure to health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff, NEO will extend spring break for face-to-face classes by an additional week, through Friday, March 27.

Residential halls will remain closed through the end of the semester. Students wishing to collect personal items will be contacted directly through e-mail to arrange for pickup.

Students moving off campus may be reimbursed, depending upon their payment methods for housing and meals.  NEO administrators anticipate reimbursements and credits to student accounts to be completed during late April.

 

Can a student remain on campus if necessary?

If a student has no other housing options, NEO administrators are committed to assisting them.

 

Can I cancel my Housing Contract if I don’t plan on returning to campus after the extended Spring Break?

Students moving off campus may be reimbursed, depending upon their payment methods for housing and meals.  NEO administrators anticipate reimbursements and credits to student accounts to be completed during late April.

 

Student Life

Will my sports/agriculture/competitive/intramural or other school-sponsored team be practicing or competing?

No, at this time, all school sponsored teams have been cancelled through the end of the spring semester. This includes practices.

 

Will my Organization be allowed to meet?

During this time, student organizations will not be allowed to meet face-to-face. For more information, contact the Student Affairs Office at 918-540-6212

 

If we have events planned, how do we know if they are canceled?

All Student Organization events from 3/23/2020 through the end of the semester have been canceled. For more information, contact the Student Affairs Office at 918-540-6212.

 

Are non-University events that are scheduled to occur on campus suspended?

Yes, all on-campus events scheduled to occur from 3/23/2020 through the end of the semester are suspended.

 

What if I have a question that wasn’t answered in this FAQ? 

Additional questions can be directed to Jordan Adams, Coordinator of Public Information and Marketing at Jordan.m.adams@neo.edu or 918-540-6211.

 
 
 
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