From: Involvement Center
Date: April 2, 2020
Subject: Campus Life Today | Thursday, April 2nd, 2020


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Virtual Connections

Study Break Storytime

Every Weekday | 11:00 AM

Take a break from your online classes, and join us every weekday for books and stories read live by University Librarian Aubrey. Chat in real time about the works; dance like a dork to celebrate healthcare workers, and enjoy a much-deserved rest.

Sponsored by: UW-Stout Library
For more information contact: Aubrey Huff
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Virtual Qube Lunch Hour

Thursday, April 2
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Microsoft Teams
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Every Thursday from Noon-1PM, Qube Coordinator Nicole will be hosting a virtual LGBTQIA+ hangout on Microsoft Teams. The link to join will be posted on our Facebook page each week.



Online Cru Weekly Meetings

Thursday, April 2
7:30pm - 8:30pm
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Social distancing cant stop us from meeting virtually! Come hangout with us on Facebook as we go live tonight! We're coming together as North West Wisconsin Cru so it's gonna be a good time ­ƒÖŢ­ƒÖŢ
Join us on Facebook live!!


Working + Studying from Home | Spotify Playlist

Acoustic and piano tunes to assist you in some major focus while you work and study from home! 

Take a listen on UW-Stout's official Spotify 

Supporting Resources


For students in need of internet access, there are options to explore during this time. Many internet providers are offering free access for 60 days to families and students who currently do not have access. Here are some resources LIT has found or that have been shared with our campus community.

AT&T: Offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families. AT&T COVID-19 response 

Comcast Internet EssentialsOffers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time. Comcast COVID-19 response 

Charter: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.  Charter Free Internet 

Verizon: No special offers, but following the FCC agreementVerizon COVID-19 response 

Sprint: Following the FCC agreement and providing unlimited data to existing customers.  Beginning on 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Sprint COVID-19 response 

T-Mobile:  Following FCC agreement and providing unlimited data to existing customers.  Providing customers an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot for the next 60 days (coming soon) T-Mobile COVID-19 response 

Phishing Alert

Beware of Phishing

LIT has observed an increase in the number of phishing emails. Use extreme caution when reviewing email, text messages, and social media posts and do not click on suspicious links or attachments.  If you receive a phish, please use the Report Message feature in Outlook. If you are afraid you have given up personal information, please contact the technology help desk.

Sponsored by: Learning and Information Technology
For more information contact: Heidi Catlin

Saving Energy At Home

Are you taking classes online and working from home right now? Keep your energy bill and carbon footprint low with these energy-saving tips, as well as others from Xcel Energy.

Sponsored by: Sustainability Office
For more information contact: Sarah Rykal
Xcel Energy Energy Saving Tips

Saving Energy at Home Tips

Temporary Grading Policy Adjustments

The Faculty Senate supported a resolution that results in temporary grading policy adjustments for students enrolled in the spring 2020 term, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes are in effect from March 13, 2020, the last day of face-to-face teaching, until May 20, 2020. The policy adjustments include changes to credit/no credit grading, W grades and GPAs during probation. Learn more at the links below.

Policy Adjustments


Sponsored by: Dean of Students Office
For more information contact: Dean of Students Office

Transfer Credit Questions?

Do you have questions on how your transfer credits may (or may not) be applying to your degree program at UW-Stout?  Please be as specific in your email as possible with your question identifying the transfer course in question and what school that credit is coming from, and applicability to degree program that is in question. If you have multiple questions, please list them out separately.

Sponsored by: Transfer Credit - Admissions Office
For more information contact: Linda Young

Staying Healthy Physically AND Mentally


We are hearing a LOT about how we can stay healthy physically during this time.  Tips include:

  • Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Distancing yourself from other people

These tips are very important to preventing the spread of COVID-19.  However, we also need to keep in mind some ways to stay healthy mentally during this time.  Below are some recommendations by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.  Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body.  Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.  Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drug use
  • Make time to unwind.  Try to do some other activities that you enjoy.
  • Connect with others.  Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

****Other helpful reminders for you:

  • UW-Stout counselors have transitioned to 30-minute phone consultations via Microsoft Teams to meet with students.  As always, these sessions are confidential and free of charge to students.
    • Schedule by calling 715-232-2468, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.
  • The Counseling Center website and the UW-Stout COVID-19 page is a great resource to stay connected to campus and any updates.  Follow our Facebook page at UW-Stout Wellness PROs and Counseling Center for other wellness tips and updated information.

Please call the Counseling Center with any questions or concerns.  We are here to help!

Emergency and Crisis Resources
Call 911 if you if you are experiencing an emergency.
Other mental health crisis options that are available 24/7 include:
Northwest Connections: 1-888-552-6642 (local area, Western WI)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line: text hello to 741741

COVID-19 Coronavirus Planning and Preparedness Website

Stay Informed

With the ever-changing COVID-19 coronavirus situation, UW-Stout continues to evaluate the situation daily.

Students should continue to stay up-to-date with the COVID-19 Coronavirus Planning and Preparedness website at