Honors College Office of the Provost

COVID-19 Resources

 

The Honors College has developed this page as a resource for students during this time. Information will be updated as soon as possible, however for the most up-to-date information, please visit the official university COVID-19 page.

University COVID-19 Information

Auburn University is closely monitoring COVID-19 and consulting with public health officials to ensure the safety of the university community. The official information page will be updated regularly and highlights the latest statements or guidance from the university.



Student Resource Contact List

Summer Classes

Following months of careful preparation, Auburn has announced plans for its second summer mini-term that include a variety of instructional delivery methods, among them, on-campus instruction.


Honors College Specific Information


Honors College Fall 2020 COVID-19 Response Plan

Please review our COVID-19 response plan in regards to the fall semester. You will learn information about calendars and scheduling, heath and safety measures, courses and instruction, instruction modules, events and actives, and staff on-campus work schedules.

Honor College Graduation Information

In light of Auburn University’s graduation postponement we’ve made an adjustment to the Medal & Regalia Pick-up event. Stop by anytime on August 8th from 8 am to Noon on the front porch of Cater Hall for a socially distant way to honor our graduates. We will have music to entertain, opportunities for you and your family to have photos taken, and of course have an easy and safe way to pick-up your Honors medal and regalia. As a clarification, our Friday and Saturday night events announced last month have been cancelled. Please remember, masks will be required and standard social distancing protocols will be in place. If you would like to pick-up your materials before August 8th, please feel free to stop by Cater Hall anytime during normal business hours: 7:45 am – 11:45 am | 12:45 pm – 4:45 pm.

If you are unable to attend the event or pick-up your materials during the week – please email hccomm1@auburn.edu


Honors College Study and Travel Programs

In keeping with university guidelines and international travel restrictions, all planned Honors College Study and Travel programs have been cancelled through fall 2020. We will provide information about future study and travel opportunities in the coming months. We remain in constant contact with university officials charged with assessing health and safety issues relating to our students.


Week of Service

The 2020 k(no)w poverty? Week of Service will be offered in a virtual format this year. The event will still take place August 7-14, but will be offered via Canvas course to participating students.

There will be no fee charged to students this year, and there will be no limit to the number of participants.

Applications will still open on July 13 – keep an eye on our social media accounts for more information.

Though the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 has moved Week of Service online, the Honors College staff and Week of Service counselors are still excited to provide an engaging experience to our incoming freshmen!

Please follow our social media sites (@auburnhonors) (@auweekofservice) for up-to-date information.


Honors Advising

Our advisors will continue to support you remotely.

Advising appointment will be available remotely through Zoom, phone, or email. All previously scheduled appointments will be converted to remote appointments. Your advisor will email you directly about this change.

We have created an Honors advising information page regarding advising sessions, graduating students, and important registration information.


Honors Peer Academic Coaching

In an effort to continue to offer Honors Peer Academic Coaching virtually, we have integrated our coaching services into Advise Assist. To schedule a remote coaching appointment, students can login to Advise Assist and select “Honors Peer Academic Coaching” as their appointment type. Students will then be prompted to select a subject. For example, “Honors Calculus I Peer Academic Coaching.” Once the appointment is made, students will receive an email confirming their appointment and a Peer Coach will reach out via email to provide the Zoom link for their appointment time. Coaches will be available for appointments every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 – 7 pm.


General and Campus Resources

New To Zoom?

Learn more about the Zoom video conferencing services. 


Students with Technology Needs

This site is designed to collect information from Auburn students who, as a result of the move to remote instruction, have a technology or Internet access need. Please complete the form with as much specific information as possible on your needs.

Through a partnership between the Provost’s Office and the Auburn University Bookstore, a program has been created to help address technology needs of students during the migration to remote instruction for spring semester.  If you are a student who lacks the technology to participate in your courses, from a laptop or software to a webcam, please contact books@auburn.edu and let them know of your needs.  Special pricing and payment terms may be made available through the Bookstore for the items that you require.  They will seek to find you the answers you need. As with all of their other programs through the store to reduce costs of course materials and improve your outcomes at Auburn, they stand ready to help you in this time of extraordinary change.


Mail Services

Mail delivery for faculty and staff continues, and special mail delivery instructions are available for students temporarily moved out of residence halls.

Academic Support 

Below are the ways students can connect with Academic Support programs and services. 

Academic Coaching – If students have been participating in Academic Coaching this spring semester, they will receive an email from their Academic Coach encouraging them to connect for their next appointment via Zoom. If students have not met with an Academic Coach this semester, they can go to the Academic Coaching page and click on “Make an Appointment”. After logging into Advise Assist, they can select Academic Coaching in the Office of Academic Support and select Coach Consult as the reason. Coach Consult appointments will help students focus on study skill strategies and habits. Our Academic Coaches are prepared to discuss how students may need to adjust their learning approaches to fit an online learning model. Students are welcome to schedule coach consult appointments for ongoing tools and resources throughout the semester.

Study Partners (peer tutoring) – Students are able to request online tutoring in a course by completing a Qualtrics Survey linked on the Study Partners page. Based on our work to survey tutor’s ability to provide Zoom tutoring, students will be paired with a tutor via email and complete a tutoring session via Zoom.

Supplemental Instruction – SI Leaders will continue to support their assigned courses, but through an amended approach relying mostly on email and Zoom. All SI program staff are meeting Monday (3/16) at 5pm via Zoom to discuss this transition. SI Leaders are expected to attend the online delivery of courses as they would on campus. SI Leaders will be contacting the class roster next week to offer the available avenues for support unique to that course and SI Leader. Whatever the format, SI support will continue its focus on helping students gain content mastery while strengthening skills and strategies for succeeding in the current context, as well as offering peer connections during this time of distance learning.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Academic Support team with questions and ideas to support student learning and success at AU. Thank you for your referrals to our services, ongoing.


Career Center Information

Find information about the Auburn University Career Center

Appointments
The Career Center will continue to meet with any student or alumni within 5 years of graduating who needs our help. All appointments and mock interviews can be scheduled through Handshake and will be facilitated via Zoom during this time. There will be no drop-ins, so all appointment types will be available to all students in Handshake to be made at their convenience. 

Campus Career Closet
Due to the nature of this service, the Career Center will be closing the Campus Career Closet at this time with plans to reopen on April 10. The March Madness Clothing drive will resume at that time as well and winners will be announced the first week of May.

Electronic Resume Reviews
There are two options for students to have their resumes reviewed online. It is suggested that all students start with VMock for immediate feedback, and then once revisions are made, submit through their  eResume option for customized feedback. 

Job Postings
Employers are still hiring right now, so continue using Handshake and CareerShift to look for positions that are being posted daily.

Career Fairs
To follow guidelines, the Career Center has cancelled the Auburn University Career Fair scheduled for March 24. However, there is a Virtual Career Fair available for our students to attend for FREE on April 2. This will give students the opportunity to meet with employers from around the country while keeping everyone healthy. 

For Classes or Student Groups
To assist faculty and staff in transitioning online, the Career Center has recorded some of our most popular presentations which can be embedded into Canvas with closed captioning included. These can be requested quickly and easily. A variety of tutorials for many of our systems are also available upon request. 

As always the Career Center has a lot of valuable resources on their website and are happy to accommodate special requests as needed. 


Campus Food Pantry to Remain Open

Although the Student Center will be closed, the Campus Food Pantry will be open in an altered format.

Participants can complete their Food Preference Form online. Please note that all requests will be filled based on availability, so users may not receive everything on their request form. All forms completed by Wednesday at 12 pm (noon) will be available for pick-up on Thursday from 9 am – 10 am on the concourse between the Student Center and Haley Center. Additionally, please be mindful that participants MUST turn in an empty bag in order to receive their bag for the week (i.e., return a previous bag when you pick up a new bag).

First time users can contact contact the Campus Food Pantry at auburncares@auburn.edu

The Campus Food Pantry will operate on this format for the entirety of the period that classes are online (March 16 – April 10). If users are unable to pick up during the aforementioned time due to class or work, please let the Campus Food Pantry know so they can attempt to make other arrangements.


Miller Writing Center

The Miller Writing Center office will continue to support students, faculty, and staff with writing and writing instruction. The Miller Writing Center will offer online appointments and University Writing administrators will contribute to faculty support efforts lead by the Biggio Center. They will continue to be available for one-on-one consultations through email. Please access this resource to see the full details of their COVID-19


Auburn University Medical Clinic

Currently offering the COVID-19 Antigen test which tests for current, present infection. The patient will receive results in the same day. Appointments must be made by calling 334-844-9825.

If you have general questions pertaining to COVID-19 visit the CDC website or aub.ie/coronavirus.


Career Workshops

The University Career Center has pre-recorded sessions for the topics we were planning to cover during our Honors College Career Workshops. Please find links below to a Lecture on Interviewing and Business Etiquette.


Safe Harbor Support Services

Safe Harbor support services—available for any Auburn students and employees who have experienced power-based personal violence—continue with 24/7 free and confidential support by phone, video call and email. 


Student Affairs

The university’s Division of Student Affairs is continuing on-campus housing, meals and essential services for international students or others unable to return home. The university’s primary focus is the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff, and are taking every needed step to help ensure that those who remain on campus are cared for and have what they need.


Student Counseling Services

Student Counseling Services is available through phone only. Please call them at 334-844-5123. 


Self-Care

Auburn University Student Affairs branch A Sound Mind has a page about self-care during the COVID-19.


Helpful Apps

The College of Liberal Arts has created a YouTube video with helpful apps you can use during remote learning.



Last modified: July 28, 2020