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Fall 2020 Plans

NEST Ambassadors

SVSU students (NEST Ambassadors) will play an integral role in carrying out the Cardinal NEST Plan. In doing so, not only will they serve an important purpose for the university community, they will also develop skills that will better prepare them for the workforce – skills such as critical thinking, initiative, attention to detail and teamwork.

NEST Ambassadors will be selected to serve in one of three specialty areas – Student Experience, Information Technology and Health & Wellness (job descriptions available below). Ambassador positions are available to start this summer as well as for the Fall semester. Those looking to serve this summer can visit Career Service's new job posting service – Handshake – on Monday, July 6 to apply. Fall positions will be posted on Monday, July 13.

NEST Ambassador Opportunities

Technology/Instruction Ambassadors will ensure that all students can access and utilize learning tools and resources. The Ambassador will provide technology support for SVSU students in preparation for and during the Fall 2020 semester.

Student Experience Ambassadors will serve as student representatives to promote a safe and healthy environment for their fellow Cardinals by developing campus life interactions to maintain and enhance personal connections within the campus community.

Health and Wellness Ambassadors will ensure a proactive approach to physical and mental health as it relates to adapting to campus life in compliance with changes/modifications related to safeguarding against the spread of COVID-19.

Fall Semester to Finish Online After Thanksgiving break

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The final two weeks of the fall 2020 semester will be conducted through online and remote instruction, so that students do not need to return to campus after Thanksgiving break. SVSU will begin its fall semester on Monday, Aug. 31, as scheduled.

“We want our students, faculty and staff to be safe, and this is one prudent measure we can take to reduce potential transmission of COVID-19 in the event of a late fall resurgence,” said Donald Bachand, SVSU president. “Most on-campus operations will continue, and we plan for academic and student support services, such as Zahnow Library, to be open after Thanksgiving, following appropriate health and safety protocols.”

SVSU plans to return for face-to-face instruction for the winter 2021 semester, subject to health conditions at the time. We made the decision now to move the end of the fall semester online to allow students and faculty to prepare accordingly and thus avoid the disruption some experienced this past spring.

We anticipate that students who choose to return to their residence halls after Thanksgiving break will be allowed to do so. Students who check out of their residence halls prior to Thanksgiving will be eligible for partial refunds.


NEST Info Line
(989) 964-2110

Undergraduate Admissions
(989) 964-4200

Graduate Admissions
(989) 964-6096