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As semester nears, a reminder on how to make it successful

With move-in week nearly finished and about 2,200 residential students living across campus, thousands of commuter students will return to the university Monday as the fall semester kicks off and in-classroom instruction resumes at SVSU for the first time since March. Since that time, SVSU has partnered with medical professionals and public health agencies to put in place safety measures and guidelines on campus. Ranking high on that list of guidelines are the need to practice social distancing and to wear protective face masks. The following list is a reminder of how those two strategies apply to different campus environments, and where campus community members can seek help in following the guidance:

  • Campus community members are required to wear a mask indoors on campus at all times.
  • Campus community members are required to wear masks outdoors on campus when 6 feet of distance between one another cannot be maintained.
  • If a campus community member cannot wear a mask for a medical reason, they must seek guidance from the Office of Accessibility Resources & Accommodation; they should not be on campus without a face covering.
  • Campus community members are expected to cooperate fully when their Cardinal peers ask them to comply with safety guidelines.
  • Students who do not have an SVSU branded face mask can visit the Office of Alumni Relations in Wickes 160 or Student Life in Student Center 101.
  • Campus community members can access current policies on face coverings and social distancing at the NEST Plan website.

 

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Get Your SVSU Branded Mask

Students who have not yet received their SVSU face mask and who have signed the 'NEST Pledge' may pick up their face mask in the Student Affairs office in Curtiss 114.

Faculty and staff may claim their face masks at the front desk of their office suites or from the nearest faculty secretary.

NEST Info Line

(989) 964-2110
nest@svsu.edu

Activities for Everyone

SVSU's Student Life and other organizations are offering plenty of LOW RISK ACTIVITIES — both virtual and in-person — to welcome students' return to campus.

  • Fresh Start - Virtual Convocation | Online (Check your SVSU Email)
    Aug. 24 - Aug. 29
  • Outdoor Movie for International Students | Outside of the PG Community Center
    Aug. 24 | 9 p.m.
  • Picnic for International Students | Outside of the PG Community Center
    Aug. 25 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tye-Dye for International Students | Outside of the PG Community Center
    Aug. 26 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Program Board: Trivia Night on Kahoot | Info on Instagram @svsu_programboard
    Aug. 28
  • Walk or Ride: Self-Guided Tour of Iconic SVSU Spaces | All Around SVSU’s Campus
    Aug. 28 - Aug. 30 | all day
  • Housing Check-In | Groening Commons and Residential Areas
    Aug. 28 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (daily)
  • Fresh Start - Academic Department Meeting | Online
    Aug. 28 | noon - 3 p.m.
  • Program Board: Take-it & Make-it | Rotunda in the Student Center
    Aug. 28 | 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Program Board: Take-it & Make-it | Rotunda in the Student Center
    Aug. 29 | 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Yoga in the Yien | Yien Garden
    Aug. 30 | 7 p.m.

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Self-Guided Tour

Outdoor basketball, volleyball courts closed

SVSU’s outdoor basketball and volleyball courts will be closed to use until further notice. This is based on the recommendation of medical consultants to prevent the spread of COVID-19, due to the close contact involved in those sports.

SVSU officials apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is a necessary measure. Students will be receiving more information soon on planned outdoor fitness activities.

Do it for all of us ...

Remember to self-screen daily using your #CampusClear app!

NEST Ambassadors available to live chat with students

Starting Sunday, Aug. 31, students will be able to chat online with NEST Ambassadors in real-time to address questions relating to technology and virtual instruction. The information and technology NEST ambassadors will utilize the tawk.to app — housed in students' CANVAS page — to answer students' questions.

Ambassadors will be available to assist students during the following times:

  • Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Required daily health self-screening for all students, faculty and staff coming to campus

Students, faculty and staff can download the app for their device or use the web-based version.

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Know Your Risk During COVID-19

High Risk Activities

  • Partying indoors with small or large groups
  • Partying outdoors with small or large groups while less than 6 feet apart and not wearing a mask
  • Riding in a vehicle without ALL passengers wearing masks
  • Eating meals with other people who are less than 6 feet apart
  • Hanging out in a residence hall room or apartment with people who are not your roommates, are not wearing a mask and are less than 6 feet apart
  • Group study sessions indoors with other people who are less than 6 feet apart and not wearing a mask
  • Exercising indoors with others
  • Singing and yelling, indoors or outdoors, with other people who are less than 6 feet apart and not wearing a mask

Moderate Risk Activities

  • Group study sessions indoors with people who are wearing a mask but less than 6 feet apart
  • Walking side-by-side outdoors with people who are not wearing a mask and not 6 feet apart
  • Eating/drinking and not keeping 6 feet apart
  • Gathering indoors with people who are wearing a mask but less than 6 feet apart
  • Exercising outdoors with others who are less than 6 feet apart

Low Risk Activities

  • Socializing outdoors with adequate social distancing and wearing masks
  • Walking, running and bicycling with adequate social distancing
  • Attending classes with masks and social distancing
  • Outdoor activities with appropriate social distancing
  • Hanging out with roommates only, indoors or outdoors

Contact Us

Email your questions or concerns to nest@svsu.edu.

CONTACT US.


NEST Info Line

nest@svsu.edu
(989) 964-2110

Undergraduate Admissions

admissions@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4200

Graduate Admissions

gradadm@svsu.edu
(989) 964-6096