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NEST Bulletin, July 9, 2020

Keeping Yourself and Others Safe

President Bachand speaks about the importance of wearing face coverings to keep our Cardinal community safe.


Melvin J. Zahnow Library Opening Monday, July 13

Exterior image of libraryLibrary services and resources will be available for your use during normal summer hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library can be accessed through the first floor entrance.

As SVSU prepares to reopen the library, the campus community is reminded to follow the health and safety guidelines outlined in our Cardinal NEST plan. The wearing of masks/face coverings is required inside campus buildings, including the library, and proper social/physical distancing must be maintained. Additional resources have been provided to clean and sanitize library surfaces and equipment, and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building.

Note: Academic support services through the Learning Commons, such as the Center for Academic Achievement, the Math/Physics Resource Center, and the Writing Center will continue to be available online for the remainder of the summer term.

The wait is over! Starbucks reopens with new and improved safety procedure

Your favorite beverages and treats are back to give you a refreshing pick-me-up throughout the day! Whether you’re looking for a morning coffee or an afternoon cake pop, you can use your Grubhub app to place a to-go order anytime between 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Just remember to enjoy your Starbucks safely! Be sure to wear a mask when picking up your order, and while you’re there, take a look around at the new signage to help assist with social distancing. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back on campus, coffee cups in hand!

Practice 5 Daily - Here is what you can do to keep our campus safer.

Students: Review Your Class Schedule

At SVSU, we are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment that encourages our students to thrive. We are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals, and we understand that this requires making changes and adaptations when necessary. With this in mind, we have made some changes to our educational format to ensure that we preserve our students’ safety and success. Most classes will remain the same, but some courses have changed to online or hybrid formats as a way to protect our campus community and encourage social distancing.

For the majority of students, course changes will be minimal but everyone is encouraged to check their schedules. Online registration was temporarily closed while these transitions were made, but normal operations resumed Wednesday, July 8 for students to make adjustments to their course schedules. No other down times for online registration are expected at this time and student patience is greatly appreciated as the university continues to work to make campus safer for all.

Courses that are listed as online will not require students to be physically present on campus at any time, although there may be scheduled times when students must participate online. Hybrid courses will have some required campus class times, even though many of the course activities will be online. A large number of our courses will be offered with a traditional face-to-face format this fall, and SVSU is dedicated to making adjustments to accommodate for social distancing and increased sanitation to keep our campus community safe.

The faculty and staff at SVSU are dedicated to supporting and empowering students to have an educational experience that meets their goals and satisfies their learning-style. "The goal of the university is to provide students with a schedule that provides a safe educational environment," said Gary Brasseur, director of the Academic Advisement Center. "This process is a multi-level function that will help the university adjust the fall semester schedule to provide a wider range of class formats and to fit new classroom guidelines that promote a safe and welcoming campus environment during the pandemic." If students have any questions or need assistance, they are encouraged to contact the Academic Advisement Center at or (989) 964-4286.

What technology should students have on campus?

ITS created a list of suggested common equipment everyone should consider (and technology to avoid).

View The List

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