The Great Lakes Bay Region College Night set to be hosted at Saginaw Valley State University next week will be canceled in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
This morning, Governor Whitmer signed an executive order closing many public venues as of 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 through March 30, 2020. Most relevant to us are the closing of libraries, museums, fitness centers and dining facilities. SVSU will be in full compliance with this executive order.
University operations are continuing. Some staff will continue to come to campus to perform their duties, and the campus will remain accessible to faculty, staff and students. Some staff may also experience schedule and work assignment changes as we develop operations plans.
We continue to take steps to ensure campus safety and instructional continuity in the midst of larger societal disruptions. We will continue to provide regular updates to all members of the campus community.
SVSU made the transition to remote and online instruction on Monday, and starting tomorrow, most campus operations will be conducted online, by phone, or using other technology. Faculty and staff will continue to perform their duties with the expectation of continued remote and online operations through Friday, May 1, but this is subject to change, given the rapidly evolving nature of this situation.
Students will be able to select the “Pass” or “No-credit” option for any of your courses beginning in mid-April until after final grades are submitted, when the letter grade for the course is known.
In light of Governor Whitmer’s executive order to “stay home, stay safe” through Monday, April 13, we are moving forward with plans to further reduce the number of staff reporting to campus, while maintaining University operations. Classes are continuing in the remote/online formats begun last week.
SVSU recently announced that undergraduate students would be given the option of electing a letter grade as usual or a Pass/No Credit option. This message provides details and clarification of this option.
As local health care organizations stock up on supplies while the fight against the COVID-19 virus intensifies, Saginaw Valley State University leaders committed a secure space for storing items that could prove critical to protecting the region's nurses and doctors.
Saginaw Valley State University is doing its part to answer the call by beginning plans to produce 300 gallons of much-sought-after hand sanitizer that health care professionals can use while responding to the COVID-19 virus.