News, Media and Stories | Covid-19 For Students

Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend. While we hope you enjoy the game (or commercials), this isn’t the year for a Super Bowl party. If you want to enjoy the day with friends, consider a Zoom gathering or other virtual watch party.
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For many students, winter break means taking a much-needed break from school, catching up on some sleep, and traveling home. However, it can also entail a mix of emotions and experiences – happiness, weird family dynamics – and this year, concerns about COVID-19. The Student Counseling Center offers some tips on how to adapt to changing environments over the holiday season. 
Due to safety precautions in the wake of COVID-19, there are some changes to mail service at the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses. These changes will be in effect until further notice.
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Professor William Todd Schultz teaches psychology at Pacific University and has an interest in what makes creative people tick. He has created a playlist which emanates emotional honesty and a level of mild melancholy with moments of hope that some have perhaps been feeling throughout this pandemic.
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Aaron Greer teaches anthropology at Pacific University and has given a couple of PUB Night lectures with the Alumni Association. He teaches a course in Pop culture at Pacific and is known to have quite the passion for music, often referencing his vast collection in class. Check out his playlist to pass the time while you shelter-in-place.
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Pacific’s Student Support team recently hosted a series of six virtual family chats to provide information, resources and tips via Zoom to help families with the transition to online learning this spring. Topics included career advising, student counseling support, financial aid, library support and more.
Respond to the COVID-19 survey and enter a drawing for Amazon gift cards.
Student Emergency Fund
Members of the Pacific University Student Senate, the Professional Student Senate and the Residence Hall Associate voted to reallocate $41,500 to the Student Emergency Fund, with the possibility of more contributions to follow.
Zoom for Students
Students, find tips and tricks for using Zoom and participate in an upcoming Zoom tutorial workshop.
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In response to COVID-19 and the rapid move to online learning, Spring 2020 Forest Grove undergraduate students have expanded options for “Pass/No Pass” grading. Students may elect to opt into “Pass/No Pass” grading for their Spring 2020 courses. 

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