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The Office of Academic Administration (OAA) has worked with the COVID-19 Response Team along with other University departments to safely accommodate face-to-face instruction this fall. Guidelines, strategies, and protocols have been put in place to ensure appropriate physical distancing, sanitation, and overall health of students and faculty.
NGU faculty and academic support services are committed to helping students to be successful in their courses, flourish spirituality, and achieve their vocational goals. Our goal is to be flexible and responsive to student needs while also guaranteeing a substantial in-person and on-campus educational experience.
Classroom & Labs
The many minor and major renovations performed on classrooms during the summer will give you an enhanced learning environment. In general, classrooms remain in their standard arrangements for seating and instruction. However, face-coverings are required. Please familiarize yourself with NGU’s approach to face-coverings. Some classes or labs have received exemptions to the face-covering guidelines. Your instructor will inform you of class exemptions and the Dean for your academic disciple will resource you related to any college specific protocols.
The library will be open to the NGU community and visitors during the Fall 2020 semester. Please check our Hester Memorial Library website for the most up to date hours of operation. Here are some things to know before you visit the library:
Students who need assistance may contact library staff by emailing email@example.com or by calling (864) 977-7091 or (864) 977-7094.
Tutoring and Testing
Students can expect the same quality tutoring opportunities throughout the fall semester as have been offered in the past. In-person, one-on-one tutoring is available by appointment via Schedulicity. Additionally, virtual tutoring via Microsoft Teams is available for most subjects. The Writing Center, Math Lab, and Language Lab will be open, and appointments are strongly encouraged. We are also offering tutoring sessions for Blackboard and Student Portal proficiency, as well as general academic success topics (i.e. time management, study skills, note-taking).
Testing can be stressful. We’ll do our best to make the testing center a place where you thrive. Please note, there are fewer available testing spaces due to physical distancing. Therefore it, is vital that tests are scheduled as early as possible to reserve and observe designated spaces. Additionally, students should accurately monitor their accommodated test-time. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns the following protocols will be implemented:
For answers to important questions see our FAQ section.