For up-to-the-minute information on the University of Iowa’s response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Campus Coronavirus Updates website.

Service updates from the Division of Student Life

Covid-19


The Division of Student Life is committed to the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff. Visit coronavirus.uiowa.edu for the latest, most comprehensive information regarding the university's response to COVID-19. 

This page provides updates to services during COVID-19 and how to access them within the Division of Student Life


Departments

Financial Operations

At this time, the financial team will be working remotely. We will be responding to emails, answering phone calls and participating in remote meeting options as we work to support the division, our students, and campus partners during this time.

Fraternity & Sorority Life Programs

Email: uiowafsl@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335-3059

Council and/or community-wide Fraternity & Sorority Life events will be cancelled for until in-person operations resume. If you have questions, reach out to FSL staff at uiowafsl@uiowa.edu.

Information Technology

At this time, the IT team will be working remotely. We will be responding to emails, answering phone calls and participating in remote meeting options as we work to support the division, our students, and campus partners during this time.  The ITS Help Desk, as well as the extended support services (hsg@uiowa.edu for UHD employees anddsl-help@uiowa.edu for all other employees of the division) are fully staffed and operational from remote locations now also.

Iowa Memorial Union

Email: imu@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-353-4468

The Iowa Hawk Shop is closed.  However, they are accepting orders and will ship as soon as they are able.  Further information can be found at their website.

Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement

Email: dsl-leadandserve@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-3059

Marketing and Design

Phone: 319-335-3117

At this time, Marketing + Design will be working remotely. We will be continuing to answer calls and respond to emails as well as work on supporting students and campus partners through remote meeting options.

Office of the Dean of Students

Email: dos@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-1162

Staff will be working remotely and offices will be closed. We will be continuing to answer calls and respond to emails as well as work on supporting students and campus partners through remote meeting options. We are pleased to continue to support students, staff, and faculty through phone, Skype, or Zoom meetings. Additional information can be found at: https://studentlife.uiowa.edu/news/update-from-the-dean-of-students/ 

Office of Student Accountability

The Office of Student Accountability continues to provide our typical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The services provided by our office will not change in substance but may change in delivery. We will be continuing to answer calls and respond to emails as well as work to support students and campus partners through remote meeting options. Learn more here https://dos.uiowa.edu/accountability/covid-19/, call our office at 319-335-1527 M-F between 8am -5pm,  or email staff directly for scheduling purposes.

Office of the Vice President for Student Life

Email: vp-student-life@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-3557

Rape Victim Advocacy Program

Phone: 319-335-6001

  • Please be assured of the following starting today, Wednesday, March 18: RVAP will provide 24/7 in-person advocacy support during hospital and law enforcement accompaniment only.
  • All other advocacy, counseling, and therapy will be offered by phone and/or Skype. Please schedule by calling (319-335-6000 or 800-228-1625).
  • RVAP’s offices in Burlington, Iowa City, Keokuk, and Mount Pleasant will be closed. Advocates continue to provide free & confidential support remotely.
  • Because most criminal and civil jury trials have been postponed in Iowa, advocates will work with victims/survivors on addressing legal appointments in an efficient and effective manner. The same approach will be taken with medical advocacy, employment issues, housing needs, including shelters, and access to government benefits.
  • Advocates will continue to coordinate and co-advocate remotely with other service providers as much as possible.
  • For those seeking assistance for the first time, our advocates welcome your call (319- 335-6000 or 800-228-1625).
  • All RVAP events and training workshops have been suspended until further notice. However, our prevention and outreach projects will be shifted online and provided through digital technologies, such as webinars and social media.

Recreational Services

Email: rec-services@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-9293

For more information on facilities and programming affected by COVID-19, please visit this page: https://recserv.uiowa.edu/covid-19-special-announcement.

Student Disability Services

Email: sds-info@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-1462

SDS will be holding all student appointments virtually. Students who received accommodations from SDS for the spring 2020 semester should continue to have access to accommodations throughout remote delivery of courses. Updated information can be found on their website: https://sds.studentlife.uiowa.edu/.

Student Engagement & Campus Programs

Email: getinvolved@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-3059

Student Health

Email: student-health@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-8394

Student Health is open at the Westlawn location, but is limiting in-person scheduled visit times to 10 AM to 12 noon and 1- 3 PM only.  No walk-ins can be seen in the clinic. All individuals entering the clinic will be screened for symptoms and fever. This will limit potential exposure of students and healthcare staff to COVID-19.  The clinic is open normal hours 8 AM-5 PM M-F and Nurseline nurses will be answering questions by phone and scheduling video and phone visits with Student Health providers. Some routine appointments will be deferred. The IMU Nurse Care location is closed indefinitely. Prescription refills can be extended as needed by calling the Nurseline at 319-335-9704 or sending a MyChart request. Students should always CALL before coming in person to Student Health- or ANY clinic, hospital or emergency room.  On weekends and after hours, calls can be made to the UIHC Integrated Call Center at 319-384-8442. Check our website at https://studenthealth.uiowa.edu/ or email us at student-health@uiowa.edu.

Student Legal Services

Student-legal@uiowa.edu
Legal.studentlife.uiowa.edu
319-335-3276
Social Media @UIStudentLegal

Student Legal Services staff is working remotely and the office is closed. Students can schedule Zoom appointments by completing an appointment request on the website or by e-mailing student-legal@uiowa.edu. Phone calls are not being answered, but voice messages are responded to when staff is available. Regular updates are posted on the website and social media.

Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (OSMRC)

Email: osmrc@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-6200 

Student Wellness

Email: student-wellness@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-8394

Student Wellness will continue offering free wellness consultations via Zoom or the phone, including consultations for alcohol, drugs, tobacco, e-cigarettes, nutrition, fitness, stress management and sleep. Two Collegiate Recovery Program support groups will continue in Zoom format – Success, Not Excess and SMART Recovery. Two four-week mindfulness workshops will be offered online in April. Other online resources, including a sleep app, guided mindfulness meditations, easy cooking demos, and exercises that can be done from home are included on this website: https://studentwellness.uiowa.edu/covid-19-resources/.

University Counseling Service

Email: ucs@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-7294

University Counseling Service (UCS) continues to provide its full range of counseling and programming/training services to support our students, staff, and faculty.  The UCS has fully moved to a tele-mental health platform via Zoom for Health. If you are interested in either maintaining the counseling work you are already doing with your UCS therapist or are interested in starting counseling, please call the UCS at 319.335.7294 Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm CST.  Please also call if you desire to consult about a concern you are having or if you would like to schedule a virtual outreach program or training. You may also visit UCS online HERE.

Additional Resources:

UCS Service Updates
Service updates from the UCS on how the UCS is continuing counseling and programming to meet your on and off campus needs.

Resources on the UCS Facebook page
Information is posted daily on the latest helpful tips, hints, resources, and suggestions for managing our mental health during this unkind time for ourselves and our fellow students and colleagues.

Kognito Suicide Prevention training 
Kognito Campus Suicide Prevention which is an interactive, avatar based training module that takes about an hour to do.  Great way for everyone to continue to participate in the campus’ continued suicide prevention initiative to help us all now and in the future.

University Housing & Dining

Because the University of Iowa will continue virtual instruction through the rest of the Spring 2020 semester, University Housing and Dining contracts ended on Thursday, March 19, 2020, except for the limited number of students who applied and were approved to continue living on campus. Additional information is available at https://housing.uiowa.edu/move-out.

Select Dining locations are open for take out only. Please refer to dining.uiowa.edu for up-to-date hours, locations, and menus.

Please contact us at housing@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-3000 for questions. If you need to contact a specific unit, please see below:

Residence Education

res-education@uiowa.edu
(319) 335-3700

Dining

dining@uiowa.edu
(319) 335-3000

UH&D Administration (including Contracts and Assignments)

housing@uiowa.edu
(319) 335-3000

Women's Resource & Action

Email: wrac@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-1486

Staff will be working remotely, and our building closed. No in-person meetings, events, or activities will be held, and no evening or weekend activities will take place on site. We are working to develop alternative ways to host events and foster community; stay tuned to our email messages, social media, and website as plans take shape! You can find us on the web at wrac.uiowa.edu.

 


Student Organizations

Bijou/FilmScene

Programming has been cancelled/suspended until further notice.

Campus Activities Board

All in-person events have been cancelled. Campus Activities Board will re-visit University of Iowa recommendations to determine the structure of events for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Meetings will be conducted in a virtual format, and members will be communicated with regarding these practices.

Clothing Closet

For updated Clothing Closet hours, please visit https://leadandserve.uiowa.edu/organizations/clothing-closet.

The Community Space

The Community Space is currently closed. For updated information, please visit https://leadandserve.uiowa.edu/about-us/visit/community-space/.

Dance Marathon

For Dance Marathon related announcements, please visit www.dancemarathon.org or find us on Facebook @UIDanceMarathon.

Engagement Advising

Engagement advising is being offered for students virtually. To schedule a meeting time with a member of the Student Engagement & Campus Programs team, visit https://getinvolved.uiowa.edu/start/.

Food Pantry at Iowa

For updated Food Pantry at Iowa hours, please visit https://leadandserve.uiowa.edu/organizations/food-pantry

KRUI Radio Station

KRUI is currently broadcasted on automated programming.

Late Night Programs

All Late Night Programs hosted by any group have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester. If you have any questions about the effect of COVID-19 on Late Night Programs, please contact Mara Cheney at mara-cheney@uiowa.edu.

SCOPE Productions

SCOPE Productions has cancelled the Injury Reserve show scheduled for April 18th at Gabe's. Meetings will be conducted in a virtual format, and members will be communicated with regarding these practices.

University Lecture Committee

In light of the recent University of Iowa announcement concerning upcoming events and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the University of Iowa Lecture Committee and Hancher has cancelled the April 14 lecture by Bill Nye. In addition, the April 28 lecture by Dr. John Lawrence has also been cancelled. Efforts will be made to reschedule both events for the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

Volunteer Advising

Volunteer Advising Appointments are available via Zoom. To schedule an appointment or for related questions, e-mail Leslie-Martinez@uiowa.edu.

United Way of Johnson and Washington counties has updated their website and added a specific link to the portal to help non-profits in the community that in need. If students would like to explore this option, they can find that link here: http://volunteer.unitedwayjwc.org/need/?s=1&need_init_id=2974.

 

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