During this unprecedented time, student achievement has remained at the heart of all we do.
Last spring, the UW Oshkosh community stepped up to help our students through the financial hardship brought on by the pandemic. The Titans Rise campaign—initiated by Chancellor Andy Leavitt and the UW Oshkosh Foundation—has raised over $100,000 and offered a measure of relief to over 250 students. We continue to raise funds for this campaign as there are more Titans who need our help.
In recent months, our campus community has also been working diligently on our Titans Return plan for fall 2020. Our priority is the health and safety of our students and employees. We will blend in-person and remote instruction to ensure both safety and flexibility for students, faculty and staff on all three of our campuses—Fond du Lac, Fox Cities and Oshkosh.
We’re following best practices recommended by local, state and national health officials. Everyone will be required to wear a face covering while inside UWO buildings, including classrooms. All faculty, staff and students will participate in training related to reducing the spread of the virus and all will take the “Titan Safety Promise” promoting behavior to keep our Titan community safe.
Classes will resume as planned on Wednesday, Sept. 9. UWO students will move in over the course of several days to maintain social distancing guidelines. A mix of classes will be offered with about two-thirds face-to-face and the remainder online. Nearly all in-person classes also will have online options, offering additional flexibility for our students. And we are ready to adapt if conditions created by COVID-19 create additional challenges.
In the days and weeks ahead, we’re ready for what’s to come. We know uncertainty remains across our campus community just as it does across the nation and the world. But we continue to build brighter futures every single day.
No matter what the new academic year has in store, we remain committed to providing excellence and opportunity for new and returning Titans.
See this story in the August 31, 2020 issue of the Business News