If many people in your office are working remotely, please place a department or building sign in your window to alert potential student or client visitors of the current remote work circumstances. Signs for buildings and departments are available.

Information for Faculty

Coronavirus

Faculty members: Information regarding campus operations and resources can be found below.

  • Remote academic instruction will continue through August 4. More details are available at www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus.
  • Faculty will continue receiving updates from Provost Maria Cimitile with specific instructions related to remote teaching. Additional questions from faculty members can be directed to the Office of the Provost.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions for Academic & Student Affairs can be found on the Office of the Provost site.
  • A wide array of resources regarding remote teaching can be found on the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center website.
  • If students reach out regarding access to internet service, please inform them that students who qualify may be eligible for two free months of high-speed internet access in Comcast service areas. Details on the program are available at https://internetessentials.com/. Charter is offering similar free service; students can call 844-488-8395 for information.
  • The university has canceled large events, including events organized by outside groups until further notice. If you have questions on event scheduling, contact (616) 331-6620 for events on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, and (616) 331-2350 for events on the Allendale Campus.
  • The University has suspended all Grand Valley-sponsored international travel and strongly discourages domestic travel until further notice. All nonessential university-related travel booked after March 12 will not be reimbursed. Any essential university-related travel must be approved by the Appointing Officer and Executive Officer. Be aware that essential travel is subject to suspension at short notice.
  • University food services are closed. More information is available at https://www.gvsu.edu/campusdine.
  • If your office employs student workers, please reach out to them regarding their individual situation.
  • All campus athletics and recreation facilities will be closed until further notice.
  • The Mary Idema Pew Library is closed until further notice.
  • Be aware that scams are appearing in the unease surrounding COVID-19. Avoid malicious cyberattacks by using tips from Information Technology.
  • Faculty who need counseling or support can access resources through Encompass.


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