COVID19 Resources

TRIO STEM Program Note

We have transitioned to phone, virtual video chat or email appointments until further notice.  All  appointments will allow you to select one of the following options of phone, virtual video chat or email. Our goal is to help you stay academically focused and to make sure your advising and other academic needs are being met. Your health and safety are important to us.

Below are links to resources for you. 

To make sure we have the most up to date information on file, please make sure your phone number is updated when you make your appointment so that we can easily reach you. 

Please go to TRIO Events https://www.gvsu.edu/triostem/trio-events-5.htm page for our virtual workshops.  NEW****

Just a reminder that TRIO STEM staff is here all summer for you. Feel free to reach out at anytime. 

Please continue to monitor www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus for updated information.

We look forward to speaking with you soon, 
TRIO STEM Staff

Mental Health Updates

The University Counseling Center's webpage has current information for you if you are dealing with stress and/or anxiety due to all the changes. Check them out at https://www.gvsu.edu/counsel/covid-19-and-mental-health-285.htm.

To schedule an appointment please go to their website at www.gvsu.edu/counsel. 

 

Virtual Activities

Student Life Top Activities

Click here for the Office of Student Life's Top Virtual Activities and Online Adventures.

Send in Your Photo

Send us a photo of you at home and any thoughts you want to share with your TRIO STEM friends. We will have a page for these. 

Let's have some fun. 

Information and Resources during Remote Access

Internet Access

 If you do not have internet access, you can check with any of these. We do not support or promote any
 specific business but are just passing along information to you.

  • Comcast - To sign up, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
  • Charter Communications, Spectrum’s parent company, announced that beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company. To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi [xfinity.com]. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.Make your links look like links. Users won't click them if they can't find them!

Laptop Access

If you do not have a laptop, there are two resources on campus to help you.

TRIO STEM has a limited number that can be loaned out. Contact us to reserve one. 

The University Libraries has a limited number of Windows 10, internet-enabled laptops to loan until March 29th to students who need them. Fill out a laptop request form to get in the queue.

Tutoring and Writing Center Updates

Tutoring Center   https://www.gvsu.edu/tc/ - Details about connecting with tutors online will be coming soon. You may continues to submit tutoring request.  

Fred Meijer Center for Writing & Michigan Authors  https://www.gvsu.edu/wc/ -  The Writing Center is now open virtually during all regular hours of operation! Our physical locations are closed along with all GVSU classes, however we are excited to work with you online during all hours of operation (Monday - Thursday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.- 11 p.m.). 

You can receive support by sharing a Google Doc with virtualwc@mail.gvsu.edu or by speaking with a Knowledge Market receptionist via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/wxk-njtp-qkn. Additional information about online services is available here: https://www.gvsu.edu/wc/online-services-15.htm

If you have a scheduled appointment, your consultant will email you when your session is scheduled to begin. The email will have an invitation to join the consultant in a Google Meet room so you can begin working. If you have any issues, please reach out via the Virtual Knowledge Market front door: https://meet.google.com/wxk-njtp-qkn 

Financial Issues

The Office of Financial Aid has a page of questions and answers about financial aid, scholarships, economic hardship, and student employees. Please visit https://www.gvsu.edu/lakerstogether/financial-aid-12.htm for the most recent updates as this situation continues to change. 

Food Insecurity

LAKER MEAL SHARE PROGRAM

The Laker Meal Share Program helps support students in times of hardship by providing meals to meet immediate needs. Campus Dinning and the Dean of Students Office have teamed up to help create the Laker Meal Share Program. This program allows GVSU meal plan users to contribute guest meal swipes from their meal plan each semester. Contributed meals go into a pool that can be used to provide access to Campus Dinning for students who might otherwise go hungry.

SAINT LUKE FOOD PANTRY - 10144 42nd Ave (Just past Grand Valley Apartments)

Our April Food Pantry will be Thursday, April 9, 3 – 5:30 p.m..

Please, if you are need food prior to this date call the parish office at (616) 895-2247. This is open to all GVSU students, all Parishioners, and Allendale residence. We will be able to help you within hours of a call for emergency help.

– Love INC also has a food pantry:
Monday 1-6 p.m. & Thursday 1-6 p.m. at 6561 Lake Michigan Drive here in Allendale – this is for anyone who needs food; it’s also the time & location for food donations

– Diaper Store of Allendale.
Valley Church holds a diaper and wipes pantry. Right now they are holding it for the next three on Saturdays from 10 – 11 am at 5980 Lake Michigan Dr. After that it is the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

https://www.careottawacounty.com 

 

General Information on Covid 19

Grand Valley State University has a website to help you understand about the virus and what the university is doing. There is a link for Information for Students. www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus

To read factual information on COVID-19 and pandemics, you should use CDC guidance for the latest information on the pandemic so you can make informed decisions. https://www.cdc.gov/

Important Temporary Academic Policy Changes

The Temporary Academic Policy Modifications regarding drop deadlines and credit/no credit process and others are located on the Provost's page at 

https://www.gvsu.edu/provost/temporary-academic-policies-for-winter-2020-due-to-179.htm

Please check this page first.