Student Support Resources
Dear Stonehill Students:
We would all prefer to be on campus to learn together face-to-face and to support you in-person in our offices. During our meetings with individual class years on March 17th, many offices echoed that meeting with students is the best part of our days. We want to make sure you have the information you need to reach us remotely, and to be as transparent as possible about what to expect from us during this time.
On this page, we have collected information about a number of College Offices and Programs offering remote meetings to students while campus is closed to all but essential personnel. This page is evolving, and new items will be added as we identify more resources for students during the remote learning period. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the offices below.
We know these circumstances are tumultuous and difficult. In particular, we know all the closures seem ominous. But, closing campus, schools, and restaurants, and all of us choosing to stay home to the greatest extent we can are true acts of solidarity and reciprocity. These are hopeful measures that will save lives. As Seattle ER nurse Emily Gibson says, “Social distancing is an act of radical love." Please be well, and know that you can stay connected with us, even at a distance.
Academic Affairs Support Offices
The Office of Academic Services & Advising (OAS&A) will continue operations through Spring 2020. In accordance with the College’s decision to move to remote learning, appointments with OAS&A will continue during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm) via phone, email, or video-conferencing. No in-person appointments will be held through March 29th. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office directly at 508-565-1306 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may schedule an appointment with a staff member through ScheduleOnce: https://meetme.so/stonehillacademicservices. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this evolving situation.
The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) will function remotely during regular business hours until further directed by the College. Faculty and staff are welcome to contact Eileen Bellemore directly at 508-565-1033 or via email email@example.com with any questions or concerns. Students seeking support with the accommodations process are welcome to call and email as well but should be encouraged to make an appointment with OAR. Online learning mitigates many barriers for students with disabilities, particularly those who struggle with attention, concentration, attendance, and traditional means of participating. The most commonly requested accommodation, extended time on exams, can be provided for any online assessment through controls in eLearn. At this time, IT does not have any formal tools to support remote proctoring, although they are looking into this option very soon.
The Career Development Center will be virtually accessible through March 29th. Students can book 30 minute phone or Skype appointments via Handshake. Students should email a Microsoft Word version of any resume or cover letter for review to firstname.lastname@example.org. These documents will be reviewed and returned within two business days. The Stonehill community can reach anyone in the Career Development Center during regular business hours by directing calls to our main line at 508-565-1325.
Students should visit the CWAA website and TutorTrac appointment manager for more information and to book appointments for both writing & subject-tutoring.The CWAA will resume all small group tutoring (Math Lab, Atrium Tutoring, and Business/Econ Lab) and individual appointments starting March 18th. No in-person appointments will be held through March 29. Questions should be directed to CWAA-Services@stonehill.edu.
The Office of General Education is available remotely for Skype and Phone appointments with Elizabeth Chase, Assistant Dean of General Education.
General Education Appointments are available for:
- Transfer course approvals (for courses fulfilling Cornerstone Program requirements)
- Questions regarding Fall 2020 registration and Cornerstone Courses
- Study Abroad courses fulfilling Cornerstone requirements
Appointments are available:
- Mondays, 8-10pm
- Tuesdays, 8-10pm
- Wednesdays, 9-11am
- Thursdays, 2-4pm
- Fridays, 1-3pm
To book an appointment, visit Handshake and look for "Cornerstone Program" under Appointments.
The Registrar's Office is conducting all business online at this time.
Forms can be submitted to email@example.com. Simply forward the JotForms that you receive in your email. For forms needing approval, contact the department chair or course instructor for approval. Forward that email with the form to the Registrar's Office, and we will process it.
Student Affairs Support Offices
The Office of Campus Ministry remains accessible to you! Like other campus resources, we are going virtual. Here's how:
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Our social media channels will stay very active and where you can quickly learn about prayer opportunities and other resources to guide you along your faith journey. Follow us @stonehillcampmin; @hope_stonehill; @volunteer_at_stonehill and on facebook: Campus Ministry at Stonehill College.
CONNECT DIRECTLY WITH CAMPUS MINISTERS
Find all of the Campus Ministers on our website and reach out to set up virtual appointments. We are here to help you through this transition!
INTERFAITH WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY GROUP
Our Interfaith Women’s Spirituality Group will still be meeting virtually on Wednesdays from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. To be added to the group contact Brenna Wertzberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many great resources for you to access during this time. There are prayer opportunities, reflection spaces and online worship services available. Be sure to check our social media for additional opportunities and places for reflection.
We are learning how to be virtual and realize we may need to adjust. Please be patient and kind with us as we will be with you. We are in this together!
During business hours (8:30 – 4:30 M-F) you can email us at email@example.com or call us at 508-565-1487. We will work together on a solution. It is important to us that you maintain access to our team, and our resources. We are here to assist you.
Given the recent communications from the College regarding COVID-19 and current shift to remote learning and working, the Counseling Services staff want to make you aware that while we are not currently able to provide in-person services, we are offering transitional support services through phone consultations to assist with short-term coping strategies, self-help information, review of urgent resources, and case management. Case management includes an understanding of your counseling needs and support identifying referrals to local providers in your area.
Please feel free to call our office at 508-565-1331 Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm if you are interested in scheduling a phone consultation or with any questions you may have, and we will be happy to speak with you to determine next steps.
Given the current shift to remote learning and working, Health Services is not available to provide in-person clinical services at this time.
FOR URGENT AND EMERGENT MEDICAL SITUATIONS:
- If off-campus and experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1
- If on-campus and experiencing an emergency, call 508-565-5555
For non-urgent/non-emergent medical concerns:
- If off campus, please call your Primary Care Provider to access the appropriate medical services.
- If you are currently approved to be on campus and need assistance with locating appropriate local medical services, please call our office at 508-565-1307 during our regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30) to speak with one of our staff.
The strategy of social distancing is our greatest defense in containing the spread of this disease. It is very important that everyone does their part to reduce the chance of disease transmission. We ALL have an opportunity and responsibility to be change makers for the present and future health of our communities.
The proactive and preventive actions of individuals can make a collective difference!
The Health and Wellness Center will operate remotely during this time. Each week students will receive wellness tips through email and on social media. Additionally, the office will be available to Skype with students during the week by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Look out for additional information on self-care, social distancing tips, managing stress and anxiety as well as other wellness topics in the weeks to come.
Information Technology & eLearn
These links will take you to Information Technology's Knowledgebase help pages. There, you'll find more information on using eLearn, including Collaborate for synchronous class meetings, and other tools.
Many providers are offering free or reduced-rate internet services for those who need them during this time. IT has compiled a list of the options available to you:
You may find you need access to software at home that you would normally access on campus computers. IT provides personal installations of the following software:
Spring 2020 Changes
- March 20th: Deadline for faculty to submit Mid-Semester Assessments (MSAs); students will be made aware of MSAs at some point next week
- April 29th: Last day to withdraw from the College and Spring Courses
- March 22nd: Learning Community Preference Forms are due by 11:59pm. Information on Fall 2020 LCs is available here.
- March 31st: Class of 2021 registers (7am - 2021 Students Currently Abroad, Honors & Athletes register; 9pm – 2021 register)
- April 2nd: Class of 2022 registers (7am - 2022 Students Currently Abroad, Honors & Athletes register; 9pm – 2022 register)
- April 6th: Class of 2023 Registers (7am - 2023 Honors & Athletes register; 9pm – 2023 register)
- April 8th: Registration closes
- April 20th: Fall 2020 Add/drop and Summer 2020 registration begins
- Special Interest Housing Selection: Monday April 13, 2020
- Senior Blocking: Tuesday April 14, 2020
- Senior General: Wednesday April 15, 2020
- Village House: Wednesday April 15, 2020
- Junior Blocking: Thursday April 16, 2020
- Junior General: Monday April 20, 2020
- Sophomore General: Tuesday April 21, 2020
March 17th Meetings by Class Year
On March 17th, staff from a number of Offices and Programs hosted online meetings in Collaborate for each of Stonehill's class years. You can access the videos, which include captioning and downloadable chat transcripts, in myHill. Visit myHill > Students > Academics > Student Support Resources to find links to each of the four videos.