COVID-19 Student Digest: February 26, 2021

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Important COVID Reminders

  • Residential students are permitted only one Wittenberg visitor in a residence hall room or neighborhood house or yard per resident. All must wear masks and be physically distanced by at least six feet when welcoming visitors into one’s residential space. This is critical to slow the spread and preserve our residential experience.

  • For registered organizations and campus departments, the Entertainment Venue Guidelines that allow for event gatherings larger than 10 have been reinstated! This means your organization or campus events can now host groups larger than 10 if the campus events and entertainment venue guidelines are followed.

  • If you have been vaccinated for COVID-19 please email deanofstudents@wittenberg.edu to notify us of your vaccination. Additionally, per the CDC, once you are fully vaccinated (more than two weeks following your second dose), you will not need to quarantine as an exposed contact so long as it is within 90 days, and you are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Getting vaccinated is one of the many steps you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Help protect yourself, your family, your community. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. Also check out COVID-19 Vaccine Myths vs. Facts here.

Snow Day Success

The first Tiger Time Break Day on Feb. 25 proved a fun time for members of our community. Thanks to all who played a part in making the evening a special one.

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Join the Witt Welcome Support Team

Are you looking for a fun leadership opportunity that will allow you to guide the Wittenberg class of 2025? Apply to be a part of the Welcome Week Support Team! This exciting leadership experience will allow you to welcome the newest members of our Wittenberg community, as well as help shape their first true experiences on campus. See application for more information.

Are You Ready?

COMPASS kicks off a MONTH of preparing YOU to network with Wittenberg alumni, prepare your resume and cover letter, find jobs and internships, and explore majors and career pathways! Click here to start registering, and stay tuned to @WittCOMPASS and your email for more information and registration links, including for the March 25 Wittenberg Career Summit.

Career March Madness

Reminder: Student Senate Elections

  • Applications emailed to campus March 2, 2021.
  • Applications close March 16, 2021.
  • Elections will be March 23, 2021.
  • Grow your leadership and use your voice to positively impact Wittenberg!
  • Follow @wittsenate on Instagram for more information.

Special Digest Shout-Out

Check out the numerous events and programs to celebrate Black History Month by visiting here. Our thanks to C.J. Witherspoon, director of the McClain Center for Diversity, for her leadership in this year's programming series.

Housing Selection Update

  • Past Due: All students need to complete their Housing Intention at housing.wittenberg.edu.
  • February 28: Students living in campus housing of any kind for Fall 2021 must sign their Housing Agreement.  
  • March 8: Theme Living Communities (TLCs) applications are due. TLC descriptions and applications are available online.
    • Tiger Pride (New 1) (Gender Inclusive housing continues to be available throughout campus)
    • Ubuntu (Tower 2 & 3)
    • Tiger Life (Tower 4 & 5)
    • Eco-Living (Tower 6 & 7 & ‘Burbs)  
    • InterFaith (Tower 8 & 9 & ‘Burbs)  
    • Honors (Tower 10 & 11)
  • March 2-7: Renewal Selection. ‘Burbs properties available will be posted after conclusion of Renewal Selection in March.
  • Information, including rates, options, and more are available here.

Need Immediate Resume/Job Search Guidance?

The following "Quick Reference Guides" have been developed to assist you in getting a head start on searching for professional opportunities or with creating a resume and cover letter. Click Searching for Job & Internship Opportunities; Resume Creation; Cover Letter Creation. You can also book a meeting anytime HERE.

Weekend Events

  • Minds Like Mine: A Mental Health Seminar. 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Blair Hall
  • CBS Block Party, 6 p.m., Student Center.
  • Have a blast, enjoy music, and close out Black History Month!

Attend Athletic Contests In-Person

The Athletics Department is happy to announce it will be providing limited spectator access to home games for indoor sports in the Pam Evans Smith Arena and the 1929 Fieldhouse for Wittenberg students, faculty, and staff members. In addition to these groups, each player/coach will be provided the opportunity to identify two guests to attend home contests. First-come, first-serve sign-up opportunities are available for this weekend for Wittenberg students, and all health/safety protocols must be followed.

EACH STUDENT NEEDS TO SUBMIT THEIR OWN NAME IN THE SYSTEM. YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SECURE MULTIPLE SLOTS UNDER ONE NAME. IF YOU SIGN UP FOR MULTIPLE SLOTS, THE NAME OF THE PERSON THAT SIGNED UP WILL REMAIN ON THE LIST, BUT ANY ADDITIONAL SLOTS WILL BE DELETED.

Click here to review parameters for attendance and all expectations.

Need to Leave Campus for a Job Interview?

We at Wittenberg are committed to your success post-graduation and realize some students may have in-person job interviews. Students needing to leave campus for a job or summer internship interview should notify the University of their need to travel as we continue to protect our campus community in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Upon return to campus from your interview, we will require that you complete a COVID-19 test. Complete this form in advance to notify us of your upcoming departure from campus. Information will then be shared with you regarding when and how to take your COVID-19 test upon your return.

Resources for Success

We are almost in week six of the semester! Now is the time to re-adjust study habits, talk through academic support needs, request tutors for classes, and even talk through how to get more engaged on campus! Set up a meeting with COMPASS to talk through your strategy and build plans that work for you here.

Additionally, here is a downloadable time management sheet for you to start building your routine for next fall! Unsure where to start in building a routine? COMPASS can assist you with that, too!

Have You Claimed Your Headspace Account?

Headspace is a platform for mindful living with 1,000+ hours of guided mindfulness exercises, videos, and more to help you get healthier and happier. Enroll in Wittenberg University's student Headspace program for free here.

Talkspace Available

Talkspace is an online therapy service that connects users to a dedicated, licensed therapist via private messaging and live video from a secure, HIPAA-compliant digital platform. Click here to enroll.

How To Report Concerns

If you have a concern about a member of our community not fulfilling our community expectations, please complete the Wittenberg University: COVID-19 Report a Concern Form. A member of the COVID Response Team will follow-up as appropriate. If you have a concern about exposure to COVID-19 (yours or someone else’s), please use the same form above. For general questions about COVID-19 and Wittenberg University’s response, please email covid@wittenberg.edu.

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