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Coronavirus Updates

Centralized information for updates and guidance from the university.

Current Situation
Status: No known cases at Angelo State University. The university is continuing operations with limited on-campus presence. For information on cases in Tom Green County and Texas, please see the Texas Department of State Health Services for case counts by county. For information about San Angelo, see the City of San Angelo Health Services site.

Governor Abbott Releases PSA: “Be A Good Neighbor. Be A Texan.”

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today released a public service announcement (PSA) entitled “Be A Good Neighbor. Be a Texan.” As the Lone Star State begins to open up, the Governor encourages all Texans to do their part to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 by following best practices like social distancing in public, wearing a face covering, and washing hands regularly.

Returning to Campus

The university intends to have students, faculty and staff on campus for the Fall 2020 semester. Read more about plans to reopen.

Last updated: May 22nd at 4:30pm

CARES Act

The CARES Act is intended to provide fast and direct economic assistance for Americans. As of April 23, 2020, Angelo State students can apply for these funds.

For more information on how students can apply for CARES funding visit angelo.edu/cares.

Grade Changes

A student who can demonstrate a negative impact on their academic performance will have an opportunity to submit an application to have a grade in most undergraduate courses substituted by a designation of credit (CR) or no credit (NC). This process will be in place for the 2020 spring semester only. Once a student has chosen a grade substitution, the decision is final and cannot be reversed.

More information is available on the Grade Substitution Procedure.

The application deadline for students who graduated in May has passed. For non-graduating students, the deadline will be 5 p.m., June 1, 2020.

Request a Grade Substitution

Maymester, Summer 1 and Summer II will be all-online.

Students, are you ready for summer school?

Registration is open. Maymester, Summer I and Summer II classes will continue to be delivered online in order to keep our students, faculty and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is set by classification. FMI: Advising/Registration Schedule.

Our faculty members have done a tremendous job moving their classes into a digital environment, so expect no less than you would from the classroom setting. In fact, some instructors have demonstrated their creative side!

All the academic support you need is still available. Learn more about these services at Remote Rams.

Building Closures and Access

Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, we will are limiting access to campus buildings, and some buildings are closed. This plan is intended to meet the requirements for social distancing.

Building and facility closures

We encourage the Ram Family to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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General Information for the Angelo State Community

  • How is Angelo State responding?

    Our top priority is student and employee health and safety, and we are monitoring developments related to COVID-19, or the new coronavirus. The university’s top leadership and a health response team are in regular communication about these evolving circumstances. We are coordinating with our healthcare partner, Shannon Clinic, and local health authorities to ensure we have the best possible plans in place for prevention and response. We are following recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of State Health Services. At this time, no cases of COVID-19 have been recorded at Angelo State University. We encourage everyone to go to the CDC website or the Texas Department of State Health Services website to stay updated.

  • Are there safety concerns for Angelo State?

    Currently, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Angelo State University.

    University administration and campus health officials, in coordination with local health departments, the Texas Department of State Health Services and the CDC continue to closely monitor the ongoing outbreak and respond.

  • What should I do if I’m travelling?

    Learn more about our updated travel guidelines relating to COVID-19.

    Please note that our Center for International Studies is unable to issue passports currently. For more information, go to the U.S. Department of State site.

  • Are classes or events cancelled?

    Classes are being delivered online. All courses can now be accessed through blackboard.angelo.edu.

    Per the City of San Angelo’s declaration of disaster, we are not scheduling events on campus at this time. Currently, in San Angelo all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside of a single household or dwelling unit are prohibited.

  • Stay Up to Date

    In the case of an urgent update, we will utilize ASUAlert, so please be sure your contact information is up-to-date. To update your contact information, read the student Quick Start Guide or faculty and staff Quick Start Guide.

  • Prevention

    While there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
      • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Resources

Information for Students

Students, this is a time of transition for everyone in the Ram Family. As we make this transition, below is information on all campus resources still available to you. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need help - we’re all in this together.

  • What should I do if I’m feeling sick?

    For up-to-date information, visit our partner Shannon’s COVID-19 resource page.

    Students in the San Angelo Area:

    You should be highly aware of your health. If you have flu-like symptoms and remain in the San Angelo area, please seek medical attention as follows:

    • Download and use the Shannon on Demand app.
    • Create an account.
    • Use payment code SHANNONCOVID19 which will completely cover your cost.
    • Talk to one of the physicians available.
    • Carefully follow the physician’s instructions.

    A second option is to make an appointment with Shannon Clinic-Jackson by calling 325-942-2171 and following the clinic’s instructions regarding your appointment.

    Out of Town Students or Virtual Appointments:

    If you have relocated out of town or would prefer a virtual appointment, we now have the capability to FaceTime, Skype or have a telephone appointment for non-urgent care needs.

    Please call 325-942-2171 for more information or to schedule your virtual appointment(s).

    ASU Health Clinic

    2237 S. Jackson Street

    San Angelo, TX 76904

    Free Services to Students through Academic HealthPlans:

    Academic HealthPlans, the provider of Angelo State University’s student insurance, has announced free resources related to COVID-19 to all students, whether or not they are insured with AHP.

    To use these services:

    • Call 855-850-4301 and identify yourself as an Angelo State University student or as a member of Academic HealthPlans.  The line is answered by Academic HealthPlans.
    • Go online to myahpcare.personaladvantage.com and use the code on the right - AHP1.
  • Available Resources

    We encourage residential students to remain at home if possible. For those students who are unable to travel home, some campus resources remain open.

    Current Building Hours

    As of April 10, the Porter Henderson Library building will be closed to all patrons. Library staff will remain available. Learn more at our Remote Rams guide.

    Computers, webcams and other technology are available to ASU students
    in Rooms 111 and 114 of the MCS Building.

  • Housing and Residential Programs

    Our residence halls remain open for students who are unable to return home. If you need to stay, you must complete an Emergency Housing Request.

    If you have questions, please email housing@angelo.edu.

    Information regarding checkout procedures and emergency housing

    Summer Housing

    Due to the COVID-19 situation limited summer housing is available. Please contact the housing office to see if you qualify for summer housing. For more information send an email to housing@angelo.edu with a subject line of Summer School.

  • What dining options are available?

    Please be aware changes have been made that may impact your dining experience to keep those dining on campus safe. Chartwells is committed to keeping you healthy.

    University Dining Services are relocating to the CAF where grab and go options will be available at the following times:

    7:30 am - 10:00 am

    11:00 am - 1:30 pm

    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    In accordance with Angelo State University’s policies, social distancing will be enforced. We ask that you adhere to these policies for both your safety and the safety of others.

     

  • Can I still drop my classes?

    We recognize the unique impact moving courses online might have on your academic performance. We’ve extended the Drop and Withdrawal deadline to April 24 at 5:00 p.m. This change gives you an opportunity to adjust to the new format before deciding to drop or withdraw. If you are struggling, you should visit with your professor prior to dropping or withdrawing.

    If you need to drop or withdraw, go to Ramport and complete the following:

    1. Login to Ramport
    2. Click on Registration
    3. Go to Registration tools and click on Course Drop Request Form (to drop a class) or Student Withdrawal Form (to completely withdraw from the term).
    4. Complete form and submit 
  • Classes have moved online.

    All classes will be delivered online with Blackboard through the Summer I term. Learn what distance learning means for you with our Remote Rams Guide. We’ll keep updating this page as information becomes available.

  • Classes are online now, but what about labs?

    All courses are now online with the exception of skills based labs that are required for licensure or certification. Those will be handled on a case by case basis. Contact your professor or the department if you have questions.

  • Summer Classes

    Maymester, Summer I and Summer II will be all-online.

    Students, are you ready for summer school?

    Registration is open. Maymester, Summer I and Summer II classes will continue to be delivered online in order to keep our students, faculty and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is set by classification. FMI: Advising/Registration Schedule.

    Our faculty members have done a tremendous job moving their classes into a digital environment, so expect no less than you would from the classroom setting. In fact, some instructors have demonstrated their creative side!

    All the academic support you need is still available. Learn more about these services at Remote Rams.

  • Advising for Summer and Fall

    Students who have not been advised for the summer and fall still need to do so. Students should find their advisor. Upper division students should contact the department chair of their major by email. Students unsure about who to contact for advising should contact the Freshman College and Center for Academic Excellence at 325-942-2595; by email at freshman_college@angelo.edu; or contact Dr. John Wegner, Dean at john.wegner@angelo.edu.

  • Meal Plan Extensions

    We’re excited to let you know that we have worked with Chartwells to allow your 2019-2020 unused meals and points to roll over to the Fall 2020 semester!

    So what’s the new expiration date?

    If you have any unused meals or points, those balances will now be available to use through December 15, 2020!

    Am I still required to purchase a meal plan for Fall 2020?

    If you live on campus, yes. You’ll have to use your meals from this academic year first, then your Fall 2020 meal plan will kick in.

    What if I still have unused meals from Fall 2019?

    Those meals will also be available for use until December 15, 2020!

    How do I know how many meals/points I have left?

    To check your balances, log in to RamPort, click the Campus Life tab, scroll to the OneCard section, and click View your balances (Meal Plan, RamPoints, RamBucks).

  • Books

    Ram Central Station Bookstore is open online!

    Summer and Fall books are available at shopangelo.com.

    New and used books are available for rental and purchase. Ebooks are also available with instant delivery online.

  • Commencement Postponed

    Following the CDC’s guidance that no gatherings of 10+ people be held for the next 8 weeks, our May Commencement ceremonies are postponed. We will still confer degrees and mail diplomas in May, and we plan to invite May and summer graduates to walk the stage in Aug. 15. We understand this is an unprecedented situation and regret having to make this decision. However, health and safety of the Ram Family are of top priority.

  • Look for summer financial aid opportunities.

    As you think about registering for summer classes, remember that financial aid is available. Apply for Pell grants and loans if you have eligibility. For more information send an email to financial.aid@angelo.edu with a subject line of Summer School.

    Also, learn more about Summer Carr Academic Scholarships or send an email to scholarships@angelo.edu with a subject line of Summer School.

  • Information for International Students

    We know that as an international student you have a lot of questions. We’ve answered some of the most frequent questions for international students.

    If you don’t find the answer to your question, reach out to the Center for International Studies, we are here to help.

  • Study Abroad

    As of March 16, we cancelled all study abroad summer programs. Impacted students and faculty leaders have been notified. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution for the well-being of students and faculty. The Center for International Studies will work to refund student deposits for cancelled study abroad trips through their student accounts. 

    At this time, study abroad programs for the fall semester have not been decided upon. 

    Additional information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

    The well-being of faculty, staff, and students is the top priority for Angelo State University. At this time, there are no confirmed or suspected cases among the Angelo State University community, including those currently studying and working outside of the United States. We are taking measures to ensure university travelers are kept informed and safe. 

  • Feeling stressed? Worried? Counseling Services are still available.

    Counseling Services are here to assist you. Currently the building is physically closed to students until campus returns to normal operations. However, teletherapy is now available through video-conferencing and over the phone.

    We are accepting new clients. Even if you’ve never visited with us before we are here to help.

    For more information about your eligibility or to schedule an appointment, please call 325-942-2371 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    ASU students have access to Therapy Assistance Online (or TAO). TAO is an online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in life.

    As always, the ASU Crisis HelpLine is available 24/7 at 325-486-6345.

    In case of an emergency call 911.


Information for Faculty and Staff

  • What should faculty do now that classes are moving online?

    Faculty are now expected to use Blackboard to teach online.

    Online Teaching Information for Faculty

    At this time, we ask that you be flexible and patient. This may be the first time both you and your students are using Blackboard for course assignments.

  • Working Remotely

    Our top priority continues to be the health of the entire Ram Family. To maintain our employees’ health and support the university, we will be transitioning to a remote work operation as much as possible.

    Employees and supervisors should discuss working remotely and those situations in which an employee needs to be away from work but cannot work from home. Resources are available in RamPort underneath the “Employee” page.

    Employees ready to start working remotely should see the Technology Guide to Working Remotely to prepare their remote work environment.

  • What about labs?

    All courses are now online with the exception of skills based labs that are required for licensure or certification. Those will be handled on a case by case basis. The Provost will be in contact with department chairs and deans to facilitate those decisions.


Information for Prospective Students and Families

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