1. Will the extended spring break and online instruction period impact my degree plan or my hours?
No, the extended spring break and online instruction period will not have any impact on degree plans or hours earned. The College is still discussing how to address internship credit for internship hours not completed due to COVID-19.
2. How do I register for the fall semester?
Students can register online.
3. Has the final exam schedule been affected by the extension of spring break?
At this time, there are no changes to the finals schedule. The end of the spring semester is still Friday, May 1, with final exams scheduled from May 4-81.
4. If all students are using Campusweb at similar times for online learning, can it handle the volume?
The College is confident I.T. infrastructure will now accommodate this process and is confident of the success of online learning. Please let your professors know if you have serious internet access issues. While they annot solve these issues, they will work with you to find ways around this problem.
5. Will online classes need to be taught at the same time as the class is normally scheduled on campus? For example, will students need to anticipate being available online MWF at 10am for a class that it taught MWF 10 a.m. On campus?
Faculty members will present content to students in a manner that the students can access at their convenience, with appropriate deadlines. This asynchronous approach will allow appropriate flexibility for students balancing multiple online classes with sometimes limited internet access and other responsibilities.
6. What provisions are being made for students who have no/or spotty Internet access?
If students are having problems with slow or no internet access, they should reach out to their professors. Many internet providers are now providing access for free during this emergency situation. Professors will work to accommodate those who have difficulty accessing the internet for assignments.
7. Will students have to make up work hours missed, or how will their work requirements be fulfilled? How will chapel and convocation requirements be fulfilled?
There will be no penalty for missing normal student obligations (work, chapel, convo), due to this unforeseen circumstance.
8. Will seniors who are scheduled to graduate in May still be able to graduate?
9. Will students be able to fulfill their academic requirements for this semester even if they do not return to campus physically?
10. Will there be a partial refund on Room & Board for the weeks students are not here?
We know you are concerned about Room & Board charges and the next payment due date. Please know we continue to work on this concern. Our first step is to put your mind at ease for a while by extending the original due date of April 1 to April 19. By then, we hope to have a process in place to resolve the many questions there are about this particular issue.
College of the Ozarks Operations
1. What is the status of the College of the Ozarks campus at this time?
College of the Ozarks has announced a number of adjustments to campus operations, most notably that Spring Break has been extended for a week through March 27, and that classes will resume beginning Monday, March 30, strictly in an online environment. As the College makes announcements and adjustments, they will be communicated on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) website and via email directly to students.
College of the Ozarks Crisis Management Team (CMT) has been meeting daily since early March, working diligently on this unprecedented situation by closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specifically related to higher education, state and local public health and emergency management authorities, and our own healthcare experts. The CMT is charged with making well-informed decisions and coordinating responses to ensure the continued health and safety of our community.
2. Is the College still conducting campus tours?
Not at this time. Please call the Public Relations Office at (417) 690-2212 to reschedule your tours.
3. How is this affecting Camp Lookout and summer athletic camps?
No decisions have been made yet on summer camps.
4. Will May 2020 Commencement still be held on the scheduled day and time?
No decision concerning spring commencement has been made.
5. Will the College hold any events during this time, or have they been canceled?
All College activities, events, conferences and large gatherings are suspended until further notice.
6. What is the status of museums and another public attractions on campus?
The Keeter Center, Ralph Foster Museum, Fruitcake & Jelly Kitchen, Edwards Mill, Gaetz Tractor Museum, and the Stained Glass and Candle Shop are temporarily closed to the public.
7. What are the hours for the Armstrong McDonald Clinic?
The clinic is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Saturday and Sunday. They are not taking walk-in’s, so please call to make an appointment.
- Who is supposed to work from home?
All employees who can work from home, should do so at this time. If you must come onto campus for any reason, please clear it with your direct supervisor and take your temperature before you come. If you have a fever, stay home and call the clinic.
- If I am working from home, am I using my COVID-19 allotted sick time?
No, if you are working from home, as discussed with your supervisor, you are simply working your normal hours. If you are unable to work due to qualified COVID-19 circumstances, you should use your COVID-19 sick time. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
- What should I do if I feel sick?
All employees who continue to report to work on campus should take their temperature with an oral thermometer before reporting to work. If you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater, fever, chills, body aches, cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, do not report to work!
Dial 911 if you experience tightness in your chest, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
Employees that experience fever, cough, and shortness of breath should:
- Contact the COVID-19 Hotline by dialing 877-435-8411 for telephone screening and directions for testing.
- Access CoxHealthVirtual Visit (https://www.coxhealth.com/services/virtualvisits/) using code: COVID (visits are currently free) to see a Healthcare Provider.
- CoxHealth Virtual Visit Provider orders COVID-19 test (as appropriate) and registers patient with the Mobile Testing Unit.
- Mobile Testing Unit will call the patient with the time to arrive at the site for testing. Mobile Testing Unit location and hours will be provided to the patient at that time.
- Those being tested will be notified of their results by a CoxHealth Team member.
1. Who can I contact with questions?
For any follow-up questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your question will be routed to the appropriate College of the Ozarks staff member to address.
2. What resources are available for students if they need healthcare, pastoral care or counseling?
On-campus students who need healthcare can make an appointment with the Armstrong McDonald Clinic by calling 417-690-3399.
Counseling and pastoral care is available through the C of O Christian Ministries Department.
Counselors - You can request counseling services from our Student Counseling Center. For more information, please see Student Counseling Center under the Student Resources tab of the Campusweb Student Portal.
Dr. Justin Carswell, VP for Christian Ministries and Dean of the Chapel, at email@example.com
Mr. Justin Sharp, Campus Minister, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jennifer Freeman, Director of Christian Formation, at email@example.com