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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The health and safety of the Spelman College community is a top priority. As the health crisis deepens, we know that you will have questions and the College has assembled this list of frequently asked questions that have come to our attention to date. This list will undergo constant modification and updates as the situation changes and as we receive additional information.

Remote Learning FAQs

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Tutorial Services

Emergency Grading Policy - Pass/Fail (P/F)

Emergency Grading Policy Spring 2020 (PDF)

Student Access Center - Student Information

Student Access Center - Faculty Information

  • As I am adapting my course materials for virtual/remote instruction, what should I be considering with regards to disability access? How do I best support my students?
  • How will exam accommodations work? Will SAC proctor online exams?
  • How do I know which students have extended time for online quizzes/exams?
  • Does this affect Flexible Attendance and Extended Time on Assignments?

Office of Research, Innovation, and Collaboration

Campus Operations and Contingency Planning

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General Information

  • Is Spelman College Closed?  
  • Has there been a COVID-19 case reported on the campus?
  • What is the College doing to protect the community?
  • Why are in-person classes being suspended?
  • Why is the institution extending Spring Break?
  • Where can I get coronavirus updates from Spelman College?

Student FAQs

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Move Out and Residential Life

  • Will residence halls completely close?
  • What is the move-out schedule?
  • I can’t move home. Who should I contact if I cannot afford to go home?
  • Can I move out early?
  • Can I leave behind my personal items on campus beyond the move out?
  • I can’t afford a plane, bus, or train ticket. What do I do?
  • Who should I contact if I cannot afford to go home?
  • Are visitors allowed on campus to assist with move-out?
  • Should I move out my furniture?
  • Storage
  • If I cannot bring all of my things home, where can I store them?
  • Transportation

Student Refunds

Classes, Coursework, and Research

  • Can I attend classes in person if I live nearby?
  • What if I do not have the technology to access online classes?
  • What is the guidance for students who have cross-registered, are in a dual-degree engineering program, or need assistance with career services?
  • Am I still expected to attend class?
  • How do I access online classes?
  • I do not have access to the internet at home? What should I do?
  • Can I still receive tutoring services or other academic support, including advising?
  • Will this move to a virtual academic experience impact my academic progression?
  • Will there be a way to access the services and materials of the AUC Woodruff Library?
  • Will this change impact my financial aid?

Counseling Services

  • How do I contact Counseling Services?
  • What services are available as remote counseling?
  • Do I need to give my consent for remote counseling services?
  • What can I do if I experience a mental health crisis, but cannot attend an in-person session?
  • How does remote counseling work?
  • Are there any limits or risks related to remote counseling services?

Student Access Center - Student Information

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Employee FAQs

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Human Resource Services for Employes

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