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Student Information and FAQs

Post University Fall 2020

All classes will be taught online for the Fall 2020 semester. Check this page frequently for updates and more information.

Questions About Campus & Courses | July 24, 2020

I’m a newly admitted student. Where can I find more information?

The University is developing ways for newly admitted undergraduate students and their families to connect with each other and with Post. Students can ask questions through a chat feature with members of our admissions or advising teams. Faculty and staff across campus are also working to connect students with information about academics, campus life, and student organizations. Finally, we recommend that you and your family members like and follow our official social media channels, where we will continue to share important updates on campus operations: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

If you are registered for the semester, please join the Post University Class of 2024 Facebook group to begin meeting and interacting with your incoming classmates and the University community.

 

Will my virtual class experience be different from an in-person class meeting with a professor?

The big difference this fall is that your courses will meet synchronously through the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing link in your Blackboard course.  Instead of walking into the classroom, you will access your course through Blackboard Collaborate where you will be able to virtually interact with your instructor and peers.  We will be unveiling fun new tools and fun, virtual activities within Blackboard Collaborate to create an even more engaging and interactive learning experience in this platform.

Attendance and participation is a requirement in all courses.  If you are unable to attend a class meeting, you are expected to contact your instructor before the virtual classroom meeting, per the Attendance Policy.  Students with ongoing technology issues or time zone differentials that may prevent them from attending class synchronously should contact their instructor to work out an alternative means to assess attendance and participation.

I’ve never taken an online course before, are there special things to know?

New first-year and transfer students will be enrolled in the course Post102, delivered via our learning management system, Blackboard.  This is a self-paced course where students will be introduced to their learning environment and support services available prior to arriving on campus.

 

 

How can I stay on track with my schoolwork if I’ve not taken a course online before?
Keep Calm. Things happen and it can be hugely inconvenient or disappointing but the only thing we can control is our own response and attitude. We are going to get through this together and nothing can or will take away from the accomplishment of completing your courses and if you are a senior graduating from college. Here are some suggestions:

  • Online Study Group. Arrange with a group of friends to meet virtually to go over schoolwork. A group will help keep you on task and help keep you focused. Remember, you still have access to resources like TutorMe and the Center for Academic Success (CAS@post.edu or 203-596-4686). Stay in communication with your professors and academic advisors via emails and phone calls.
  • Use Your Time Productively. This is a great time to make sure your resume is in top shape and to arrange for summer jobs or internships. You can make an appointment to meet virtually with the Center for Career and Professional Development. Contact careerdev@post.edu or 203 828-2989.

 

Will nonacademic buildings and facilities, such as Traurig Library and Leever Center remain open?

Traurig Library: 
All Library services and resources are available virtually to students through Blackboard course links. Library events and programming will be offered virtually through a web-conferencing platform. Librarians will be available to students for phone calls or virtual meetings 7 days per week. At the start of the semester, the University library will remain closed to students and the public.

Students and faculty can access our library associates and ALL our services and resources via our virtual library or research assistance or library@post.edu.  If you need any assistance obtaining online government documents, please email library@post.edu.

The Leever Center,  Drubner Center, the Fitness Center  and the Eagles Nest in lower level of Leever are all closed for the remainder of the semester.

These resources are available to you:

  • TutorMe – is available 24/7. You can find the link in Blackboard.  We are extending additional TutorMe hours to students for the 2020-2021 academic year. 
  • The Center for Academic Success helps with professional tutoring via phone and email. Contact information: CAS@post.edu or 203-596-4686.  You can also schedule an appointment here: https://postcas.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php
  • The Center for Career and Professional Development helps with resume writing and internships. Contact information: careerdev@post.eduor 203 828-2989. You can also schedule an appointment here:  https://ccpdappointments.as.me/
  • YOU@Post a free online tool that can help with your physical well-being as well as help you achieve your academic goals.
  • SOAR (Student Online Assistance Resource) offers mental health counseling, financial and legal support, and personal convenience services to students and their families. 
  • Health Services at Post –  healthservices@post.edu

Are all events canceled across campus?

Campus event are being held virtually. Residence Life, the Dean of Students, Student Activities, and many student clubs are working to develop highly interactive and engaging programming virtual programs and outlets through which student can meet  and build a community with fellow Post Eagles. You will receive more information over the summer and during fall semester.

Events organized by outside groups who use our facilities are cancelled until further notice. 

In addition, The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference has postponed all athletic contests for the Fall Semester. These sports will compete during the Spring season. Coaches will abide by the CACC and NCAA guidelines related to remote practice and training.

Will I be reimbursed for my room and board during the time I am not able to stay on campus?

​Yes. In April, we began to process credits and refunds. Students were reimbursed a pro-rata share of room and board in the form of a credit toward the upcoming Fall semester housing, less any balances owed to the University. Because some students are graduating in May, they will receive a cash reimbursement, less any balances owed to the University.

 

If I have questions about remote technology, who should I contact?
If you encounter access issues to Blackboard Collaborate, please email: CollaborateHelp@post.edu. Additionally, please read the March 12 email message issued by Provost Elizabeth Johnson to Main Campus students regarding the move to online classes.

If you need other technical help from the University, please contact: 1.888.458.POST

What are some resources to help stay connected to the Internet?
  • Spectrum is offering free Wi-Fi to students for 60 days call 1.844.488.8395
  • Comcast is also offering free Wi-Fi for 60 days to new low-income families as well as opening their Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to everyone for free.
  • Altice through Optimum and Suddenlink is offering free internet connectivity for 60 days.
  • Optimum is also offering access though their special Wi-Fi hotspots SSID: optimumwifiemergency.
    Call the numbers below for further information on getting internet at your home

    • 866.200.9522 to enroll in Optimum region
    • 888.633.0030 to enroll in Suddenlink region
  • AT&T is also offering public access to their Wi-Fi Hotspots for free. There are also offering internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program

 

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