Chancellor Boyce announced a high-level overview of how the university will approach several key matters for the remainder of this academic year, including:
- All courses will be delivered online or via other remote methods for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
- The 2020 Commencement ceremonies have been postponed to an unspecified future date.
- University Housing will develop an appointment-based system to be announced at a later date for on-campus residents to return to campus to retrieve personal belongings from their residence hall or university-owned apartment.
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UM Libraries: Keep Teaching, Keep Learning Services
The UM Libraries are supporting teaching and learning needs with online resources and services through the University of Mississippi Libraries homepage. The chat service “Ask a Librarian” is available online Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact email@example.com or 662-915-7091 with questions.
Beginning March 19, only mobile orders will be accepted for pick-up at the Rebel Market and the dining room will be closed. Payment options include Meal Plans, Flex, Ole Miss Express, Visa or MasterCard. All orders must be placed through GET mobile and picked up at curbside location outside the North side of Rebel Market.Orders may be placed during these hours:
- Lunch: 10:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
- Dinner: 5–6:45 p.m.
You may schedule your pick-up between 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. or 5-7 p.m. Lunch orders will not be accepted after 1:15 p.m., and dinner orders will not be accepted after 6:45 p.m.
How can you create an account with GET?
- GET uses the WebID/Password that you use for other University services.
- Available in the Apple App Store, get it on Google Play, or visit get.cbord.com/olemiss to log-in.
- NOTE: There is a $2.50 fee added per deposit.
For questions or assistance, call 662-915-1949.
Parking and O.U.T. Operations
Effective March 18, the Department of Parking and Transportation is closed to the public. Questions or concerns can be addressed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message at 662-915-7235. These channels will be monitored between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays, and inquiries will be responded to as soon as possible.
Temporary Parking Rules Changes
Due to the university’s response to the evolving situation concerning the COVID-19 virus, parking rules and regulations are relaxed. All motorists are allowed to park in any available legal parking space that is not reserved or restricted by posted signage. ADA parking spaces still require an ADA credential. Metered spaces will not require payment. Vehicles with a South Oxford Center (SOC) decal are legal to park on main campus. The Welcome Center on University Avenue will be closed until further notice.
Ole Miss Golf Course
Due to increased health concerns and state/local recommendations, the Ole Miss Golf Course and clubhouse will be closing at the end of business March 19 until further notice. The driving range will be open on a limited basis beginning Monday, March 23. Range hours will be Monday-Friday (9 a.m.-3 p.m., subject to change daily due to weather, etc). Range balls may be purchased only from the ball machine outside ($5/bucket; $1 bills only). Subscribe to the email list for all course updates.
Check out the university’s Keep Learning website, an invaluable resource for students with advice and links to help you transition to remote learning.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services continues to serve students, but it is operating on an appointment-only basis for urgent care/sick visits. Walk-in patients will not be accepted at this time. It is very important that students call 662-915-7274 to schedule an appointment before coming to the clinic to protect other patients and clinic staff as recommended by the Mississippi State Department of Health. Visits that are not urgent, such as annual exams or physicals, will be scheduled for a later date or at a time that will limit potential exposure. This approach will allow more capacity for urgent care and help to protect healthy patients as recommended by the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Faculty and Staff
Guidelines for Submitting Purchasing and Payment Documents
The Office of Procurement Services is open during normal operating hours to answer calls (662-915-7448), receive mail and paper documents, process check and ACH payments, etc. With staff working remotely or on administrative leave, the best way to contact Procurement is via email.
Response time may be delayed as priority will be given to mission-critical requests. For immediate assistance, please email Rachel Bost.
For specific requests, please use the following email addresses:
- Purchase Requisitions and POs: email@example.com
- Invoices and Payment Requests: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Travel Authorizations and Reimbursement Vouchers: email@example.com
- Procurement Card Documents: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Good receipts: email@example.com
For more information, please refer to the new Purchasing Guidelines now in effect on the Procurement website.
Telecommunications now offers the Equinox Soft Phone app for Windows PCs. This app will allow you to log-in to your office number from your PC and make and receive calls on your computer as if you were on your office phone. To request the Windows soft phone app, please visit: https://telecom.olemiss.edu/
Employee Health Services is proud to continue to provide services for employees Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. with two board-certified physicians. It will operate on an appointment-only basis for urgent care/sick visits. Please call 662-915-6550 to speak with a provider.
After Hours Care via Telemedicine
Employees and their family members enrolled in the State Health Plan have the opportunity to seek online services that can be utilized for minor medical care or for after-hours issues/concerns. Telemedicine provides an opportunity to consult with a board-certified medical care provider for common medical issues, such as headache, fever, rashes, sore throat, cold and flu, insect bites and constipation. This service should not be used for emergency care.
There are two options for online services.
- American Well (Amwell) is the vendor contracted with the State Health Plan. Video chat with a medical care provider 24/7, 365 days a year, no appointment necessary. To enroll, go to https://mssehip.amwell.com/ and enter service key MSSEHIP. Visit the Know Your Benefits page of the MS Department of Finance and Administration website for more information.
- UMMC 2 You is the service provided through the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. To enroll, go to https://ummc2you.connectedcare.md/public/#/patient. Information is available at https://www.umc.edu/Healthcare/Telehealth/UMMC%
Other Things to Know
Mississippi public schools will be closed until at least April 17 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday. https://www.coronavirus.ms.gov/2019-11/governor-tate-reeves-announces-public-schools-will-be-closed-until-least-april-17th
City of Oxford Community Update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP7h361RE58&feature=youtu.be
UMMC Coronavirus (COVID-19) News https://www.umc.edu/CoronaVirus/COVID-19-News-Mississippi.html
Double Decker Arts Festival, including the Double Decker Spring Run, scheduled to take place April 24-25 will be postponed. https://doubledeckerfestival.com/covid-19-update/
LinkedIn is opening 16 of its learning courses for free for anyone working at home to help increase productivity, time management and decrease stress. https://www.linkedin.com/learning/paths/remote-working-setting-yourself-and-your-teams-up-for-success
Oxfordms.com Resources https://oxfordms.com/local-coronavirus-resources/
On the lighter side: Kevin Bacon Launches Sweet 6 Degrees Campaign for People to Share Who They Are Staying Home. https://people.com/movies/kevin-bacon-launches-sweet-6-degrees-campaign-encouraging-fans-to-stay-home/