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Fall 2020 Student Checklist

Important information for students


All Students

  • Check your student email daily (if you haven’t set up your email yet go to hornet365.com > students > first time user).
  • Visit emporia.edu/return for information, communication and policies related to COVID-19 and the Fall Semester.
  • Check your class schedule on the ESU app or at hornet365.com > students > academic life > registration/enrollment on or after Aug. 3 to see how each of your classes will be delivered.
  • Order your books online by Aug. 7 for free shipping at emporia.bncollege.com > click on “textbooks” > select your term and courses from drop down menus > once all courses are selected, click “find materials” > select books and materials for your courses > checkout and select shipping as your method of delivery.
  • Parking Permits Off-campus students may purchase parking permits at Police + Safety beginning Aug. 5 (first-come, first served). Residence hall students may purchase their parking permit online beginning Aug. 10. To purchase online, go to hornet365.com > students > parking and follow the prompts to reserve/purchase your permit. You must go to Police + Safety to pick up your permit. Questions? Call Parking Services at 620-341-6043.
  • Financial Aid + Billing. Financial Aid will be out beginning 8/13. Fall 2020 bills are available and payment due by 8/21. Students will be asked to pay bills online instead of going to the Cashier’s office. To set up online payment, go to hornet365.com > Students > Financial Center > Student Account Center.
  • Technology. Plan to have a laptop/computer and internet connection for hybrid and online classes. If you are not able to obtain these items, contact the IT Help Desk (620-341-5555) to request assistance. ESU will work with you to ensure you have the technology you need to be successful.
  • Conduct Your Self-Assessment. Know COVID-19 symptoms and conduct a daily self-assessment any time before coming to campus. You can find an electronic version on emporia.edu/return > self-assessment.
  • Bring Plenty of Masks. ESU will give you one, but you’ll need more! Masks are required in all campus buildings and outside where social distancing of 6 ft. is not possible.
    • Students living in the residence halls will receive one ESU mask upon move-in
    • Students living off campus may pick up a mask 8/17 + 8/18 in Union Square

New Students

  • Submit your Vaccination Records. Reply to the email you received from Lynn Hobson (lhobson@emporia.edu) with instructions to submit your vaccination records by August 7 to avoid delays on move-in day. This must be complete before you will be permitted to move in to the residence halls.
  • Complete the Tuberculosis Screening Process. Go to hornet365.com > students > student patient portal. Steps: Authenticate with your date of birth > Click Forms > Select Tuberculosis Risk Form > Answer four questions > submit. This must be complete before you will be permitted to move in to the residence halls.
  • Submit a photo for your Hornet ID card. Submit your photo to id-photo.emporia.edu to avoid long lines and delays during move in. You’ll need your ID to move in to the residence halls.
  • Schedule your residence halls move-in date and time (instructions sent to your ESU student e-mail)
  • Review the residence hall move-in information sent to you via mail on July 23. Plan well to make your move-in experience enjoyable and safe!

Help protect your Hornet Family

  • Complete daily self-assessment before coming to campus
  • Wash hands frequently use soap and water OR use a 60% - 90% alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Use appropriate cough + sneeze etiquette
  • Keep your phone on your body - Avoid leaving it on countertops
  • Carry your own pen - Avoid leaving it on countertops
  • Replace handshakes with waves, bows, nods, and “Stingers Up”
  • Face mask - Wear face coverings in all campus buildings and outside when social distancing isn’t possible.
  • In-Person Meetings + Gatherings - Limit group size, maintain 6’ distance, and use tele/video conference when possible
  • No more than 1 person should be in 1 elevator car at a time - Push buttons with your knuckle instead of your finger

Symptom Checklist

Fever

Yes

No

Headache

Yes

No

New loss of smell or taste

Yes

No

Cough (not related to allergies)

Yes

No

Difficulty breathing

Yes

No

Sore throat

Yes

No

Shortness of breath

Yes

No

New onset of diarrhea

Yes

No

Chills

Yes

No

Repeated shaking with chills

Yes

No

Muscle aches and pains

Yes

No

What to do if your condition changes

If you feel feverish, develop a cough, or develop any of the other listed symptoms, you should:

Go to your place of residence

Take your temperature and write it down

Stay isolated from others unless directed otherwise

Call the Student Wellness Center 620-341-5222 (do not go in person before calling)