Responding to COVID-19: Spring 2022

Coronavirus Update Regarding Student Services & Support

Dear Weitzman Students,

Thank you all for your patience, flexibility, and perseverance amidst so much uncertainty and disruption. We recognize that this must be a stressful time academically and personally, and we encourage you to take care of yourself. Please know that all of the Weitzman faculty and staff are deeply committed to helping you navigate the transition to online courses and to respond to the many questions that you may have.  I also encourage you to visit the University’s Coronavirus website, which is being continuously updated.  The link is here:  https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/ .  We have also posted FAQ’s on the School’s website here: https://www.design.upenn.edu/news/post/coronavirus-guidance-weitzman-community

In addition, many of the University’s support services will continue virtually even though classes are moving online.  It’s important to note that while the University is suspending in-person classes, we are not shutting down. That’s a big difference. Please see the links below. 

Academic & Wellness Support Services

We also have a new Director of Student Services, Emily McCully, starting on March 25, 2020.  She comes to us with extensive student affairs and academic support experience from the School of Social Policy.  Please stay tuned for a more detailed summary of her experience coming soon.  In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me or to Dana McElroy, Registrar, with your questions, concerns, and suggestions.  We are here to help!

I am guessing that many of you also have questions about how many of your classes – particularly studios or courses involving fabrication or art making – will move online.  The faculty is working creatively and expeditiously to figure out the best approach to making the remainder of the semester as enriching and productive as possible.  Please stay tuned for further updates next week from your chair and instructors.  Again, we thank you for your partnership.

 

We will get through,

Leslie 

Leslie Hurtig
Associate Dean for Administration