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Summer 2020 - Student Information

REMINDER: Coronavirus Precautions

Advice for protecting yourself from COVID-19 can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Official Coronavirus WebpageVisit the following links for additional information:

UM Coronavirus Information

UM Coronavirus FAQ

Falcon Forward Plan


Information for Current Students

Given the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and all of the compelling national and state data on the matter, the University has determined that we will transition May and summer courses to distance education. Based on student needs, we have already been focusing on increasing distance education options in May and summer. Deans and chairs will be working carefully with faculty to make this transition as successful as possible. The Malone Center will continue to be a helpful resource as will the faculty colleagues who have excellent experience in distance education.

As the University will not be selling summer meal plans, Falcon Foods will be closing at the end of the semester and will not reopen during the month of June. Falcon Foods will decide about reopening for the remainder of the summer in late June.

Falcon Foods will still offer catering service with a 48-hour advance notice to secure staffing and product, and will still be open for orientation lunches this summer. To place a catering order, please contact UM Director of Dining Services Jason Quarles by phone at 205-688-0329 or by email at Jason.Quarles@compass-usa.com.


Resources for UM Students

For a continually updated list of digital student resources, please visit this link: Montevallo.edu/about-um/administration/ist/ist-student-resources.

CARES Act Student Information

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance

Alternative Grading System

Adjusting Study Habits

UM Resource List

Carmichael Library services

Carmichael Library also offers several digital services to students.Visit the library website at Libguides.montevallo.edu to access library resources and services, including:

  • Full access to the library’s Discovery Search tool and Databases, by logging in with your UM username and password.  This includes more than 200,000 e-books and articles from thousands of journals.
  • Chat and e-mail research help. Librarians will monitor chat during library hours.
  • Interlibrary loan service (articles and book chapters only) for items our library does not own.
  • Library fines accrued during this time will be waived. Students should disregard any automatically generated emails about overdue items and fines.  Materials will be due back when students are able to return to campus.
  • For more information, please see the library’s Distance Education guide.

Study Habits and Tutoring Needs

Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak can present unfamiliar challenges as you study. Attached to this email and available here is a list of tips to help you stay focused as you adjust your study habits. Please contact the Falcon Success Center or the Learning Enrichment Center for any tutoring needs.

Student Emergency Financial and Food Assistance

Limited financial assistance, non-perishable food and toiletry items are available to students facing unexpected hardships. To access those services, contact Counseling Services by phone at 205-665-6245 or by email at counseling@montevallo.edu.

COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

The COVID-19 Student Relief Fund provides limited emergency financial support to University of Montevallo students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship caused in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For application information, email Kelli J. Holmes at kholmes4@montevallo.edu.

SCHOLLY COVID-19 Student Relief

SCHOLLY is not associated with the University of Montevallo, but is an additional financial resource for students facing hardships during this pandemic. SCHOLLY is awarding up to $200 per student in immediate cash assistance.  Visit SCHOLLY COVID-19 Student Relief to apply.

UM Bookstore

The University of Montevallo Bookstore’s physical store will be closed this summer, as UM shifts to a distance education model for the summer terms, but the store will be open virtually to support students through its Digital First initiative.

The bookstore will offer a broad range of digital course material options this summer:

  • The bookstore is able to provide immediate access to course materials when a student selects the digital e-book option whenever available on our website.
  • Students are encouraged to select available digital options via the web, mobile app and email to ensure they are ready for the first day of class.
  • If a digital option is unavailable, the bookstore will continue to offer physical book orders through its website. The bookstore will also be available to answer any questions via email through its website.

To access the University Bookstore’s digital offerings, visit montevallo.bncollege.com.

The bookstore will be stocking caps and gowns the entirety of the summer terms to meet any student need for caps and gowns for the Aug. 7 Commencement. If you have unopened and unworn graduation regalia, the bookstore will gladly offer a refund. If you ordered and paid for your cap and gown online, you will need to contact Oak Hall at 1-800-456-7623 or webdept@oakhall.com.

If you have any questions, please call or e-mail the bookstore at 205-665-6575 or sm8051@bncollege.com.

Additional resources

In addition, the following UM faculty and staff members are available to assist you in the following areas:

Topic Contact Phone Office/Location
Campus Employment Mr. Mark Bolton 205.665.6071

Student Employment,

Will Lyman House

Disability & Accommodations

Ms. Deborah Braswell

Ms. Doneshia Bradford

205.665.6250

Disability Support Services,

Main Hall B60

Financial Issues

Ms. Nikki Bradbury

 

Ms. Brenda Knight

 

Mr. Josh Miller

205.665.6050

 

205.665.6087

 

205.665.6245

Student Aid, Palmer Hall

 

Falcon Success Center, Van Tuyll House

Counseling Services –

The Granger Family Center for Personal Development,

Puryear House

Food Pantry Mr. Josh Miller 205.665.6245

Counseling Services –

The Granger Family Center for Personal Development,

Puryear House

Health / Medical Care Ms. Kim Moon, PA-C 205.665.6275 Health Services, East Main Hall
Housing Mr. John Denson 205.665.6235 Housing & Residence Life, Main Hall 105
Library Research Ms. Anna Mary Williford  205.665.6100 Carmichael Library

Major Choice/

Career Guidance/

Job Market Resources

 

Mr. Michael Lebeau

205.665.6262

Career Development Center,

Farmer Hall, 2nd Floor

Personal Issues / Counseling Mr. Josh Miller 205.665.6245

Counseling Services –

The Granger Family Center for Personal Development,

Puryear House

Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)

Maxient Reporting

Student Conduct

Ms. Barbara Forrest

www.montevallo.edu/UMCARES

Mr. Tony Miller, Jr.

205.665.6055

 

205.665.6020

Human Resources,

Will Lyman House

Student Conduct Office,

Main Hall B55

Sexual orientation, gender identity, harassment, and/or discrimination SafeZone@montevallo.edu
TRIO Student Support Services – (Eligibility Reqs.) Dr. Denise Myers 205.665.6094

TRIO Student Support Services,

Main Hall B46

Tutoring Assistance/

Student Academic Support

Ms. Randi Tubbs 205.665.6113

Learning Enrichment Center Lower Level/Carmichael Library

Falcon Success Center, Van Tuyll House

Veteran & Military Affairs Ms. Traci Crenshaw 205.665.6472 Veteran and Military Affairs, GLOCO
Withdrawals, Transcripts, Transfer Credit, Registration Issues, and Veterans & GI Bill Ms. Amanda Fox 205.665.6040

Registrar Office,

Palmer Hall, 2nd Floor

Writing Support Dr. Cynthia Mwenja 205.665.6438

Harbert Writing Center,

Comer Hall 311 & online at

montevallo.mywconline.com

Other Dr. Tammi Dahle 205.665.6020

Enrollment & Student Affairs,

Main Hall B55