Logistics and Information for Stetson DeLand Students

Posted March 24, 2020

Information on Dining Services, Health Services, Student Counseling, and Academic Support

What to do if you or someone else is sick or fears exposure:

Any member of the Stetson community who has been to campus in the last 14 days and feels they may have come into direct contact with the virus causing COVID-19 or is experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever over 100.3, cough, shortness of breath) should alert Stetson immediately. Fill out this online form: Stetson University: COVID-19 Report a Concern Form During business hours – call Health Service (386-822-8150). After business hours – call Public Safety (386-822-7300). If you are concerned about someone else’s exposure, also let us know – take this action yourself, don’t just tell them to do so. This applies to our College of Law students, faculty, and staff.

Public Safety: Use Stetson Safety App, a Blue Light Phone, or call 386-822-7300.

Parking: Park in any lot for the remainder of the semester. Tickets will only be issued for vehicles parked illegally (handicapped without appropriate tag/placard, loading zones, fire lanes). All vehicles must display a Stetson parking sticker and be registered. If you are unable to remove a vehicle from campus contact Public Safety, 386-822-7300.

For Students Vacating Residence Halls: All students NOT remaining need to be moved out of their residence hall by 3/23 at 8 p.m. If you are unable to do so, contact Danann Bledsoe in Residential Living and Learning, dbledsoe@stetson.edu 386-833-7201.

For Students Remaining in Residence Halls: Be sure you have viewed one of the webinars from March 12th at:

COVID-19 Information Session – 9 am

COVID-19 Information Session – 5:30 pm

Remember that all requirements of the Code of Community Standards remain in effect. Violations will be addressed as necessary with appropriate sanctions. Additionally, the difficult situation of addressing a global pandemic raises the expectations that the Stetson community will continue to work together to ensure the safety and well-being of all members.

Stetson.edu/reportit: Please continue to report concerns about things you see or experience in the community through stetson.edu/reportit. You can report concerns with Title IX, Community Standards, Bias Reports, Honor Council reports and wellbeing concerns here. These reports will be followed up with by the appropriate staff.

ALL STUDENTS: Be sure to check your Stetson email daily for important announcements. This is how ALL campus offices and faculty will contact you. If you are experiencing problems accessing your courses, or maintaining connectivity for instructional technology, please contact your faculty and the resources on “Technology Assistance” found later in this document.

Dining Services: If you need to add Hatter Bucks to your account, you can contact the One Stop.

As of March 27, Dining Services is operating on a take-out system only.

Hours are currently as follows –

The Commons –

Daily Brunch 9am-1pm

Daily Dinner 5pm-7pm

Coffee Shop –

Monday through Friday 7am-4pm

Post Office/Mail: The campus Post Office will remain open with normal business hours of 8-4:30 Monday through Friday. If you want to have mail forwarded to a non-Stetson address, use this form.

Bookstore: The bookstore is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 to 4.

One Stop (Registrar, Bursar, Financial Aid): All One Stop functions are operating with staff available in-person and remotely 8-4:30, Monday through Friday. Phone call or email to discuss your needs before coming to the One Stop. Contact here.Students planning to return to Stetson for the 2020-21 Academic Year should complete their FAFSA as soon as possible.

Student Employment: Please continue to communicate with your supervisor and Nora Huth (nhuth@stetson.edu 386-822-7172) about work schedules and assignments.

Library Services: The Stetson DuPont Ball Library closed to in-person services at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 23rd. This includes the Innovation Lab and Archives Office. Call, text, or e-mail the Ask A Librarian service to get help with your research questions. The only in-person assistance available will be item checkout, carried out by a circulation employee. Students can also access library collections including eBooks, databases, and journals through the library’s page on the website.

You can join the Library’s virtual book club. Sign up here. Cultural Credit is offered and more cultural credit options will be offered soon.

Dean of Students: The Dean’s Office Hours are being held as normally scheduled on Tuesdays from 12pm to 1 p.m. in person on the CUB porch with appropriate social distancing and also virtually. Go here to participate: Dean of Students Office Hours Tuesday 12-1 in Teams

Health Service: Health Service continues to be available to Stetson students and employees and is open regular hours, M – F, 8a-12p and 1p-4:30p. Please call 386-822-7300 for more information.

Student Counseling Services: Crisis, consultation and on-going services are available with counselors by phone.

Well-Connect: Call 833-848-1765- This phone service continues to be available to all students, no matter where they are located 24/7.

Academic Support: All of Academic Success’s services are still available, just online. There is a webpage that provides information on services and access here.

Academic Advising: Advising will be offering support to students virtually through the Microsoft Teams platform, phone appointments, and in person by appointment. Students will also be referred and connected to their faculty advisor for their primary advising needs. Students are also welcome to contact the advising team at academic.advising@stetson.edu for advising support questions, advising labs, registration dates, holds on account, as well as any other concerns.

Accommodations and Disability Services: Accessibility Services will remain available and continue to service our students. We have communicated with faculty regarding specific accommodations to help with the transition to online learning for the duration of the Spring 2020 semester. If you have any questions or concerns about the implementation of your accommodations, please contact asc@stetson.edu. Our professional staff will continue to meet with students via phone or video chat. We will continue to hold meetings scheduled with Stetson SSC.

Academic Support: Tutoring and SPI is now serving all students in a virtual environment using Microsoft Teams. All subjects will remain available and students can join their respective “team” where virtual sessions will be hosted at the regular listed times. Contact cgrasley@stetson.edu with any questions.

Success Coaching: Success Coaching will continue to be available to all students via over the phone sessions, or over video chat on Microsoft Teams. Students can make appointments through Stetson SSC by pressing the blue “Get Assistance” button, emailing studentsuccess@stetson.edu, or calling the Hollis Family Student Success Center at (386)-822-7345.

Assistance for Student Athletes: Student Athlete Academic Services will continue serving students using virtual platforms such as Microsoft Teams, phone appointments, as well as email. Student athlete tutoring services will continue availability to all students via Microsoft Teams. If students have difficulty searching for their session or further questions about tutoring, please contact saacademics@stetson.edu or Jeremiah Nails, jnails@stetson.edu.

Wellness & Recreation: The Hollis Center is closed until further notice.

W&R provides virtual opportunities for community to engage in health and wellness regardless of their geographical location including:

  • Fitness: #FitFam, Exercise of the Day, Tips, BetterU
  • Sport Programs: Intramural Sport Online Competitions, Club Officer transitions, Club Budget Proposal Hearings, Club Point Cup Engagement
  • Health Promotion: (Instagram Stories) Produce of the Month, Health Hatters Series, Alcohol and other Drug Education, Stress Less, Take Back the Night, etc.

No matter where you are, follow @thewellteam and @suintramuralsports on Instagram to stay up-to-date on what is happening and get some tips for wellness!

Religious & Spiritual Life: Pastoral care: Chaplains will hold one-on-one meetings in-person or via technology. Chaplains will continue to manage outreach regarding students and hospitalization, grief, etc.

Contemplative practices: Meditations are being conducted online at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays. Contact Sensei Morris Sullivan, msullivan1@stetson.edu .

Hillel: Every Friday, there will be a livestream of candles, kiddush, and challah. If you are interested in participating, contact Sam Friedman, sfriedman@stetson.edu . All birthright trips in May are cancelled. There is a possibility they will be rescheduled for June, but will know this by April 15. Any student interested in receiving Passover matzah and soup should contact Sam Friedman, sfriedman@stetson.edu .

Office of Diversity & Inclusion: Cross Cultural Center: Remains open and staffed 40 hours per week by student employees, Monday through Friday 9-5.Look for Instagram Live videos about LGBTQ Day of Silence on April 8th and Stress Awareness Month, as well as updates on what is happening at the CCC and other ways to maintain connection!

Student Development & Campus Vibrancy: All activities for LEAD, FOCUS, Fraternity & Sorority Involvement, and Campus Organizations will move forward on a virtual platform. Watch your email and social media for information on meetings, orientations, trainings, and virtual events.

Career & Professional Development: The office is open 8-4:30, Monday through Friday. All career advising services are provided ONLY virtually through phone or video appointments. Students can still take advantage of the various services and career competency information(assessing personality, exploring careers and majors, internship/job searching, and preparing for graduate/professional education) available on our webpage. There will also be online internship orientation and virtual career fairs available in April.

Students Seeking Summer Internships: Notifications will be posted on HatterJobs and the CaPD web page. Communications may come from social media and email about availabilities.

Especially for graduating students: You will receive a phone call offering assistance with your future plans during March and April.

Technical Assistance: Stetson’s Office of Information Technology is available for assistance with MyStetson, Blackboard, and email. There are several online resources at the main IT page and an online form to submit problems is found here.

Free Internet: Charter, the parent company of Spectrum News, operates in 41 states and services 29 million customers including health care facilities, first responders and government offices. To enroll in the free broadband and WIFI program, you can call 1-844-488-8395.

Where to Find More Information: Stetson University will connect with you throughout the remainder of the semester, likely daily, in order to maintain and support the Hatter community:

  • Emails. Please remember that your Stetson email is the official channel for all official university communications. Be sure to check your email regularly.
  • Webinars. Many of you participated in webinars the week of March 12th. We anticipate future webinars to address University concerns and any decisions made going forward. You can view recorded webinars at:

COVID-19 Information Session – 9 am

COVID-19 Information Session – 5:30 pm

  • Community Resource site with FAQs. The web page on the Stetson website with answers to frequently asked questions is updated regularly
  • Campus Life and Student Success Blackboard Site. This site will have more information specific to student activities, student success, and the University.

Lua R. Hancock, Vice President, Campus Life and Student Success