FSEM Updates 9/22/2020

Hi there, FSEM Faculty,

We have a few updates to share from DU- see below. Additionally, we have included an email template that Rick Barbour wrote when addressing a student’s concern over a positive COVID result of a peer. He was kind enough to allow us to share it with all of you. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Students Impacted by Colorado Fires

With the damage done by the fires in Colorado, we wanted to share the plan for supporting students potentially impacted:

  • There are 23 students identified who could potentially be impacted the fires 
  • Student Outreach & Support will make outreach to the potentially impacted students directing them to complete the online SOS Referral Form. 
  • If students share that their travel will be impacted we can help communicate that to HRE and other offices as needed. 
  • We’ll be offering the Student Assistance Fund, if needed, to help with travel support or other needs. 
  • Marketing and Communications will be given the details of the outreach email.

If you know of students in need of support, please submit their information to Student Outreach & Support in order to get them connected to a SOS Case Manager. 

Students impacted by California Fires & Hurricanes

With the damage done by the fires in California and the anticipated landfall of Hurricane Laura, we wanted to share the plan for supporting students potentially impacted.

  • Our Registrar colleagues have quickly provided us a list students potentially impact by natural disasters within the US:
    • 87 students who could potentially be impacted the fires 
    • 72 students potentially impacted by the hurricane
  • Student Outreach & Support will make outreach to the potentially impacted students directing them to complete the online SOS Referral Form
  • If students share that their travel will be impacted we can help communicate that to HRE and other offices as needed. 
  • We’ll be offering the Student Assistance Fund, if needed, to help with travel support or other needs. 
  • Marketing and Communications will be given the details of the outreach email.

If you know of students in need of support, please submit their information to Student Outreach & Support in order to get them connected to a SOS Case Manager. 


New Student Withdrawal Options: 

Through Week 3 of the fall quarter (Oct 2) new students have the option to withdraw/defer their enrollment or withdraw from the university and indicate they are not returning. Please consult the University calendar https://www.du.edu/registrar/calendar/ for tuition refund and drop deadlines. 

  • Withdraw from Courses and Defer their Enrollment: Students have decided that they would like to drop current Fall 2020 courses and request permission from Undergraduate Admission to defer their enrollment to a future quarter. 
  • Withdraw from the University: Students have decided to attend another institution. 

If students require additional assistance withdrawing, they should contact The Office of the Registrar at 303-871-4095 or registrar@du.edu

If a student withdraws from the University after the published dates, they will still be responsible for tuition. A calendar of University drop deadlines can be found here https://www.du.edu/registrar/calendar/

Withdrawing from Courses and Requesting Deferred Enrollment

1.   Withdrawing from Quarter courses 

Students fill out an official withdraw in PioneerWeb to be removed from ALL classes. There are two options on the official withdraw form: Withdraw – Not Returning and Withdraw – Intend to Return. Students that plan to defer their enrollment select the Withdraw- Intend to Return option.

2. Requesting Deferred Enrollment 

Students considering deferring their enrollment to a future term, log on to their application status page and complete this form. The form will ask about their plans for the next year and will confirm they will not be enrolling in a degree-granting program or coursework at another college/university. 

Withdraw from the University – Not Returning 

Students fill out an official withdraw in PioneerWeb to be removed from ALL classes. There are two options on the official withdraw form: Withdraw – Not Returning and Withdraw – Intend to Return. Students that do not plan to return to DU in the future select the Withdraw- Not Returning option.

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