STUDENT GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES
August 12, 2020 - We look forward to the start of the fall semester and want to provide students with a guide to campus guidelines and protocols—and important reminders about your courses—as we approach Monday, August 17. Our priority is to keep you safe while delivering a seamless educational experience until we are able to fully return to our normal campus operations.
Schedule and Course Information:
- UNM-Gallup has implemented a hybrid approach to fall courses, with the majority of scheduled courses operating remotely with limited in-person instruction (e.g. essential skill courses and labs). Each course has an assigned “Meeting Type” to identify course modality. Here are the definitions for each meeting type used at UNM-Gallup:
- Face-to-Face plus Remote Scheduled: Courses meet in person at a scheduled time and meet remotely at a scheduled time (instructors may organize successive in-person meetings with sub-groups of students). Classes or seminars, discussion-based, inquiry- or project- based classes, large classes for which scheduled class times can be used for active learning for smaller groups, other lab, studio, internship, or skills-based classes. See schedule for classroom location/times and remote scheduled times; log in to course on UNMLearn (or platform designated by instructor) for remote meetings at specified times.
- Face-to-Face plus Remote Arranged: Courses meet in person at a scheduled time and remote instruction is also offered. These may include classes or seminars, discussion-based, inquiry- or project- based classes, large classes for which scheduled class times can be used for active learning for smaller groups, other lab, studio, internship, or skills-based classes. See schedule for classroom location/times; log in to your course on UNMLearn (and/or platform designated by instructor) for instruction for remote work.
- Remote Scheduled: All course components are delivered remotely and some or all regularly scheduled group meetings occur and occur remotely via Zoom, Teams, or other platforms. These may also include classes and seminars of any size, discussion-, inquiry-, project- based, classes w/ multiple sections with flexibility. See your schedule for designated remote times; log in to your course on UNMLearn (and/or platform designated by instructor) for remote meetings at designated times and for completion of course work.
- Remote Arranged: A fully remote course in which all components are delivered remotely and there are no set times for face-to-face or remote meetings. Coursework will be done remotely and your coursework for a given day or week—-such as viewing lectures and completing modules—can be completed online within deadlines set by the instructor. These include classes or seminars of any size, discussion-based classes, Classes w/ multiple sections. Log in to your course on UNMLearn (and/or platform designated by instructor) for completion of course work.
- Nearly every course scheduled for the Fall semester will require students to have a personal computer or laptop, preferably one with a webcam, and reliable internet connectivity.
- This video will guide you through the process of identifying how to understand the fall schedule of classes and identify the Meeting Type for each course in which you are enrolled: https://vimeo.com/435746729
- It is incredibly important for students to check their UNM email DAILY for critical updates from instructors regarding courses and notifications from other campus departments regarding updates and announcements. If you have not used your UNM Lobo Mail account before, this video will teach you how to access your account: http://www.unm.edu/~itcss/videos/lobomail1/index.html
- Students also need to login to their UNM Learn accounts DAILY to receive updates, access your course syllabus, and complete assignments and other course activities. If you have not used UNM Learn before, this online orientation will teach you how to navigate the system: http://online.unm.edu/help/learn/students/intro-to-online-tools/learning-objectives.html
- The Fall semester calendar has been modified. Important dates are listed below, and the complete fall academic calendar can be located at https://gallup.unm.edu/academics/calendar.php
- UNM modified the Fall calendar to reduce travel and associated public health risks. Students traveling to New Mexico from out of state should plan on isolating themselves for a two-week period to follow State of New Mexico regulations and to show responsibility toward the Lobo community.
- Monday, August 17: Fall instruction begins on UNM-Main and branch campuses.
- Wednesday, October 7: Break Day (no classes on UNM-Main and branch campuses).
- Tuesday, November 3: Break Day (no classes on UNM-Main and branch campuses).
- Wednesday, November 25: The last day for face-to-face teaching on UNM-Main and branch campuses (HSC may vary), but instruction will continue remotely.
- Nov. 30 to Dec. 4: Remote instruction week; no face-to-face classes.
- Dec. 7 to Dec.12: Remote finals week; no face-to-face instruction or exams.
Required Course Materials:
- Links to required course material can be found on the bookstore’s webpage.
- Fall curbside pickup runs through August 31st. Please read through these important guidelines for more information and to schedule a pickup.
- Textbook rental is currently available through the bookstore via an online vendor (promo code is also available). Students also can sell their textbooks online. Find more information and links on the bookstore’s webpage.
- Access to most facilities will remain limited with a few services available on campus—outlined below. Please see the safety protocols you’ll need to follow outlined below.
- Students and personnel must follow guidance and posted signage regarding capacity limitations, hallway and stairwell traffic flow, and socially distanced seating and standing arrangements in applicable areas.
- Most indoor spaces will be inaccessible to students and unauthorized personnel; please utilize entrance and exits doors as identified by campus signage for those areas that are accessible, i.e. classrooms, laboratories, restrooms.
- WiFi access will be expanded throughout the Gurley Hall parking lot; students must adhere to COVID safe practices by maintaining social distance and wearing face masks while utilizing any outdoor space on campus.
- The Physical Education Complex remains closed. The fitness trail is open, but please do not use the equipment along the trail.
- Curbside services are currently available, including for Wi-Fi Hotspot checkout. Please read through these important guidelines to schedule curbside pickup.
- Beginning on Monday, August 17th, access to the library will be by appointment only and limited to 25% capacity to allow for social distancing (an appointment form will be available on August 17). Appointments and access time can be used for research assistance, solo studying, computer use, printing, copying, locating materials, and checkout. You can view a virtual tour of the safety changes that have been made to the library here.
Safety Protocols & Guidelines:
- All students are required to wear face masks and must follow social distancing protocols on campus. Students who do not wear a mask to a face-to-face class meeting(s) on campus can expect to be asked to leave the classroom, to receive a low participation grade, and to be dropped from the class if failure to wear a mask occurs multiple times. Students who do not wear a mask in classrooms and other public spaces on UNM-Gallup’s campus are also subject to disciplinary proceedings under the Student Code of Conduct. This is in effect until December 31, 2020, unless notified otherwise.
- All students coming to campus should screen themselves daily for COVID-19 symptoms. Effective with the fall term, the University of New Mexico will require that all enrolled UNM students complete a daily online symptom screening. This will be sent regularly by e-mail to all members of the UNM community, including students. Faculty may also request verification of self-screening for any scheduled face-to-face instructional activities.
- Stay home if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Sore throat
- Cough Muscle or body aches
- Congestion or runny nose
- Shortness of breath
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste or smell
New Student Orientation To-Go:
- Visit the various Student Services department webpages for information regarding services, hours, and contact information.
The University of New Mexico - Gallup
705 Gurley Ave.
Gallup, NM 87301