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Student Support for Remote Instruction

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Library Information

The most up-to-date information about the UVA Library's response to the COVID-19 outbreak and related resources is available at this link: 

Taking a Deep Breath

While everyone is working hard to transition to online courses, we also want to acknowledge that this is a stressful, confusing, anxiety-inducing time for many. For some, online classes may provide a welcome distraction from everything else going on in the world; for others, online classes may further complicate their already complicated situations. This is true for both instructors and students - everyone is trying to deal with a rapidly changing situation. In light of this, we ask that everyone be patient with each other as we navigate this situation together. We encourage students to maintain open communication with their instructors and other support folks on Grounds - we often can help, but only if we know what's going on.

If you are feeling anxious or stressed, Bethany Teachman, UVA Professor of Psychology, has some tips for dealing with your (completely natural) anxiety at this link. Highlights include:

  • Maintain good self-care - establish a routine, get enough sleep, exercise, eat healthy, practice mindfulness or meditation
  • Reach out to your support network, especially if you are physically isolated from other people
  • Select a few reliable news sites to follow, and don't try to keep up with every piece of information that is coming out
  • Take reasonable recommended steps to prevent the spread of the virus

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