Covid19 Resources for FLI Students

The COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted our lives in ways we never imagined. In an effort to support and empower you with information to navigate this time, we created the FLI Network Covid19 Resource Guide. This guide will also be updated as needed.

All courses will be held online for the fall semester. For more information regarding this decision, undergraduate and graduate students should visit the following websites: COVID19 information for undergraduates; COVID19 information for graduate students. Remember to visit the JHU COVID-19 website for all other pertinent information regarding university operations.

Academic Support

JHU Online Learning Den Tutoring Program: The Learning Den Tutoring Program will be offering drop-in tutoring support each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:30pm EST for the courses listed below. Students may “drop-in” to the Zoom meeting rooms at any time in the above mentioned window for tutoring help. Please visit this website to access the Zoom links.

  • Physics I & II (EN)
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Calculus I, II, & III

JHU Online Study Consulting Program: The Study Consulting Program helps undergraduate students strengthen their academic skills, adjust to the increased demands of college, or fulfill their potential. The program is operating in a virtual capacity this summer.To learn more about these services, please email Dr. Sharleen Aragamaso at sharleen.argamaso@jhu.edu.

Remote Learning Tips: The Office of Academic Support has put together “quick tip” resources that are tailored specifically to Hopkins students! Some resources include course specific study guides, study tips, targeted academic skills, time management and more.

Summer Planning Worksheet: The Success Coaching team in Academic Advising (SCAA) developed a summer planning worksheet to help you set goals, consider your options, and choose which activities to accomplish this summer. Click here to download the worksheet and to begin planning out your summer. You can also use this link to help you brainstorm which activities you can engage in.

Leave of Absence: There are three types of LOA: Deferment, Medical LOA, and Emergency LOA. These are  granted for specific periods, generally up to one year, and such leaves are regarded as approved interruptions of a student’s program. No tuition or fees are charged while on leave. If applicable, students should consult with the Office of Financial Aid prior to request a leave of absence. Students may not be eligible for health benefits if enrolled through JHU’s Student Health Benefits.

If you wish to apply for deferral or leave of absence, please review the information on this website to learn about the procedures or review this FAQ.

Please be reminded that, if you are a first year student, you can defer up to the first day of classes. Once classes begin, you will only have the option to take a leave if you want to take time off. You can request a standard leave (through Advising) through the first six weeks of the semester (10/9/20).  Beyond that date, you will only able to take a Medical Leave of Absence or Emergency Leave of Absence (through SOS) up to the last day of classes.

Grading policy:

The default grading option for the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering for the fall semester will be Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Students may choose to take any or all of their courses for a letter grade, unless the instructor has designated the course as S/U only.

Financial Assistance

Federal Student Aid: This website will provide crucial information from the U.S. Department of Education regarding forbearance for students, borrowers, and parents.

Student Financial Services: The Office of Student Financial Services invites students whose financial circumstances change after receiving their 2020-2021 financial aid package to submit PDF Document: an appeal form. The form will allow you to request financial assistance related to COVID-19.

Students who receive need-based aid for off-campus housing will continue to receive that aid for the year. If students wish to maintain their off-campus lease in hopes of returning in the spring but need assistance with expenses associated with living with relatives in the fall, they should notify the financial aid office of their intentions.

Students who do not qualify for need-based aid but who demonstrate hardship related to maintaining housing or other consequences of staying home for the semester can apply for assistance via the financial aid office.

If you have additional questions, please contact your assigned financial aid advisor by phone or email, or schedule an online appointment here.

Community Economic Relief Fund: Please call 1-866 211-9966 and indicate your zip code. The Community Economic Relief Fund will provide a list of local agencies in your area that provides support (bills, rent, and food).

Housing

Off-Campus Housing: If you need help with your off-campus living expenses, contact the Office of Off-Campus Housing at offcampus@jhu.edu to assess your situation and identify the resources best suited to address the issue at hand.

Additional resources to consider:

On-Campus Housing: If you are a current student and have not registered to retrieve your belongings from your residence, please contact housing operations at housing@jhu.edu.

Internet Access

The following companies are currently offering access to their WiFi and internet network for free or at a discounted rate, some of which are available up until December 31, 2020.

Mental Health and Wellness

Counseling CenterThe center has made arrangements for students to see counseling center staff virtually. For those unable to continue their counseling relationships with the Homewood staff, the university has provided free access to Mental Telehealth, powered by TimelyMD, for all students and learners.

The center has also developed a remote FLI Online Support Space where students can gather information, connect to care, or build community. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or other services for FLI students,  please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Llewellyn at tllewel2@jhu.edu.

Additional Counseling Resources

Student Health and Wellness COVID-19 Resources: Learn about additional free health and wellness resources available to students during the pandemic by visiting this website. Some of the resources include:

  • Free access to Mental Telehealth, meditation applications (i.e., Calm App, SilverCloud), virtual workshop on mindfulness, stress management, and wellness, streaming fitness classes from the Homewood and East Baltimore recreation centers, and more.

Student Outreach & Support: If you need help identifying resources in your home state or have concerns for a student who could use such support, feel free to contact the Office of Student Outreach and Support at 410-516-7857. You can also complete a care report at jhu.edu/carereport, or contact the Dean of Student Life at deanofstudents@jhu.edu.  You can refer a student by filling out our referral form online. Information about Emergency or Medical Leave of Absence can be found here.

While all case managers assist FLI  students, Shakeyla Mitchell remains connected to the FLI Network and is dedicated to advocate for the various needs of FLI students. She can be reached at smitch62@jhu.edu.

Students with Disabilities

Student Disability Services (SDS): The Office of Student Disability Services advises students with disabilities regarding available services, accommodations, and assistive technology. Starting immediately, the best way to reach SDS Homewood will be by emailing studentdisabilityservices@jhu.edu. Appointments will be available by Zoom or phone and can be scheduled during business hours.

Transportation

JHU Shuttles: Until further notice, all passengers and drivers are required to wear a face covering while on board any JHU vehicles. Effective face coverings include, but are not limited to: masks, bandanas, scarves or any material that fully covers nose and mouth. Furthermore, day time and night time shuttles will continue to operate on a modified schedule. Visit the Homewood Transportation Services website to see the new schedules.