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SMTD COVID-19 Information

Updated on February 26, 2021
The School of Music, Theatre & Dance has outlined School-specific plans for the 2020-2021 academic year on this site, and information will be updated regularly as needed. For questions about SMTD’s COVID-19 information, please contact SMTDCOVID-19@umich.edu.

FEBRUARY 3, 2021
We ask that SMTD students, faculty, staff, and guests continue to strictly adhere to all aspects of the SMTD Safety Plan, comply with the new testing requirements, and complete the Blue Queue survey regarding participation in COVID-19 vaccination at U-M.

The SMTD Safety Plan is in compliance with all current guidance from the University, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) related to COVID-19 and its variants. Any updates to the SMTD Safety Plan will be broadly communicated.

The SMTD Safety Plan already contains distancing and room rest measures that are specifically designed to mitigate viral spread.

SMTD continues to provide disposable and cloth face coverings in all buildings. They can be picked up by contacting Facilities Manager Benjamin Thauland. SMTD fully supports U-M’s face covering policy as a fundamental tool of public health. Please note, per University policy, “double masking” is not required at this time.

Help control the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of “close contact” interactions you have. The CDC defines close contact as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

Student Resources

Mental Health Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CAPS): 734-764-8312 or email the CAPS virtual front desk.

Embedded SMTD CAPS Counselor: Emily Laura Hyssong, LMSW, email

For mental health information and online resources, please consult MiTalk or the U-M CAPS Stressbusters App.

CAPS COVID-19 Specific Support:
Mental Health Care Package: Coping with COVID 19 | UM Counseling and Psychological Services
If you are in crisis, please call 911, CAPS at 734-764-8312, or email the CAPS virtual front desk or U-M Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) at 734-936-5900. Directions to PES.

Wellness Resources
SMTD Wellness Events and Resources:
Wellness YouTube Playlist

Housing Resources

Maize & Blue Cupboard
College students and staff are experiencing food insecurity at alarming rates. The Maize and Blue Cupboard is here to provide an immediate and comprehensive response for the U-M community.

For a list of U-M student resources and information, visit Campus Maize and Blueprint.

Do you have a question about an SMTD student resource? Contact:
Deedee Ulintz, Director of Student Affairs and Program Evaluation
Kate Fitzpatrick-Harnish, Acting Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Fall 2020
Jason Corey, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.

Student Emergency Funding Resources

SMTD Emergency Fund
The SMTD Student Emergency Fund, funded by SMTD donors, Dean David Gier, and UM’s Center for the Education of Women (CEW+), provides support to SMTD students to address emergency financial and remote learning needs.

U-M’s Dean of Students Office
Dean of Students Office Emergency Funds are available to students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to temporary hardship related to an unforeseen or emergency situation.

Center for the Education of Women
CEW+ offers emergency funding to current U-M Ann Arbor graduate students and undergraduate students. These grants, called Emergency Funds (EF), are for unexpected financial emergencies that threaten to derail degree progress. Students must speak to a CEW+ counselor to determine eligibility.

Rackham Graduate School
The Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Fund is intended to help meet the financial needs of Rackham graduate students who encounter an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, or unforeseen expenses during their degree program.

U-M’s Office of Financial Aid Emergency Loans
OFA provides emergency loans of up to $500 as a short-term (90 day), interest-free loan.

Campus Maize & Blueprint

Learn more about the University of Michigan’s comprehensive plan for Winter 2021, and review all University COVID-19 policies and information at Campus Maize and Blueprint.

SMTD Winter 2021 Plan

Academic Calendar
The academic calendar is available at Campus Maize and Blueprint.

Classes/Grading Information
For the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters, all undergraduate courses will use a modified version of traditional grading in which the regular A-C grading system is maintained but students who earn D or E grades will receive a “No Record Covid (NRC)” which will not affect the GPA. Students receiving a NRC will be able to request that it be converted to a letter grade if desired.

SMTD has also instituted a more flexible withdrawal policy, allowing students to withdraw from a course at any time up until the end of classes and not have the course appear on their transcript. The “W” will appear on the unofficial transcript, but the University Registrar’s Office will expunge the “W” from the official transcript.

These temporary changes are made with the understanding that the COVID-19 pandemic is creating inequitable circumstances for students to pursue their coursework and demonstrate their learning, and many students are managing very challenging personal situations as they work toward earning their degree. 

For questions, please contact Deedee Ulintz, Tom Erickson, or Becky Olsen.


Is it possible for a student to have a fully remote semester?
Yes, students that wish to remain fully remote in the fall need to state this intention by contacting their academic advisor. This will ensure students can review courses and work out necessary accommodations prior to the beginning of classes.
To contact an academic advisor, Deedee Ulintz, Tom Erickson, or Becky Olsen.

What should a student do if they are participating in classes remotely and a course is only offered in-person?
Students should first contact the instructor of the in-person class to see if there’s a remote-only option for those who cannot, or choose not to return to campus for health and safety reasons. Students can also contact an academic advisor for suggestions on how to adjust scheduling or delay particular requirements but still remain on track.
To contact an academic advisor, email Deedee Ulintz, Tom Erickson, or Becky Olsen.

What should I do if I have back-to-back classes in different formats?
Many remote-only classes are offering a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching to allow for flexibility in scheduling for students with classes in different formats and for students who are working remotely from different time zones.

We recommend contacting your course instructors for classes that are being held back-to-back to check the format and to discuss what accommodations can be made for travel time or asynchronous learning.

SMTD has organized all of its common areas so students have access to “touchdown space” in between in-person activities. Furniture in these spaces have been reconfigured to allow students to maintain proper social distancing.

How will SMTD support international students?
International students should continue to follow guidelines communicated by the U-M International Center and check their website frequently for specific travel procedures and Visa restrictions, as well as contact information.

To facilitate students who are fully remote, many courses will be offered with asynchronous options to support learning across time zones and geographic locations.

Will I lose my scholarship if I take a leave of absence?
SMTD will do everything we can to support our students. You may request a leave of absence for one or two terms. Current students should start a leave application with an SMTD advisor. Please email Deedee Ulintz, Tom Erickson, or Becky Olsen.

Scholarship funds for each student come from a variety of sources. An approved SMTD leave of absence extends eligibility for SMTD scholarships. Non-SMTD scholarships will require a reinstatement when a student returns to campus. Eligibility for need-based awards from the Office of Financial Aid are reviewed annually, but a leave does not reduce eligibility. Students must apply by the annual deadline.

Incoming students who wish to request a deferral of their admission should contact the SMTD Admissions Office. Leaves and deferrals must be approved by the student’s department.

Incoming students who defer their admission by one term will receive their per-term scholarship upon enrollment. Incoming students who defer for a full year are required to re-audition for scholarship consideration. Continuing students may apply for up to a full-year leave without an impact on scholarship funding. Scholarship extensions will be reviewed automatically for all leave and deferral requests (see above). For additional questions, contact Erin Burris.

Will faculty and staff have virtual office hours?
Yes, faculty and staff will hold virtual office hours. Faculty will include their meeting schedule in their individual course syllabi. Students should email faculty and/or staff to set up an appointment time.

Will academic advisors hold virtual meetings?
Yes, the advising staff will be available for individual remote advising sessions via phone and Zoom. Contact Deedee Ulintz, Tom Erickson, or Becky Olsen.

Will the music library be accessible?
At this time, the Music Library will be accessible to library staff only. Jason Imbesi, Librarian for Music, Theatre & Dance, is available for online consultations with students.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit U-M Library’s Access During COVID-19.

What technology support will be provided to students for remote learning?
SMTD has developed a robust set of technology resources for students, faculty, and staff.

Will GSIs have access to offices, teaching spaces, and copiers?
Yes, GSIs will have access to the GSI office, teaching space, and office equipment.
In each location where there is shared office equipment, users will be responsible for wiping down equipment with a sanitizing wipe. Wipes will be provided by SMTD. Typical shared equipment includes copier/scanners, spigots of water coolers, staplers, paper cutters, three-hole punches, and refrigerator door handles.


Recitals, Ensembles, Productions
The 2021 Performance & Event Calendar has been redesigned to fit within the shortened academic calendar. It reflects the anticipated Large Ensemble and Chamber Ensembles performances and will continue to be updated as we receive further health and safety information from the State of Michigan.

Scheduling a Degree Recital
Students are able to book winter term degree-required recitals beginning Monday, November 9 at 8:30 a.m. All winter term recitals must be completed by Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Please check with your studio instructor, collaborators, and any relevant ensemble schedules before selecting your recital date. Your studio instructor must know about and approve your recital date selection before your event is confirmed in SMTD’s booking system. Recitals that are pending for more than one week may be canceled.

Waivers
Waivers of the large ensemble requirement for both degrees and scholarships are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Contact an academic advisor to begin a waiver application. We recommend discussing your request with your studio and conducting professors to see if accommodations can be made.

Performance Information
The School of Music, Theatre & Dance remains closed to the public and all performance activities will continue without an in-person audience during the winter term. Live-streaming and recording equipment is available for checkout and use at all student degree recitals. Please refer to the SMTD Calendar of Events for a schedule of upcoming live-streams.

Building Access

Access to SMTD buildings as of January 8, 2021 is as follows:

Building Hours
The building-by-building hours for Winter 2021 are as follows:

All SMTD students will have MCard access to the following buildings:

  • Moore Building: 7:00AM-11:00PM
  • Stearns Building: 7:00AM-11:00PM
  • Walgreen Drama Center/Stamps Auditorium: 7:00AM-11:00PM

Students enrolled in classes that meet in the following locations will have MCard access added as needed. These buildings will not be open to the general student population.

  • Burton Memorial Tower
  • Dance Building
  • Revelli Hall


PPE Distribution
Although in-person instruction is wrapping up for the term, SMTD will continue to provide PPE for the SMTD community as needed. Requests for additional PPE should come to Facilities Manager Benjamin Thauland or Facilities Assistant Willie Micou.

ResponsiBLUE
Every university community member, faculty, staff, and student that is present in-person on U-M property or in a U-M facility must complete a health assessment through the ResponsiBLUE tool before they enter the building or property, or upon exiting living quarters if they are living on campus.

Every university community member studying or working at home or remotely can also use ResponsiBLUE, if they choose. While it is not required of individuals who are remote, doing so will help make using the tool a healthy habit.

ResonsiBLUE must be used daily (results expire after 12 hours) in concert with the university’s other public health measures, including wearing face coverings whenever on campus, maintaining social distancing, practicing frequent handwashing, avoiding large gatherings, and staying home when sick.


Can courses be held off-campus?
No, all courses must be held within University buildings and on University property.

What are SMTD’s policies on common building spaces?
Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth must be worn at all times in SMTD’s common spaces. Furniture in lobbies, lounges, break rooms, and conference rooms will be rearranged to facilitate proper distancing. Social distancing will be strictly enforced.

How will practice room schedules, including room rest, be enforced?
SMTD has dedicated, on-site COVID-19 building supervisors who will monitor spaces and help ensure compliance with all required health and safety guidelines. Please contact Facilities Manager Benjamin Thauland if you have questions or concerns about compliance with these guidelines.

What are the policies on the public use of SMTD spaces?
Members of the general public do not have free and regular access to SMTD facilities.

Do all SMTD students, faculty, and staff have access to SMTD facilities?
The Moore Building, Walgreen Drama Center and the Stearns Building are all accessible to SMTD students, faculty, staff, and others enrolled in SMTD courses with a valid MCard. Burton Tower, the Dance Building, and Revelli Hall are only accessible to authorized SMTD students, faculty, and staff at this time. Members of the general public will not have free and regular access to SMTD facilities.

All SMTD buildings have occupancy signs posted on each classroom, rehearsal hall, and performance studio, and the School is monitoring room numbers to ensure compliance with these guidelines.

If U-M goes fully remote, will SMTD facilities still be available for activities such as practicing?
In the event that U-M moves to remote instruction, SMTD will adhere to all University, state, and local guidelines in relation to building access and usage.

Will parking be different this year?
All vehicles are required to observe all parking control signs that indicate permits required and enforcement hours. Visit Logistics, Transportation & Parking for more information.


Health & Safety

Campus COVID-19 Call Center
The U-M Campus COVID-19 Call Center–formally the Campus COVID-19 Hotline–serves the campus community by connecting them to U-M resources and support during the pandemic. The phone number is: 734-936-7000. Call center hours are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Vaccine Information
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccination at U-M, vaccine FAQs, and how to complete Blue Queue, the personal health and vaccine interest form, visit Campus Maize and Blueprint.

Testing & Monitoring
Learn about the University of Michigan’s multi-tiered testing and monitoring strategy to help stop the spread of the virus on campus.

Quarantine & Isolation
Review the University’s quarantine and isolation information on Campus Maize & Blueprint.


SMTD Safety Plan
SMTD’s approved COVID-19 safety plan outlines the School’s policies and guidelines around the unique classroom, rehearsal, and community protocols that have been put in place to fulfill the University’s mission of providing a public health-informed, in-person fall semester.
Our safety plan has been approved by a team from the Provost’s Office that included representatives from Environmental Health and Safety, and the School of Public Health, and incorporates the most recent medical and scientific information regarding mitigation of spread of the coronavirus.
For questions about SMTD’s safety plan, please contact Facilities Manager Benjamin Thauland.


What is SMTD’s policy on wearing face coverings?
All U-M students, faculty, and staff must wear a face covering while on university property at all times. An exception is granted for wind and brass players who are permitted to remove their face coverings while engaged in active playing. When they are not playing, wind and brass players must also wear a face covering. SMTD fully supports U-M’s face covering policy as a fundamental tool of public health. Extra face coverings will be provided in SMTD buildings. U-M community members can address non-compliance with the U-M face covering policy in the following ways:

  • Directly with a kind reminder of the policy.
  • Denial of service.
  • For repeated non-compliance, notification to a local resource (i.e. housing hall director, Student Organization Advancement and Recognition, Dean of Students Office, chair/director/workplace supervisor).
  • In the event of an emergency or if you are feeling unsafe, contact the Division of Public Safety and Security by calling 9-1-1 (in an emergency) or 734-763-1131.

Do students have to wear face coverings when rehearsing alone?
SMTD considers practice rooms shared spaces. For this reason, all students must wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose at all times, per U-M’s face covering policy. An exception is granted for wind and brass players who are permitted to remove their face covering while engaged in active playing. When they are not playing, wind and brass players must also wear a face covering.

Will bell covers be available for music students?
The use of bell covers for brass players is required. SMTD will have a supply of bell covers available for students who need them. Contact Facilities Manager Benjamin Thauland for bell covers.

Are students required to disinfect chairs and stands, and will cleaning supplies be provided?
Each participant in a class will be asked to disinfect the items that they will touch or have touched in their “personal zone,” such as a chair, table top or music stand, with a disinfectant wipe. Students will be asked to use a disinfectant wipe before and after class on common SMTD instruments which are left in the room, such as pianos and percussion instruments. Disinfectant will be provided by SMTD.

High touch, common areas such as door knobs, push plates, light switches, and dance barres will be disinfected daily by U-M custodial staff.

Hand and furniture props should be disinfected before each class with a spray bottle by the instructor.

Disinfectants will be provided by SMTD in all spaces. Please contact Facilities Manager Benjamin Thauland or Facilities Assistant Willie Micou if additional supplies are needed.

What is the procedure for releasing condensation from an instrument?
For any brass or wind players who may have condensation accumulated in their instruments during playing, receptacles or absorbent pads will be placed next to each player’s chair. Letting the condensation drop on the floor is prohibited. Players will remove their own receptacles or absorbent pads at the end of rehearsal and dispose in trash containers.

What are the safety guidelines around classes that involve movement and physical contact?
No physical contact or close movement is permitted at any time. The minimum social distancing requirement is 6 feet apart in all U-M facilities. Greater distancing requirements for instruction involving movement are outlined below.

If a student needs to move from their spot as part of instruction, then each student will be placed in an inner square of 6 by 6 feet (also known as “the instruction area”). This instruction area shall be taped to the office or class room floor. Each square will be 12 feet from each other. This way, each individual will be allowed to move within a playing area of 36 sq. ft. and still be 12 feet away from other students moving within their squares.

For instruction involving activities with forceful expulsion of air—musical theatre, opera, theatre instruction, winds, brass, and choral—each instructor and student must be placed 12 feet apart. If there is an accompanist involved in these lessons, then the accompanist must be seated 12 feet away from both instructor and student. The use of bell covers for brass players is required.

For instruction in dance, there are two options that choreographers may choose from based on the needs for movement or barre work.

Option A

  • Each dancer will be placed 12 feet apart.
  • No contact of close dancing is permitted. Floor work is permitted.
  • An accompanist, who works seated, will be spaced 6 feet apart from anyone else who is seated.
  • Choreographers may move around the rehearsal space to direct movement but should maintain social distance of 6 feet. Touching is not permitted.
  • Option B
  • Each dancer will be placed in an inner square of 6 by 6 feet (also known as “the instruction area”). This instruction area will be taped to the rehearsal floor. Each square will be 12 feet from each other, allowing dancers to move within an area of 36 square feet while still maintaining 12 feet of distance from other dancers moving within their squares.
  • No contact or close dancing is permitted. Floor work is permitted.
  • An accompanist, who works seated, will be spaced at least 6 feet apart from anyone else who is seated.
  • Choreographers may move around the rehearsal space to direct movement but should maintain social distancing of 6 feet. Touching is not permitted.

What are the safety guidelines for students using campus transportation?
For current updates related to transit, visit Logistics, Transportation & Parking.

Will students, staff, and faculty be required to quarantine after travel?
SMTD will follow University guidelines related to travel. You can review the University’s policies for students traveling to campus on the Student Life website.

You can review the latest information on all international and domestic business travel by faculty and staff on behalf of the University of Michigan on the Global Michigan website.

Winter 2021 Communications

SMTD COVID-19 News


Dear SMTD Students,

Today, we learned that the University, in close partnership with the Washtenaw County Health Department, has issued a Stay-in-Place Recommendation to mitigate the rise in COVID-19 cases, including the new B.1.1.7 variant on our campus. It is effective immediately and ends on February 7, 2021. I am writing to update you on how the recommendation will impact activity at SMTD.

The County’s recommendation applies to all U-M Ann Arbor undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in Winter 2021 courses and living in Washtenaw County.

Academic/Course Updates
Under the County’s recommendation, U-M Ann Arbor students may leave their residences to attend in-person classes and other essential educational activities. In-person instruction will continue at SMTD as planned, although individual instructors may opt to shift to remote instruction for the duration of the recommendation. In those cases, instructors will be directly in touch with students. If you have concerns about attending in-person classes during the recommendation, please contact your instructor as soon as possible.

Facilities Use
SMTD facilities will remain open for in-person instruction and activities related to academic progress. This includes practice rooms, rehearsal and recital halls, classrooms, labs, and performance studios.

  • General practice rooms in the Moore Building will continue to be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All other spaces, including rehearsal/recital halls, classrooms, labs, and performance studios, must be reserved in advance through the SMTD scheduling system.

For questions regarding facilities use, please contact Benjamin Thauland.

Health & Safety
We ask that you continue to strictly adhere to all aspects of the SMTD Safety Plan, comply with the new testing requirements, and complete the Blue Queue survey regarding participation in COVID-19 vaccination at U-M.

  • The SMTD Safety Plan is in compliance with all current guidance from the University, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) related to COVID-19 and its variants. Any updates to the SMTD Safety Plan will be broadly communicated.
  • The SMTD Safety Plan already contains distancing and room rest measures that are specifically designed to mitigate viral spread.
  • SMTD continues to provide disposable and cloth face coverings in all buildings. They can be picked up by contacting Facilities Manager Benjamin Thauland. SMTD fully supports U-M’s face covering policy as a fundamental tool of public health. Please note, per University policy, “double masking” is not required at this time.
  • Help control the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of “close contact” interactions you have. The CDC defines close contact as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe.

Sincerely,

Dean Gier


First Round of Applications Due December 1, 2020
The SMTD Student Emergency Fund, funded by SMTD donors, Dean David Gier, and UM’s Center for the Education of Women (CEW+), provides support to SMTD students to address emergency financial and remote learning needs. Applications will be evaluated individually, and may include support requests for housing, emergency travel, moving/storage expenses, food expenses, technology equipment or access, medical expenses, or other needs. SMTD awards will average $250, with higher need students being recommended to CEW+ for increased levels of support. The application also allows students to check-out headphones and microphones for use during Winter 2021. Students may apply for these funds here. Documentation of expenses is required, and may be sent to Erin Burris as attachments.

Financial awards will be provided through the University’s financial aid system. These awards may be subject to taxes, and students are responsible for these payments. For students who qualify for need-based financial aid, receipt of this award may reduce the original loan amount or subsidy.

The initial deadline for full consideration of Fall 2020 applications is Dec. 1, with applications continuing to be evaluated on a rolling basis after the new year.

International students are eligible to apply.

Rackham graduate students should apply for Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Funds before submitting this application. Rackham provides emergency funding up to $2500. Rackham students may use this form to request a loan of SMTD remote learning equipment regardless of Rackham emergency fund application status.

Students with questions should contact:
Kate Fitzpatrick, Acting Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Fall 2020
Jason Corey, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies


Dear SMTD Students,
On Sunday evening, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order that outlines new measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order restricts post-secondary level instruction and states that only classes involving health care, medical and first-responder programs can continue face to face starting Wednesday, November 18th.

In-person courses
All in-person classes at SMTD will conclude on Tuesday evening, November 17, 2020.

Ensembles, Productions, and Recitals
After Tuesday, November 17, 2020 evening, all in-person ensembles, productions, juries and recitals are canceled for the remainder of the term. Please be in touch with your instructor for questions surrounding how these activities will wrap up for the semester. Per the order, gatherings are prohibited in performance venues, and existing reservations will be removed through December 8, 2020.
The SMTD Concerto Competition Preliminary Rounds for Strings and Piano will now be held remotely. Further information will be sent to current applicants later today.
To reschedule your recital, please contact Erin Burris.
To reschedule your jury, please contact your department chair or instructor.

Recordings
Scheduled recordings can continue so long as they are solo and self-facilitated. Please contact Paul Feeny by Wednesday, November 18th, if your recording qualifies under these restrictions, otherwise, your reservation will be removed and we will work with you to reschedule.

Recording equipment (Camcorders, USB microphones, and portable audio recorders) can be checked out here.

If you have specific questions regarding recording equipment, please contact Andrew Wollner.

Facilities Access
Practice rooms and rehearsal spaces will continue to be open for individual use only. No gatherings are allowed in any SMTD facility. We ask that you continue to comply with all aspects of the SMTD safety plan. For questions regarding facilities use, please contact Ben Thauland.
I appreciate your patience this semester. If you need any support, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Sincerely
David Gier, Dean
Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music

Dear SMTD Students,
Today, we learned that the University, in close partnership with the Washtenaw County Health Department, has issued a 14-day Stay In Place Order to mitigate the rise in COVID cases on our campus. I am writing to update you on how the order impacts your activity at SMTD. Please note that while the county health department order applies to undergraduates, our policies, outlined below, include both graduate and undergraduate students.

Academic/Course Updates
The Stay-In-Place order stipulates that “all classes that are substantially enhanced by in-person instruction due to the nature of the instruction or space or equipment needs will continue to be taught in person.” This applies to SMTD courses currently being taught in-person. Instructors of in-person courses will be in touch with students to confirm that their courses will continue meeting in-person, or move to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester. Please know that continuing to attend an in-person class or activity is up to you, and students will not be penalized for choosing a remote option. For classes continuing in person, students will be provided with remote options to ensure academic progress. We ask that you work directly with your instructors should you choose to move to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester. Please direct any questions about academic progress to Deedee Ulintz.

Facilities Use
SMTD facilities will remain open for activity related to academic progress. Practice rooms and rehearsal spaces will continue to be open. We ask that you continue to comply with all aspects of the SMTD safety plan. For questions regarding facilities use, please contact Ben Thauland.

Additional Resources
We know that this may be a time of great stress for all of our students. During this time, if you need assistance, if you have specific concerns, or if you are generally in need of support, we are here for you.

For general assistance or support, please contact the following:
Kate Fitzpatrick, Acting Associate Dean of Academic Undergraduate Affairs
Jason Corey, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
Julio Cardona, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Human Resources, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Anita Gonzalez, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Sincerely,
David Gier, Dean
Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music