Wofford College received CARES Act funding to assist students with expenses associated with the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Those funds were distributed to students in two ways. Direct payment was made to those who automatically qualified based on financial need as determined by the expected family contribution (EFC) based on their 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students were also eligible to apply for grants from the college for relief to help with expenses related to childcare, course materials, food, health care, housing and technology. For more information, visit the CARES Act Emergency Funds page.
CARES Act fund report
SUPPORT for problems you may be having with remote learning
- Speak to the faculty member teaching the class about your concerns. Remember, your academic advisor is also a good contact.
- The chairperson of the academic department in which the class is offered is a good next step.
- The Office of the Provost, email@example.com, can assist further with any questions or concerns that can’t be resolved by speaking directly to faculty and to department chairs.
SUPPORT for technology or financial hardship concerns
- If you have technology concerns during remote learning, contact the IT Help Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 864-597-4357.
- If you don’t have access to wifi or the hardware you need, or if you are experiencing other financial hardships, please contact the office of Student Success (Boyce Lawton, email@example.com, or James Stukes, firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Rev. Dr. Ron Robinson at email@example.com.
SUPPORT for mental or physical health
- The Wofford Wellness Center remains open and is taking both telemedicine and face-to-face appointments. Visit wofford.edu/wellnesscenter or call 864-597-4370 to schedule an appointment.
- If you have questions about COVID-19 status and contact tracing, contact Lisa Lefebvre, director of Medical Services and Employee Wellness, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have questions about medical issues, contact Tammy Gilliam, NP, and Amanda Mandlove, RN, email@example.com.
- If you would like to speak with a counselor or talk with someone about accessibility services:
- Perry Henson,Ed.S., director of Counseling and Accessibility Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kellie Buckner, Ed.S., LMFT, college counselor, email@example.com
- Tiara Woney, MMFT, LMFT-A, college counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sandy Hammett, MA/Ed.S, LCMHCA, accessibility services manager, email@example.com
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-597-4356.
- The college’s Mental Health Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at 864-597-4393.
SUPPORT from the Division of Campus Life and Student Development
Remember, staff members in the Division of Campus Life and Student Development also are eager to support students — from questions about moving out or the security of vehicles left on campus to questions about fraternity and sorority life or virtual student activities.
- Roberta Bigger, vice president and dean of students, email@example.com.
- Taifha Alexander, assistant dean of students for diversity and leadership development, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Amanda Estabrook, Title IX and ADA coordinator, email@example.com.
- Nadia Glover, coordinator of inclusive engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Randy Hall, campus safety director, email@example.com.
- Matt Hammett, assistant dean of students for student involvement, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Brian Lemere, assistant dean of students for residence life, email@example.com.
- Allen Lollis, associate director of residence life and community standards, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Talicia Murphy, interim director of students activities and campus life, email@example.com.
- Steve Traylor, director of campus recreation and intramurals, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Beth Wallace, associate vice president and director of the wellness center, email@example.com.
The SANDOR TESZLER LIBRARY is available remotely. Visit libguides.wofford.edu/covid19 to learn more about online resources, browsing, lending and research help while you’re studying remotely.
The WOFFORD COLLEGE BOOKSTORE, Follett, is waiving charges for many online books and resources.
- Through RedShelf, students have access to about 80% of titles.
- Lumen Learning is offering Waymaker and OHM for free.
- Free shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase. Also, free shipping on returns.
The Federal Communications Commission has released an agreement stating that INTERNET PROVIDERS will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment and open hot-spots.
- Comcast Internet Essentials is offering two months of internet service, self-install kit that includes cable modem with a WiFi router.
- Spectrum Internet Assist is offering a free internet modem, $5 per month, for in-home WiFi service.
- Charter offering free internet for two months.
- AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers and $10/month plans to low-income families.
- Verizon does not have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.
- Sprint and T-Mobile are following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and both are allowing all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
Adobe is opening their licensing and making FREE ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD available through the end of May for students taking remote classes.