Message from the President: In-person classes for Finakpo' and Fanuchånan 2021

Message from the President: In-person classes for Finakpo' and Fanuchånan 2021

Message from the President: In-person classes for Finakpo' and Fanuchånan 2021


5/12/2021

Memorandum

To: UOG Students
From: Thomas W. Krise, President
Date: May 12, 2021
Subject: In-Person CLasses for Finakpo’ and Fanuchånan 2021 


I am happy to announce that the University of Guam will be offering in-person classes for the
Finakpo’ (June-August) sessions and for the Fanuchånan (August-December) 2021 semester.
Online, hybrid, and hyflex options will also be offered for some courses.

Our island community has seen a decline in COVID-19 infections over the last few months. The
vaccination efforts by the Governor’s Office, Department of Public Health & Social Services
(DPHSS), Guam National Guard (GUNG), the University of Guam, and other partners have
achieved Governor Leon Guerrero’s goal of vaccinating 50% of adults by May 1, and we seem to
be on track to achieve her goal of 80% vaccinated by Liberation Day.

We are excited to welcome students back to the campus as we continue on the island’s road to
recovery.

Here’s what to expect when you come back to campus: 

  • Effective June 1, the UOG campus will begin a phased reopening to coincide with the start
    of Finakpo’ Session A. Because vaccination clinics at the Calvo Field House will be ongoing,
    specific traffic flows and parking designations will remain in place.
  • ALL students enrolled in face-to-face classes will be required to furnish either 1) proof of
    vaccination or 2) a weekly negative COVID-19 test.
  • In-person classes will be offered with 6-foot distancing between students.
  • Rooms will be sanitized between classes, and we ask that all students and employees
    continue to follow guidelines for social distancing and wearing masks over both nose and
    mouth. 
  • In addition to online and hybrid classes, UOG will also offer some “hyflex” courses as an
    accommodation option. Hyflex courses are similar to hybrid courses and have online and
    in-person components. However, hyflex gives students the option of attending sessions in
    the classroom, participating online, or doing both. Students can change their mode of
    attendance weekly or by topic, according to need or preference, in coordination with the
    instructor.

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming semester.

Register for Classes Early

Registration for the Finakpo’ (June-August) sessions and the Fanuchånan (August-December)
2021 semester is now open. You can view the most updated course schedule on Web Advisor or
download a PDF at www.uog.edu/admissions/course-schedule. Please register early to build your
first-choice class schedules. NOTE: The Fanuchånan Course Schedule will be available soon.

UOG / GCC Vaccination Clinics “Fast Track”
As we prepare to be back on campus together, we want to encourage all students and employees
to get vaccinated for COVID-19. For your convenience, GUNG, DPHSS, UOG, and GCC have
partnered to host vaccination clinic times specifically for UOG and GCC students and employees
this month at the Calvo Field House.

Reserved times are from 1 to 3 p.m. on the following days:

Make an appointment online at the links above, or simply walk in and show your UOG ID or other
proof attendance or employment to be expedited through the vaccination process. 

Counseling Services and Resources
The pandemic has taken a toll physically, spiritually, and mentally on many of us. We value your
health and wellness. If you need counseling services or someone to listen, please contact one of
the programs below:

  • Uplift Counseling Services offers outpatient behavioral health services at no cost to
    underinsured or uninsured individuals who need brief counseling support.
    Tel: 787-7978 (call or WhatsApp) or email uplift@westcare.com.
  • Project Tulaika Mental Health Services individual, family, and group counseling as well as
    home-based services for youth and young adults ages 16–25.
    Tel: 647-5317, 647-1901, 647-5440, 647-8833/34 or email care@gbhwc.guam.gov.

Though we’ve been physically apart, the “Triton Spirit” and our mission of Ina, Deskubre, Setbe
have kept us connected. We can’t wait until our campus is once again filled with the life, energy,
and hope that only our Triton Community can bring. See you soon.

Biba UOG!