Important Information for Students

Dear UNI Students,

This email contains important information for your return to campus this fall - it’s important you read the entirety of this message and complete the following steps before the fall semester begins August 17. 

1. Complete Protecting our Panthers: COVID-19 Training

In preparation for fall semester classes, all UNI students are required to complete an online training program on campus expectations and prevention practices related to COVID-19. Access this Protecting our Panthers: COVID-19 Training by logging into UNI’s Blackboard (Bb) Learn System, clicking on ‘Courses’ in the left hand menu, then selecting the course name “Protecting our Panthers: COVID-19 Training”. Plan to allow approximately 20 minutes to complete this online program and contact with any questions.

  • If you complete the Protecting our Panthers: COVID-19 Training program by August 10, you will be entered into a drawing for one of 30 UNI Bookstore gift cards of $20 each.

  • You are required to complete this training by August 14, the Friday before fall classes begin.

2. Set up virtual appointments with campus services and resources, as needed

When you return to campus this fall, campus resources and services will be open and ready to serve you. In order to promote physical distancing and avoid congestion as students are arriving on campus, we encourage you to consider accessing services virtually whenever possible. Visit the web pages of UNI student service offices to schedule virtual appointments, including:

If you prefer to visit Gilchrist Hall, Rod Library, Maucker Union, or another student services area in person, remember to wear your face covering at all times and allow six feet or more of physical distance between you and the next person.

3. Pick up your free cloth face coverings and shield

Remember that as an enrolled student, you will receive two free UNI cloth face coverings and one free face shield. If you live on campus, you will receive your face masks and face shield as part of residence hall check-in. If you live off campus, just stop by the UNI Bookstore customer service desk during business hours with your student ID to pick up free face coverings. Starting August 10, face covering pick-up will also be available at Essentials in Maucker Union.

Thank you for working with us to ensure a safe and vibrant fall semester. We'll look forward to seeing you on campus!

UNI Forward Together