At Chambers College, we want to keep you informed on the latest news regarding COVID-19 and how it’s affecting your day-to-day communication as West Virginia University moves to an online format for the semester.
If you have college-specific questions that have not been answered through the information and links below, please submit a question and someone will be in touch shortly.
Keeping You Connected and Informed
If you’re a prospective student and have landed on this page by accident, please visit our admissions site for all information regarding becoming a WVU Mountaineer at Chambers College.Admissions Updates
Current StudentsIf you're a current student and have questions about completing the semester online, try these tips from West Virginia University on how to access courses and best practices for staying motivated.
Faculty and Staff
If you’re an employee through Chambers College, please visit WVU’s talent and culture page for resources about teleworking resources, special emergency leave with pay and more.Talent and Culture
Reach out for support! We understand moving online may be a new process for you – it is for us, too. Feel free to email faculty, staff, or advisors when appropriate for advice on how to manage your time and stay productive while completing your course(s) online.
Please keep in mind that it may also be a new avenue for some of our faculty and staff. We expect an overload on the system on March 30, so please be patient and be respectful of their time as you reach out for assistance. If you have any questions please fill out our form below.
Registration for West Virginia University’s Fall 2020 term has been postponed two weeks. A new date has been assigned to your time ticket and you can register any time after that date.
International Students and Student Assistants
Students from Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia are being recalled by their countries. If Chambers College students are impacted and taking only business courses, the faculty in the college will accommodate you finishing the semester online. If you are taking courses in other colleges, we will need to check if those colleges are able/willing to accommodate you finishing through online courses.
Center for Career Development
Receive Career Help online! Our College’s Center for Career Development is still available to help remotely with resume reviews, virtual career coaching, researching jobs and internships, and more!
Please email Sarah.Glenn@mail.wvu.edu to set up an appointment.
Our Advising Office is also available to assist remotely.
Contact your advisor via email
You and your advisor will figure out the best form of communication
Not sure who your academic advisor is? Check the top of DegreeWorks, here: https://registrar.wvu.edu/academic-records/degreeworks
Please note: April 24 is the last day to drop a class or withdraw from the University. Please talk to your advisor before doing so.
Online Tutoring Available through the Business Communication Center
Our Business Communication Center is offering online communication tutoring starting Monday, March 30. This includes: email-based tutoring, videoconference tutoring (real-time), and videoconference Adobe tutoring.
To sign up, please access portal.wvu.edu and click on "Navigate" in the Resources block.
Mental Health Services
The spread of COVID-19 and its effects can cause stress and anxiety, and it’s more important than ever that we ensure you have the resources you need to take care of your mental health at this time.
carruth.wvu.edu/covid-19 for student-related mental-health services.
Information Technology Services
ITS needs our students!
Due to the heavy volume of requests coming through Central ITS, our Chambers College ITS team is asking you to help take calls remotely to better support internal customer service.
Little training will be provided, but you should already have some IT knowledge. Please share with others and have them contact Jack Thompson at Jack.Thompson@mail.wvu.edu for more information about the position.
For all other support requests for our College ITS team, please email:
Faculty and Staff Resources
For information regarding teleworking guidelines and resources at WVU, please visit: talentandculture.wvu.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-alternative-work-arrangements-and-telecommuting-guidelines.
Chambers Information Technology Services
Faculty and staff should use BEITHelp@mail.wvu.edu for all help requests to ensure they get timely service. We are distributing the workload from that email account to full-time staff and student workers.
Laptop Purchases: Recent HR email directs employees to purchase laptops through Mountaineer Marketplace. BEIT is still your first point of contact. Supervisors should reach us at BEITHelp@mail.wvu.edu if they want to purchase a laptop.
Zoom Conferencing: Visit wvu.zoom.us to set up your WVU account and schedule meeting sessions. This will eliminate the 40-minute time limit for these meetings.
Additional WVU ITS Services, such as teaching web resources, VPN Access, and more, please visit: tlcommons.wvu.edu/ or wvu.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1976/Portal/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=6461
If you have questions or concerns regarding our ITS, please use our form.
For all employee resources, please visit coronavirus.wvu.edu/facult-staff or talentandculture.wvu.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-resources.
Central has asked that all employees track expenses that are deemed necessary as a result of WVU’s response to COVID-19. This includes:
Canceled travel expenses
New purchases related to supplies, etc.
Canceled events expenses
Please contact Patti Ratliff in Chambers College with these expenses so that she can provide the appropriate accounting string for new purchases or cancelations. She will handle the required reporting back to Central.
If you still have questions or concerns regarding our employee resources or need ITS, please use our form.
Chambers College Events Update
All on-campus events have been canceled through April 30.
For all other WVU events, please visit the updated schedule at: coronavirus.wvu.edu/event-updates . If you have any questions regarding events, please ask through our form and choose "Events" in the dropdown.
COMING BACK FROM COVID-19 WEBINARS
5/11 @ 11am
A NEW DIGITAL WORLD
Using Google Ads & Digital Marketing Techniques for Your Business
Dr. Laurel Cook, WVU Chambers College / Joanne Hunt, WVU Student Media
READY TO REOPEN
How to Prepare your WV Business to Reopen Safely & Successfully
Frank Demarco, WVU Chambers College / Dr. Ajay Aluri, WVU HIT Lab & Chambers College / Susan Riddle, Visit Mountaineer Country Convention & Visitor's Bureau / Bron Kayal, Morgantown restaurant owner / Ray Glymph, Morgantown restaurant owner
5/13 @ 11am
AVOIDING HR HEADACHES
Rebuilding Your Team Post COVID≠19
Maria Mancini, WVU Talent & Culture
5/14 @ 11am
NAVIGATING YOUR FINANCES POST COVID-19
Frank Goldsborough, Small Business Development Center
5/15 @ 11am
REACTIVATING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN
Dr. John Saldanha, WVU Chambers College / Dr. Stephen He, WVU Chambers College
5/18 @ 11am
Manufacturing Opportunities Learned From COVID-19
Dr. Thorsten Wuest, WVU Statler College / Staci Miller, WVU Manufacturing Extension Partnership / Bill Woodrum, Robert C. Byrd Institute
5/1 9@ 11am
PREPPING YOUR PRIVATE PRACTICE POST COVID-19
Dr. Chris Martin, WVU School of Public Health & Global Engagement Office
As we move to an online format, we understand everyone may experience issues with connecting and communicating. Below are some resources to guide you during this time:
Current student resources
Have general questions about COVID-19 as it relates to current students? Please visit coronavirus.wvu.edu/students for more information.
Prospective and admitted student resourcesRegister for the virtual Decide WVU day on April 4, take a virtual tour, and find answers to your questions, or take a virtual campus tour.
Ask a Question
Please use the forms below to ask your question and make sure the appropriate department receives it so they can answer you in a timely manner.