Starting today, students have a new Student Requirements Dashboard tile on their ConnectCarolina homepage.
Students can see all requirements in one place on the new dashboard including Agreements and Confirmations, Holds and To Dos links from the current student homepage. The tile for the University’s COVID-19 Community Standards agreement, which was introduced before the start of the Fall 2020 semester, is also on the new dashboard. Students who are returning to campus in Spring 2021 will again have to pledge to adhere to COVID-19 safety measures like physical distancing, wearing a mask, self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms as well as new standards for testing.
What’s on the New Dashboard?
There are two new tiles for Spring 2021 that are important pieces in the University’s comprehensive approach to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on campus. Each new tile – explained below – asks students to provide up-to-date information through an online form.
New Tile: Confirm Physical Address and Phone Number for Term
Knowing where a student resides and how to contact them is vital if, for example, the University needs to conduct contact tracing to limit the spread of isolated COVID-19 outbreaks. Students and staff already provide contact information in ConnectCarolina on the Personal Information tile, so what’s new about this form for students? Currently many students use their parent’s mailing address on the Personal Information tile because that’s where they want official UNC correspondence to go. For Spring 2021, any student attending classes or activities on campus must confirm the address where they are living during the semester, whether it’s from a distant location, in a residence hall, or in Carrboro or Chapel Hill. Addresses for students living on-campus including Granville and Greek housing will be updated automatically.
New Tile: Prior to Arrival COVID-19 Test
Undergraduate students who are living on campus or in Chapel Hill or Carrboro are required to be tested before they arrive on campus. For details on testing requirements and impacted groups, visit the Carolina Together web page.
On the Prior to Arrival COVID-19 form, students enter the date they expect to return to the campus area plus the date and results of their Prior to Arrival COVID-19 testing. They will also upload their test results. Students then check a Medical Release checkbox to send their test results to Student Health. (The results are not stored in ConnectCarolina.)
The dashboard design and content are another collaborative effort between the ConnectCarolina Student Administration team and multiple campus groups involved with the Roadmap Implementation Team (RIT).