Message to Students: A New Type of Semester Begins Monday

Published: March 26, 2020
By: Tammy McGuckin

Dear Rangers,

We hope that you managed to enjoy your spring break and got some much needed rest! We understand that many of you might be feeling anxious about the ongoing pandemic and the move to an online format for the rest of the semester, but we are committed to working with you to make it the best experience possible. 

While we will not be able to connect with you in person for a while, please know, we are with you. Continue to monitor your email, Midnight Ranger, and the UW-Parkside website for additional information as things develop. Additionally, please stay in contact with your professors who are working diligently to move course materials online and make necessary adjustments to their syllabi.

We encourage you to maintain your academic schedule as close to normal as possible for the remainder of the semester. While your courses will be online, that does not mean they are self-paced; you will still be responsible for participating in class discussions, submitting assignments on time, and following the syllabus. Watch for messages via email and Canvas from your instructors. 

Here are some online tools and services you should check out:

You can find other resources at If you have more general questions, feel free to submit them to

Given the Governor’s Safer at Home order which is currently in effect through April 24th, all campus buildings are closed until further notice with the exception of the residence halls for those students who have been approved to stay.

As we relaunch the semester, we are here to answer any questions you might have and support your success during the final seven weeks – Seven for Success!

Stay safe and stay healthy! Go Rangers!


Dr. Tammy McGuckin
Vice Provost
Student Affairs & Enrollment Services

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