Do I have to go to class during this flu outbreak?
At this time, Georgia State is operating as usual and is not canceling classes and university-sponsored events as a result of the H1N1 influenza (also known as the swine flu). If you are well, attend class. If you are suffering from the flu or have flu-like symptoms, you should not attend class.
For information about the cancellation of individual classes, please look for e-mail messages from your instructor or from his or her department. These will be sent to your official GSU e-mail address.
In the event a wider emergency or University closing, Georgia State will post information on the University’s web site, send information through PAWS, and inform local media outlets. Georgia State will also send information to your official GSU e-mail address. Please check these sources regularly for updates. Should GSU cancel major university-sponsored events, the information will be posted to the university’s home page.
If I have questions about academic matters, who should I contact?
You should first call or e-mail the faculty member who teaches your class. If you are unable to reach your faculty member, you should contact the office of the department that offers the class. Contact information for departments, as well as the names of departmental chairs, can be found on department web sites.
What if I am suffering from the flu or have flu-like symptoms on a day on which I have an exam, a quiz, or some other assignment due?
You should not attend class if you are suffering from the flu or have flu-like symptoms. E-mail or call your instructor for further instructions. It is important that you do so before the exam, quiz, or assignment due date if possible.
If the university had to close before finals, how would I complete the semester and get my grades?
Right now, there is no need for the university to change its class schedule or to alter the academic calendar. Should class suspension become necessary, information will be posted on the University’s home page and PAWS, and messages will be sent to your official GSU e-mail account. Please check these sources regularly.
I am about to graduate. Does the university plan to hold commencement? How will I know if commencement is canceled? If commencement is cancelled, will it be rescheduled?
Right now, there is no need for the university to cancel commencement or any other university-sponsored activities. However, should the university decide to cancel commencement or offer an alternative ceremony format or date, the University will post information to the GSU home page and PAWS, send notices to your official GSU e-mail address, and inform local media outlets. Please check these sources regularly. If the University holds commencement and you choose not to attend due to the flu outbreak or if the University cancels commencement, you will be welcome to participate in a future ceremony. Details will be announced as appropriate
If the University closes before the end of this semester, will this impact the start of classes for the next semester?
If a decision is made to cancel classes or close the university, information about the start of the next semester will be made available though the GSU homepage, PAWS, and official GSU e-mail. Please check these sources regularly.