SIU provides updates on student employment, graduation and summer classes

By Keaton Yates, Staff Reporter

SIU chancellor John Dunn sent out an update to students about student employment, graduation, summer classes and SIU services on Friday.

Students who work on campus will still be paid regardless of whether or not they are able to fulfill their responsibilities, Dunn said. Students will be paid for actual hours worked during March 8 to March 21.

“Beginning March 22, all students, including those on federal work-study funds, will be paid based on the average hours worked in the eight weeks before spring break,” Dunn said. “If you averaged 15 hours per week before spring break, you will be paid for 15 hours per week through May 8.”

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All students will be paid at their regular hourly rates and direct deposits will be made on the regular payroll schedule: April 17 and May 1, 15 and 29, Dunn said. Students who continue to work will receive a bi-weekly stipend reflecting actual hours worked from March 22 through May 8.

“This plan does not apply to students with graduate assistantships, who are expected to be available for work. They will continue to be paid as usual,” Dunn said.

Dunn said SIU has consulted with undergraduate and graduate student government on how graduation will happen with the pandemic. Students graduating in May will receive a survey to voice their preferences, Dunn said.

Registration for all summer and intersession courses will open on Monday, April 6, and courses will be conducted online, Dunns said.

“Please contact your academic advisor with questions and any assistance needed,” Dunn said.

SIU is keeping certain services open via phone and internet. Students regardless of location can still access Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Services, Morris Library, Saluki Tech and Saluki Legal Assistance.

Students who are currently not on campus are not permitted to return until further notice, Dunn said. Dorm fobs and meal plans for students not on campus have been deactivated. Students who are on campus are expected to stay home until April 30.

Staff reporter Keaton Yates can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @keatsians.

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