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Campus Operations Overview

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is shifting operations and activities – other than essential operations – to online or other remote means to the maximum extent possible. That means many of our offices will not be physically accessible, we will endeavor to remain connected as much as possible. For your reference, a quick digest of updates have been created below:

Administrative Offices/Employees Administrative offices are closed. Non-essential employees should work from home | View the campus update memo for details
AM&N Credit Union Closed
Customers needing to complete transactions can call (870) 534-1990 or email
Athletics Events Canceled
The NCAA and SWAC suspended all sports for the Spring 2020 semester. Student- Athletes should contact their coaches regarding summer and fall activities.
Campus Tours Can be done virtually
The Office of Recruitment is providing virtual campus tours. To register for your virtual visit, please contact Kenita McKenzie at
Courses will be conducted online only for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester
Our goal is to allow all of our students to complete their courses for the semester, make progress on completing their degree plans, and remain on track for graduation. For more information, view the Academic response memo.
Domestic Business Travel
International Travel
All university-sponsored travel is canceled until further notice | See UAPB Travel Guidance
Food Service Closed
John Brown Watson Memorial Library System All locations are closed to the public
Mail/Printing Services Services Reduced
Students have the option to have mail sent to their home address by completing an address forwarding request. For further details, view the memo.
Military Science Closed
All staff is teleworking except the Human Resource Assistant. Please contact the office to make appointments if absolutely necessary at (870) 575-8452. Cadets scheduled to attend Basic and Advanced Camp must stay in contact with their Cadre on new dates. Currently, all cadets scheduled to attend Advance Camp that have already completed Basic Training (e.g. Green to Gold Cadets and select cadets in the Simultaneous Membership Program) will receive course and scholarship credit for Advance Camp. Cadets currently enlisted in the National Guard or Reserves MUST notify the Professor of Military Science immediately if Activated in support of COVID-19 support to FEMA.
Residence Halls Closed
Students have the option to schedule a time to collect personal belongings from March 23 through April 3. Any personal items that cannot be collected by April 3 will be packaged and stored. For more information, please view the Housing memo. If you have questions, please email Residential Life or call them at (870) 575-7256.
Student Health Services Closed
Students can schedule medical counseling by calling (870) 575-7106 Monday-Friday, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm. After hours medical advice is available by calling (870) 541-7100, and asking for the doctor on call for Jefferson Comprehensive Care.
University Museum and Cultural Center
Leedell Moorehead-Graham Art Gallery

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Event Updates

AgDiscovery Canceled
Chancellor’s Scholarship Gala Postponed
Founders Celebration events (including Honors and Awards Convocation, and Alumni Breakfast) Canceled
Lion Fever Day
Mary E. Benjamin Conference on Educational Access  Canceled
Spring 2020 Commencement Postponed
The University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees voted to cancel or postpone all commencement exercises through June 1, 2020. We are making plans for all graduating seniors to receive degrees. They will be mailed out after the degree certification process has been completed at the end of the semester. Additional information will be forthcoming on plans for graduates to participate in a ceremony later in the year.
Student and Faculty Research Forum Postponed

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About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
2019-nCoV Overview

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Resources for Employees

Common Links

Center for Teaching and Learning

Third-party articles

Teaching online for the first time
Advice for online teaching
Completing face-to-face courses online
7 Best Practices for COVID-19-Necessitated Online Meetings
Coronavirus Information for Higher Ed
Online Teaching Strategies

EEOC Information

HR Information

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Learn More | In Espanol

Leave for Academic and Other Non-Classified-Personnel
Paid Leave for Classified Employees
Sick Leave


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Quick Reference Contacts

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The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is aligning its prevention and preparation efforts with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the Arkansas Department of Health. Please note: Guidance from the CDC, Arkansas Department of Health and university may change rapidly given the fluidity of the situation. Any changes will be updated on this webpage.