At Shaw University, our first and highest priority is the safety and security of every member of the Bear community – students, faculty, staff, vendors, visitors and community partners.
We look forward to welcoming the community back to campus as we prepare for the Spring/Fall 2021 semester. To do that, every member of the community must do their part. This site outlines the protocols and procedures that have been put in place to
facilitate a safe return to campus. The plan is guided by recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) and the North Carolina Division of Public Health and is consistent with local orders and ordinances of the City of Raleigh and Wake County Department
of Public Health and the State of North Carolina.
COVID-19 is a novel and challenging experience for our country, state, and university. Therefore, Shaw University policies and procedures will continue to evolve as new information becomes available.
This information is subject to change. Last updated: December 8, 2020
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This information is subject to change. Last updated: December 7, 2020.
We're doing all we can to make your learning experience at Shaw University safe and healthy. Below, you'll find details of the changes, along with contact information for many of the units and offices standing ready to help during the Spring/Fall
Our decision-making for the spring semester is focused on the health, safety and well-being of our community. With input from students, faculty, and staff, as well as health experts, we've made adjustments to our calendar, including eliminating our
traditional week-long spring break.
Shaw University has made changes to classrooms and lecture halls to reduce students and faculty’s potential exposure to the coronavirus. Plexiglass barriers, air purifiers and sanitizing wipe dispensers will be placed in classrooms. Hand sanitizers
are located throughout the building for ease of access. The wearing of face masks (that cover both nose and mouth) and social distancing will be enforced throughout campus, in all buildings and classrooms.
Seating has been rearranged to ensure CDC recommended social distancing (6 feet). Some conference and meeting spaces will be repurposed for instructional use to accommodate larger classes while still allowing for appropriate social distancing.
In keeping with many of the local universities, Shaw University will have in- person classes for the spring 2021 semester. As with other semesters, the university will continue to offer hybrid and online classes. For more information
about or a copy of the Spring 2021, the University’s course schedule can be found on BearsNet.
For students who have extenuating circumstances in which they are unable to attend classes on campus, a Course Registration Accommodation is available. To request a registration accommodation, please complete and submit the
Accommodation for Course Registration Accommodation for Course Registration form by January 4, 2020.
The Academic Success Center (ASC) empowers students to develop skills to make their college experience successful. ASC works in conjunction with offices across campus to provide free virtual and in person programming to motivate students and set high
academic goals to maximize their college potential. Services include:
Shaw University is committed to the academic success of all of its students. As such, the institution has in place systems and programs to monitor and provide assistance to ensure the academic well-being of its students.
The Early Alert System is a campus-wide effort to identify students, early in the semester in need of assistance. It is designed to identify students when there is a breakdown in academic performance. Students are notified through Shaw email to contact
the Academic Success Center to determine academic support needs.
The Academic Recovery Plan is a contractual agreement with a student who is in jeopardy of failing. Student’s progress and participation is documented for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Academic performance is evaluated until the student has
achieved the required minimum GPA.
Visit the Academic Success Center online
Free tutorial services are available to all registered students. Students who have a GPA less than 2.0 or need special academic assistance should contact the Academic Success Center (ASC).
Students can attend strategy workshops, small group and one-on-one sessions in Shaw’s Tutorial Center.
Visit Tutorial Services online
Moodle is Shaw University’s Learning Management System (LMS) where students can find their individual course materials such as syllabus, assignments, announcements, and professor contact information. We recommend downloading the Moodle APP for the
best accessibility features when you are on the go.
From BearsNet, students can click on the Students tab and get to Moodle by clicking on any of the links under My Moodle Courses as shown below. This will automatically log the student into Moodle.
BearsNet is a simple and convenient way for students to access their individual Shaw U information like their student schedule, financial award letter, transcript, etc. To sign into Bearsnet: https://bearsnet.shawu.edu
Username: student ID number (e.g. 2192354, not their email address) Password: issued by registrar (e.g. xc99w32$) in welcome letter email
Note: If you do not have a password/pin contact the Registrars Office.
Once in BearsNet, students can click on the Students tab and get to Moodle by clicking on any of the links under My Moodle Courses as shown below. This will automatically log the student into Moodle.
Shaw University operates two libraries, the James E. Cheek Learning Resource Center (main library) and the G. Franklin Wiggins Library (Divinity). The library staff are available to support both on-campus and remote teaching, learning and research.
The Library’s Using the Library Libguide contains information on how to get help, using the library, making appointments, staff contact and other useful
information about the library. Library staff will continue providing assistance by phone, email, chat or virtual appointments using Zoom. For assistance with Library resources, please contact the Library Staff or visit the Library’s Using the Library Libguide.
The Libraries have implemented procedures to ensure that visitors maintain adequate physical distancing and adheres to procedures for cleaning high-touch surfaces. Faculty, staff and students are required to wear face coverings in all library spaces.
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The Shaw University Writing Center provides students with the skills, resources, and tools to transform their drafts into polished final products, along with training on writing blogs, essays, cover letters and more. The Writing Center will continue
to offer free e-tutoring and online tutorial services to the entire Shaw community. Services provided through the Writing Center include:
Visit the Writing Center online
Shaw University is committed to providing professional guidance and resources to our students and alumni. Students should contact the Experiential Learning and Career Development (ELCD) Center for assistance with career exploration, graduate and
professional school preparation, and internship and scholarship applications. Services available through ELCD include:
Visit the Experiential Learning & Career Development Center online
All Shaw University students have access to 24/7 access to medical and mental Telehealth care, with no cost at the time of visit! Whether you're feeling sick or overwhelmed, you will be able to talk to a licensed provider from your smartphone
or any web-enabled device. Go to www.bears.care to register for and access Telehealth services. Students can then have visits from any web-enabled device - smartphone, tablet, laptop,
or desktop. Students must use their Shaw University email address to register.The Bears Care program is a supplement to the existing university health center which remains available to serve student needs.
SlowCOVIDNC is an app designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. You can do your part to keep yourself and others safe.
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Since the start of the pandemic, North Carolina took early and aggressive action to slow the spread of the virus, manage shortages of testing and PPE supplies, develop hospital surge plans, and build testing and contact tracing capabilities. Our
collective actions prevented our health care systems from being overwhelmed and provided valuable time to build our state’s capacity to respond to the crisis.
See complete NCDHHS COVID-19 Guidance here https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/guidance
Information on what offices and units are doing to protect the health and safety for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Access Shaw's guide to daily operations, visitor information and area-specific information for campus.
Frequently asked questions and general tips related to the COVID-19 pandemic.