Student Support Resources During Remote Learning

Amid this uncharted territory of remote learning, all the Manchester Student Life resources you know and love will continue! Below is a list of the virtual resources available. Watch this page as it continues to be updated with events and resources.

If you have questions, or just want someone else to have a virtual chat with, please let us know. We would be more than happy to connect with you.

Along with the Manchester resources listed below, be sure to check out these additional helpful and fun resources:


Academic Resources

Contact academicsupport@manchester.edu

Virtual appointments via Microsoft Teams are available for:
  • Writing conferences
  • Individual study skills help
  • Note-taking
  • Time management
The Writing Center (NM Campus): Email papers to NMWritingconsultants@manchester.edu 
Online Hours:
  • Monday – Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday – Thursday 6 to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone)
Disability Services
Contact Mia Miller at MLmiller02@manchester.edu 

Study Tables and The Math Center
Email academicsupport@manchester.edu
  • Study table and Math Center tutoring can be accessed through the Manchester University
    Tutoring Canvas Course page.
  • Once on the page, click on “Tutoring Session Links” or “Tutoring Session Calendar.”
  • Click on the study table you want to attend.
  • Complete the attendance form, and join the Microsoft Teams meeting.
  • A Copy of Online Tutors Spring 2020 can be found here.

Career & Professional Development

Contact: careerdevelopment@manchester.edu

Virtual appointments via Microsoft Teams are available for:
  • Résumé reviews
  • Mock interviews
  • Job, internship, and graduate school search and applications

Each week, Career & Professional Development will also bring you a panel of MU alumni from diverse workplaces and how COVID-19 has impacted the way they are doing their job! These will be hosted every Thursday at 3:00pm for the remainder of the semester. Please email Leslie Marlatt for meeting access information.

 Social Sciences – C19 & The Workplace

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C6CjxJ3n3np-HrChhCxHOJvTrOxxiYJj/view?usp=sharing

Education – C19 & The Workplace

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FWjfu9rgdJgh8JAcy12JEoDRe3UfYnL9/view?usp=sharing

Business – C19 & The Workplace

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aSEu9DYFEuNBSd7SMUniJfsHh9fb8g8H/view?usp=sharing

Healthcare - C19 & The Workplace

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZOHQCPbvC7JOVfJ6SG2lOEMCje5V4yg6/view?usp=sharing


Campus Pantry

The pantry is currently closed. For students staying on campus, we will reach out to you regarding your food needs to help provide support.


Counseling Services

Contact: counselingservices@manchester.edu

Video Counseling
We are excited to be using Microsoft Teams to bring you video counseling as an option. Microsoft Teams is a free and HIPAA-compliant platform available to you through Microsoft Office. Instructions for how to access the app will be provided to you, upon scheduling. Telephone Counseling
  • For those students who have seen a Bowen Center counselor through MU, counseling will continue to be available to you by telephone with your counselor, should you choose this option.
  • Video counseling may also be an option, which your counselor can discuss with you.
  • Telephone counseling can also be an option with any counselor for those students who have trouble with internet connection.

Scheduling Counseling Sessions
If you would like to make an appointment with a counselor, please email counselingservices@manchester.edu and someone will respond as quickly as possible during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Please identify your preferred form of counseling.

Currently Scheduled Counseling Sessions
If you already have an appointment scheduled in the coming days or weeks, Counseling Services will contact you to determine if you are able to keep your appointment and which delivery method will serve you best.


Center for Health & Sports Medicine

Contact: healthservices@manchester.edu or call ext. 5306

The office has moved to a telehealth system. Please contact us if you have a need. Options for Covid-19 symptoms:

-  On-campus/North Manchester/Fort Wayne:

-  Off-campus:

  • Indiana State Department of Health Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 or your local health department or provider

You are REQUIRED to contact the Center for Health & Sports Medicine to make the University aware of your situation by calling 260-982-5306 or emailing health@manchester.edu  


Office of the CARE Initiative

Contact: ECHahn@manchester.edu or ext. 5027

MU's confidential Victim Advocate, Heidi Vandermark, can be contacted 24/7 directly via phone at 260-563-4407.

Though many states have issued some form of “Stay at home” order, most shelters and service providers remain open. 

If you are in an unsafe situation at your home, please know that your 
local shelters are likely still open and available to help. If you need assistance with finding these resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to CARE Initiative Director, Emily Hahn.

If you’re unsure of who to talk to or what to do, these national hotlines can assist:

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline/chat: https://hotline.rainn.org/online ; 1-800-656-4673
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline/chat: https://www.thehotline.org/ ; 1-800-799-7233

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Contact: MDPollonais@manchester.edu

For international students who were wanting to apply for OPT, they may still apply as usual. Please email Maegan Pollonais at MDPollonais@manchester.edu to set up a virtual meeting to organize your application.

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Student Involvement

Contact: SAAlley@manchester.edu

Clubs & Organizations:
  • Clubs and organizations are encourage to continue meeting virtually and post their meeting/event information on Spartan Life.
  • Student Involvement will host a webinar for club/organization advisors on how to support and interact with clubs remotely on Tuesday, March 31st at 10:00am via Teams. More information will be sent to advisors via email this week.
  • Student Senate will host a webinar to discuss resources, answer questions, and how to do club elections online. More information on the date/time is to come.

    Events:
  • Events will happen virtually! MAC has been working hard to come up with ideas for engaging and exciting events. Keep an eye on your email and MAC’s social media pages for more info.


Religious Life

Religious Life will be hosting weekly chapel service on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 7:30. Please find the Zoom link here.