Dean of Students office drop-in chats promotes online culture of care

5 Dean of Students office staff making W signs with their hands
Dean of Students Office: We’re here for you!

We’re entering the third week of remote classes, and we’ve been amazed by the positivity and resilience displayed by you, the students. We know how difficult the transition has been, but remember, you’re not alone. As we all work to adjust to this new, temporary way of life, it’s important to stay connected in whatever ways we can.

Starting this week, the Dean of Students Office will be hosting a series of themed drop-in sessions every Wednesday at noon. These online conversations are an opportunity for you to engage with your fellow students and Student Affairs staff, connect with online campus resources, and share your voice and concerns regarding the impact of COVID-19.

“It’s crucial that during times of uncertainty, our students feel supported and connected to their community. We’re excited to provide some helpful resources and talk through the challenges faced by the campus community after moving to online instruction,” explains Kathy Kruse, assistant dean and director of the Dean of Students Office. “Each week, staff will join campus partners and students to share resources, create community, and answer questions. We’re continuing the message for our students that we’re here for them and we care.”

See the session themes and dates below:

April 8: Managing transition to online learning

April 15:  Mental health during the Stay Safer at Home directive

April 22: Connecting with campus resources in an online world

April 29: Connecting with peers/in co-sponsorship with ASM

May 6: Final(ly) There!

We hope to connect with you during these sessions, Badgers. As always, remember to visit for updates and to find resources and services to support your health, wellbeing, and academic success.