Continuity Resources for Students


This article summarizes the information and resources available to students as Saint Peter's University transitions to online course delivery




In response to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and as a precautionary measure to help to minimize the risk of exposure to the virus Saint Peter’s University is moving all classes to online instruction.  The Office of Information Technology, along with partners from across the University, is here to help. On this page, you will find information about office hours, web resources, and other forms of assistance. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help.

What do I need in order to keep working?

  • Communicate and keep informed - check your Saint Peter’s University email regularly to stay up to date as the situation evolves.  Communicate regularly with your instructors and advisors, let them know what challenges you are facing and be sure you understand what they expect from you. Reach out for help or advice when you need it.
  • Many of the applications that you will need are already available from off-campus, in particular, Gmail, Blackboard, Google Meet. and the IT Client Portal  Your Saint Peter’s University “MyApps Dashboard” is a good starting point to get to these.
  • As always you can use SPIRIT Online and Colleague Student Planning from off-campus
  • Google Meet- This tool allows for either synchronous or asynchronous classes. Some of your instructors may choose to conduct their classes during the regularly scheduled class meeting times through Google Meet. You can also you Google Meet if you choose to connect with other students. 
  • Registration and academic planning functions can be done remotely via Colleague Student Planning.  An excellent resource page for Student Planning has been assembled by the Center for Academic Success and Engagement.   Reach out to CASE to your advisors and/or the Registrar's office for more detail.

Where can I get technology help?

Though this may change as the situation evolves, currently the IT Service Desk is available remotely but otherwise as usual.   Our support hours are Mon-Thu 8 am-7 pm and Fri 8 am-5 pm.  The ways to get help are:

Please remember this is a significant challenge for everyone As always the Office of Information Technology team will do our best to be transparent and patient; we ask the same of you as we work through these challenges together. 


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