The advisors and other staff in the Center for Academic Advising and Retention have all been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic for the past couple of months, just like many others on campus. We all learned Zoom super-fast, downloaded Cisco phones on our laptops, and have been socially-distancing away. Advisors meet with their students on Zoom, and we just held four events for transfer students with local community colleges remotely as well.
We wanted to make sure our students know we are all still here for them, and experiencing and struggling with many of the issues they are struggling with: managing kids and families while working from home, getting our groceries, and dealing the stressors of a pandemic. But we are here, still love our students, love EWU, and hope we can all get through this, together—Eagle Strong!