This page provides important information and ongoing updates during the COVID-19 emergency. Information on this page is current as of April 26.
In support of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Stay at Home Executive Order and to safeguard the health and safety of our community, Presidio Graduate School’s learning facilities are not accessible to students, faculty, and staff. All academic courses are continuing without interruption in distance formats. The administrative offices and student support services are fully operational while staff works remotely.
Protecting the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority. Presidio Graduate School is closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 emergency. The school will provide updates on reported threats to the health and safety of our community on this webpage and through email in accordance with Federal Campus Safety and Security requirements. We will use the emergency notification system enabled via Populi to send emails and text messages to each member of the community. To protect privacy rights, we will not disclose individual information.
- April 14 Message from President Liz Maw
- April 3 Message from President Liz Maw
- April 3 Message from the Student Representatives
- March 26 Message from President Liz Maw
- March 17 Message from President Liz Maw
- March 5 Message from President Liz Maw
- February 29 Message from VP Enrollment and Student Affairs Diana Asaad
- Instruction for the March, April, and May Residencies will be conducted online. Online instruction is a temporary change due to extraordinary circumstances. We will return to our model with monthly in-person residencies in the Fall.
- Faculty have flexibility in the timing and schedule of residency instruction to best adapt the format to the needs of students in individual courses.
- All coursework for the remainder of the semester will be completed online.
- Grading for spring semester courses is on an optional credit/non-credit basis. Individual students will determine which, if any, of their classes are graded credit/non-credit based on their circumstances. Students make this determination after reviewing course final grades as submitted by faculty.
- Students may submit final assignments through June 14, two weeks after the semester concludes.
- The new deadline for faculty to submit final grades is June 24.
- Spring Commencement has been indefinitely postponed. We are considering alternate opportunities for celebrating our Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 graduates and will share updates as soon as they become available.
Presidio Graduate School is hosting all in-person admission events online until it is safe to bring people together again in person, including our class tours. Our admissions interviews and virtual open houses continue without interruption in virtual formats, and our team is on call to answer any questions. We are here to help potential new students and applicants with the decision to attend Presidio Graduate School and welcome opportunities to schedule a personal virtual meeting. We have also introduced several new interactive student Q&A group webinars.
The Round 2 deadline for Fall 2020 applications is May 1. The final application deadline is June 15.
Care and Support Resources
Some of us may vividly feel the pressure, and some of us may be unaware of how stress and uncertainty impact our moods and daily habits. Here is a self-care assessment that may help you become more aware of your state of being.
We often think of self-care in terms of doing something, perhaps exercising, mediation, painting, journaling, or hiking. For many, these are essential means of care; however, there are many ways to practice caring for oneself:
- Use natural healing products to care for and heal your body, especially lotion for excessive hand washing
- Practice the art of self-management, allowing yourself to decline additional responsibilities so that you can maintain your balance
- Limit your exposure to news, social media, and other forms of anxiety-producing output
- Develop a healthy support system: people who contribute to your self-esteem, people who listen well, people who care
- Organize your life, so you become proactive as opposed to reactive: make a plan
- Reserve your energy for causes that are meaningful to you
- Balance life with motion and intention: sing, dance, sit with silence
Please feel free to share your self-care advice and tips here. Collectively we can generate more ideas and possibly community practices.
Now, more than ever, our Presidian community is a source of support. The student-led Mutual Aid Fund is an excellent example of our shared compassion and willingness to engage. Circle, the Friday Town Halls, and other virtual events are wonderful ways to stay grounded and connect with friends. Additionally, many of us are caring for parents, partners, and children. Be mindful of your wellbeing, which may help you avoid compassion fatigue.
For guidance and resources on how to be prepared to protect yourself during the COVID-19 emergency, please visit the following: