September 22, 2020
On 9/18/2020 AUM distributed funds to students who were eligible during the Spring term and were enrolled for the Summer term. Since these students also received a Spring distribution the total number of students who have received funding has not changed.
Number of students who have received a grant – 2,052
Amount of grant funds distributed – $1,599,250.00
July 24, 2020
As of July 24, 2020, Auburn University at Montgomery has distributed $1,288,800 in CARES Act grants to 2,052 students
July 9, 2020
Payments have been initiated for Auburn University at Montgomery students who have submitted applications for emergency funds available through the Coronavirus, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
AUM received $2.5 million in CARES Act funding from the federal government and will return the entire allotment to eligible students. Given AUM’s enrollment, the average per-student award is $500.
Eligible students who have not yet completed an online application may still do so until all CARES Act funds are exhausted. Students can only apply one time. If approved, students will receive funds via direct deposit.
Signed into law by Congress, the CARES Act differs from economic stimulus payments received by many American families. The CARES Act provides higher education emergency relief funding to AUM students affected by disruptions during the Spring 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants may be used to help offset expenses related to the disruption of campus operations during the spring semester, including housing, tuition, course materials, fees, technology, food, health care, or child care.
In order to qualify for CARES Act grant funding, students must meet the following criteria in accordance with federal guidelines:
Students who withdrew from all spring classes are not eligible to receive funding. The CARES Act does not allow funds to be used for international or DACA students or U.S. citizens who were enrolled exclusively online at the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester.
While the total CARES Act funding available to AUM students was determined by the federal government, the university has sought to offer relief to its students in a variety of ways. When the pandemic forced a transition to online course delivery in March, AUM continued to pay student employees through the end of spring semester even though they could not be on campus. AUM also refunded housing and dining plan fees from March through the end of the semester in an effort to reduce the anxiety many students have experienced during the pandemic. AUM has also continued to grow its scholarship allocation.
For more information on the CARES Act, please visit our FAQ page.
AUM students eligible to receive CARES Act funding began receiving payments on June 2. Eligible students who have not yet applied may do so until June 30.
– Update 6/4/2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief for those experiencing disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the CARES Act is a provision for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which distributes money to colleges and universities for emergency financial aid grants to students to help offset expenses related to the disruption of campus operations during the pandemic.
The CARES Act differs from the economic stimulus received by many American families.
Expenses covered by the CARES Act include housing, course materials, food, technology, healthcare and childcare expenses.
Students must have a completed 2019-2020 FAFSA on file with Auburn University at Montgomery and meet all federal aid eligibility guidelines. If you have not yet filed FAFSA for 2019-2020, but are eligible to do so, please complete the form. The deadline to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA form is June 30, 2020.
AUM students must have been enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester when the university made the transition from face-to-face to remote course delivery on March 23, 2020. Students who withdrew from all spring classes are not eligible.
Unfortunately, the CARES Act does not allow funds to be used for international or DACA students or U.S. citizens who were enrolled exclusively online at the beginning of Spring 2020.
– Updated 6/4/2020
Eligible students can complete the online application process until all CARES Act funds are exhausted. Students can only apply one time.
Auburn University at Montgomery received a $2.5 million CARES Act allocation from the federal government and will return every dollar to eligible students. Given AUM’s enrollment, the average per-student grant is approximately $500.
If approved, your CARES grant will be deposited directly in your bank account. As part of the grant application, you will be provided a link to modify or add your bank account information in Webster. Please ensure your bank’s routing number (9 digits) and your unique bank account number are entered in Webster correctly to ensure timely deposit of your grant funding.
The university expects a large volume of applications. We will review the applications with a priority to issuing grants in a timely manner.
The CARES grant funding will not be applied against any prior balance owed or future charges assessed by the university. The full amount of funding awarded will come directly to you via direct deposit. At your own discretion, you may choose to apply the grant funding to your existing balance or charges for future terms. If you would like to do so, please make a payment in the Webpay Bill Payment module of My AUM or contact the Office of Student Accounts at 334-244-3286.
Typically, you do not have to repay the amount awarded to you. In this case, the funding is intended as a grant and not a loan.
No. Grants will not negate or replace financial aid. This is not considered federal financial aid. This is a one-time grant.
AUM uses a service to deliver emails to students. Some student may have unsubscribed from previous AUM communications, which would prevent them from receiving this important correspondence. If you had unsubscribed, a prompt will be sent to you to request receipt of emails again. Otherwise, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. While the total CARES Act funding available to AUM students was determined by the federal government, the university has sought to offer relief to its students in a variety of ways. When the pandemic forced a transition to online course delivery in March, AUM continued to pay student employees through the end of spring semester even though they could not be on campus. AUM also refunded housing and dining plan fees from March through the end of the spring semester in an effort to reduce the anxiety many students have experienced during the pandemic. AUM has also continued to grow its scholarship allocation and will offer an all-time high for the 2020-2021 academic year. None of these efforts has drawn on CARES Act funding.
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If a person has questions about being tested for COVID-19, they should call their healthcare provider to make arrangements for testing. It is important to call your healthcare provider’s office before going in to let them know you may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep others from getting infected or exposed to COVID-19.
For residents in Charter Spectrum service areas:
For residents in Comcast’s Xfinity service areas:
For residents in the Beam service area of East Alabama:
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Beam pledges to the following for 30 days:
We are currently working on several tactics to ensure the safety of the AUM community.
Yes. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and our transition to remote instruction, RedShelf, our digital course materials provider, has partnered with the AUM Bookstore to offer no-cost eBook access to students and instructors on our campus. Students and instructors can visit https://responds.redshelf.com to search for materials and may borrow up to 7 eBooks through May 25, 2020.
Users must register with a valid .edu email address in order to gain access.
Please see the links below for more information.
ADDITIONAL FAQs: https://solve.redshelf.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045179093-FAQs-about-RedShelf-Responds
The AUM Library offers an online catalog, as well as access to the catalogs of libraries within the state and throughout the world. For remote access to library collections, visit the library homepage at: http:/aumnicat.aum.edu.
The library’s reference service offers instruction for students in the use of library resources and assistance with research projects. The library’s reference assistance is available in person, by phone, and online via the library’s “Ask a Librarian” service, which provides online chat, email, and texting options available at: http:// askus.library.aum.edu.
The library faculty and staff also provide assistance in finding information, using online databases, and with the use of library equipment. The library provides news and updates through its various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
AUM will be transitioning to remote-learning beginning March 23, 2020, and extending through the end of the academic semester. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s recent address regarding closing colleges until April 6 has caused some confusion. AUM has confirmed with Gov. Ivey’s office that universities are prohibited from offering in-person classes April 6; however, universities and colleges have been encouraged to begin distance-learning at the earliest possible time. AUM will continue to serve the educational needs of its students.
Check with your professor to make sure you understand their preference. Some may prefer to have virtual sessions at usual meeting times, while some may opt for asynchronous learning – the ability for students to access the same material at different times and locations.
The university has made a temporary modification to the withdrawal date, extending the deadline for students to drop a course with a “W” to Friday, April 24. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisors to understand how withdrawal may affect academic progress.
Yes. The university has temporarily changed its policy due to the COVID-19 crisis. Students can choose to submit a request to convert a course grade to a “Pass” (S will be the letter grade used in this case) or “Fail” (U will be the letter grade used in this case) by contacting their academic advisors.
Students who are concerned about applying to graduate school, or who have experienced minimal disruption from COVID-19, may benefit from having letter grades displayed and calculated into GPA.
Here’s how the process will work:
A Pass/Fail grading system will work similarly to the credit/no credit grading system used for some developmental courses. Grades of Pass/Fail are not included in the grade point determinations, and therefore, do not impact a student’s AUM GPA for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). If a student passes the course and receives credit, the credit hours are counted as passed (not earned), and positively impact a student’s passing rate for SAP. If a student fails the course and receives no credit, the hours are considered attempted and not passed like a failing grade.
Tutoring: The Learning Center and Instructional Support Lab will provide tutoring through Blackboard Collaborate. We will maintain our normal tutoring hours of Monday-Thursday 9:00-9:00 and Friday 9:00-3:00. To access tutoring services at either the Learning Center or Instructional Support Lab, students should do the following:
We have a workflow in place for quickly processing all requests. Once students are matched with the appropriate tutor, we will provide students with a Collaborate link to the chat room where their tutor is working. We will not be providing face to face tutoring at this time.
Extending the Classroom: We will continue to provide extending the classroom to those accounting and economics classes where an ETC tutor has been assigned. This service also will be provided through collaborate. The tutors will provide the course instructors with a link to the collaborate room where the tutoring will take place.
Global Advising: Van Orum will advise AUM Global students for the summer and fall through Zoom. Van will reach out to them to schedule appointments. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334.244.3338 if any Global student wishes to contact him.
Success Advising: We will continue to offer success advising through Zoom. Students can schedule appointments by emailing us at WASC@aum.edu, or they can email Van Orum directly at email@example.com and Erin Woods directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Your advisor is still advising at 100 percent capacity and is using Zoom or the telephone to “meet” with students and email to answer any questions you have. If you are an undergraduate student, please use AdvisorTrac and select an appointment time – exactly the same as you have in the past for face-to-face advising. There is an option to choose Zoom or telephone. If you choose telephone, please provide a number where you can be reached during the time you selected. Once you’ve made the appointment, your advisor will send you a Zoom invitation by email or will call you at the number you provided in AdvisorTrac.
If you are a graduate student in an online program, you still have the option to advise via email. If you would like to meet via Zoom or a phone call, just let your advisor know. If you are not in a fully online program, you have the same options – email, Zoom, or telephone.
If you have any questions, please email your advisor! They are waiting by their computers to assist you!
Jenny Kroft (email@example.com) – Secondary Ed, Special Ed, Instructional Technology, Instructional Leadership
Stephanie Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Elementary Ed, Early Childhood Ed, Physical Ed
Jasmine Betties (email@example.com) – Exercise Science, Sport Management, School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Advising Appointments for Summer and Fall Semesters
Beginning Monday, March 16, all advising appointments within the College of Business will be email advising sessions. You can schedule an advising appointment through AdvisorTrac. This means, if you have scheduled an advising appointment with Joy Strong, Leann Reeves, or Bre Gentry from Monday, March 16 to, you will not come to campus for your appointment. Your advisor will email you on the day of your scheduled advising appointment with your advising sheet, Summer and Fall pin numbers, and information regarding your Summer and Fall schedules. Once you receive your advising email, you are welcome to email or call with any questions or concerns that you may have.
Needing Assistance from Your Advisor
Outside of advising appointments for Summer and Fall semesters, if you need assistance from your advisor, please email or call your advisor. This includes, but not limited to, completing forms (Transient, Grade Adjustment, etc.), asking questions, discussing dropping a class, academic issues, graduation plan, or discussing major/minor changes. Your advisor will discuss the best plan of action for your needed assistance.
College of Business Advising Office Contact Information
Undergraduate Advisor for:
Graduate Advisor for:
Master of Information Systems
Master of Business Administration
Master of Healthcare Administration
Select the relevant Department for specific advising information: Nursing, Medical & Clinical Lab Sciences and Communication Disorders?
At this time, the Prenursing Advising Office will be advising all students by email. If you need to be advised for Summer and/or Fall 2020, please email an advisor with your request and include your full name (first and last) and your student ID number. We will send an advising sheet to you by email with your alternate pins and the courses you are eligible to take. Once you receive your advising email, you are welcome to email or call with any questions or concerns that you may have. We are here to help!
Other Assistance Needed from Your Pre-Nursing Advisor
If you need other types of assistance from your pre-nursing advisor, (transient form, grade adjustment, general questions, advice on dropping a class, etc.) please email your advisor with your request/question/concern, your full name (first and last), and your student ID number. Your advisor will discuss with you the best plan of action for your needs.
Mrs. Conner, firstname.lastname@example.org, (334) 244 – 3431
Ms. Dailey, email@example.com, (334) 244 – 3863
Mrs. Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org, (334) 244 – 3076
Students in the BSN Program should contact their faculty advisor or Dr. Courtney Cochran for their advising needs at email@example.com, (334) 244-3205
Students in the RN-BSN Program should contact Ms. Haley Adams firstname.lastname@example.org, (334-244-3076) or Dr. Courtney Cochran, email@example.com for their advising needs.
Beginning Monday, March 16, all advising appointments within the department of Medical & Clinical Laboratory Sciences (MCLS) will be email advising sessions. You can schedule an advising appointment through email. Your advisor will email you on the day of your scheduled advising appointment with your advising sheet, Summer and Fall pin numbers, and information regarding your Summer and Fall schedules. Once you receive your advising email, you are welcome to email or call with any questions or concerns that you may have.
MCLS Contact Information
Kyle Taylor, Department Head/Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org, (334) 244-3606
Kathy Jones, Associate Professor, Kjones31@aum.edu, (334) 244-3254
Kathy Dugan, Assistant Professor, email@example.com, (334) 244-3480
Advising appointments are being held for Communication Disorders. Your CMDS advisor is Dr. Ashley Godwin. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email to schedule an online appointment via zoom or a telephone appointment. If you prefer to meet via Zoom, Dr. Godwin will send you an invitation by email. If you choose telephone, please provide a number where you can be reached.
The situation with COVID-19 has been fast-moving and continues to change rapidly in Alabama and across the country. Our immediate focus has been on doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our students while also providing as much continuity as possible for their educational experience.
We are continuing to evaluate other action items and appreciate your patience as we work toward those decisions. We will continue to keep students and employees updated and will share new information as it becomes available.
Campus Dining Services has adopted additional precautionary practices to ensure food safety. This includes a temporary suspension of traditional dining services and a significant increase in the availability of pre-packaged food and bottled beverages available throughout campus. In an effort to serve students, all prices on bottled and pre-packaged items will be discounted or sold at cost.
All C-Store items have been moved to the Café to create a large market with a wide variety of pre-packaged good. Dining dollars may still be used and all items have been discounted or are being sold at cost.
This new, expanded C-Store in the Café is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Yes. The AUM Food Pantry is open each day from noon to 1 p.m. each weekday. The Food Pantry is a service to the AUM community provided by the University Honors Program. It is located in Taylor Center 316E. Please present your AUM ID when you arrive.
Please direct all questions to the Warhawk Help portal located on your MyAUM homepage. This portal serves as your one-stop shop to ask any questions regarding the changes to AUM’s normal operations and any student support services that you may need. This user-friendly portal allows you to select from a wide variety of categories and submit any question that you may have regarding the effect of AUM’s COVID-19 precautions and any needs you may have. All inquiries regarding campus changes and student needs should be directed to the Warhawk Help Portal. This system will help the university identify and meet your needs as quickly as possible.
All major campus announcements related to changes made because of COVID-19 are available at http://www.aum.edu/coronavirus.
However, we encourage students to closely monitor their AUM email account and follow AUM on its various social media channels.
All employees have been encouraged to work remotely to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, although no cases have been reported among AUM employees or students.
All student employees will be ensured payment during this time, and will be paid an average of hours that were worked for biweekly pay periods 2-5 (January 5 – February 29, 2020). All student employees who are working will continue to clock in using Kronos, whether working on campus or remotely, to ensure proper payment of overtime and any relevant differential pay (shift differential, lead pay, etc.).
Guidance for clocking in from home will be communicated shortly. Additionally, timekeepers will receive guidance about payroll processing responsibilities in the coming days.
Note that this guidance may change as we consider the University’s response to this pandemic. We will evaluate employment options beyond spring term based on information at that time. Please subscribe to daily email updates to stay informed on the latest developments.
All campus events scheduled for the remainder of spring semester have been canceled or postponed until further notice. This decision was made based on recommendations from public health officials, requesting that large gatherings be avoided. We do not yet know if this will period will be extended, but will provide updates as new information becomes available.
We will delay our Spring 2020 commencement ceremony, an important and unavoidable step for the health of our community. While our spring Class of 2020 will earn their degrees in May and become AUM alumni, the formal celebration of their success will be observed on Saturday, August 15. We delayed this decision as long as possible in the hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic would show signs of subsiding and that we would be able to gather for our university’s most special occasion at our usual time.
Of all the decisions that we’ve had to make during this difficult period, this one has been the most heartbreaking. This spring semester should be about our graduates completing their degrees and celebrating years of hard work with professors, family, and friends. However, this change is necessary in light of public health guidance regarding the avoidance of large gatherings. We will share information about how our graduates will receive their diplomas as soon as we have it, as well as a schedule for the August celebration. We hope that the timing of this decision will allow graduates, as well as their families and loved ones, time to plan accordingly.
Based on guidance from public health officials regarding COVID-19, AUM encourages students not to return to campus residence halls. However, residence halls will remain open for those students who have a need for housing.
Those students who do not plan to return to campus housing this semester are encouraged to make arrangements to collect personal belongings and return room keys beginning the week of March 23. Student accounts will be credited for the remainder of the semester once room keys have been returned.
Please complete our housing intent form to help us ensure that we meet the needs of our resident students and effectively assist those who wish to collect their belongings. For additional questions, please contact Housing & Residence Life by email or call 334-244-3296.
The Office of Student Accounts resources continues to be available to students online. Here are the options they can choose from:
Gail Childs 334-244-3656
Kaitlyn Stuart 334-244-3733
Chalisa Polzine 334-244-3784
Nancy Piper 334-244-3117
It is the mission of AUM to make educational opportunities available to everyone. The Center for Disability Services (CDS) provides academic support services to students with disabilities. Students that are currently being served by CDS may email CDS at email@example.com or call 334-244-3631 and a Center for Disability Services staff member will follow up with you by email and/or phone to discuss your individual needs.
Students that are not currently receiving CDS services may complete an application and provide appropriate documentation by using our student accommodation management site, Accommodate, at:
Upon receipt and review of your information, a CDS staff member will contact you.
Counseling and Health Promotion Services (CHPS) for a wide variety of reasons. Many students experience academic difficulties including test anxiety, time management issues, problems with concentration, and lack of motivation. Some students have a specific concern related to depression, anxiety, mood issues, eating concerns, identify development, and alcohol or substance abuse. They may also come to counseling because of past abuse, violence, or childhood trauma. CHPS can be reached at 334-244-3469 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wellness Center will remain closed during this time. It is our desire to limit access to high-risk environments that may lead to significant increases in public infection rates. However, many of AUM’s wellness resources are compatible with social distancing principles. These include the intramural field, disc golf course, and AUM’s multiple walking tracks.
AUM Kinesiology faculty member Angela Russell offers these tips for keeping fit while limiting public activity: http://www.aum.edu/aum-kinesiology-professor-offers-tips-keeping-fit-during-coronavirus-pandemic
Yes. The Counseling Center is open. At this time, there is limited availability for face-to-face appointments; however, teleconferencing is available. To contact the Counseling Center, please call 334-244-3469 or email them at email@example.com.
Yes. Warhawk Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 8a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, Warhawk Health Services will operate a health screening clinic located adjacent to the Nest from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
The Career Development Center maintains virtual resources designed to help students through all stages of career development. Specifically, students can access the following services:
For all other questions regarding the Career Development Center and services available to students and alumni, please email Brad Robbins, Director of Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. All open Working Warhawks positions are listed on Handshake, the university’s online career management platform for students and alumni.
Click Handshake on MyAUM to enter. For site registration and navigation resources, click the following link: https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/categories/202711128-Student-Alumni.
Please complete your Airport / Bus Station Shuttle request via our new online form. This form will automatically request an approval from Auburn University at Montgomery’s Transportation Department. Request will be approved or denied based off the availability of University Drivers . Please process requests at a minimum of two weeks prior to your requested date to allow our department time to schedule drivers. This is NOT a guaranteed service. However, the earlier your request is received, the higher probability it will be approved. Requests received with less that 3 Business Days notice will not be considered for approval.
Yes. Warhawk Transit is available for students with a modified schedule.
Warhawk Transit is now available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the following times. Click to download PDF.
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