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What to Contribute

We are looking for materials that document your day-to-day experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will help us preserve and share what life was like in our community during this unique time. If we don't capture it now, it'll be a lot harder in the future!

You can submit Word documents, PDFs, digital photos, video files, or audio files. If you have a physical object you would like to share, take a photo or scan the item. Example submissions are listed below.

General

  • Journal or diary entries
  • Photographs showing neighbors standing 6-feet apart or bare shelves at the grocery store
  • A description of your schedule or routine during quarantine/shelter-in-place
  • Descriptions or samples of hobbies to pass the time (puzzles and games with family, trivia with friends over Google Hangout, learning to knit or paint, gardening, etc.)
  • What it's like to work at an essential business or organization (grocery store, hospital, pharmacy)
  • The impact of losing a job
  • Taking care of family, friends, or neighbors
  • Changes made in hygiene or cleaning practices
  • Was anyone you know, or yourself, affected by the virus?

Students

  • Description of how you felt, photos or videos, from moving off-campus
  • What it's like to be one of the few remaining students on-campus
  • Reactions to campus events being canceled or delayed (ex: graduation, spring sports season, theater or musical performances, trips)
  • Adjusting to virtual courses

Faculty

  • Redesigning courses for remote delivery
  • Communicating with students
  • Reactions to campus events being canceled or delayed
  • Working from home - Did you have a home office set up already or take over the dining room table, technology set up issues, homeschooling children while trying to work, etc.

Staff

  • Working on-campus after most employees and students were gone
  • Working from home - Did you have a home office set up already or take over the dining room table, technology set up issues, homeschooling children while trying to work, etc.
  • Reactions to campus events being canceled or delayed
  • Did elements of your job change because you couldn't work on-campus?

Administrators

  • What was it like to make decisions that impacted the entire campus?
  • Communicating with faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni