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Native American Studies COVID-19 Information

Native American Studies administrative staff, and the majority of our faculty, are working remotely for the Fall 2020 term.     

Though most of us are officing off-campus, our commitment to student success is unwavering.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns, or just to check in!  We are a close-knit community and we're truly missing our in-person pop-ins!

Please visit OU Together for up-to-date information from the University on the Fall 2020 return to campus.

Please see below for NAS-specific information.

The majority of our classes are being offered online for the Fall 2020 term. 

We ask that students and instructors visit and throroughly engage with the OU Learn Anywhere and Teach Anywhere pages for guidance on learning and teaching remotely.  

*Locked out of your classroom?  Call 405-325-4069 or 405-325-3060.

In-person advising appointements have been suspended.

Please visit the NAS Advising page for a list of Native American Studies advisors and information on how to schedule virtual appointments.

All Native American Studies and Native Nations Center in-person meetings and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Community is a cornerstone of the Department of Native American Studies mission.  Our calendar is full of wonderful events such as Indigenous Peoples' Day, the Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair, Native Crossroads Film Festival, the OU Fall and Spring Powwows, Gamma Delta Pi Hoops Tournament, many impromptu stickball games, the American Indian Achievement Celebration, the Native American Studies Year-End Celebration, our famous potlucks, and many more.   We look forward to a time when we can gather again to share food and fellowship.

Mail delivery has been suspended.  All mail will be delivered to OU Central Mail.  Katie Bayliss will pick up mail, weekly, and deliver/forward to employees' home addresses.

Main Office:
The Native American Studies and Native Nations Center Main Office in Copeland Hall, room 235 will remain closed.  It will be accessible to employees only - one employee may access the breakroom and copy room at a time, employees are responsible for cleaning high-touch areas before and after use.

Faculty Offices: 
Access to NAS faculty offices is limited to faculty only.  In-person office hours are suspended until further notice, students should email their instructors to schedule virtual office hours.

Gathering Spaces:
All NAS and NNC gathering spaces are closed until further notice.  This includes the NAS Conference Room/Library, NAS Seminar Room, NNC Event Center, and NNC Conference Room.


NAS faculty and staff should contact College of Arts & Sciences Technology Services for any tech support needed while working remotely.  Send an email to casit@ou.edu to open a ticket.

For assistance with classroom technology, please submit a ticket in the IT Service Catalog.

Faculty may request assistance with online teaching on the OU Teach Anywhere - Help page.

Students may visit OU Learn Anywhere - Help page for tech support information.

Visit our Connect page for information on how to reach us during this time.