Rice Hall Ramp Up

Our paramount concern is the health and safety of UVA Engineering’s students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Therefore, our goal is to reduce the risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus while our school community works together to carefully ramp up activities in engineering spaces on Grounds. Please consider working remotely whenever possible. 

  • Overview of Safety - University Policy Update

    From the UVA Policy Directory:

    SEC-045: COVID-19 Health & Safety Requirement - Face Masks, Physical Distancing, Social Gatherings, and Enforcement

    • Face Coverings: All students, faculty, staff, and contractors must wear masks at all times when they are inside, except when they are alone (or with their roommates) and in their private spaces (e.g., dorm rooms, apartments, or individual offices). When they are outside, they must wear a mask when they cannot maintain a physical distance of at least six feet. Everyone should sanitize hands before removing their mask or returning it to their face.
      • Exceptions: 
        • EXERCISING
        • TEACHING (when teaching behind plexiglass barriers)
    • Physical Distancing: All students, faculty, staff, and contractors should maintain six feet or more from others whenever possible.
    • Social Gatherings: Only small gatherings are permitted. Social gatherings may not exceed 15 people, and all attendees must be physically distanced at least six feet from one another. Large outdoor areas (e.g., the Lawn) can accommodate more than one social gathering provided the groups are appropriately spaced from one another.
    UVA Policy Directory
  • Required COVID-19 Training

    Anyone who plans to come on grounds currently must complete the online COVID-19 Awareness and Prevention Training Module provided by the Office of Environmental & Safety at UVA.

    COVID-19 Training Module
  • HOOS Health Check form

    Please complete your required HOOS Health Check before coming to Grounds. Staying aware of your own health and taking appropriate precautions is an important way you can help protect the UVA community, as well as our patients, families, and neighbors.

    Don’t have the HOOS Health Check app yet? Visit the Apple or Google Playstore to download this free app and use it every day that you will be on Grounds. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can complete your daily health check on the HOOS Health Check website or through a paper form for employees (printable PDF posted on the ITS website).

    Anyone with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should stay home and immediately contact Student Health (for students) or Employee Health (for faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members), as directed by HOOS Health Check.

    More details are available in FAQs on the Return to Grounds and Students on Grounds websites. Visit the ITS website to troubleshoot technical issues.

    HOOS Health Check online form
  • Subscribe for email updates

    Sign up through the UVA sympa page to receive updates regarding Rice Hall's ramp-up. 

    Receive Email Updates
  • Rice Hall Building Committee

    The Rice Hall Building Ramp-Up Committee Members are:
    Madhur Behl 
    Steven Bowers
    Kim Gregg

    Email rice_rampup_2020@virginia.edu with any questions.

  • Contact the CS Staff

    Administrative Staff Email: cs-office@virginia.edu 
    From the CS-Office portal we are able to triage your message and re-direct it to the appropriate person(s) for more immediate assistance. 

    Administrative On-Site Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. a CS administrative staff member will be located in Rice 527. Anyone wishing to visit the office should first call 434-982-2200. 

    CS Virtual Information Desk: Students who are on-Grounds once in-person courses begin can visit the Engineering Help Desk located in Thornton Hall Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with questions that will be directed to staff via Microsoft Teams. 

    IT Support Email: cshelpdesk@virginia.edu