The University of Toledo’s first instructional break of spring semester is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16 and a number of events have been planned to engage students throughout the day.
The University adjusted the academic calendar as an additional measure to keep campus safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by eliminating spring break to reduce the potential for a member of the campus community to contract COVID-19 while traveling and then spread the virus when returning to campus. Instead, there are several instructional breaks scheduled during the semester, during which no classes will be held.
The Mental Health Crisis Team and Department of Student Affairs has scheduled an event to let students try archery at a nearby Toledo Metropark.
The Try-it! Archery Cupid Shoot will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Pearson Park, 4701 Navarre Ave. when students can try out archery with the instruction and guidance of Toledo Metroparks staff. All equipment is provided as is transportation from campus. All participants must wear masks and abide by proper social distancing guidelines for the duration of the program. Register on Invonet.
In addition, the Division of Student Affairs has a variety of virtual fairs and other events scheduled for the first instructional break, including:
• Back to Black Involvement Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership and Office of Multicultural Student Success invite students to celebrate Black History Month and explore involvement opportunities with student organizations.
• ECWe Chat About Feminism at noon. The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women will host its monthly virtual discussion about current events using an intersectional feminist lens.
• Mindful Moment at 1 p.m. The Counseling Center will provide an opportunity for students to engage in a virtual group with a counselor to discuss healthy ways to cope with stress, learn mindfulness skills, and connect with other students.
• Job Fair Prep from 1 to 5 p.m. Career Services has five sessions scheduled to prepare students for the upcoming virtual job fairs, including: Social Media 101, Making Virtual Connections, Handshake Virtual Fairs, Resume Round-table: All Majors, and Career Fair Cram: Criminal Justice and Public Service Edition. All sessions are in InvoNet.
• Hot Chocolate with OSAS at 3 p.m. The Office of Student Advocacy and Support invites students to enjoy hot chocolate and discuss ways to de-stress during exams.
• Smart Start at 4 p.m. The Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women will help students learn how to research your target salary, highlight your accomplishments and find the right words – and the confidence — to negotiate for better benefits and pay.