Helpful Resources for Online Instruction:
- Check your Athens student email account every day for information from your instructor.
- Log in to your Blackboard account every day. Blackboard is the primary resource used by most faculty to share course content with you.
- Read the Student Guide to Online Learning for helpful pointers and useful tools to help you succeed in your online classes.
- Contact your faculty member or the Help Desk if you are having problems with accessing email, Blackboard, or course materials.
- Attend a live webinar to assist students with questions & issues in online courses
Frequently Asked Questions
All current students are assigned a Blackboard Learn™ account. To access Blackboard, please use your full MyAthens email address as your username. If you do not remember your Blackboard password, you can reset it with the “Forgot Your Password?” link on the Blackboard login page. Password reset instructions will be sent to your MyAthens email address. For more information, please visit the “Blackboard Learn” section of the Athens State Help Desk.
In order to schedule an appointment, visit https://athens.mywconline.com/.
For a short video with instructions on how to make and complete online appointments, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxaFRKLZrhE.
Additionally, the Career Development Center has contacts with SCI and Toyota, both of which are looking for temporary workers to fulfill essential roles. Please contact the Career Development Center at for more information.
Here is a short video with instructions for how to complete an online session with us: https://youtu.be/3v_kTzyA92w
Secretary DeVos announced that the office of Federal Student Aid is executing on President Donald J. Trump’s promise to provide student loan relief to tens of millions of borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency.
All borrowers with federally held student loans will automatically have their interest rates set to 0% for a period of at least 60 days. In addition, each of these borrowers will have the option to suspend their payments for at least two months to allow them greater flexibility during the national emergency. This will allow borrowers to temporarily stop their payments without worrying about accruing interest.
“These are anxious times, particularly for students and families whose educations, careers, and lives have been disrupted,” said Secretary DeVos. “Right now, everyone should be focused on staying safe and healthy, not worrying about their student loan balance growing. I commend President Trump for his quick action on this issue, and I hope it provides meaningful help and peace of mind to those in need.”
Spring/Summer Commencement Details:
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Carter Gymnasium
College of Business: 9:00 AM
College of Education: 12:00 PM
College of Arts & Sciences: 3:00 PM
Students who are eligible to graduate at the end of the spring semester will receive their degree and diploma by mail. Further details will be provided for those who wish to participate in the summer commencement ceremony.
Additionally, you may be able to reach out to your cellular provider concerning a mobile hotspot you are able to add to your plan.
The Athens State University Testing Center reopened on May 18, 2020, with reduced capacity and added safety protocol. One of the key additions is a temperature checkpoint at the main campus entrance on the corner of Beaty and Bryan Streets at 300 North Beaty Street, Athens, AL, 35611. Most visitors know this location as the Founders Hall entrance. Candidates will drive through, get a temperature check from their vehicle, and receive a wristband if they do not have a temperature. Individuals will not be allowed to test or enter campus if they have a temperature above 100℉. The wristband will allow testers access to the Testing Center. Candidates with a wristband will ring the bell at the entrance of Chasteen Hall, show their wristband and be allowed access to the building for testing.
Additional safety protocol will be 6 ft spacing for candidates waiting in the hallway for one at a time check-in and recommendations that all personal items be left in their vehicle to avoid touching lockers. Masks and gloves are allowed and recommended but not mandatory at this point. Masks and gloves will not be supplied by the Testing Center. Candidates should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their appointment time to accommodate the extra safety protocol.
Testing Center staff are monitoring and responding to email inquiries () and phone calls (256-233-6540). Please reach out if you have additional questions. We will work with each candidate to meet their testing needs as normal operations resume.