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Student Union Coronavirus Update

UPDATE  - JULY 6, 2020
As we make the transition to the campus reopening on July 7, the Student Union is working diligently to make sure the transition is both safe and smooth. A few items of note:

  • The building will look a little different as we encourage social distancing, mask wearing and proper sanitation protocols. There will be signage throughout the building identifying stairwell and elevator use. Please respect those guidelines and encourage those in your areas as well as visitors to follow them.
  • While the building is open, some services may be limited as staff members are still encouraged to telecommute as much as possible and dining hours are being determined based on traffic. As always, if you have a question for a particular department or staff member, please visit directory.okstate.edu to reach him or her directly and conduct business virtually as much as possible. 
  • The Student Union custodial staff has and will continue to work diligently to keep our public areas clean and sanitized:
    • There are cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing plans in place. There are wall mount hand sanitizers at all entrance points.
    • All restrooms will be closed and sanitized every two hours on a rotating schedule, with no more than two restrooms closed at any one time.
    • Trash collection and floor upkeep will continue as regularly scheduled on a normal daily/weekly rotation.
    • Doors, handrails and touchpoints will be sanitized every four hours.
    • Meeting rooms will be wiped down and sanitized after every use. The schedule will be determined by the Meeting & Conferences Services daily report.
    • Student Union Meeting & Conference Services will be setting the maximum occupancy for all meeting rooms. This will be indicated with signage at each meeting room. We ask everyone to please respect these guidelines.
    • The air intake for each air handler in the Student Union is filtered. The returned air for each unit is balanced by the fresh air and set by the software that operates the unit. It may be possible for some air from the general building to be mixed with it, but it is filtered.
    • See the Student Union’s campus general cleaning information.

We appreciate your patience as this is an ever-evolving situation for all of us. If you have any questions or concerns, please email osuunion@okstate.edu and we will try to address them.

>>Learn more about the university’s Cowboys Coming Back plan.

University Store Update
The University Store will be open.  Its operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

University Dining Services Update
There will be limited dining options available on campus.  Click here to learn more.


 UPDATE MAY 15, 2020
The university recently announced it would remain closed to visitors until July 7. In accordance with that announcment, the Student Union will remain closed until that time. The leadership is working diligently with building occupants to ensure all university services remain available to students via ecommerce, virtual and telecommuting avenues.

Again, we appreciate your patience as well all navigate through this together.

University Store Update
All textbook rentals are due back to the University Store no later than Friday, July 17, 2020.

The University Store has prepared two options for students to return their books, either in person or by mail.

RETURNING YOUR BOOKS IN PERSON
If you would like to return your rented textbooks to the University Store in person, you may do so June 4-5 or June 8-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Student Union Plaza. Please note, the Student Union and University Store will be closed and students will not be allowed inside the building. When returning your books in person, we ask that you maintain social distancing and wear a face mask. Currently, the University Store plans to reopen on Tuesday, July 7 and will accept in-person rental returns from that date until Friday, July 17 in 030 Student Union.

RETURNING YOUR BOOKS BY MAIL
If you would like to return your rented textbooks to the University Store by mail, please package your books with a copy of your OSU student ID and ship them to the following address.

University Store
Attn: Textbooks
Oklahoma State University
120 Student Union
Stillwater, OK 74078

All rental textbooks must be returned in clean and useable condition. Failure to return your rental books by 7/17/20, or returning your books in unsalable condition, will result in the credit card you used to secure your rentals being charged the above replacement costs.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as the University Store has tried to develop a plan for you to return your rental books in spite of the current building closures on the OSU campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions, please email us at bkstore@okstate.edu.

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 UPDATED APRIL 13, 2020
In conjunction with the university's announcement on Monday, April 13, all camps and events scheduled on campus through July 1 are canceled. In addition, the temporary building closure has been extended through the end of the spring semester, May 8. Therefore, the Union will remain closed to visitors during this time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will keep you posted on updates as we receive them.


 UPDATED MARCH 23, 2020
As the university continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and in review of general guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, it is recommended by university officials the Student Union close its doors effective 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24.  There is no timeline of when the building will reopen. Operating hours for the duration of the closure will be updated as soon as they are available.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work through the dynamics of this situation. You may check back here for updates or visit @osuunion on most social media platforms for the latest information.

University Store Update
Students can shop online for necessary academic items at shopokstate.com. Unfortunately, at this time there is no in-store pick up. All orders will be processed and sent via FedEx Ground.

What is the University Store doing about refunding caps & gowns or announcements since graduation is up in the air?
At this point, Oklahoma State University has not made a decision on any changes to the commencement schedule. As soon as we know what the university plans to do, we will evaluate and address refunds on a case by case basis. Please watch for an announcement from OSU on commencement and updates from the University Store.

What do I need to do about my textbook rental?
The University Store will extend the textbook rental return date for the spring semester. The exact date has not yet been determined at this time, but the store will email every student that needs to return a book with that date once it is decide upon.

All other questions regarding the University Store can be directed  to bkstore@okstate.edu

University Dining Services Update
There will be limited dining options available on campus. Click here to learn more.