Daily Update for March 18, 2020

As we transition to modified operations and conducting business virtually, there will continue to be a lot of information to be shared.

To ensure timely and accurate information, we will send a daily update each afternoon. If you have something you would like included in the daily message, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by noon each day.

Attached, please find signage for use in your spaces during this period of modified operations. It's customizable, so you can fill in the contact information specific to your offices. The sign attached is available here in PDF and Word TEMPLATE. To use a template, you save it to your computer, and double click to open it.

Please also continue to check https://www.usca.edu/covid for university updates.

FROM DINING SERVICES:

During the period of the modified operations, dining services will continue to be available for brunch and dinner menus. Please note, that one proactive measure we are implementing is that take-out only services will be available.

As a prudent precaution, we are temporarily suspending in-room dining in the SAC Café and other dining establishments on campus.

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 19, you will be able to order your food ahead of time by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once you receive a confirmation that your order is ready, you can come to the SAC Cafeteria and pick up your food. Or, you can come to the SAC Cafeteria and have the staff prepare your food for take-out.

J.J. Tramontana of Aramark will be sending out a daily menu to order your food. "All you can eat" servings are still available with take-out orders.

During this unique time, we will continue to provide nutritious meal options, and our executive chef will continue to accommodate those with individual dietary requirements.

Please note, as an added precaution, we are asking diners not to bring in refillable cups but will be given new paper cups when getting refills.

Below, please see amended dining service hours for March 18 – April 5.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Dining Services Hours of Operation March 16 - April 5:

SAC Café:

Monday - Friday

Brunch: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dinner: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

***TAKE-OUT SERVICE ONLY***

Saturday & Sunday

Brunch: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Dinner: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

***TAKE-OUT SERVICE ONLY***

Starbucks:

Monday – Friday

6 a.m. – 4 p.m.

***TAKE-OUT SERVICE ONLY***

Saturday & Sunday

CLOSED

Station Deli:

Not Available

***Tasty Tuesday or Wacky Wednesday will not be available during modified operations.***

Market C-Store:

Monday – Friday

11:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

Not Available

Nightingales Café:

Not Available

FROM THE HELP DESK:

Services will be provided virtually. To best serve you during this period of modified operations, please reach us by:

  • Phone at: 803-641-3391 from off-campus, 4357 from on-campus
  • Email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Text message at: 803-221-0013

We plan to bring additional support options online in the near future.

Attached you'll find helpful tips for accessing campus resources while you are working remotely.

As a reminder, scammers are taking full advantage of the current situation by increasing their phishing and vishing attacks. Please continue to be vigilant during this unique time, especially when responding to email messages and phone calls.

Here are some guidelines from US-CERT:

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-014

There are also some scams specifically related to COVID-19:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/03/12/coronavirus-scam-alert-watch-out-for-these-risky-covid-19-websites-and-emails

FROM THE BOOKSTORE:

As the university transitions to effective delivery of remote instruction, the Pacer Shoppe bookstore remains committed to ensuring the success of our students.

We will continue working closely with faculty and students to fulfill instructional requirements. During the period of modified operations, the Pacer Shoppe will provide services virtually to insure no disruption of service to our students and campus community.

Online orders will be processed daily -- with FREE ground shipping -- to make sure students are still able to access all materials they need.

Graduating seniors are urged to call the bookstore (803.641.3464) to place their orders for their caps and gowns. If you must, please leave a message with your name and the best number to reach you, and we will return your call within the next business day.

Please feel free to call or email the bookstore with any questions you may have. We look forward to continuing to serve our campus community.

www.uscaikenshop.com

PH: 803.641.3464

FROM THE GREGG-GRANITEVILLE LIBRARY:

Library services will be available virtually. Online chat service continues 8 a.m., Sunday - midnight, Friday, and 8 a.m. – midnight Saturdays.

As always, online resources are available 24/7. For off-campus access, go to: https://library.usca.edu/offcampus. The librarians have also created an FAQ regarding our modified operations and some questions we anticipate you might have. Visit it at https://library.usca.edu/libraryclosurefaq.

For faculty, there are links on the FAQ page regarding library resources and support for faculty in a remote instructional environment. Also, the librarians are available to help you find online resources to supplement your instruction. If you have items on physical reserve, we can help you find alternative sources to replace them.

Items currently checked out from Gregg-Graniteville Library do not need to be returned until the campus returns to normal operations. Any overdue fines will be waived during the period of modified operations. 

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