Spring 2022 Semester Updates

January 17, 2022 update:

All spring 2022 CIIS courses including those offered at ACTCM will be virtualized through February 7.  We understand that this is complex for everyone and not anyone’s first choice, but given the Omicron surge, we feel it is the only responsible thing to do.    

The mask requirement for all CIIS buildings including the Mission Street and Arkansas sites has been extended to February 15. 

Many Spring 2022 classes are currently scheduled to meet in-person at the Mission and Arkansas campus beginning 2/08/22. The following programs have some scheduled in person classes: Integral Counseling Psychology (weekend and weekday), Expressive Arts Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Drama Therapy, Clinical Psychology (PsyD), East West Psychology, Philosophy Cosmology and Consciousness, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplimary Studies. For most current information, please check with your Program Manager or Advisor. 

International Students

Students Facing Financial Hardship Due to COVID-19

CIIS recognizes COVID-19 impact on our students and is committed to supporting our students as much as possible during this unprecedented time. Find more information about the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) regarding the awarding of emergency funds to students.

We are aware that, for many faculty and students, CIIS is more than a place to come for classes. We are drawn to the sense of community and belonging. We are in the middle of an unprecedented challenge, and we are all, individually and together, striving for balance. We thank you for your patience and flexibility, and are here to support you in the ways you need.

Learn Anywhere

All students in virtual access / webinar classes will have access to the technology. Access is from a stationary computer that allows participants to listen, view, and participate in the learning environment. (Note: virtual access / webinar classes will only be used for synchronous access and will not be recorded.)

Classes will be held at regularly scheduled times on Zoom or Big Blue Button.  Links to virtual classes will be sent ten minutes before class begins. Students are expected to attend and to be attentive.

For technical questions about virtual access / webinar technology, contact Online Learning onlinelearning@ciis.edu or the Online Learning Chat

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Guidance for coursework

If your course is being delivered via ZOOM, please refer to instructions for participating virtual access.

Additional information can be found in Community Updates.

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What to do if you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed

  • Degree-seeking students should reach out to the Wellness Center – Counseling Services at counseling@ciis.edu.
  • Degree-seeking students can also utilize Wellness Center services such as Wellness Coaching, Yoga@CIIS, QiGong, and more.  Information and schedules can be found on the MyCiis Wellness Services page.
  • Neolth is a personalized digital health stress management platform founded by CIIS Somatics faculty Katherine Grill. All registered CIIS students will have access to the Neolth platform through the Wellness Center. Find more information about Neolth, including registration details.
  • Make an appointment at one of our six low-cost counseling clinics.
  • Contact SAMHSA’s Distress Helpline (related to any natural or human-caused disaster) is accessible 24/7 at 1-800-985-5990 or via text (send TALKWITHUS to 66746; Press 2 for Spanish).

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