Providing our students a safe, supportive and high-quality learning experience is of the utmost importance. Currently, the majority of courses are scheduled to take place face-to-face in the classroom. In response to the rising COVID-19 cases, faculty members who are scheduled to teach in-person during the fall 2021 semester have the discretion to hold classes at reduced density through September 17. Due to the broad range of classroom environments, this approach provides faculty members flexibility to make the best decision based on the needs of each individual class and allows for greater social distancing, while maintaining the crucial in-person component of instruction. As always, the university will continue to follow guidance from the CDC and public health experts.