Last updated 06/29/2020

Learning

Providing our students a safe, supportive and high-quality learning experience is of the utmost importance. Therefore, students may choose to conduct their semester online, in person or as a hybrid of the two. Not all classes will be available online, so students will need to assess how such a choice would affect their paths toward graduation.

Of the 11,000 classes this semester, several thousand will be presented online. The 400 largest unique classes will meet online only, all of which will offer remote lectures, with in-person learning experiences led by teaching assistants available on campus for some of them. Rooms will be assigned to courses so that when all students registered for that course attend, no more than 40% of the seats in that classroom will be occupied.

To ease registration for the fall semester, passing periods between classes will not be changed, so course times will stay as they were when students registered except for those classes that have to be moved for density reasons. Every course will have an instructional continuity plan, including designating a teaching partner to take over the class in the event of instructor illness.

Online and on-campus courses will have the same tuition rates. The university will honor all contracts for university-owned residence halls, and students’ housing bills will be adjusted for the shortened amount of time on campus.

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