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General Information

All members of the University community have a shared responsibility in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and protecting each other.


Face Coverings
All students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors are required to properly wear cloth or disposable face coverings while on our campuses.


COVID-19 Screening Program
All students, faculty, staff must be screened when returning to campus in January 2021.


CDC Guidelines
Physical distancing of six feet is expected for the campus community.
Classroom and campus living spaces have been modified to allow for safe physical distancing.


Higher Risk and Vulnerable Populations
Who is included in this population


University Health Center
Online scheduling is available for telemedicine appointments only. Please call to schedule in-clinic appointments or if you have questions. (208) 282-2330



Student Resources

Class Types
Classes are held on campus, with most courses offered in a hybrid in-class/online format. Fully online courses are also available for students who cannot or choose not to return to campus.
Physical distancing of six feet is expected for the campus community.
Classroom and campus living spaces have been modified to allow for safe physical distancing.

Blended, reduced in-class time, code BL - These classes feature reduced in-person seat time and have a combination of face-to-face classroom combined with online days that do not require a student to be in a certain place at a certain time. For example, a three-credit course meets only Monday and Wednesday in a classroom (for an hour each class period) and then equivalent material is delivered online in place of a Friday class (33% of the class is online).

Classroom, code CL - Standard Lecture in the classroom.

Dedicated Video Conference Classroom - These classes are delivered on the Video Conference Network at a dedicated classroom at an ISU campus location. Individual remote connections are also possible, by contacting class instructors.

Fully Online, no set meeting time, code AO - Fully Online course. Coursework delivery is via web, email, and/or message boards in online forums such as Moodle, Google groups, etc. The course is most often delivered using Moodle. These types of courses are NOT time or place dependent.

Fully Online, with set meeting time, code SO - Fully Online course via Zoom with set meeting times. These are online courses where students and faculty are together at the same time (mountain standard MST) and will be using the Zoom platform for instruction and class discussions.

Lab or studio, code LB - Attend lab or studio in-person. Lab or Studio. Class requires specialized equipment in the classroom.

Standard Classroom and Zoom (HyFlex), code FX - Face-to-Face and/or Online course option. HyFlex is a course design model that presents the components of face-to-face classroom learning in a flexible course structure that gives students the option of attending sessions in the classroom, participating via Zoom, or doing both.
Students can change their mode of attendance weekly or by topic, according to need or preference and in consultation with their faculty member.

Mostly Online - Moodle, code OL - The majority of the course is online but may require up to five in-person meetings, for example, taking tests or for crucial lectures.

Other, code OT - This designation is for dissertation, thesis, practicum, and clinical rotations.


Academic Calendar
An alternative academic calendar is in place for Spring 2021.


Request Help or Ask a Question
Send a question to the Dean of Students 


Student Success Center
Need help staying on track academically? 



Faculty & Staff Resources


Operational Levels
Idaho State University's current operating level


Bengal Depot COVID Supplies and Signs Form
Order Covid supplies for you workspace


Telecommuting application
This form is for employees who will be telecommuting long-term, rather than working in a rotating schedule


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
If you are feeling overwhelmed, the Employee Assistance Program can provide free counseling sessions


On-Campus Work and Meetings
Guidelines on holding meetings


Determine what kind of travel is allowed based on operational levels


Leave of Absence
This guidance is established to assist employees that may be unable to work  as a result of COVID-19


Health Exception Request Form
Use this form to request approval for in-person activities


Considerations for conducting research during the pandemic