All members of the University community have a shared responsibility in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and protecting each other.
What you need to know now:
- Fall courses will be held on campus, with most courses offered in a hybrid in-class/online format. Fully online courses will also be available for students who cannot or choose not to return to campus in August.
- An alternative academic calendar will be in place for Fall 2020. Students will not return to campus after Thanksgiving.
- All students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors are required to properly wear cloth or disposable face coverings while on our campuses including public spaces such as common areas, hallways, classrooms, research labs, etc. Face coverings must also be used outdoors when in the presence of other individuals. While you are working alone in a private space, vehicle, or outdoors where physical distancing is possible, you may remove your face covering. All students will receive a face covering, and distribution information will be emailed prior to the first day of classes.
- Physical distancing of six feet is expected for the campus community.
- Classroom and campus living spaces will be modified to allow for safe physical distancing.
- The University is planning to hold a winter commencement ceremony. Updates and changes to the ceremony, including the possibility of moving the date up, will be communicated no later than Monday, August 10.
- Even the most carefully developed plans for fall semester have to be flexible. We do not know everything about the COVID-19 virus, and we all must be ready to adapt and make changes as the situation evolves. This could include an interruption that requires a period of distance-based instruction with little advance notice.