Information for undergraduate students regarding the fall 2020 semester.

Undergraduate Academic Information

  • Academic Calendar

    • The undergraduate fall semester will be held during two distinct terms: both eight weeks in duration.
    • The first term will offer three courses per full time student, followed by the second term of two courses. Students will be assigned courses based on their prior registration. All classes will be held on a synchronous schedule in real time.
    • The first half of the semester will begin on August 17 and run through October 11. All classes will be held remotely, with the exception of certain simulation labs and clinicals.
    • The second half of the semester will begin on October 13, 2020 and run through December 6, 2020.
    • Rules regarding add/drop and withdrawal from classes will be posted prior to August 17, the first day of the semester.
  • Class Schedules

    • The Registration process has been completed by students and their advisors. Students schedules will be based on the course choices made prior to the fall 8/8 term plan.
    • In-person classes will be held in an enhanced schedule, allowing for increased hours to accommodate the shorter time span of the terms.
    • To accommodate the need for physical distancing, the time schedule of classes will be modified to decrease the number of students in a hallway at any one time.
    • Students leaving campus during the Thanksgiving break will complete the semester remotely.

Class Schedules

  • The Registration process has been completed by students and their advisors. Students schedules will be based on the course choices made prior to the 8/8 term plan.
  • In-person simulation labs will adhere to physical distancing and other hygiene guidelines.
  • Students leaving campus during the Thanksgiving break will complete the semester remotely.

Classroom Experience

  • Academic classrooms will adhere to physical distancing guidelines.
  • In the case of classrooms with two points of egress, there will be an entrance door and an exit door.
  • In rooms with one egress, all students waiting for a class will not enter the class until the faculty member and all students have left the previous class.
  • Class surfaces, e.g. tables and keyboards, will be wiped down with disinfectant sprays and wipes.

Course Delivery

  • All courses will be remote for the fall semester, with the exception of certain simulation labs and clinical.
  • Accommodations will be made for students and faculty who are not able to attend class in person.

Classroom Spaces

  • Based on the public health guidelines regulating social distancing, classrooms and campus spaces are being assessed and reconfigured to accommodate new room capacity.
  • It is anticipated that spaces previously not used for classroom meetings will be converted to classroom use as needed.

Residential Students/Living on Campus

  • Residence Halls

    • A photo of the Maria Hall Extension taken from the quad.All facilities have enhanced cleaning protocols in place as well as increased numbers of sanitation stations.
    • Use of shared spaces
      • All residential lounge spaces will have renewed occupancy limits clearly posted, varying dependent upon the size of the space.
      • It will be common practice to limit the number of individuals in a group to ten, however that may increase given the size of the space.
    • Restroom use/sanitation
      • Restrooms in residence halls are communal spaces.
      • In order to maintain clean and sanitary spaces, the housekeeping staff will increase the number of times per day the restrooms are cleaned.
      • There will not be a limit on the number of individuals in the restroom at one time, although it is suggested that students use their best judgement and do not crowd the sinks and shower areas.
      • All restrooms across campus will utilize enhanced cleaning protocols.
  • Spring Move-in Process

    In order to facilitate a successful and socially distanced move in process, students eligible to move to campus for the spring will be assigned a specific move-in time, which will be emailed in December.

  • Guests in Residence Halls

    No guests will be allowed into the residence halls after the move in process has been completed. No off-campus guests will be allowed into the residence halls, including commuter students at any time. Students assigned to a residence hall will be allowed access to other residence halls from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will need to be checked in as a guest after 8pm. There will be a limit to the number of individuals in a resident’s room at any one time.

  • Housing Accommodations

    All housing accommodations will be determined by the Office of Accessibility Services.

Student Life and Activities

  • Campus Programming and Events

    Campus programming will begin pending an approved safety plan proposed for the safe management of said program. Capacities for each event will be based on current health standards and public health recommendations. Appropriate spacing will be required for events and all layouts should follow appropriate social distancing guidelines. Entry and exit points for these events should be clearly defined.

    Events with food will offer grab-and-go options as opposed to buffet. Pre-plated hot meals may be an option assuming appropriate precautions are taken.

    Outdoor events allow for more flexibility during this time as social distancing rules ease. Organizational activities will need to practice social distancing guidelines still in place. Events like dances and other gatherings that typically mean closer contact with people will still be prohibited during this time. Large scale/traditional events may be considered assuming appropriate social distancing and spacing can be managed and controlled.

    Traditional events with crowds over 100 people that cannot move to a room that allows for appropriate social distancing as per state recommendations will be prohibited.

  • Intramurals and Recreational Activities

    Intramural and recreational events may take place but should only include events that are no-touch. All appropriate measures need to be taken to ensure that equipment used by participants is sanitized after each game. Rooms where events are held should be limited to event participants only during each play period.