Learning

Fall Semester Schedule

  • The fall semester will begin on August 19, and classes will run through November 24 with Final Exams scheduled for December 1-7. Although classes end on November 24, final exams will occur after Thanksgiving and some classes may choose to have in-person final exams. Students should consult with their faculty and check their syllabi for information regarding final exams.

Class Structure

  • Classes will be held on campus, online or in a hybrid format. Students may have the option of remote-only learning if they choose to not return to campus this fall; however, not all classes will be available in an online format. Students should carefully assess what classes are available online and how a decision to take classes only online impacts their academic progress toward graduation.
  • Tuition and fees for the 2020-21 academic year have been posted. To provide the safest environment for faculty, staff, and students, some or all instruction for the 2020-21 academic year may be delivered remotely as needed. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be prorated or refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the academic year
  • The Office of the Registrar will set the final schedule for fall by July 1. Advisors will be able to assist students with registering and schedule decisions after July 1.

o-conner-layout.jpgRoom Use and Facilities

  • We will maintain appropriate social distancing in classrooms, labs and other spaces. Class capacities will be limited for in-person classes and rooms will be set up to ensure social distancing.
  • Plexiglass shields will be installed in large lecture halls to assist with social distancing and safety.

 Class Schedules

  • In-person fall classes will be scheduled
  • Students who have already registered will be notified if there are changes to their class times and will be given an opportunity to make changes as needed.

Commencement Ceremonies

  • In-person commencement ceremonies in Fall 2020 will take place if circumstances allow. Adjustments will be made as required. Graduates from Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 will be invited to participate in the Fall 2020 ceremony. They may also participate in Spring 2021 or Summer 2021.