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Fall Reopening

Fall 2020 Semester Plan and Campus Opening

 The University campus will open for the Fall 2020 semester. As always, the University will adhere to any directives issued by government officials.  The health, safety, and wellness of every member of our community will guide our decisions. 


Information regarding the Fall 2020 semester and campus operations can be found below.

Fall 2020 Semester         

Academic Calendar Overview: The Academic Calendar has been modified to reflect changes necessary to promote the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff. Below is an overview of the academic calendar:

Fall Reopening Dates
Date Event
August 22- 23, 2020 New Student Residence Hall Move-In
August 24 - 25, 2020 Returning Student Residence Hall Move-in
August 26, 2020 Classes Begin
September 4, 2020 Drop/Add Deadline & All Tuition and Fees Due for Fall 2020 Semester
September 7, 2020   Labor Day – No Classes
November 18 – November 25, 2020 Finals Week
November 25, 2020 Semester Ends
NOTE: There will be no fall break.

The University will plan for Commencement activities for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 graduates.  We will adhere to guidance issued by government officials regarding the hosting of large events.  

Course Delivery  

To promote social distancing and safety, courses will be delivered to students in the following formats: 

In-Class – students will attend class face-to-face pending class size.  

Hybrid (In-class/synchronous) instruction – Students will attend class, both face-to-face with reduced classroom size and attend class synchronously via the University learning platform – Blackboard – on alternating days.  

Online/Asynchronous Instruction – students will receive instruction via the University learning platform – Blackboard – by engaging with material provided and/or recorded by faculty. 

Synchronous – students and faculty will engage with each other during scheduled times through the University learning platform – Blackboard.