Academics & Classrooms

  • In some cases, classes will be split into two classrooms with professors teaching face-to-face in one room and streaming onto a projected screen in the other room. In those instances, professors will swap classrooms during the following session to ensure all students experience face-to-face instruction. Some instructors will utilize a hybrid model with classroom time and assignments to be completed outside class. All students learning on campus will have face-to-face instruction in each class at least once per week.
  • Classes that do not operate under a traditional lecture model, such as labs, clinicals and studio classes, will operate under special plans that ensure that students have time with their professors for instruction and critique. Professors will review those plans with students on the first day of class.
  • Students and faculty will need to wear masks during class.
  • As students and faculty enter classrooms, they must take a few minutes to clean the space they will be sitting and working at. Bottles of disinfectant and paper towels are located in each classroom. Housekeeping staff will clean classrooms thoroughly in the evening. Where possible, airflow will be increased in classrooms through the HVAC system or open windows.
  • Class times have reverted back to the college’s standard matrix for the spring semester.
Academic Calendar

In-person instruction will begin on Feb. 1, and conclude April 27. Reading Days and finals exams are scheduled to be held on campus. A spring break previously scheduled for March 9 - 13 will no longer occur, but there will be ‘breather days’ with no classes on March 4 and April 7. View the academic calendar for Add/Drop deadlines and the deadline to withdraw from courses.

Field Trip Components for Fall Courses

Not all learning takes place in the classroom as travel offers invaluable enrichment opportunities for some courses. For this reason, guidelines for safe, smart travel this fall can be found in the van policy.