Schedule & Class Instruction

Fall Schedule

The Fall 2020 semester will start on September 9 with lectures offered face-to-face, streamed online, and recorded for later access. This will continue until Thanksgiving Break on November 24. Following Thanksgiving Break, classroom instruction will shift exclusively to remote delivery from November 30 to December 11 and final exams will be held remotely December 14-17. This applies to all courses, with some exceptions, including nursing clinicals.

Students will be able to stay home after Thanksgiving or they can remain in Cedar City to continue working or utilizing campus services. Not holding class gatherings after Thanksgiving Break is one step we are taking to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during what is anticipated to be a challenging flu season.

As of today, we are very much planning to be in-person for the entirety of the Spring Semester, holding classes face-to-face staring on January 7.

Teaching Format for Fall Classes

Digital recording equipment will be installed in each instructional space (classrooms, labs and other venues) to ensure that students can attend face-to-face classes remotely if they become ill. This will allow any SUU community member to engage in classroom activities and protect their health. Faculty will also be able to teach remotely if they become ill.

Classroom Protocols

Faculty, staff and students are expected to wear face coverings as required by the Governor’s Executive Order. SUU will provide masks for those who do not have their own.

We believe all faculty, staff, and students want to stay healthy and are committed to others' safety. Students who choose not to wear a mask while in-class will be asked to access their course content through an online option. Faculty reserve the right to request any student who attends a face-to-face course without a mask, to leave the classroom. Any disruption of a class will be referred to the Dean of Students for adjudication in accordance with SUU Policy #11.2.

To help with contract tracing efforts this fall, professors will keep seating charts and take attendance in classrooms. High-touch areas such as handrails, doorknobs, computer labs/keyboards, elevator interiors, restroom surfaces and fixtures will be frequently cleaned and disinfected.

Each department is responsible for determining how to manage their courses, labs, co-curricular events and activities. Please reach out to your faculty members, department chair, and dean for specific details.