USU Announces Adjustments to Fall Semester and Community Expectations

Utah State University has announced adjustments to their fall semester schedule on their campuses including USU-Uintah Basin, to decrease risk of COVID-19 spread. The day allotted for “fall break” has been cancelled and the instruction beginning the week of Thanksgiving break will switch to ‘remote only’ for all students including students in the Uintah Basin. “I am thrilled the Uintah Basin campus has already completed the heavy work of arranging classrooms to meet the social distancing guidelines,” shares USU-Uintah Basin Associate Vice President James Taylor. “We have a plan to ensure classes on campus are safe for students while maintaining high academic standards. I am equally happy our faculty have worked so hard to leverage the many USU resources to best instruct our students in those classes that will be held remotely. USU and the Uintah Basin campus take the safety and learning of every student seriously, and we look forward to continued success for our students.” To ensure social distancing there will be a variety of teaching formats including traditional face-to-face or interactive video conferencing, web broadcast, online, hybrid face-to-face, and a blend of all of these. The Uintah Basin campus will have plexiglass in place to protect visitors and staff. More information will be available about final class schedules and the teaching formats for each class the week of June 29th. Fall semester begins August 31st and instruction will go remote after Friday, November 20th with Thanksgiving break running November 25th through the 27th. The last day of classes is Friday, December 11th and finals will be held remotely during the week of December 14th through the 18th. Face coverings or masks are expected to be worn when difficult to maintain 6 feet social distancing and will be expected to be worn in all physical classrooms. Attendance will also be taken to assist in tracing contacts in the case of someone in class being diagnosed with COVID-19. `


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