In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, all spring term 2020 classes will be offered only via remote instruction. In all other ways, spring term will proceed according to the previously established schedule.
"I offer my heartfelt thanks to the many individuals within our campus community who have worked tirelessly to help make this major shift to remote coursework go smoothly, especially the many faculty members who have had to make extensive adjustments and adaptations to their classes to continue to provide our students an outstanding education under these new circumstances," said BYU President Kevin J Worthen. "My thanks also to our students for their patience and fortitude through this transition and the many changes associated with it."
Classes and Coursework
Spring term courses will follow the format adapted for the end of winter semester: classes will be delivered remotely (primarily via Zoom, Learning Suite, Canvas), and faculty are encouraged to do a live delivery of the course during the time the class was originally scheduled.
In the rare case where a lab or performance-based course can't be adapted to a remote learning environment, faculty are encouraged to work with their respective dean to find a solution. All new BYU internships, domestic and international, are suspended until further notice. On-campus internships and other experiences that can be managed through digital communication are exempt from this suspension.
BYU anticipates the remote learning will continue through the end of spring term. Grading for spring term will follow standard grading protocol.
The university does not anticipate any increase in the number of spring term courses offered. As is standard in any term or semester, a section or course may be removed due to a lack of enrolled students.
BYU is continuing to work with the appropriate accrediting bodies and following the guidelines from the Department of Education to meet the required academic standards.
Campus Housing and Other Student Life Services
Students will be able to complete spring term without being physically present in Provo. BYU encourages students enrolled in spring term to consider returning or staying home if their circumstances allow.
On-campus housing will continue to be available for students who need it. Other support services within Student Life such as Multicultural Student Services, International Student and Scholar Services and the University Accessibility Center will remain available on campus and remotely as much as possible. BYU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will continue to provide telehealth.
Details on closures, limitations for gatherings on campus and events are posted here: BYU.edu/Coronavirus
There are on-campus jobs available for spring term, many of which are within physical facilities, such as building maintenance and grounds. Contact student employment by email or phone for opportunities: firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-422-3562 ext. 2. Be prepared to provide your student ID number.
Dining will continue to have food service available for students who live on campus during spring term, but seating may be limited or unavailable.
The Cannon Commons will still serve Helaman Halls residents with hot food for takeout. Some Cougareat restaurants and Creamery locations may remain open but without dine-in seating. BYU Food-To-Go is continuing normal operations. Legends Grille, MOA Café, Blue Line Deli and Harvey’s Cafe will be closed for Spring Term. Please see Dining.BYU.edu for the latest updates.