Returning to Classrooms

Four types of classes will be offered when the fall semester begins August 24, ranging from fully in-person to fully online.

FALL 2020 CLASS FORMATS GUIDE
student wearing her mask in a socially distant classroom

IN-PERSON

Students and instructors attend class in person with enhanced health protections, including wearing face coverings and decreasing classroom density.

FLEX IN-PERSON

Students participate in a mix of in-person and online modes. For example, you may be in a rotating group that alternates between in-person and online meetings following the weekly class schedule. Or you may participate in lectures online and labs in person. The exact mix of in-person and online will be determined by your instructor.

LIVE ONLINE

The instructor and students are online simultaneously, and your instructor provides content in a live online platform.

iCOURSE

For the majority of coursework, students and instructors are not required to be online simultaneously, and students complete their work through D2L.

 

For a full explanation of the class formats offered, refer to the Fall 2020 Class Formats guide (International student version). 

An infographic is also available as a PDF document (Spanish-language version).

Minimizing exposure to coronavirus is key to protecting UArizona students, faculty and staff from COVID-19.
We accomplish this by following the hierarchy of controls

ELIMINATION

Reduce the hazard

Examples:

  • At least 50% reduction of students in classrooms
  • Hybrid course offerings and staggered schedules for face-to-face instruction
  • Online option always available for high-risk students

ENGINEERING CONTROLS

Separate from the source of exposure

Examples:

  • Improved air filtration in HVAC systems
  • Increased fresh air mix in building ventilation wherever feasible

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS

Change interactions and environment

Examples:

  • Frequent classroom cleaning (5 days/week)
  • Modified traffic flows and one-way paths within buildings
  • EPA-approved disinfectant and hand sanitizer

PERSONAL CONTROLS

Protect yourself and the community

Examples:

  • Do not come to campus if sick
  • Wear face coverings as required in classrooms, buildings and outdoor areas of campus
  • Stay at least 6 feet from other people
  • Wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer
  • Practice good hygiene and disinfect surfaces