Returning to Classrooms

Four types of classes will be offered this fall semester, ranging from fully in-person to fully online.

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

Class Formats

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.

 

You can find information about which format your courses will be in UAccess Student Center. See this example of how to find the instruction mode for a given course.

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 on Campus

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:

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