The Academic Calendar for 2020-2021 has been modified to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our campuses. Moving the last two weeks of the fall 2020 semester to remote learning decreases the chance that students will return to campus and spread the virus or pick it up from other students who have traveled during the break. We have canceled our 2021 Winter Session, and spring term will begin on January 11, 2021. Depending on conditions, this term may or may not include a spring break.
Design My BGSU
As a BGSU student, we want to give you the opportunity to help you choose how you wish to learn. To better accommodate the variety of academic and learning preferences students have, a select team of academic advisors has been pulled together to help you design and change your fall schedule where needed.
If you are interested in making adjustments after you review your schedule, you may reach out to an advisor by completing the Design My BGSU form, and an advisor will connect with you within 24 hours
Courses will be delivered in three modes, which together will provide students opportunities to engage directly with faculty and peers while allowing flexibility to accommodate the needs of those who may be impacted by COVID-19. The combination of these delivery modes will also allow us to practice physical distancing in all of our classrooms. Physical distancing is central to the safety of students, faculty and staff.
Any student who opts to do 100 percent remote classes for health reasons will be able to participate in the classes through various means. We are committed to providing you a full University experience both in and outside the classroom that meets your specific needs.
How will in-person/hybrid classes work?
Your professors will provide more information on how their specific class will be taught and managed. Some of this information may be provided in advance of class of starting, while in other cases, that information will be provided in Canvas or via the course syllabus once classes begin. It will be important to check your BGSU email frequently leading up to the start of the semester and particularly during the first week of class so that you do not miss any important information.
Classroom and Physical Space Protocols
- Classrooms and other learning spaces have been reviewed and redesigned to conform with CDC guidelines for physical distancing. Seating arrangements (chairs, desks, tables) will be labeled or removed.
- Classroom technology will be enhanced to allow for virtual and in-person learning.
- Buildings will have marked entrance and exits that must be followed.
- Common spaces in classroom buildings will have adjusted capacity to ensure physical distancing.
- Extra cleaning and disinfection will be followed throughout all buildings on campus.