Fall 2020 Course Delivery Update

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created complex, rapidly changing situations, which makes planning and decision-making incredibly challenging. We apologize for this and appreciate your patience, flexibility and understanding.

Last week, the University provided an update about our hybrid delivery model and plans for the fall semester. As planning continues to evolve, we have a new update about course delivery for fall 2020.

First-year students: Most first-year programs will not require any face-to-face delivery of core courses. U of G’s hybrid approach to course delivery will ensure that you can complete your first semester without visiting campus.

Upper-year undergraduate students: While your program may include face-to-face delivery – public health guidelines permitting – of some courses or course components (e.g., labs or seminars), most of your program’s courses will be delivered in an alternative format. More information about which courses will require face-to-face delivery will be available in the coming weeks.

We understand that the global pandemic and the dynamic, ever-evolving higher education landscape are causing great uncertainty for students. Please be assured that despite these changes to our traditional course delivery, the University of Guelph remains committed to delivering a high-quality, innovative and engaging fall semester for all students. Provincial and public health guidelines permitting, U of G intends to offer several in-person and virtual academic and non-academic services that support academic success and students’ physical and mental health and well-being.

Once again, the University very much appreciates your continued patience and support during this challenging and unprecedented time.