Update on fall semester

Jul 6th, 2020

Memorial University

Update on fall semester

On July 14 undergraduate students of Memorial University will begin the course registration process for the fall semester. In preparation for this task, we would like to remind the university community that teaching and learning will take place in a primarily remote and online teaching and learning environment in fall 2020.

Memorial’s main priorities are to ensure that all returning students are able to successfully progress through their programs, and all new students have the best possible start to their academic experience at Memorial, despite the challenges associated with ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

As announced in May, limited forms of re-opening of necessary on-campus student activity in the fall semester may occur in a gradual, measured and safe manner that adheres to the provincial government’s COVID-19 Alert Level System and aligns with provincial health directives.

Units will communicate directly with students enrolled in the courses with the-on campus activities outlined below. Please note that these are exceptions – all other undergraduate students will not be required or expected to be on campus during the fall semester.

Academic units have received approval for limited on campus activity for:

· Students who will be in Term 6 of the Bachelor of Engineering program in the fall semester

· Students who will be completing Nursing skills lab work in the fall semester

· Students who will be doing laboratory-based honours thesis research in the Faculty of Science

· Students in the School of Music who will require individual practice facilities and/or instrument access

· Students who will be enrolled in Human Kinetics and Recreation 3220 and 4220

Graduate students begin registration for the fall semester on Aug. 3, and graduate courses will also be offered in a primarily remote and online teaching and learning environment. Further details on graduate student work will be shared later this month.

As previously communicated, the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and Marine Institute will communicate details about their fall semester arrangements directly to new and current students in their programs.

Details on minimum technology recommendations for remote learning, and information on the different types of remote course offerings will be shared with students in the coming days, prior to the opening of the registration period. New and returning students are encouraged to connect with their academic advisors with any questions about course offerings.

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