Dear Colleagues, As we approach the end of the Fall semester, I thank you for your ongoing efforts to provide a high impact learning experience for our students despite the challenges from the pandemic. I wanted to share some updates and remind you of a few deadlines: Please submit your course grades by noon on Monday, […]
The Disability Resource Center continues to support its students while instruction is online. Information about assistive technology resources, connecting with your coordinator, and accessing services from home is available on their website.
The Division of Academic Enhancement has developed resources to assist in your academic success. To get ready for success in an online class, visit the DAE at a Distance page where you can learn more about adjusting to online classes, academic coaching, tutoring and more.
We know the pandemic has significantly affected your ability to complete experiential learning requirements and you may have questions about non-traditional coursework. The Experiential Learning at a Distance page connects you with information about service-learning, experiential learning and CURO.
Campus Messages regarding Instruction
Dear Students: Extensive planning has been underway for classes offered next semester, and the registration period for spring 2021 will soon be here. As you may have read in this recent memo, the pandemic will require us to continue teaching and learning in socially distanced classrooms, and face coverings will continue to be required where 6 […]
To promote the health and safety of the University of Georgia and local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, UGA’s Spring 2021 Academic Calendar has been modified. These modifications have been developed following consultations with the University’s Medical Oversight Taskforce, Educational Affairs Committee, University Curriculum Committee, Academic Advising Coordinating Council, Student Government Association, Vice Provost for […]
A summary of some of the key components of our instructional plans for the fall.
As you know, the University of Georgia has carefully developed plans for our phased and gradual return to full operations for the Fall Semester, health conditions and state regulations permitting. A key component of this planning is the safe and effective delivery of high-quality instruction. To that end, the leadership of each school, college and […]
All USG institutions will move to online instruction for all courses for the remainder of the semester with extremely limited exceptions.
Per the Office of Instruction, the Withdrawal Deadline for Spring Semester 2020 has been moved to Friday, April 17.
Official information regarding UGA operations to be shared through Archnews and coronavirus website.
Per the USG’s direction, the University of Georgia will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks beginning March 16, 2020.
USG provides update on the status of COVID-19 in Georgia and recommendations for international travel and evaluating symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions about Instruction
UGA plans to return to in-person instruction without restrictions and with full classroom capacity for Fall 2021.
The University System of Georgia encourages everyone—whether vaccinated or not—to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities. However, face coverings and social distancing are not required.
Use of pedagogical approaches that existed before the pandemic, such as “flipped” instruction or other active learning techniques, is permitted. All instructors who are scheduled to meet with their class in person should do so throughout the semester. A small number of Fall Semester courses were offered online prior to the pandemic, and these may continue to be offered in that format if they were previously approved for online delivery (e-suffix) by the University Curriculum Committee and were scheduled in that manner in advance of registration.
Pursuant to state and University System of Georgia (USG) rules, we cannot ask our students or fellow employees for proof of their vaccination status, and we should not treat vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals differently unless dictated by law or applicable guidance. In addition, students should not be asked about their vaccine status and segregated in a classroom or from other instructor-student interactions (e.g., office hours, group work, field trips, labs, etc.) based on their vaccination status. However, students may be required by off-campus partnering organizations to wear masks and/or be vaccinated as a condition of participation in experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad programs, externships and delivery of medical services.
The UGA class attendance policy has not changed. Instructors still have the flexibility to adapt and enforce an attendance policy that best suits their classes. It is strongly encouraged that instructors clearly describe their attendance policy on their syllabus to make students aware of the classroom expectations as early as possible. UGA is a residential campus where classroom attendance always has been an important part of the educational experience.
The bookstore has provisions in place for students who need to rent, buy, or return textbooks. Visit the UGA bookstore website and click on the red banner at the top of the page to access this information.