In developing courses for both in-person, blended and online delivery, the University has taken steps to ensure students and faculty are able to move seamlessly to fully remote course delivery should it become necessary. Decisions to change campus operations would be based on protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff and our local community and made in consultation with public health officials.
Wake Study Space has all the info and guidelines students need for private, reservable space and abundant, less private, and non-reservable open space (in the Wellbeing Center and ZSR).
Update for Students, Feb. 9
The Office of Academic Advising sent a message to students on Feb. 9 with answers to common questions. The FAQs are accessible from the OAA website.
New Notification Policy for Spring 2021
Faculty will no longer receive notification from the Office of Academic Advising or their respective graduate degree program leaders when students are isolated or quarantined because of COVID-19.
Instead, when required to isolate/quarantine, students will be given a letter from Student Health Service documenting their status. Students can choose to use this document to obtain an excused absence or other accommodation for academic work.
This change was made out of concern for student privacy, keeping student control of their own health and disability information.
- Students and faculty will have flexibility in how they will approach the 2020-2021 school year.
- There will be a small number of face-to-face courses provided in socially distanced classrooms, labs and studio spaces. Other classes will be offered in one of two blended formats: Blended Traditional, which combines in-person and online components, with the assumption that all students will be on campus for the in-person sessions; and Blended with Online Pathway, which will combine in-person and online components with online options available such that students could take the course fully online if necessary.
- Required classes may be available in a full online format where possible to ensure that individual health conditions, travel restrictions or family challenges will not prevent advancement toward degree.
- We expect the library, studios and labs will be open with appropriate distancing measures and increased infection control measures.
- Offices that support student success — including the Office of Academic Advising, the Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services, Magnolia Scholars Office, Merit Scholars Office and the Writing, Biology, Chemistry and Math Centers — will serve students through remote capabilities with some limited in-person options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Preparing for a new academic experience
Faculty and the Center for Advancement in Teaching worked together to form new approaches to delivering Wake Forest’s outstanding teaching and student-faculty engagement. Also, find out more about teaching modalities.