Classes and academics for students

Student Learning Update

Students will be able to view their fall class schedules on Banner beginning July 13. More than 78 percent of our class sections will have face-to-face instruction, with fewer than 8 percent of class sections online. Another 14 percent are through independent study and internships. New class times have been added, but no classes are scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays. 

Classroom spaces are being modified to provide 6-foot physical distancing between students, and instructors will be distanced 10 feet away from the class. We will provide enhanced sanitization efforts, resources for health screenings, access to personal protective supplies, and workplace and classroom wellness guidance. The addition of these new protocols, along with heightened attention to personal hygiene and self-care, means we will all be doing our part to protect our community. 

To ensure all classrooms are disinfected between each session, we have adjusted class schedules to allow 20 minutes in between classes. Additionally, class schedules are being staggered to avoid large gatherings at The Bean or other common areas. 

Our fall plan reflects a commitment to preserve the health and well-being of our campus community and fulfill our mission of providing a transformative residential experience for our students. ACU will remain flexible as new information continues to emerge in the coming weeks and months. 

Residential and Student Life Update

All residence halls will be open this fall. Upperclassmen will move in between Aug. 15-23. First-year students will move in Aug. 16. Meal plans will begin Aug. 16. 

There will be enhanced sanitization procedures, wellness guidance and resources available for health screenings. Attention to proper hygiene and self-care will be critically important as we work to keep our residential community healthy and safe. 

ACU’s large, daily Chapel gathering has been suspended, and small group chapels will be held in its place. Other ACU traditions that involve large gatherings and activities, many of which occur outdoors, are still being assessed. An ad hoc committee in Student Life will oversee and approve all student activities this fall. They are working hard to ensure our students have a vibrant experience on campus, while following local and state guidelines.

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