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Dear Students,

As we prepare for our return to campus this fall, we recognize that many of you are anxious to learn more about your classes and what the semester will look like in the months ahead.

Our faculty has been working tirelessly to ensure that your educational experience will continue this fall at the highest level of quality, with the modifications necessary to protect you and the safety, health and well-being of our full community.

As we shared in our June 26 message detailing initial insights for the fall semester, all courses will be classified as one of four modalities:

  • Traditional in-person courses (0–29 percent of coursework is delivered online, the majority being offered in person.)
  • Hybrid/blended courses (30–79 percent of coursework is delivered online.)
  • Online courses (100 percent of coursework is delivered online, either synchronously on a designated day and time or asynchronously as a deadline-driven course.)
  • Hyflex (Students will be assigned to attend in-person or livestreamed sessions as a reduced-size cohort on a rotating basis; live sessions are also recorded, offering students the option to participate synchronously or view asynchronously as needed.)

If you are enrolled in courses delivered in traditional or hybrid modalities, you will be expected to attend face-to-face instruction as scheduled unless you exhibit risk factors for COVID-19, are undergoing a quarantine or have another documentable risk or necessary accommodation. We are fully committed to safeguarding your health and well-being while ensuring options to continue your academic progress.

Course Modality Updates

CLASS and Course Search have now been updated to indicate our currently planned modality adjustments recommended by your faculty. As we move through the remaining days of summer, we may have additional adjustments, but expect the majority of listings to reflect our finalized course delivery in the fall.

If you have already registered, your fall schedule reflects these updated plans.

If you have not yet registered for the fall, you are encouraged to visit Course Search to plan your fall classes according to your degree requirements and preferred modalities. Our academic advisers are available to guide you through this process, ensuring you are registered for the upcoming term.

How to Check Your Assigned Course Modalities

In order for registered students to view their assigned modalities, you must log in to your CLASS account using your Adelphi email address and login information. CLASS is also accessible through eCampus. There you can view your registration and information about the courses for which you are currently registered.

To view more information about CLASS, please visit it.adelphi.edu/class.

Next Steps: Academic Advising Appointments

Following this email, an academic adviser will reach out to schedule a one-to-one appointment during which you can review, make adjustments to or ask any questions about your schedule for the upcoming fall semester. These appointments will be hosted in person or via Zoom, based on adviser and student preferences. Please note that in these unusual circumstances, an adviser is being assigned to you and will reach out directly.

If your adviser is unavailable to meet during your preferred time, you are encouraged to contact the Office of Academic Services and Retention at oasr@adelphi.edu or by phone at 516.877.3150. Professional advisers are on hand to help you in any way you need.

Additional Classroom Guidance

In order to help you prepare for the academic experience on campus, we have compiled a quick reference guide on what to expect in the classroom—Adelphi University Guide for Returning to the Classroom. As you review your course modalities, please refer to this document to better understand the requirements, policies and procedures that will govern our classroom operations this fall.

Students who are assigned a mix of in-person and online classes back to back may be wondering about logistics. We are working to develop spaces all over campus where students can go to plug in and learn; spaces that can be reserved for this need. Stay tuned for more details, which will be communicated and posted on our restart website.

We recognize that this fall semester will look and feel different. It will require difficult but necessary adjustments in our personal behavior and responsibilities. These adjustments for fall learning will provide high-quality, intentionally designed educational experiences, support all learning outcomes, reduce density on campus and create equitable, flexible learning opportunities.

Together, our collective efforts will ensure an enriching academic experience while protecting our community’s safety, health and well-being. Your success is at the heart of our efforts.

Adelphi Panthers, we look forward to welcoming you back to our classes in just a few short weeks!

Sincerely,

Dr. Everett Signature

Steve Everett
Provost and Executive Vice President

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