We are writing to provide important information and clarifications about the November 10 deadline to declare your intentions for the spring semester.
As a reminder, November 10 is the date by which students must in good faith submit, via the spring enrollment form—which they will receive by email tomorrow—their intentions to enroll as on-campus or remote learners, or let us know if they plan to take a leave of absence for the spring semester. Students received today a preliminary list of courses and the modalities in which they will be taught—in person, remotely, or in a hybrid format combining in-person and remote elements—to aid in their decisions.
It is particularly important that we have a solid count of the number of students who plan to enroll to study in person or remotely for the upcoming spring semester to allow ample time for COVID-19–related preparations, to assign housing, and to plan for courses. We understand that students’ personal circumstances may change after November 10, and therefore students will be able to withdraw without penalty prior to the first day of classes on February 24.
We have prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions we received from students, and answers for various circumstances, and we encourage you to review these FAQs as you consider your decisions. Should you have additional questions, please reach out to your dean or to the Dean of Students Office.
Acting Dean of Students