As the University continues to develop its reopening strategies based on the most current public health considerations, the Academic Planning Working Group will develop policies and recommendations for the eventual resumption of normal academic activities on all campuses.
These efforts will proceed in collaboration with the working groups for Public Health, Research, and Facilities and Campus Life. Together, we will consider all major issues related to the upcoming year and will establish frameworks for the University and our schools to proceed. To this end, the 2020-21 Academic Calendar is now available.
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Required Protocol for Returning to Campus
As of June 8, the Libraries will resume scanning physical materials from offsite collections.
Each degree program is considering the size and needs of their cohorts and therefore specifics might vary.
Ira Katznelson says the University will more fully utilize the familiar three-term academic year, not just the customary fall and spring terms, but an augmented summer. The schedule was adopted in order to offer as much in-person instruction and campus life as possible.
Linda A. Bell says the schedule is aligned with Columbia University's calendar to ensure that all students can take full advantage of the myriad options available to undergraduates at both institutions.
As the University begins the ramping-up of laboratory and clinical research on campus, Interim Provost Ira Katznelson announces new actions required by everyone on campus.
Gillian Lester, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law, delivers a detailed message regarding the upcoming academic year that includes instructional format and campus operations.
Announcement includes details on online class instruction, staff operations, residence halls, safety precautions, and college fees.
An animated video promotes safety guidelines for the University's ramp-up of lab and clinical research.
President Lee C. Bollinger writes that great research universities contribute to the public good by being a part of an international community of scholars and researchers.