Academics FAQs for Safe Together, Strong Together

Fall 2020 classes will be a mix of online, hybrid and in-person, but CMU plans to have 80% of classes in-person for the fall semester. 

updated 6.25.20

Hybrid denotes any form of blended learning where the student spends some time in face-to-face activities and some time in online learning. For example, a course might have some lectures delivered online via video with in-person time dedicated to group work and discussions. Another example is a course where students are divided into halves or thirds with groups rotating through in-person and online or group work.  
Yes, all classrooms will have reduced capacities so that students can maintain a 6-foot distance. 

Yes, students and professors will be required to wear masks while in academic buildings and while attending class. 

updated 6.25.20

Yes, students and professors will be required to wear masks while in academic buildings and while attending class. 

updated 6.25.20

The fall semester will begin as planned on August 17, however, students will not return to campus after Thanksgiving and will complete the last week of classes and finals online. If CMU needs to move completely online before Thanksgiving, we will take a week break as a “Flex Week” and complete the semester one week later than planned. 

updated 7.2.20

Most importantly — don’t go to class.  Instructors have been instructed to work with students who are ill and can’t attend class. 

updated 7.2.20

Currently, we are not planning on offering Pass/Fail classes in the fall. 

updated 7.2.20

If you are a first-time student, please make an appointment with IRIS to investigate your options.  If you are a returning student, please contact your faculty advisor or department head to determine the possibilities. 

updated 7.2.20

If a course was originally published as in-class (face-to-face) and is moved online, the student will pay the lesser of the two prices. 

updated 7.2.20