COVID-19 Information for The School of Design: Fall 21 Return To Campus

Author: School of Design
August 10, 2021

Remote Instruction in The School of Design and Modified Return in Fall 21

To limit the potential of COVID-19 spreading within our local community, President Mahoney suspended almost all face-to-face instruction for the 20/21 school year. All of our Summer 2021 classes remain online.

We are working on a modified return for Fall 2021; about 50% of our offered course sections will have some or all sessions on campus. We are offering some studio classes fully in-person, many studio classes as Hybrid (1 session per week in person and the other session online), more as modified Hybrid (between 3 and 7 sessions in person, the remaining sessions online). The remainder of our schedule is online, in a combination of Synchronous, Asynchronous and Online Hybrid offerings. Please see the Fall 21 schedule for each class section's details. If a student has an in-person class scheduled, with an online offering scheduled right after, we are establishing spaces in the department that students can use to access online classes with their laptops and headphones.

Building Access in Summer 21

As the campus opens up, faculty and students can see which areas are open, and when by visiting the Campus Plan.

The School of Design Office

Our Office Staff will continue their work remotely for now. If you need to contact us, please write by email to If you have hard-copy forms or petitions that need to be submitted, please send the petition (along with supporting documentation) to Include the name of your advisor and we will route your paperwork through the school and then to university offices.

Please send all inquiries to the School via email until we send further notice.

The School of Design Shops

The shops are not open to students at this time. We will keep you updated through email and this site as to any access to the shops (if at all) while remote instruction takes place.

Quick Links and Resources for Students:

Stay Healthy | Keep Learning | Campus Operations | Student Employees | On-Campus Housing | International Program Participants | Basic Needs Resources

Hope Crisis Fund

Resources on Remote Instruction for Faculty:

We have resources for faculty and this library is growing every day. Please refer to our page in the Resources section of this website.

The University COVID-19 Information Site

Stay up-to-date with the University's COVID-19 Information Site. There you will find the latest information from the University, advice on how to stay safe, links to remote instruction guides and more.

General COVID Information:

The Centers for Disease Control

The World Health Organization

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