Schedule and Classes
Fall semester will start on August 31, 2020, with a hybrid of in-person and remote delivery. Fall semester classes and exams will be remote after Thanksgiving break. Students who travel home for Thanksgiving are encouraged to finish fall semester at home to prevent a potential increase of COVID-19 in the campus community in December.
Depending on disease prevalence within the BYU community or state of Utah, BYU may return to remote delivery at any point within the semester. No decisions have been made regarding winter semester.
Priority registration for fall semester will begin July 6 and students will be notified via YMessage of their specific registration dates. Class schedules and Registration Cart will be available in the afternoon on June 23.
For more details on the different class formats available to students during fall semester, visit learnanywhere.byu.edu.
Coming to Campus
Students should delay their arrival to BYU for fall semester if they have symptoms of illness. Once here, students should self-assess for signs of fever, cough or difficulty breathing before going to class, work or campus each day. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the Healthy Together App to help with symptom checking, contact tracing and test scheduling. Students who are symptomatic should be seen by a health care professional and self isolate. Students who delay their arrival to campus because of illness or who become sick during fall semester should contact their professors to continue their coursework remotely. International students who have questions about their return to campus may contact International Student and Scholar Services at 801-422-2695.
Classrooms Significant efforts have been made to expand teaching spaces across the BYU campus to include areas that haven’t been used as teaching spaces in the past. This has been done to reduce overall class sizes.
Face Coverings: BYU students are required to wear face coverings in all classroom settings.
Physical Distancing: During in-person instruction, students should not be seated within 6 feet of another individual. Expanded teaching spaces, reduced class sizes, remote instruction, and in some cases alternating in-person attendance should accomplish this. Where it is not possible for students to sit 6 feet apart, instructors must record attendance and seating location to support contact tracing.
Cleaning and Hygiene: Hand sanitizing and cleaning supplies will be made available in each teaching space. Students are expected to clean their seating area before each class begins.