Returning to Campus
This fall, the university will offer a blend of in-person, online, remote and hybrid courses. Although not all courses will be offered through all delivery mechanisms, the university will work to keep all students on-track to achieving their academic goals.
How in-person classes have changed at Boise State
In-person classes will be held in rooms of suitable size to achieve appropriate physical distancing. If classes cannot be moved to larger meeting or conference spaces (for example, chemistry labs), other measures will be taken to achieve physical distancing (e.g., providing smaller groups of students alternating access to the space).
In addition, facial coverings must be worn by all students, staff and faculty while indoors, and outdoors when physical distancing cannot be achieved.
Students enrolled in in-person or hybrid classes must engage in daily health monitoring. Any student who shows signs or symptoms of COVID, or is required to self-quarantine or isolate after exposure, or who receives a positive test result will be excused from class for the duration of the quarantine or isolation.
Faculty will assist these students to stay current with classwork in order to allow students to return to class only when they are well.
Accommodations for hearing-impaired students
Faculty may wear face shields while lecturing, in lieu of facial coverings, to assist students with hearing impairments. In cases where faculty and students cannot maintain appropriate physical distance from one another due to the nature of the coursework, both individuals will wear both face shields (or safety glasses) and facial coverings.
Nearly all in-person classes will transition to remote learning after Thanksgiving
In an effort to facilitate travel for the Thanksgiving holiday and reduce the risk of a spike in post-Thanksgiving infections, nearly all in-person instruction will end on the last class day prior to Thanksgiving break.
Following Thanksgiving break, classes will be conducted remotely for the final two weeks of instruction; finals will also be remote, with limited exceptions.
Computer labs and Albertsons Library will remain available for student use, and university offices will continue to provide in-person and/or remote services to students after the Thanksgiving break.
Residential students are welcome to travel for the Thanksgiving and winter breaks, but may be required to quarantine upon their return depending on the location of their travel. Select clinical rotations, student teaching experiences and internships may require some students to stay in the Boise area until the end of the semester.
Students in specialized programs
Health Sciences students in clinical placements should continue to follow guidelines established by their host site, which are aligned with their respective professional organizations.
Other students in off-site internships, field study or student-teaching roles should adhere to the guidelines in this document and those of the sponsoring organization.
Kinesiology, music, band, dance and theatre students should:
- Abide by recommended risk mitigation strategies, including maintaining a physical distance of at least 10 feet when singing, yelling, heavy breathing, etc.
- Consider outdoor activities and continued virtual instruction where possible.
- Additional screening of faculty, staff and students in these programs may be required; additional information will be provided as decisions are made.