Understanding your options
As mentioned in the section above, you’ll be able to choose from three class formats: fully in-person, certified hybrid, or fully online. Each of the three ways to take classes has different expectations and requirements of students.
You can use filters to specify course modality when you search for classes. Also, the Class Notes section contains important information. When you click on the course, you’ll find its delivery method indicated in Class Notes. If a course has a physical meeting location, then it is on campus (in person or hybrid).
Summers A and C are being scheduled with the current physical distancing classroom capacities in place. Summer B and Fall terms are being scheduled with physical distancing restrictions removed and pre COVID-19 classroom capacities restored.
Our expectation is to fully utilize all 207 general-use classrooms, plus additional classrooms when needed. If additional rooms are needed, we will first work with departments and units to utilize locally managed spaces and additional classrooms at alternate locations within FIU. If more space is required, we will then explore the possibility of outside venues.
Because of the fluid nature of the pandemic, we will remain flexible and agile. If the situation requires a return to physical distancing for Summer B or Fall, adjustments can be made following recommendations from university leadership. We will prioritize on-campus opportunities for First Year students while reducing the overall student density.
In-person classes will take place on campus at set times with changes in classroom layout and seating to accommodate for physical distancing requirements. In-person classes may use Canvas.