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Last updated: Nov. 23, 2020 — (4 p.m. MDT)

Classes

Our plan for spring 2021 is to continue with the flexible course delivery methods developed for fall 2020, with an emphasis on increased face-to-face instruction where feasible. This will include maintaining socially distanced classroom spaces, and establishing testing protocols and capabilities for symptomatic faculty, staff and students. 

The spring 2021 course schedule was posted online Oct. 19, and registration for spring semester began Nov. 9.

We have been asked to give special consideration to:

  • Prioritizing face-to-face options in the following areas: labs, clinicals, simulations, experiential courses, upper division courses with hands-on components, and some general education courses
  • Offering a variety of delivery options if you have multiple sections so that you have choices that align with your preferences (e.g., virtual, hybrid, online, face to face).

If you need somewhere quiet to study or take an online class on campus, use the SEATS reservation system. Reserving a room ahead of time is encouraged.

Virtual learning support is available. If students have a disability requiring alternative accommodations, please work through the Disability Services Center. If technology is a challenge for you, we encourage you to take advantage of the WSU offer for computer or hotspot checkouts

The Testing Services website includes the most current information about test center availability.

Visit the study abroad web page to find out about the status of any trips.


Safety and Weekly COVID-19 Testing

All WSU students living or working on campus and those attending classes in person are expected to be tested for COVID-19 once every 14 days due to a mandate issued by the Utah Department of Health.

Tests are available free of charge for all students. All individuals coming to campus must comply with on-campus mitigation strategies.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Fill out the self-reporting form. The university will continue to operate its COVID-19 testing resource for symptomatic individuals, Mon.–Fri. from noon–2 p.m. in the Marriott Allied Health building. 

If you are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Fill out the COVID test request form and select the day you will be tested. This form must be completed the day before getting tested. We will not be accepting walk up appointments. 

More COVID-19 testing information is available on the testing and safety page.

The only possible change to course delivery format for fall semester 2020 will occur if the state or region changes back to Moderate or High Risk Phase. If that happens, the current plan would be to move all on-campus courses to virtual or online.

Social distancing and face coverings will be used on campus. Extensive cleaning procedures are also in place.

For questions about safety precautions in student housing this fall, please visit our Housing and Resident Life website. 

For the fall semester, Weber Dining will open all dining locations in the Shepherd Union, Tracy Hall and Stewart Wasatch Hall.

All dining employees will have a short health screening prior to working and will be wearing masks while serving food. Tables will be placed to allow for social distancing, among other health and safety precautions.

Testing FAQ

Why it is important to protect others?

If you've been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, self-reporting is an important tool to help the university track COVID-19 cases and let others know if they need to take steps to help protect their safety. If you have tested positive or been exposed to someone who did, and you’ve been on campus in the last 14 days, please self report.

Will students be penalized in any way? What about confidentiality?

We're all in this together. Anyone can get COVID-19. It's nothing to be ashamed of. People will understand and work with you. And above all else, when you self report, your information is kept confidential. A representative from the university will contact you to see how you are doing, and ask for information on people and places you may have come in contact with, but your personal identity will NOT be shared with others.

What about classes and professors?

Worried about missing class or an important assignment? Relax. Your professors will understand and work with you so you don't fall behind in class. We are here to support you. We want you to succeed.


Finance

Weber State is committed to providing an affordable education. Course pricing will remain the same regardless of delivery method. Use our price calculator to see how much your tuition will cost.

The cost of student fees for the spring semester will be reduced for each student (prorated by credit hours) by 7.5%, and will be reflected on spring billings. For questions regarding financial aid, check out the CARES Act FAQ page.


Parking

All those with a valid A permit may park in any of the A lots for the 2020 fall semester semester.

All those with a valid Dee Events Center permit may park on campus in the W4 or W5 lots (north of the stadium) or catch the shuttle from University Village.

Those students needing to access WiFi from a parking lot may park at the south end of the W4 lot. Students must turn off the vehicle and must remain in the vehicle. Vehicles parked in the lot without an occupant must have a valid parking permit.

The shuttle service from the Dee Events Center was discontinued Sept. 18 for the remainder of the fall 2020 semester. Shuttle service will continue from the University Village Community Center to the library, Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Shuttle service will run every 15 minutes.

Check back later for information regarding spring semester parking.