Universities and Community College Updates

Last updated 7/23/2020

Arizona State University: ASU is set to resume on-campus, in-person classes on Aug. 20, 2020. The University will offer courses in a variety of learning environments to accommodate students’ needs depending on location or circumstance as a result of COVID-19. For the majority of classes, immersion (on-campus) students will have access to the following three learning environments. Many classes will include a blend of in-person and ASU Sync experiences. Some labs, clinical experiences and fine arts courses that do not lend themselves to remote instruction will only be available through on-campus, in-person instruction. Additionally, to lessen travel risk, ASU is canceling fall break, which originally covered Oct. 12 and 13. Learn more: coronavirus.asu.edu.

Northern Arizona University: NAU will resume in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester, with an early start date of Aug. 12. Classes begin Aug. 12 for all students—Flagstaff, statewide, and online—and will wrap up by Thanksgiving. Flagstaff and statewide campuses will offer classes in-person and through NAUFlex. Learn more: nau.edu/jacks-are-back.

University of Arizona: The University of Arizona plans to resume in-person classes in the fall semester, which begins on Aug. 24. Summer 2020 in-person instructional activity is limited to online/remote means. As conditions improve, and when permitted, they will expand research activity as a first priority, and then begin to introduce in-person employee activities to campus through the summer months. Learn more: arizona.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-information.

Virtual Program Options about the University of Arizona: arizona.edu/student-life/virtual-visit

Arizona Virtual Info Sessions: Join a virtual information session to learn more about the University of Arizona and the Admissions process. This session is perfect for prospective or admitted students, and their families to learn more about becoming a Wildcat. These sessions are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Arizona time). To register, visit: slate.admissions.arizona.edu/portal/azvirtualinfosession.

Virtual Campus Tour: youvisit.com/tour/arizona?pl=v


Arizona Western College: Classes for Fall Semester will begin as planned on Monday, August 17, 2020. 12-week session will start Monday, September 14; 8-week session will start Monday, October 12.  Classes will be offered in four formats this Fall to maximize the opportunity to keep the college community safe while still offering access to higher educational programs. Faculty and student choice are emphasized in these formats. Students will have an extended 2-week drop/add period. Residence Life will be at half occupancy, per CDC guidelines, for the Fall 2020 semester. All student rooms will be singles, and two students will share a bathroom. All students will pay the double-occupancy (lower) rate. Students will not have access to the common areas (lobbies, game rooms). No guests (daytime or overnight) will be permitted. Learn more: azwestern.edu/COVID

Cochise College: starting May 18, Cochise College hours of operation will be Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to make appointments, and college services can be provided via email, phone, ZOOM, or face-to-face. Social distancing will be observed on college campuses. Summer 2020 classes will be online only. Registration for summer classes is going on now with classes starting on May 26. Fall registration begins on June 8. For more information, please visit cochise.edu.

Coconino Community College: The College will offer Remote Delivery courses, with only a few exceptions for in-person interaction. Students will have a choice among Videoconferencing (Zoom only), Online and Hybrid (Canvas/Zoom, plus in-person labs). Every method of delivery will include regular and meaningful interaction with faculty, but it will be through different means. All three CCC sites will remain open for business purposes and for students to use the computer labs, participate in the loaner laptop program and have access Wi-Fi if they have no other way to access their education. Learn more: coconino.edu/coronavirus

Diné College: Summer classes will be delivered online. Registration is open and classes started on May 26. Learn more:               dinecollege.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Summer-2020-Course-Schedule-May-26.pdf.

Eastern Arizona College: Faculty returns on Aug. 17 and students begin in-person classes on Aug. 24. Learn more: eac.edu/safety. EAC also announced the establishment of the COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grant to help students who are financially impacted as result of the global pandemic. This grant pertains to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act that was signed into law on March 27 and includes grants for college and university students across the nation. This funding is intended to help students weather the storm and continue pursuing their academic goals. EAC’s Financial Aid Department will review applications to determine eligibility and award grants in the amount of $600 to qualifying students. Learn more: eac.edu/safety/CARES/caresapp.pdf.

Embry Riddle: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reopen the institution’s residential campuses in Florida and Arizona for face-to-face classes on June 30. Learn more: news.erau.edu/headlines/embry-riddle-aeronautical-university-to-resume-face-to-face-instruction-on-june-30.

Gila Community College : Both online and in person classes are scheduled to begin on or around June 1, 2020. Registration is now open. For the fall semester, both online and in person classes are scheduled to begin on or around August 24, 2020. Registration is now open. Learn more: classsearch.eac.edu.

Grand Canyon University: all summer classes have been moved online and in-person summer camps have been cancelled. The university is still finalizing plans to re-open again for the fall 2020 semester. Learn more: gcu.edu/coronavirus-disease-2019-information.

Maricopa Community Colleges: All Summer 2020 courses will be conducted in an online or remote education format. All facilities are closed for in-person services, classes, and activities, including athletic games and practices, theatre productions, commencement and convocation ceremonies, and other engagements/events. Decisions regarding the format of Fall 2020 classes remain undecided. Learn more: maricopa.edu/coronavirus-covid-19

Northland Pioneer College: NPC summer classes start June 1 and are being offered online through July 24. Registration is open now. Registration for fall classes begins June 1, but there is no information about whether class will be online, in person or both yet. Learn more: npc.edu. Career Fairs,

NPC Career Services: video presentations about career opportunities from various employers who attended the virtual career fair. New videos will be added through the summer. Learn more: npc.edu/career-fair.

Pima Community College: Pima has transitioned to virtual learning and virtual student services and all buildings remain closed to students and the public. Pima’s Fall schedule includes a blend of online, using Pima’s dedicated PimaOnline platforms; virtual, which uses a variety of teaching techniques using the Internet and other tools; and hybrid, which combines in-person and online instruction. Fall registration began on May 23. Learn more: pima.edu/news/coronavirus/index.html.

Prescott College: Prescott College will pivot to a “block schedule” for our on-campus students beginning August 25 and is offeruing a blended block/traditional academic semester through its online degree programs. Learn more: prescottcollege.lpages.co/new-block-schedule-2.

University of Phoenix: UOPX announced the temporary closure of its campuses and continuation of instruction of campus-based courses using a virtual format for course sessions starting and occurring through August 30, 2020. Learn more: phoenix.edu/news/covid19.html.

Yavapai College: All summer semester courses will be online. Summer classes begin on June 1, 2020. Several student services and academic advising are available online. All in person College events are cancelled until further notice and public events scheduled at YC locations are cancelled. Future events will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more: yc.edu/v6/college-police/covid-19