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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Fall Course Schedule Released (7/24)

Dear students,

USF is closely monitoring the latest developments with COVID-19 and we are preparing for the fall with your health and well-being as our highest priority. Our commitment is to create an environment in and out of the classroom that offers more options than ever so that you can have an excellent fall semester. 

We have made significant changes to the university’s fall course schedule, with a broader mix of face-to-face, hybrid and online courses, to give you flexibility. We also encourage you to consider taking advantage of the many benefits of living in the residential community on campus, even with classes online. With enhanced safety precautions in place, our campus residence halls provide a convenient place to live and study with access to student success resources close by.

The updated fall schedule is ready for your review in OASIS, which is accessed via myUSF. The following table offers brief descriptions of instructional methods to help you determine which courses are right for you. Be sure to review the newly added Student FAQs for more detailed information on the instructional methods and other helpful information.

Fall 2020 Instructional Methods
Classroom 1-49% (CL)* Hybrid Blend 50-79% (HB)* Primarily Distance Learning 80-99% (PD)* All Online 100% (AD)
Meets face-to-face (in person) at specified days and times. A blend of face-to-face (in person) meetings on specified days and times and online learning. Courses may be structured in a variety of ways. Instructors may split classes to alternate who attends in person on given days/times. When not attending in person, students may be required to attend synchronous online meetings or may be assigned independent learning activities.  Minimal face-to-face (in person) activity, which may include exams, projects, presentations, or site visits.  No face-to-face (in person) requirements. 

* All students must comply with USF policies/instructions for COVID-19 mitigation measures, including wearing face coverings and maintaining physical distancing.

for Distance and All Online learning: Is my course synchronous or asynchronous? 

  • Synchronous: "live" online meetings at designated days and times
  • Asynchronous: course is online with no "live" day/time meeting requirements

If your course has days/times listed, assume it is synchronous with meetings during indicated periods. 

For any in-person instruction, please be aware that USF has implemented a number of precautionary measures for health and safety. Face coverings must be worn, classrooms have been reconfigured to accommodate physical distancing, limits have been set on the number of people permitted in certain spaces, and sanitization procedures must be followed.

If you have not yet registered for fall courses, please take advantage of the expanded offerings and register full-time to continue your academic progress.  For those of you who were offered the We Got U-SF Scholarship & Waiver in your financial aid package, full-time enrollment for fall is a must to receive this incentive.

If you have registered, visit the “Student Section Detail” screen on Oasis to view updates to your current registration. You may notice changes were made to your courses’ instructional method, days/times, location, etc. Please take the time to review your schedule and adjust to meet your needs as soon as possible. We will be monitoring demand for courses and formats and will make modifications as feasible.
Our advisors are ready to help if you need assistance with your schedule. Undergraduate advisors’ information can be found online; for graduate advisors, contact your Graduate Program Director listed here.  Please be patient with our staff as they continue to be as responsive as possible while addressing a high-volume of student requests.  
Given the potentially high amount of online traffic anticipated following this email, you may experience some slowing of USF systems. Note, too, that our systems will be briefly offline Sunday, July 26, from 5:15 – 9:15 a.m. for updates.
Remember, after Thanksgiving, all courses (regardless of instructional method) will be delivered online with no face-to-face meetings scheduled through the end of the final exam period. Plans for spring semester will be shared once fall is underway as we continue to monitor the latest COVID-19 conditions.
While 2020 will certainly be a year of change for many of us, USF’s commitment to providing opportunities for you to pursue your academic goals and stay on a path to graduation has not wavered. We are looking forward to supporting your academic journey this fall. Whether on campus or online, USF remains committed to delivering you a world-class experience!


Paul Dosal
Vice President - Student Success

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