McMaster University will continue to host undergraduate academic activities remotely for the Spring/Summer/Intersession term with only a few exceptions for courses that need student access to specialized equipment.
“Spring and summer online courses were incredibly popular last year as they gave students flexibility and the chance to focus on one or two courses,” said Kim Dej, McMaster’s vice-provost, Faculty. “The unique intersession programs will also be running which is another great opportunity for students to explore interdisciplinary topics in one to three-unit courses.”
The dynamic nature of the pandemic means a decision about the Fall 2021 term has not yet been made but McMaster experts and others from across the university are working to develop scenarios that will consider ways to allow as much activity on campus as possible come September.
Spring and Summer courses requiring on-campus components have now been determined and have been updated on Mosaic. The decision was informed by McMaster’s Principles for Academic Decision Making during the COVID-19 pandemic and provincial guidelines for activities on campus.
McMaster staff and instructors are working diligently to facilitate safe teaching and learning spaces including:
In addition, before coming to campus, students and instructors are required to complete the following steps: