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What You Need to Know: Academic Affairs

Use this information to navigate academic procedures and find the resources you need.

Important information

Fall Classes

Educational opportunities will operate in-person and at full capacity, consistent with pre-pandemic levels.

The University will follow a regular academic calendar, grading scale and attendance policies. View the full 2021-22 Academic Calendar.

Classroom Safety

  • Masks are required in all classrooms, labs or any WVU System facility or building being used as a classroom.
  • Classrooms will be at 100% capacity.
  • Plexiglas will still be available for faculty who wish to use it.
  • Hand sanitizer and cleaning materials will still be available in the classroom or in a nearby hallway.
  • Assigned seating and recorded attendance is required for each meeting of face-to-face, on-campus classes.
    • Seating charts are provided to a central unit for use in contact tracing, if the need should arise.
    • Instructors will maintain attendance records for each class meeting, whether or not attendance figures into course grading.
  • Printable Classroom Signs: Masks required in all classroom settings and labs (PDF)

Study Abroad

  • The Office of Global Affairs will continue to review and evaluate any proposed study abroad trips on a case-by-case basis, allowing for appropriate travel preparation.
  • Faculty, staff or students who choose to travel outside the country for any reason should register their international travel to ensure they receive necessary travel alerts and can receive available support.

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Research Labs

  • Non-human research activities resumed at 100% capacity on June 20.
  • Human research should continue under previous spring 2021 guidance while any potential changes are pending.

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Stop the Spread

Personal accountability is the key to our safe return to campus. Do your part to keep everyone safe.

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