From The Office of the Provost on June 18:

Greetings Students, I hope that you are having a safe and productive summer and finding some time to rest and relax during these challenging times.  We are hard at work preparing for an in-person fall semester, making sure we are doing all that we can to provide both a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty, and staff, and the transformational educational experience, both in and out of the classroom, that we pride ourselves on at Appalachian State. Some things will look different for the fall semester and you will be hearing about these in the coming days and weeks.  In this email I want to focus on changes you may see in the coming weeks in your schedule of classes.  We are in the process of making several adjustments to the fall schedule to allow for more social distancing in our classrooms.  Here are the sorts of changes you might see:

  • Some classes may stay at the same time but move to larger rooms, including rooms in other buildings that may not have previously been used as classrooms.

  • Some classes may also have to change times as well as rooms.    

  • A majority of our classes will continue to have face-to-face sessions, but some may change meeting type, possibly moving to a hybrid format where some meetings are face to face and some are online.  A smaller percentage of classes may move to completely online. 

We encourage you to periodically check your schedule over the next few weeks to monitor these changes.  If there are changes that are problematic for you, we encourage you to look for other sections to adjust your schedule and/or to reach out to your academic advisor for other options.  Our goal in this is to provide you with the educational experience you want in a safe and healthy environment. If you have any questions about this process, feel free to contact me, Mark Ginn, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, at ginnmc@appstate.edu.  


Mark Ginn