Fall 2020 Academic Experience

The majority of academic courses are being conducted in a virtual environment, giving students maximum flexibility for the fall semester. Selected experiential learning courses are being delivered in a safe, physically distanced in-person format. Students who reside on-campus or in Austin will have opportunities throughout the semester to attend in-person meetings and discussions with faculty members, which will also be available virtually.

All courses will feature our outstanding faculty and the high level of faculty-student engagement that is the hallmark of a St. Edward’s education. 

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Faculty Voices on Teaching

Listen to all the episodes in our new podcast about Fall 2020 courses.

Student-Faculty Engagement



Faculty Mentorship

St. Edward’s University faculty are available for guidance and mentorship. Students can arrange individual or small-group meetings with their professors either virtually or in-person, as the situation allows.
 

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Virtual Courses

Most academic courses are online in a live, real-time and interactive format with faculty and students. Individual courses use virtual instruction methods best suited to that particularly course and discipline. 

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Experiential Learning

Select courses (studio and labs, internships, service learning, and research) are being delivered in a physically distanced, in-person format on campus. Face coverings are required. 

For more details and information on the Fall 2020 academic experience, read our Q&A.

Outside the Classroom 

Each academic school at St. Edward’s University provides complementary and exceptional experiences to enrich the classroom experience and prepare graduates for their future. Small group events, such as a networking conversations with alumni and undergraduate research, are being conducted in an in-person, physically distanced manner following or exceeding CDC, state and local guidelines. Academic co-curricular activities, such as Hilltop Views or academic student organizations, are available both virtually and in-person. Guest speakers, fireside chats and other large events will continue throughout Fall 2020 but in a virtual capacity.

Academic Calendar

Campus housing and campus services will continue to offer in-person options through the end of the semester, but students may choose not to return to campus after Thanksgiving. In-person experiential learning courses after Thanksgiving will be assessed on an ongoing basis. St. Edward’s University is planning for safe, physically distanced on-campus academic instruction and services for Spring 2021.

Student Academic Success Services

In-Person Options

Students will be able to access all resources while on campus, while they are taking their classes online. 

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Checkmark icon Computer Labs

Checkmark icon Success Coaches

Checkmark icon Student Disability Services

Checkmark icon Registrar

Checkmark icon Munday Library (building and resources)

Checkmark icon Career and Professional Development

Checkmark icon International Student Services
 

Virtual Options

Students will have the same access to all resources except for computer labs.

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Checkmark icon Success Coaches

Checkmark icon Student Disability Services

Checkmark icon Registrar

Checkmark icon Munday Library (resources only)

Checkmark icon Career and Professional Development

Checkmark icon International Student Services

Updated Sept. 11, 2020