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ASU Announces Plans To End Fall Semester Early, Graduation To Be Held Virtually

By on September 21, 2020 0 75Views

Concern over the Coronavirus pandemic continues on an Arizona college campus. Arizona State University recently announced plans to end its semester after Thanksgiving. In addition, graduation will be held virtually for the fall 2020 semester.

In a letter to students, Mark S. Searle, ASU’s Executive vice president and university provost says they will be ending their fall semester early.

The Fall semester will end on Friday, December 4 and the final exam week will not take place, but instead final exams will be held remotely.

“Session C will now end on Friday, Dec. 4. The final-exam week originally scheduled Dec. 7–12 will not take place. All instruction after the Thanksgiving break will be remote. Final exams, where applicable, should be held on the last day of class during the week of Nov. 30. Session B will conclude on Dec. 4 as originally scheduled,” ASU said in a statement.

We regret that current health circumstances will not permit us to host in-person commencement ceremonies in December. Our fall 2020 university commencement ceremony and special interest convocations scheduled for the week of December 14 will be converted to a virtual format. More information will be available soon at graduation.asu.edu.”

As for the spring semester, ASU says they will offer classes in different learning environments. Students will have access to on-campus and technology-enhanced learning environments.

To read the full release, click here.