In anticipation of opening up our campus this fall, the leadership at the University has begun to prepare a plan to ensure the safety of our community as the University aims to undertake full operations. Recently, President Bell released The University of Alabama’s Plan for a Return to Full Operations, which details many of the safety measures that the University will be adopting. You might want to take a good look at it.
As you know, the exercise of a robust social distancing strategy is at the center of every effort to protect against the transmission of COVID-19. One effect of the social distancing strategy is that the room capacities for many of our classes have been dramatically reduced, leaving many of them with enrollments that require us to move the class to an online format. This explains why the instructional mode of some of your classes might have been changed to an online format. But these are still preliminary decisions as we continue to do our best to find a way to conduct as many courses as possible on site. You are still likely to still see changes in rooms and instructional format. So, please be patient with us. The course schedule will not be locked-in until, say, mid-July.
For now, check your Crimson email regularly in order to be fully apprised about your classes and do not be bashful about contacting our advising office for assistant or any questions or concerns that you might have.
This has been and difficult time for everyone and the fall opening will clearly have its challenges. But it will stand as a happy when we all meet on campus again.