When will Oregon State make a decision about on-campus classes for the fall term?
The College of Engineering is working closely with the university to outline the fall term schedule of classes. Information about the course delivery method will be updated in the Academic Catalog and Schedule of Classes. Oregon State has committed to a reduced on-campus presence, as announced by President F. King Alexander and Provost Ed Feser.
What is the difference between remote learning and online courses?
Remote learning courses include components that meet at regular times through video conferencing technology (Zoom). Online courses are offered through Ecampus, and students participate in their own time, asynchronously, through an online course-delivery platform (Canvas).
What might blended learning look like in fall?
Blended learning refers to a course format having both on-campus and remote elements. Some components include synchronous learning. For the on-campus experiences, the university and College of Engineering are creating crowd flow and density standards to provide the safest learning environment possible. Additional cleaning rotations are being scheduled, and personal sanitation locations will be located throughout all buildings.
Will the labs/recitations be face-to-face?
Lab delivery method will vary from course to course. Details about your specific course may be found in the Academic Catalog and Schedule of Classes.
What can I do if I don’t want to/can’t come to campus in fall?
The College of Engineering will accommodate all student requests for remote delivery of any course offered by the college. (Policies may differ for courses offered by other colleges at Oregon State.)
Will the College of Engineering academic standing policy be enforced in fall?
Yes, the College of Engineering will continue the academic standing and progression for all terms.
Can I S/U a major class in fall?
No. Starting in the summer term, the university and the College of Engineering removed the exception to program requirements that allowed major-specific courses to be taken with alternative grading.
How will final exams work?
For those courses which have an on-campus component, the instruction will end with Thanksgiving break. Final exams, course projects, and presentations will vary from course to course and may be administered or delivered remotely, with or without proctors.
Why do remote classes specify a capacity?
While remote and online courses are not physically limited to a certain number of seats, class sizes are capped to ensure the quality of instruction.
Will I receive notice if my class delivery method changes after registration?
Yes, students will be informed of changes as they occur.
What about student clubs and research opportunities?
Student clubs are a fantastic way to stay connected and engaged, and they will remain active throughout the academic year. Student research opportunities exist throughout college. The availability of specific activities will depend on the present operational level of the university. When further guidance is available, the information will be updated here.
Will I still need to come to Corvallis in the fall?
Oregon State has developed its operational plans around delivering the courses you need in whatever location you prefer, whether that is your current home or in Corvallis. Wherever you participate in remote learning, you can expect the same support and encouragement from your professors.
What types of in-person services are available for students living on campus in fall?
All COE advising will be conducted remotely. However, the Office of Student Services will be staffed for students to access and seek assistance, as long as the campus remains open. A comprehensive list of advising support services and how to access them will be available in September.
What if I decide not to attend in the fall term?
Oregon State requests that you complete an online form to defer or cancel your enrollment.
What will housing look like in the fall term?
Please refer to University Housing & Dining Services for details on housing accommodations.
What should I do if I get sick during the term?
Any time that your health or life circumstances impact your ability to complete a course, get in touch with your academic advisor or the Dean of Students' office to discuss your options. Oregon State and your advisors are here to support you through difficult times.
Will I be required to attend my classes ‘live’?
Our on-campus and blended courses comprise synchronous components, which are best experienced in real-time through a dynamic dialogue with faculty to get the experience you deserve as a student.
How do I know if a class will require proctoring?
Each course syllabus will outline the specific requirements for that course. If there is a proctoring requirement, it will be identified along with proctoring options and resources.
Will the technology setup still be available?
Yes, the technology setup will be offered as a walkthrough guide via Canvas. Helpdesk chat will be available to assist students as needed.