Please see below for Office of the Registrar operational and policy updates due to Covid-19.

Academic Calendar

The university will follow the current Academic Calendar, with the fall 2020 semester beginning Aug. 24 and ending on Dec. 18.

  • Course sections with enrollments of 50 or more students will generally be moved to an online format.
  • Face-to-face instruction will be prioritized for courses with fewer than 50 students.
  • The university will move to online instruction after Thanksgiving, beginning November 30, 2020.
  • Final exams will be delivered remotely. 

Additional details may be found at https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/fall-2020.

Classroom Scheduling

Classroom Scheduling COVID-19 Information

Please visit this page for:

  • Information intended to inform students, staff, and faculty of what they can expect in the University Classrooms for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • A spreadsheet listing all University and Department classrooms and their Fall 2020 capacities.
  • COVID-19 frequently asked questions regarding classroom spaces.

Access to offices/classrooms for faculty, staff, and TAs related to their instructional efforts

If you wish to use a classroom for lecture recording or synchronous distance learning, you must contact your Academic Departmental Administrator to reserve a classroom to ensure its availability and to make arrangements for cleaning the equipment before you begin and after you finish.

Buildings are closed to the public, but if you have card access you will be able to use it to enter the building. However, to keep the building clean and keep the safest conditions for all of our staff, including custodial staff, public spaces within the buildings are closed. We ask that you come in only to do a specific activity, such as record a lecture or pick up a book, and then leave.

Lecture Recording/Synchronous Distance Learning in University Classrooms Memo

Course Offerings

Courses will continue to be delivered virtually through the end of the spring 2020 session.

University administration has directed that subsessions 4-week, 6-week I and 12-week, are scheduled to begin as planned on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in online-only instruction.  A decision related to the 8-week and 6-week II subsessions will be made later this spring.

Summer 2020 Course Offering Instructions Memo  

Faculty and Staff: Please see the Covid-19 Course Offerings and Course Cancellation pages for instructions and more information.

Diplomas

Spring 2020 Diploma Information Update

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Diploma Services must make adjustments to diploma delivery options. See below for Domestic and International delivery options.

Spring 2020 Domestic Delivery Information

Spring 2020 International Delivery Information

Final Exams

Clarification of end of academic year and expectations for finals week: There is no change in the end date of the academic year. The last day of classes is May 8 and finals week is May 11 through May 15.  

Faculty should communicate their final exam or alternate assessment (such as take home exams, papers, etc.) plans to their students directly for final exam week.

Spring 2020 Final Exam Memos:

Grading

Spring 2020 Grading Options 

Direct link to MyUI Grading Option Screen for Students

Due to the unusual circumstances of Spring 2020, The University has added special grading options for students this semester. See https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/news/2020/03/campus-update-academic-deadlines-and-policy-changes#students  for more information.

In making your decision whether or not to opt into this grading option, please review the help documentation provided by the Academic Advising Center, as well as the Office of The Registrar.

Some courses will not be selectable via this interface. If you opted into pass/fail grading after registering, you cannot update that option here. If you are taking a course this semester for a second-grade option from a previous semester, you cannot select pass/no-pass grading for that course. If your course ends before 4/24/2020 and/or has already been assigned a final grade, you cannot select pass/no-pass for that course here.

Please see your collegiate Dean's office or academic advisor with any questions. Appeals to make changes to courses that cannot be updated here can be directed to your Dean's office.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • A temporary Pass/Non-pass (P/N) grading option has been adopted for undergraduate students enrolled during Spring 2020 semester. Students will choose to receive either the letter grade recorded by the instructor, or a P/N designation for each of their courses by Friday, May 8.
  • A grade of "P" or "N" will appear on your transcript but will not impact your GPA.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • A temporary Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option has been adopted for graduate students enrolled during Spring 2020 semester. Students will choose to receive either the letter grade recorded by the instructor, or a S/U designation for each of their courses by Friday, May 8.
  • A grade of "S" or "U" will appear on your transcript but will not impact your GPA.

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Please check with your collegiate Dean's office regarding grading option policies. You may not be able to select any or some of your courses via this interface.

Registration

Adjustments have been made to registration deadlines due to Covid-19.

Early registration for fall 2020

Early registration for the fall 2020 semester is being moved back by one week to allow more time for students to connect with their advisors. It will now run April 20 – May 1.

Tuition and Fees

There was an announcement made to the University of Iowa campus community regarding Tuition and Fees.

March 30, 2020 Campus Covid-19 Update Message

Withdrawal dates

Undergraduate Programs:  Individual courses may be dropped with advisor authorization through the last day of classes, May 8. Additionally, complete withdrawals (dropping all classes) from the Spring 2020 semester may also be done with advisor authorization through May 8.  After that date, students would need to petition for a late drop or late withdrawal and dean’s authorization would be required.

Graduate Programs:  Individual courses may be dropped with advisor authorization through the last day of classes, May 8, and the requirement for dean’s permission is removed. For complete spring 2020 semester withdrawals, the deadline of April 14 remains; after that date, graduate students need dean’s permission.  More information about deadlines and other topics can be found at https://www.grad.uiowa.edu/coronavirus/faqs

Professional Programs:  Students in professional programs should consult with the academic offices in their respective colleges about guidance specific to these units.

Additional Information

More information can be found on the Office of the Provost page: https://provost.uiowa.edu/temporary-changes-academic-deadlines-and-policies-undergraduate-students-spring-2020 and the University of Iowa Covid-19 page: https://coronavirus.uiowa.edu/