Changes to Fall 2020 course schedules — An Official Notice from the President

June 4, 2020

Dear UNT Students,

As we continue planning for the fall semester at UNT, our primary focus is offering as many in-person classes as possible while still providing a safe environment during COVID-19.

It will be approximately 4-6 weeks before we are able to finalize all of our more than 12,000 course sections. This means course information available now could change as we revise class schedules to adhere to guidelines while keeping our students learning our top priority.

To safely accommodate classes, we will be engaging in social distancing, which will limit the number of students in each classroom space. We are converting additional campus facilities for use as classroom space allowing us to teach more in-person classes than otherwise would be possible. We also will extend our academic week to allow for courses to be offered on weekends to accommodate the ability to teach more students in person.

In addition, we have decided that students will not return to campus for classes after the Thanksgiving holiday. The end of the semester and final exams will be conducted remotely. This will not change our start date of Aug. 24.

We recognize making changes to the schedule this close to the semester is inconvenient and makes planning hard. Unfortunately, in order to help keep people safe, it is necessary. If the changes made to your schedule do not work for you, please contact your advisor to discuss how to get the schedule you need once all changes are final.

Sincerely,
Neal Smatresk
UNT President