Officials at Cal State University Northridge will begin the Spring 2022 with most of their classes being taught online for the first three weeks.
The Spring semester begins on Jan. 24 and remote instruction will be used at least through Feb. 11.
“[The beginning of ] our spring semester…falls into the timeframe that public health officials anticipate will be the peak of the largest COVID-19 case surge. Out of an abundance of caution, CSUN will begin the spring semester with temporary primarily remote instruction for the first three weeks of the semester,” said CSUN President Dr Erica D. Beck in a letter posted on the university’s website home page and also sent out through the community.
Beck said some in-person instruction would still be offered beginning Jan. 24, and that all in-person instruction would resume on Feb. 14.
Students can access their individual courses on Canvas or look for emails from their instructor to learn details about the delivery of instruction, the president said.
“This temporary measure will allow the January case spike to subside before beginning in-person instruction, which will help to minimize the spread of COVID-19 across our campus community, and ensure our faculty and staff are able to support a quality educational experience for our students,” Beck said.
Although instruction will start primarily virtual, our campus facilities and services will remain open and accessible to students, whether they want to visit them in person or access remotely, the letter said.
CSUN officials also announced a new policy prior to the winter break that requires students, faculty and staff who are eligible to receive booster shots to provide proof of vaccine.
All eligible students and non-represented employees will be expected to provide proof of a booster shot by February 4 and upload their self-certification to the CSUN portal.
“Protecting the health and safety of our entire CSUN community as we continue to ensure our students are able to successfully advance toward degree completion remains our highest priority,” Beck said in the letter. “With these protective measures in place, we look forward to a successful start to our spring 2022 semester.”