Please visit syracuse.edu/Fall2020 for the most updated information.

Chancellor Syverud has announced the decision to conclude in-person instruction beginning November 12, and transition fully to online instruction for the rest of the semester.

Architecture studios and other University courses will continue instruction online, and final exams and reviews will follow their normal schedules and will, as planned, all be online. If you have any questions about your courses, contact your instructor for more information.

For students whose studios are being delivered in-person this semester, please collect your materials from your desks if you have not already. Beth Pierson, our building coordinator, will be following up with more information regarding studio clean out.

Slocum Hall will remain open and operate with normal academic year hours, but will be locked during Thanksgiving break (November 25-27).

The use of building facilities, including fabrication labs, plot room, King + King Architecture Library, and Bookstore will be restricted and new operating hours and limited services will be in effect.

Faculty and staff will continue to have full building access and will maintain normal schedules—with the exception of providing in-person teaching. Staff should consult their immediate supervisor with any questions regarding office operations or schedules and faculty should contact their studio coordinators or program chairs with any questions or clarifications.

Please refer to syracuse.edu/Fall2020, which includes the Chancellor’s email from yesterday and other recent communications regarding testing, move out and other end of semester guidance.

Spring 2021

Planning is currently underway for the Spring 2021 semester. The spring schedule, as outlined below, provides 14 weeks of instruction with no weekend classes required.

  • Monday, Jan. 25: Residential instruction will begin (students living in on-campus housing will receive notification of their move-in date).
  • Friday, April 30: Residential instruction will conclude.
  • Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2: Reading Days
  • Monday, May 3, through Thursday, May 6: Final Exam Period

The revised calendar starts one week later than usual but eliminates spring break in order to minimize travel-related COVID-19 risks and to avoid quarantine-related complications. While Jan. 25 will be the first day of classes, more information will be forthcoming about the timing and process for our return to campus.

We will continue to update this page as we plan for the Spring 2021 semester. If you have specific advising-related questions, please contact Karen Baris at kebaris@syr.edu.

general faqs

When does registration for Spring 2021 begin?

Registration begins December 7. Students will be able to view Spring classes in Class Search in MySlice on November 16.

How will classes be delivered?

You will know how a class is being delivered at the time of registration. Class will indicate the teaching modality in MySlice as:

  • In-Person: All meetings of this class section will be held in-person.
  • Online: None of the meetings of this class section will be held in-person. Online classes will meet synchronously (on specific days and times) or asynchronously (meeting online without defined day or time).
  • Hybrid: Meetings of this class section will be a combination of in-person and online. The notes section for the class will provide the in-person attendance model. The online component of the course may be synchronous or asynchronous.