The upcoming spring 2021 semester will open under the same guidelines practiced during the fall. Find those guidelines here:
- Courses originally scheduled for online delivery will remain unchanged.
- Seated courses will continue to be offered online while still maintaining planned course times with synchronous (real-time, online), instructor-led class sessions. This will allow for an easy transition if we are able to convert back to face-to-face instruction.
- Certain courses in health and nursing, public safety, natural sciences, applied sciences and technologies, and career and college readiness may have face-to-face components.
- Courses that meet in person will have limited capacity resulting in smaller groups of students.
- Courses that contain “open labs” will be scheduled by appointment.
- Courses with face-to-face components will follow strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols, will require students to wear masks, and will implement social distancing.
As it becomes safe and appropriate, we will shift more instruction to a face-to-face format. While our spring classes will be mainly online, our campus locations are open for full services; however, we still encourage the use of virtual services when possible. This applies to advising, counseling, academic support, libraries, student activities, and other appropriate services.
South Piedmont’s spring plan is being developed in the wider context of North Carolina’s guidance from our Governor and our health officials. We will continue to update the plan as the situation warrants and provide critical updates as conditions evolve.