In alignment with the CSU’s decision for all 23 campuses to have a unified approach to the fall semester, the majority of CSUSM’s courses are in a virtual format. About 8% of courses are face-to-face or via a hybrid model. The courses that are approved for in-person instruction are primarily labs and those that use specialized equipment or have certain accreditation/licensure requirements that necessitate face-to-face experiences. The fall course schedule includes the modality of each course: in-person, hybrid, synchronous or asynchronous.
Each on-campus course has a custom plan that includes requirements for necessary personal protective equipment and sanitization of high-touch equipment, furniture and fixtures. In some cases, classroom or laboratory furniture is reconfigured to ensure that all seating is a minimum of 6 feet apart. If social distancing is not feasible, face coverings/face shields and lab coats or other body coverings are required.
If a student is enrolled in an in-person class but cannot come to campus due to COVID-19 concerns, they should contact their course instructor.
While approximately 90% of courses will be virtual for the entirety of the fall semester (which is the case for all 23 CSU campuses), there are four types of instruction models, which are posted in the class notes on myCSUSM.
Academic advisers are available to provide guidance. Schedule a virtual appointment, or drop in virtually for a same-day appointment, through the Office of Academic Advising.