Fall 2020 Semester Update

BYU-Idaho hopes to have final decisions about Fall Semester 2020 by July

BYU-Idaho is considering a number of options for Fall Semester 2020 campus course instruction. Ideally, the university would like all campus students, faculty, and staff to be learning together at BYU-Idaho. The university’s first priority is the health and safety of the members of its campus community. For this reason, university leadership will continue to work closely with state and county health officials, as the school studies the possibility of holding classes on campus, continuing with remote learning, or creating a hybrid combination of both. Given the uncertain conditions in Idaho and elsewhere, there may not be a final decision until July.

The decision has been made to delay the start of registration for Fall Semester 2020 to a future date later this summer. The additional time will allow the university to evaluate campus course instruction options. BYU-Idaho will provide information and updates as soon as additional decisions are made.

Housing and Student Living Office advises students to read and carefully consider their Fall Semester 2020 contracts

BYU-Idaho understands that many students may have questions and concerns about their fall housing. The Housing and Student Living Office has provided information to students who have contracted or are considering contracting with approved housing this fall.

If you have already signed a housing contract with an approved housing provider for Fall Semester 2020, please read the contract again carefully in its entirety, including any addendum. Your contract is a binding legal agreement between you and your landlord. Approved housing landlords are not BYU-Idaho employees. The university does not have the authority to cancel your contract or release you from it.  The contract can only be canceled under certain conditions set out in the contract itself. It is important that you understand what those conditions are, especially as some are time sensitive.

We recognize that the pandemic and ensuing uncertainty are forcing a difficult decision on whether and when to sign an approved housing contract for fall semester. We wish we could give definitive guidance on how events will proceed, but these are very uncertain times. We encourage you to carefully consider your personal circumstances and all available options as you plan for the upcoming semester.

BYU-Idaho is committed to providing students with the best education possible in a spiritually enriching and safe environment. Whether in person, remotely, or both, we look forward to a wonderful fall together!

First published: 2020/05/19 @ 7:33 PM