College of DuPage to begin spring classes remotely Jan. 24
In response to the current COVID-19 surge, the College of DuPage is temporarily moving in-person and hybrid classes to online-only delivery beginning Monday, Jan. 24.
In-person instruction is expected to resume Monday, Feb. 7.
"No classes are being canceled. Our top priority continues to be the safety and health of our students, faculty and staff," said College of DuPage President Dr. Brian Caputo. "It is our hope that limiting density in college facilities for the next few weeks will help combat the virus. We look forward to welcoming students back to campus."
The spring 2022 semester includes a 16-, 12- and two eight-week sessions.
Learn more about registering for classes at College of DuPage at cod.edu/admission/index.aspx.
Spring course offerings include full in-person or in a hybrid format that includes partial in-person instruction, remaining sections will be offered in a traditional online format or as virtual class meetings.
Students in hybrid courses visit the campus for lectures, labs, studios or clinical work, with additional required learning online.
Online courses, meanwhile, are internet-based, conducted off-campus and adhere to instructor timelines and designated learning outcomes. Students interact with each other primarily through discussion boards and written messages.
Virtual class meetings allow students to interact with faculty and peers in a live remote format. These classes take place completely online at specified days and times using video chat software.
Student service offices are open for in-person and virtual appointments.
As the college continues to prioritize the safety and health of students, those visiting campus are required to wear masks in all COD buildings.
Additionally, in adhering to the Illinois Governor's Executive Order, students taking in-person or hybrid classes must verify their vaccination status or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.
Learn more about COD's COVID response at cod.edu/coronavirus/.
"Delivering the curriculum and educational resources our students expect is important and we must continue to do so in a safe environment," Caputo said.