Learning During an Emergency

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As the community moves to teaching and learning remotely in response to Covid-19, we know that this is a particularly stressful time for you so first, stay healthy. To succeed in your courses, if you are not already familiar with the tools for learning remotely, we hope you will take the time to review the information on this student resource page to prepare during the spring break.

  • UH Preparing for Safe Return to Campuses in Fall
    The University of Hawaiʻi plans to resume in-person classes on all 10 campuses beginning August 24, 2020, as scheduled. Planning is now beginning for the necessary changes across the UH campuses to support appropriate social distancing and hygienic practices based on the guidance available. To ensure safe instruction on campuses in the fall, UH is also preparing for greater use of online resources and some classes shifting to hybrid modes with a mix of on-campus and online instruction. More Information
  • COVID-19 Emergency Order Extended through May
    Governor David Ige issued a new COVID-19 Emergency Order that extends the current "stay-at-home" directives through May 31. Accordingly, UH is extending all current approaches to learning, teaching, working, conducting research and supporting our campuses and communities through the end of May. We are now beginning to plan, even under this high level of uncertainty, how we will extend operations through the summer and into the fall in a manner that ensures we can provide high quality education to the people of Hawaiʻi while protecting the health and safety of our students and employees. More information on these plans will be shared in the weeks to come.
  • Emergency Grading Policy during COVID-19 public health crisis
    In response to the exceptional circumstances of the spring 2020 semester, the University of Hawaiʻi has worked together as a system to develop an option for students in all undergraduate and graduate UH classes ending after March 20, 2020 to take their classes on Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) basis. Additional information regarding the implications of this emergency policy is provided to students so that they can make an informed decision regarding their choice between letter grades and Credit/No Credit. More Info and Student FAQ.
  • All UH campuses move all courses online for first summer session
    Summer school at the 10 campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi will be held online, allowing students to continue their academic careers while staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first session runs from May 26 to July 2, and the second session runs from July 6 to August 14. The exact dates may vary slightly from campus to campus. By May 15, the University will decide whether in-person classes will be added to the second summer session depending on the status of the COVID-19 health crisis.
  • Withdrawal & Change of Grade Option Deadline for Spring 2020
    The UH System has extended the deadline to withdraw (or change grade option to credit/no credit or audit) for regular, 16 week semester-length classes from March 27 to April 30, 2020; the deadline for refunds has passed. The deadline was moved to provide students additional time to adjust to the new delivery mode of their courses before making decisions about withdrawal. Students are urged to reach out to advisors, counselors and faculty if they need assistance with academic decisions and any impact they may have on summer and fall registration.
  • Urgent Student Relief Fund (University of Hawaiʻi & UH Foundation)
    Thanks to the generosity of donors, the University of Hawai'i and UH Foundation have created the "Urgent Student Relief Fund." This fund was created to assist UH students at all 10 campuses with unforeseen financial hardships due to an emergency or crisis while enrolled at UH, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply & More Information
  • Check your campus website frequently to stay informed of additional announcements and information.