University of Florida’s Summer B term will start later, July 6, with classes remaining online due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Classes at the University of Florida will remain online through the summer, a decision officials say was done over the uncertainty of how COVID-19 infection will evolve in the coming months.
UF Provost Joe Glover emailed faculty about the decision Monday.
The new plan moves UF’s summer B courses online, and pushes the term’s start date back one week, to July 6. The university moved its summer A and C terms, which both begin May 11, online last month.
“We don’t know how things are going to look down the line,” said UF spokesman Steve Orlando. “Based on that info, it seemed like the most prudent thing to do.”
Orlando said the courses also will be graded on a pass/fail basis, similar to the spring semester.
No decision has been made yet for the fall term.
Summer B classes at Santa Fe College, scheduled for the same time as UF’s term before Glover’s Monday announcement, have not been moved online, according to spokesman Jay Anderson.
The college’s upcoming summer A and C terms, however, have transitioned to virtual learning.
Anderson said the school’s provost is aware of UF’s decision, and executive leadership may discuss the issue today.