COVID-19 update: spring semester grading and summer session

April 2, 2020

UWRF Students, 

I hope this email finds you well during this difficult time. It is my understanding that most of you are now back and getting fully engaged with your courses again. Hopefully, you’re also finding out about ways that we are able to support you beyond your courses. I encourage you to keep checking our website as we continue to make services available in new ways, such as tutoring and ways you can remain involved in virtual campus activities. If you are having a hard time with this transition and feel like you need assistance beyond what your instructor can provide, please be sure to let the Falcon Care team know by emailing

As you continue to work your way through this first week of alternative course delivery, I’m writing to update you on some important decisions that have recently been made:

  1. Earlier this week several emergency policies were approved to allow you more flexibility in how you manage your course load responsibilities. This includes the ability for you to request a pass/fail option for courses and the opportunity for you to drop a course much later than in normal semesters. For more details on these changes, please see the FAQs at the our website dedicated to changes in grading policies
  2. All summer 2020 courses will be moved to alternative delivery modes. Instructors currently scheduled to teach face-to-face courses this summer may elect to cancel classes, but it is anticipated that the majority of classes will be delivered in an alternative format similar to now. Some courses with subject matter requiring face-to-face interaction may possibly be incorporated back in later in the summer, but only if conditions allow. For now, it is assumed that all summer courses will need to be delivered by alternative methods for the entire summer.  

Finally, these temporary changes are important steps which we feel will help us keep you, your faculty and instructors and our community as safe as possible. We thank you for your patience and flexibility, and we look forward to your UWRF experience returning to a more normal state as soon as conditions permit.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns about these updates or need my assistance in other ways. Best of luck to all of you in finishing up the week successfully. Stay safe and healthy. 


Provost David Travis


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