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Mustangs Return to Campus

Mustangs Return!

Mustangs lead in times of change. As we prepare to return to campus, we continually ask “What is best for our Mustang Family in our changing world?” While there are many unknowns as we prepare for fall and beyond, our Mustangs Return Planning effort aims to provide a robust learning environment in which students can discover and engage, while also keeping our students, faculty, and staff healthy and safe. Leading through change is not only what we teach, it’s what we do.

Mustangs Return to Campus

Wear a mask. Physical Distancing. Good Hygiene.

The Mustangs Return Plan sets the following goals that provide guidance as we move to reopen campus.

  • Protecting the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students
  • Providing students the best academic and student life experiences and enabling them to progress toward their educational goals while providing a safe learning environment
  • Maintain the financial sustainability of the University
  • Pursue the strategic directions and priorities of the University

Class Formats for Fall 2020

smsu fall 2020 class formats


These courses blend online and face-to-face delivery, resulting in reduced classroom seat time. The course has more than two face-to-face meetings per term.


HyFlex, short for Hybrid-Flexible learning, is a type of course delivery that allows students to flexibly attend the same class in-person with remote synchronous and/or asynchronous options.

Online Synchronous

All instruction is delivered online. There are no faceto-face meetings, no proctored exam requirements, but there are required synchonous meetings (class meets online at a specified time and day).

Online Asynchronous

Fully online classes. There are no face-to-face meetings, no proctored exam requirements and no required synchronous meetings.

Predominantly Online

All, or nearly all, course activity occures online. One to two activities may occur face-to-face in a classroom, with the maximum of two. The course may also have required proctored exams, in addition to the face-to-face meetings.

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