Students

Do you feel sick or were exposed? Contact the Student Health Center at 936-294-1805


Classes

This Spring semester, students will have more instructional choices including increased face-to-face interaction. Access to large venues in the LSC, expanded testing and advanced air filtration will enable us to hold fully face-to-face instruction for a number of freshman and sophomore classes.  Registration for Spring 2021 is open now through January 25, 2020. 

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Class meets in person during normally scheduled times

Course content is delivered asynchronously online

Class meets in-person for a minimum of once per week AND class meets synchronously remote and/or asynchronously online at least once per week

Class meets in-person for approximately 1/3rd of total semester contact hours AND class meets synchronously remote and/or asynchronously online for approximately 2/3rd of total semester contact hours

Important Dates

Registration open: NOW

Fee statements released: January 2

Refunds applied: January 8

Residence halls open: January 9

First payment or full payment due: January 12

Classes start: January 13

University Holiday: January 18

Last day to register: January 25

Deadline for Commencement: January 29

Last day to drop and receive refund: January 29

Spring Break: March 15-19

University Holiday: April 2

Last day to drop with a Q: April 21

Finals: May 7-12

Commencement: May 13-15

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FAQs

  • How do I know how my classes will be held? Updated

    To view the blended format pertaining to your registered classes, see our How-To guide.

    1. From the Bearkat Registration Dashboard, select either "Register for Classes," "Plan Ahead," or "Browse Classes."

    A screenshot of the registration menu with box around 'Register for Classes,' 'Plan Ahead,' and 'Browse Classes'

    2. Select the Term and then Continue.

    A screenshot of 'Select a Term' menu

    3. Enter the class search criteria and then press Search.

    A screenshot of the 'Enter Your Search Criteria' menu.

    4. Tap the Title of the class.

    A screenshot of Schedule of Classes search results with box around course title

    5. View the Instructional Method, then select Instructor / Meeting Times for more details.

    A screenshot of 'Class Details' window with box around 'Instructional Method' and around the 'Instructor/Meeting Times' tab

    Under Instructor, click the dropdown arrow to expand meeting details:

    A screenshot of 'Instructor/Meeting Times' panel with an arrow pointing to expand the dropdown

    6. View the Type, Time and Location to verify class meeting format requirements.

    A screenshot of 'Instructor/Meeting Times' panel with box around 'Type' information and around the time, campus and room information

  • What type of classes can I choose from for Spring 2021? Updated

    he Spring semester will be similar to the Fall semester. Students will be able to choose classes in the following modalities:

    1. Face-to-Face:
      1. Class meets in person during normally scheduled times
    2. Online
      1. Course content is delivered asynchronously online
    3. Split Week (Blended)
      1. Class meets in-person for a minimum of once per week AND
      2. Class meets synchronously remote and/or asynchronously online at least once per week
    4. Flex (Blended)
      1. Class meets in-person for approximately 1/3rd of total semester contact hours AND
      2. Class meets synchronously remote and/or asynchronously online for approximately 2/3rd of total semester contact hours
  • Can I request my classes be delivered 100% remote?

    SHSU has granted students the ability to request 100% remote delivery of a blended course.  Due to specific course requirements, some courses may not be able to be completed in a 100% remote option. The determination of the request is solely up to the discretion of the instructor.

    How to request the remote option?

    • On Friday afternoon, August 7, a new link will be added to your blended course menu in Blackboard, titled “Request Remote Option”.
    • Click the “Request Remote Option”  link and follow the instructions displayed.
    • For help, contact the SHSU Online Support Desk, open 24/7, at blackboard@shsu.edu or 936-294-2780.
  • Does SHSU have an attendance policy?

    Given the uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus, faculty will establish clear guidelines regarding attendance and inform their students of their policy at the first class meeting and in the course syllabus.

  • Are there different fees?

    Blended, remote, and face-to-face classes will not have the “Distance Learning” special fee.
    Please note, the “Distance Learning” special fee will continue to apply to only online classes.

    Please contact the Cashier’s Office with additional questions about tuition and fees.

  • What are the minimum technology requirements for blended classes?

    For Blended Classes:

    We recommend having the below technology before starting your blended class. This will help you to be successful and to meet minimum technology requirements.

    Please reach out to your professors to determine if additional technology is required for your remote class.
     

    For more information on technology requirements for remote and online classes:

    visit the SHSU Online technology requirements.

  • What if I need to miss class?

    Should you have the need to miss class for medical or other documented reasons, please utilize this form and the Dean of Students Office will notify your professors. 

Housing

Residence halls will be open for move-in January 9-12 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.. All students will complete a COVID-19 agreement prior to receiving their key to ensure residents understand and comply with new guidelines and procedures.

For more information about residence life and COVID-19, view the residence life FAQs.

Students who are diagnosed with COVID-19, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and/or recently came in contact with an individual confirmed to have COVID-19 will be advised to return to their off-campus permanent residence for isolation or quarantine.

If campus closes due to COVID-19, all students living in residence halls must move out and return home. Under these circumstances, students could request an exception to stay on campus and approval would be made on an individual basis using strict guidelines.

Campus Tours

Campus tours are available in various formats to accommodate as many of our visitors as possible. We will continue to offer a mixture of virtual and in-person options, while making adjustments based on recommendations of safe practices and staff availability. You can register for a tour through the Visitor Center website.

While in-person visits are limited to small sizes right now, a virtual tour is a great option to get to know campus. A SAMbassador will lead the online visits and there will be a live chat available to answer all of your questions, just like they would if you were visiting in person.

When you register for an online campus visit, you will receive an email with login details and additional information. If you have any questions, please email seesam@shsu.edu