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Seton Hall announces plans to continue hybrid classes into spring

The University’s Hybrid Flexible or “HyFlex” instruction modality will continue into the spring 2021 semester, according to an email from the Office of the Provost sent out on Tuesday.

The email explained plans to add modality preference — the choice between HyFlex and remote instruction — to the course registration process for the spring. It also announced a new winter session for students to take courses during this year’s extended winter break, which is currently slated to end on Jan. 27.

“State regulations permitting, Seton Hall will continue to use the HyFlex teaching model during the spring 2021 semester as we continue to operate in a lower-density environment for the health and safety of our University community,” the email said.

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Seton Hall reopened with a HyFlex model for the fall semester with increased health safety measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. (Nicholas Kerr/Editor-in-Chief)

Students will be able to indicate their preferences on a course-by-course level, and will be able to change their modality through the add/drop period. 

It is currently unclear if students will be able to change their status in the event that state guidelines allow for increased density during the semester.

“The HyFlex teaching modality is designed for the health and well-being of our entire community, which remains our priority and guides our planning and actions,” University Spokesperson Laurie Pine said. “We look forward with hope and great anticipation to the day when the public health situation and government guidance permit us to fully and completely welcome the entire Seton Hall community back to all of our campuses.”

Students will be able to register for winter session classes during their regular period of course registration for the Spring semester, which will begin on November 2, according to the email from the Office of the Provost.

Winter courses will be billed at a per-credit rate, and a $750 scholarship will be automatically awarded to any student who takes at least three credits during the session, the email says.

Daniel O’Connor can be reached at daniel.oconnor1@student.shu.edu. Find him on Twitter @itsDanOConnor

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