Remote Learning

Remote Learning Option for Fall 2021

We can’t wait to have you return in person to campus in the fall. You will need to be vaccinated before your arrival. Hofstra University is preparing a full array of in-person courses. And yet, we realize that a few students will not be able to be on campus (for example: students who live outside the US and are unable to travel to the US).

In special instances where a student is unable to be on campus, they may request consideration to be remote for the semester. Students who wish to request consideration for remote learning for the Fall 2021 semester can complete the Remote Learning Request. All Requests should be made by July 23, 2021.

Please note: If your request for remote learning is approved, you will receive a response and additional instructions via email to your Pride account.

Undergraduate Students will be directed to make an appointment with a Center for University Advising (CUA) representative to review the list of course options as they rethink their schedule. Graduate Students should contact their program director to discuss options available to them.

As you think about your Remote Learning Request, please note:

  • Remote learning selection is in effect for the entire semester and only granted for Fall 2021
  • Remote learning selection is for a students’ entire semester course schedule and cannot be selected for individual classes
  • Students who live, work or participate in on-campus activities are considered in-person and cannot select the remote learning option
  • Remote learning selection does not guarantee that all courses are offered remotely. Remote learning students will work with departments and advisors to make alternative arrangements when possible.
    • Courses that have critical components and require face-to-face instruction, such as lab components, will be instructed on-campus in a face-to-face format only. Internships, student teaching, clinical work, performance, lab and production courses may not be eligible for remote learning options.
    • Schedule alternatives may include:
      1. Postponing a course to a future semester
      2. Changing to another major (only if absolutely necessary)
      3.  In limited instances, identifying a remote option in an “in-person” class as available (may not be synchronous and live).