UNT Dallas will deliver courses in a variety of ways in Fall 2021
Many of our freshman and sophomore level courses will be offered on campus in a safe, face-to-face format. Many other classes, especially at the junior, senior and graduate levels, will be offered in a hybrid, remote, or online format.
We understand that navigating these choices can be confusing and we hope you will find the information provided on this page useful as you plan your fall semester.
The class format will be listed under the “Room” section in the schedule.
- Face-to-face. If a building and room number are provided in the course schedule (Founders Hall 307, for example), this is an in-person class, taught in the classroom on the UNT Dallas campus face to face. Day/time information will also be provided.
- “UNTD Internet Course” indicates that a class is taught in an online environment with no specific day/time via prerecorded video or other online content that you can view according to your own schedule.
- “UNT Dallas Remote Learning” indicates a course that has been converted from face-to-face to remote learning (including hybrid courses). Remote Learning courses are taught online according to a schedule and specific meeting days/times will be listed in the schedule. Room numbers will also be provided for hybrid courses, which are delivered part online, part face-to-face.
It is imperative that you meet on the first day for all your classes to receive information about how each of your courses will be conducted.
- Professors will email students the week before classes begin with instructions on attending virtual class meetings.
- Check your student email for this update and all updates concerning COVID-19 decisions.
- You may also visit department offices on campus, where you will find in-person hours posted for the Fall semester for students who would like to schedule an in-person meeting.
Online resources are available 24 hours. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to the physical library and study room spaces, is suspended until further notice. The library is scanning a limited number of chapters of textbook course reserve items by request, but copyright restrictions apply. Contact library staff during the normal hours of operation, at Library@untdallas.edu, or 972-338-1616 for help with research, or to schedule a virtual appointment.
During the fall semester, a limited number of student activities will be offered in person. We will continue to provide a variety of virtual opportunities and events as well. Please check your UNT Dallas email and this website for updates.
Wisdom Hall will open in Fall 2021 at 90% occupancy. At the current time, all applicants for Fall 2021 housing will automatically be added to the waitlist. Due to occupancy modifications, the $100 application fee is not required to apply for Fall 2021 housing.
Online Success Tips and Tricks
We want you to have a successful semester. Learning from home in a virtual environment can bring new challenges. We’ve provided some tips and tricks to help you get organized, stay focused and use all of the campus resources available to you while continuing your education from home.
Additional Resources and Helpful Information:
Keep track of your schoolwork- Read each syllabus carefully and highlight important deadlines. Track all assignment due dates in a planner or organizer. Your planner does not have to be a traditional paper planner. You can use a digital planner or utilize the calendar feature on your smart phone to provide reminders and alerts. Use the tool that works best for you.
Be Ready for Class Meetings- When you log into to Zoom or Microsoft Teams for assigned class meetings, try to dress in appropriate clothing that helps put you in the right frame of mind for learning. If you feel good about your appearance, you will retain more information because you feel better about yourself. Put a reminder on your phone or planner to keep track of the dates and times of every class meeting in each of your courses. Do not be tardy and be sure to participate.
Designate a space and time for studying – Find a space in your home where you can work quietly and get away from other distractions. Make this your designated study space and keep your study materials in this location. Schedule blocks of time for studying. Share those times with others in your home and ask them for no interruptions during that timeframe. Ask your family and friends to support you by allowing you to have this quiet time.
Ask for help - Take advantage of the Learning Commons as collaborative support. Tutoring is not a remedial resource. It is a great way to check your understanding of course concepts, receive feedback on your project ideas, and obtain proof-reading and editing recommendations before turning in your paper. You can access online tutoring at learning.untdallas.edu
Get involved virtually – Canvas has many virtual campus activities, multicultural programs, student involvement information, educational resources and stress relieving activities for those needed breaks. You can feel connected and get involved with virtual campus activities while taking classes at home. If you have questions about Canvas or need to obtain access, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also contact email@example.com for any student engagement or student support services questions.