March 16, 2020

COVID-19 and The Department of Film & Media Arts

The University of Utah has proactively monitored and responded to daily developments as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread in Utah and across the United States. As announced by President Watkins on March 12, 2020, classes at the University of Utah are cancelled on March 16 and 17. The University of Utah will shift to all-online instruction beginning March 18 for the rest of spring semester.

All students in the Department of Film & Media Arts have received detailed direction from their instructors about how each of our courses will proceed for the remainder of the semester. Instructors are the first point of contact for any student questions. The student computer lab in ART 270 will remain open, and students will have limited access to other facilities and equipment. However, we encourage students to take advantage of technologies that allow them to receive instruction and complete work while not being physically present on campus. Students who are away from campus are encouraged not to travel back. 

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

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