From Provost Ah Yun: Fall 2020 undergraduate class schedule finalized

Dear students,

I am writing to let you know that the fall 2020 classroom assignment process is complete with all class sections assigned to their classroom space and instructional mode (how classes are taught).

The information below is for undergraduate students only. Separate communication will be sent to students in the Graduate School and Graduate School of Management. The Health Sciences Professional Programs (PT/PA/OT/AT) will contact students by individual department. Any pertinent separate communications have already been sent to students in the School of Dentistry and the Law School.

While in-person classroom and campus life experiences are irreplaceable, we recognize that some undergraduate students are seeking a fully online course schedule for this fall, and we will work as hard as possible to make this happen as your program allows.

Please know that not every course is able to be taught in an online format, and schedule changes could impact your academic progress to graduation, so working closely with an academic adviser is highly recommended. Our goal is to work with students to identify the best available schedule and to accommodate as we are able.

If you wish to make a schedule change, please make sure you reach out to one of your program point persons (see table below). Students who seek to construct a fully online course schedule will need to email your program point person by Monday, Aug. 10, as schedule changes need to be resolved no later than Thursday, Aug. 13, for the university’s planning and scheduling purposes.

FAQs regarding fall 2020 courses

How can students identify how their classes will be taught (instructional mode)?
The Office of the Registrar has created a web page to help students understand the instructional modes of courses in their schedules.

How did Marquette determine the instructional mode of courses?
The university utilized guidance from the Milwaukee Health Department and the CDC in adjusting room capacities of all teaching spaces. Occupancy is based on the lesser of 50% of total occupancy — or 30 square feet per person — and not to exceed 50 individuals per classroom. Some courses / parts of courses were converted from in-person to online to reduce population density and provide more flexible options for students.

How can students search for classes based on their instructional mode?
Students should explore class offerings based on instructional mode using the information on Marquette Central. Students should contact an academic adviser to discuss implications before making any schedule changes. Based on the college of the student’s primary major, students should contact the following point people:

CollegePoint person / contact info
Klingler College of Arts and SciencesAdviser or:

Joshua Burns, associate dean:

College of Business AdministrationAdviser or:

Diederich College of CommunicationAdviser or:

College of EducationTina McNamara, assistant dean for undergraduate advising and student services:
Opus College of EngineeringFreshmen, contact:
Jenna Lassila, assistant director of academic advising:
jenna.lassila@marquette.eduSophomores, juniors and seniors, contact:
Brigid Lagerman, director of academic advising:
College of Health SciencesCHS advisers:
College of NursingAdviser (if known) or:

Marissa Delwiche, director of faculty and student services:

University Honors ProgramAmelia Zurcher, director of the honors program:

Academic advisers will strive to respond within 48 hours of receiving student queries. Please note that depending on a student’s academic program and course schedule, it may not be possible to have a fall semester schedule consisting of only in-person or fully online courses.

What can students do to make sure they are aware of other key announcements?
Students should monitor their Marquette email accounts regularly, read all emails sent from the university and watch for further announcements via Marquette Today for additional important information regarding their classes and the start of the semester.


Dr. Kimo Ah Yun
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs