Fall 2020 Guidance from School of Business

The School of Business welcomes our new and returning students, faculty, and staff at all of UConn's campuses. We know we will encounter challenges but we will support you in helping to create resolutions. Students are encouraged to reach out to our team via Open Advising Hours through our chat or virtual meetings. If you cannot make those, please email undergrad.business@uconn.edu with any questions or concerns, if you wish to discuss extenuating circumstances, and/or otherwise need assistance with your course schedule. This website will provide you with the most up-to-date information concerning the School of Business policies and procedures for undergraduate education during Fall 2020.

The information on this page is accurate as of December 8, 2020 and will continue to be updated.

Important Announcements for Fall Enrollment

Fall 2020 Academic Updates Emailed to Current Business Majors

How to Finalize Your Fall Course Schedule

  1. View your fall course schedule in Student Admin
  2. Identify and understand the delivery modes of your courses (see Mode of Instruction Key below).
  3. Determine if your current schedule will work for you based on your housing, health, finances and academic needs
  4. If your class is not in-person, confirm you can access content for your course by viewing your course information in HuskyCT or via an email from your instructor.  Thank you for being patient during the first week of classes as faculty work through providing information.
  5. If necessary, swap/add/drop courses in Student Admin through 10pm on September 14th.  Don't forget to include closed/full courses across all campuses and online in your search parameters.
  6. If (a) course(s) you need is not offered or open in the mode that you need, take action by following the steps below based on the type of course:

Please use this information to understand business courses from the following departments: ACCT; BADM; BUSN; BLAW; FNCE; HCMI; MGMT; MKTG; and OPIM.

If the course section offered in your preferred mode of instruction has seats available If the course has seats available, you meet the pre-requisites and you meet any existing reserve capacity requirements, self-enroll in the course in Student Admin. If the course has seats available and you meet the pre-requisites, but you are unable to self-enroll, request a permission number to enroll.
If the course section offered in your preferred mode of instruction is full If the course is full, but you meet the pre-requisites to enroll, request a permission number to over-enroll.
If you need to take a course on a different campus If the course you need is only offered on another campus in the mode of instruction that you need (e.g. you need to take MGMT 3101 online (WW or DL), but it is only offered in person (P, SP, or HB) on your campus), but you are unable to self-enroll, you may request (a) permission number(s). Ensure you meet the course pre-requisites before submitting a permission number request. Students must provide a detailed explanation in the "Brief Comments" section as to why they are seeking access to the course(s) on a different campus. Regional campus students should be aware that online and distance learning classes are still assigned to a campus, and that if they register in over 50% of their fall term credits in courses assigned to the Storrs campus, that their student fees will be impacted.

  Seeking a different course format If you need a specific business course to graduate on time and you meet the course pre-requisites, but it is not offered on any campus in your preferred mode of instruction (e.g. the course you need is only taught in person (P, SP) or hybrid/blended (HB), but you prefer to take it online (WW or DL)), please let us know you are unable to complete the course in-person. We will work with the departments to determine if another option can be offered.  Please let us know which business course you need by emailing undergrad.business@uconn.edu.
Selecting a different course Students may review their academics requirements report in Student Admin and their plan of study, and work with an Academic Advisor from the Office of Undergraduate Advising to determine if there is a different course offered in their preferred mode of instruction that they can take in fall 2020 to make progress toward their degree.
Non-Business courses are courses offered outside of the School of Business including critical courses (ECON, ENGL, MATH, STAT), general education requirements, non-Business electives, and non-Business minor courses.

Selecting a different course

Students may review their academics requirements report in Student Admin and their plan of study, and work with an Academic Advisor from the Office of Undergraduate Advising to determine if there is a different course offered in their preferred mode of instruction that they can take in fall 2020 to make progress toward their degree.

Mode of Instruction Key

  • Online (WW).  These classes never meet in person, nor are you expected to be available at any particular time for classroom instruction. Students will have access to class materials online using HuskyCT.
  • Distance Learning (DL). These classes never meet in person, but you are expected to be available at the times for which the class is scheduled. Students will participate online using WebEx, Blackboard Collaborate, or Microsoft Teams.
  • Hybrid/Blended (HB). These classes have both in-person and online components. Classes will not meet in-person for all scheduled meetings, but some in-person instruction will occur.
  • Split (SP).  These classes will meet in person during all scheduled class times. However, students will alternate in person attendance as designated by the instructor.
  • In-Person (P). These classes will meet in person during all scheduled class times.
School of Business Advising will be conducted virtually for the Fall 2020 semester. Students with professional staff advisors (all School of Business students in their first or second year, and all new transfer students regardless of class standing) will be required to complete their academic advising with their Advisor to remove an enrollment hold prior to enrolling in Spring 2021 classes. Any student not formally advised by our professional advising staff is still invited to access the team similar to how access is available every semester, through our extended Open Advising Hours schedule, also delivered virtually for the Fall 2020 semester. Any student can confirm their assigned Academic Advisor via StudentAdmin.

  • First year School of Business students will have a HuskyCT course set up by their Advisor and it will be accessible beginning the third week of Fall 2020 classes. Advising modules will be made available and are required in order to ensure all students have a good plan in place for the Spring term, and are confident in their new School of Business requirements. Once the student completes all modules, their Advisor will review the student’s materials, email the student feedback, and lift the student’s advising hold. Additionally, Advisors are available for individual meetings via Open Advising Drop-In Hours and First Year Friday appointments beginning the first week of classes. Instructions to visit Drop-Ins and sign up for First Year Friday appointments will be made available individually to students, from their Advisor, via email and HuskyCT.
  • Second year and all new transfer School of Business students will be sent an email invite from their Academic Advisor to schedule an appointment prior to enrollment, similar to prior terms. Appointments will be made via Nexus and conducted over WebEx with videos and screen sharing. Once the meeting is complete, the student’s Advisor will lift the student’s advising hold. As in other semesters, students can also visit Open Advising Hours, but the one required advising appointment must be scheduled through Nexus.
  • Business students with Faculty Advisors can reach out to their Faculty Advisors for departmental support, and will continue to have access to our professional advising team via our Open Advising Hours, both for quick questions by using our chat feature and more in-depth discussions by visiting Drop-Ins. Upper division students in the School of Business (with the exception of new Transfer students having attended UConn orientation in Summer 2020) do not have Business advising holds and advising meetings are not required for Spring registration.
  • Non-Business majors and/or Business minors will continue to have access to our professional advising staff team via our Open Advising Hours, both for quick questions using our chat feature and more in depth discussions by visiting Drop-Ins. Students seeking admission to the School of Business can visit our admissions website to view our virtual information session and learn more about the application process.

Who do I contact with questions?

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Additional Resources

Students who seek to separate from UConn in the fall should do so after consulting with an advisor by emailing undergrad.business@uconn.edu.  If you leave your business major meeting the Scholastic Standing requirements for your catalog year and credit standing, you will be readmitted to the same School of Business major when you return.

Academic and Course FAQ

This information should be provided in the syllabus for the course that you will received when the course begins, but if you need the information sooner, you can reach out to the instructor directly.
October 6, 2020 Update:

  • Normal course withdrawal policies are in place for the Fall 2020 term. Students can request to withdraw from a course by November 2, 2020 via the "Withdraw from a Course" form available on the Registrar's website.
  • The opportunity to place Fall 2020 courses on pass/fail has been opened to all undergraduate students, and the deadline to submit a request has been extended to November 20, 2020. Otherwise, all pass/fail policies are in place, including:
    • Business students cannot put business courses on pass/fail. Business courses include the following subjects: ACCT, BADM, BUSN, BLAW, FNCE, HCMI, MEM, MGMT, MKTG, and OPIM.
    • Business students and students seeking to apply to Business cannot place Business critical courses on pass/fail to satisfy the critical course requirements.
    • Other courses may be placed on pass/fail per the Pass/Fail guidelines as outlined in the catalog noting that “courses placed on Pass/Fail may only be used as electives; they may not be used to satisfy the General Education Requirement, the major or related requirements, the skill requirements, the minor requirements, or any school or college course requirement.”
    • Courses placed on pass/fail in Fall 2020 will count towards the maximum of three courses (no more than 12 credits) of pass/fail allowed during your undergraduate career (this excludes courses placed on pass/fail in Spring 2020).
  • Students can request to place a course on pass/fail (or place a course back on graded from pass/fail) by November 20, 2020 via the "Pass/Fail Request" form available on the Registrar's website.

The University returned to normal pass/fail and course withdrawal policies upon the conclusion of the spring 2020 semester.

The University pass/fail policy can be viewed in the University Catalog.

The deadlines to elect pass/fail and to drop a course during future fall and spring terms are available in the Academic Calendar.

Housing, Campus and Finances FAQ

UPDATE: An August 11 communication from President Katsouleas to the University indicated the need to further de-densify campus residential spaces. Accordingly, out-of-state students are being asked to remain home for the fall semester. Affected students will be contacted directly by the Department of Residential Life. The communication from Res Life will include information on refunds and an appeal process. All impacted students will remain eligible for spring 2021 housing provided the university is fully open.

As of July 6, 2020, the UConn Reopening webpage states the following: Decisions for who will be approved to live on campus for the fall semester are being guided by academic priorities of the institution, along with distance of students’ home state or country and students in high need of a safe living environment. All submissions of interest for housing will be evaluated based on these priorities and students will be notified of their status in mid-July.

In order to maintain reduced density within the halls, many students will be reassigned into different rooms for the fall semester.  All updated assignment information will be available to students in MyHousing by August 1.

More information can be found on the UConn Reopening page and the Res Life website.
Detailed information regarding which specific spaces will be open across campuses is available on the University Reopening webpage.
We have made every attempt in the business majors' curriculum to offer sections or other courses that meet your School of Business requirements in multiple modes of instruction. If you are still finding courses you need to take in Fall 2020 are not available in the needed mode of instruction and cannot switch to another course or delay taking the course into another semester, please email undergrad.business@uconn.edu.  Please provided a detailed explanation addressing why the course must be taken in Fall 2020 so we may more quickly address your concern.  While we may not be able change mode instruction for the course, we will strategize with you to determine the appropriate next steps.
If the course is a non-Business course (offered through any other academic department): We recommend you seek an alternative course that fulfills the requirements.  If you are unable to find one in the mode of instruction and cannot delay taking the course, please email undergrad.business@uconn.edu.
Yes, students can take courses offered through campuses other than their home campus. Please review the steps for finalizing your fall schedule to determine if you need to take a course on a different campus, and how to gain access to the course.
A July 3, 2020 communication sent to students from the UConn Bursar indicated that "students registering to take all their classes with online instruction (excludes hybrid courses) for the fall term will receive a discount of their mandatory fees." Information on 2020-2021 online-only tuition and fees can be reviewed here. Normal 2020-2021 tuition and fee rates can be found here.
The University cannot guarantee any particular course selection. If students prefer in-person courses, they may consult the Dynamic Class Search in Student Admin in combination with their Academic Requirements Report and their plan of study, and work with their Academic Advisor to identify courses offered in-person that they can take in fall 2020 to make progress toward their degree.