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ASU’s final exams week, fall 2020 commencement to be held remotely

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PHOENIX — Arizona State University announced on Friday that its final exams week and the fall 2020 commencement ceremony will be held remotely.

All instruction after Thanksgiving will be remote and the fall semester will now end on Dec. 4.

Final exams week, which was originally scheduled for the week of Dec. 7-12, won’t take place.

Where applicable, final exams will be taken on the last day of class during the week of Nov. 30.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, in-person commencement ceremonies will not be held in the month of December.

The fall 2020 university commencement ceremony and special interest convocations that were scheduled for the week of Dec. 14 are being converted to a virtual format.

Looking ahead, the spring 2021 semester will operate along similar lines, as the university remains in learning mode 2, which means faculty provides instruction to students in a hybrid model.

Students will continue to have access to on-campus, in-person and technology-enhanced learning environments such as ASU Sync, which allows for fully interactive remote learning or can paired with in-person instruction in order to practice safe social distancing.

“At this time, faculty accommodations will continue unchanged in spring 2021 but are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation evolves,” university provost Mark Searle said in a statement.

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