FAS COVID-19 Information and Updates: 2020-2021 Academic Year


[Last updated: May 3, 2021]

All FAS announcements sent regarding COVID-19 during Spring 2021 are available here.

Recent announcements:

On-campus teaching in Fall 2021 (May 3, 2021)
Care and compassion during the final weeks of term (April 7, 2021)

Early registration and limited enrollment courses (April 1, 2021)
FAS planning for the Fall 2021 semester (March 29, 2021)
Alleviating student stress: measures available to instructors (March 26, 2021)


[Last updated: February 26, 2021]

Answers to FAS-specific frequently asked questions regarding the 2020-2021 academic year are available here.

Teaching Policy Adjustments for 2020-21

[Last updated: July 20, 2020]

Details on adjustments to teaching policies for the 2020-2021 academic year are available here.

Guiding Principles for our Teaching and Learning Community

[Last updated: August 27, 2020]

A committee chaired by FAS Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development Larry Gladney has developed developing a set of Guiding Principles for our Teaching and Learning Community.

The document is an expression of common commitment to respect, community, and care. It outlines the steps we can all take, as students and instructors, to make sure that everyone in our classes is respected, included, and able to do their best work. We hope that you will read it and take it to heart.

FAS Academic Planning Resources for Fall 2020

[Last updated: August 27, 2020]

The FAS Academic Planning Committees and Task Forces developed extensive resources to support course planning. These include sample syllabi, best practices, guides and related resources for lectures, seminars, laboratory courses, language and writing courses, and studio, performing arts, and collection-based courses.

Campus Resources

[Last updated: February 26, 2021]

University-wide Updates: Guidance and procedures for all Yale units and offices

Yale Community Compact

Additional resources from other Yale offices

Past Information and Updates

FAS COVID-19 information and updates from Spring 2020

Communications Feedback 

Let us know how we’re doing as we continue to communicate about the 2020-21 academic year. We appreciate your input. Take a brief survey from the Office of Public Affairs and Communication.

Page updated May 3, 2021