Academic Affairs

Returning to Campus

Summer classes are underway and we look forward to Fall 2021 and welcoming our new and returning Pacers! We will continue to evaluate academic spaces in order to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Classrooms

  • We will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, as well as campus Community Standards, to configure instructional spaces.
  • Some classes may be moved to larger spaces to allow in-person instruction.
  • All community members are encouraged to utilize provided supplies to clean their seating area at the beginning of each class.

Key Dates:

June 17: Virtual AND In Person Engagement Opportunities for New Students

June 18: Virtual Engagement Opportunities for New Students

June 24:  New Student Orientation (Virtual)

July 2-5:  Campus Closed for July 4th Holiday

July 9:  College Closed for Summer Hours

July 15:  Virtual Engagement Opportunities for New Students

July 16: Campus Closed for Summer Hours

July 22: Virtual Engagement Opportunities for New Students

July 23: Campus Closed for Summer Hours

July 29: In Person Engagement Opportunities for New Students

July 30: Campus Closed for Summer Hours

August 1: Payment for Fall Semester is Due

August 3:  New Student Orientation (Virtual)

August 16: Orientation for Transfer Students

View WPU Academic Calendar

Courses & Instruction for Traditional Undergraduate Students (TUG)

The majority of classes are offered in-person. Each course will be assigned an instruction method:

Courses & Instruction for school of Professional Studies (SPS)

The vast majority of classes are offered fully online.  There will be a limited number of on-campus classes delivered in one of the following methods:

In-Person Instruction

The course meets on campus as scheduled with additional safety measures in place.

HyFlex Instruction

The course is designed for in-person instruction. The instructor teaches from the classroom as scheduled. The course may be divided into subgroups for in-person participation on different days of the week with some students attending in person and some virtually. Class sessions are live streamed and/or recorded when possible.

Hybrid Instruction

The course blends both synchronous (class meetings at scheduled times) and asynchronous (class does not meet at scheduled time) components. Typically the course meets in person or virtually at least one time per week and the students complete asynchronous work for the remainder.

Virtual Instruction

Instruction occurs virtually and most meetings will be at the scheduled class time via technology. The instructor will communicate if any class meetings will not meet as scheduled.

Faculty will share details with students and in the syllabus for each course.

Fully Online

The course content is delivered fully online asynchronously, allowing students to complete the assigned coursework according to their own schedule and the posted deadlines.

In-Person Instruction

The course meets on campus as scheduled with additional safety measures in place.

Hybrid Instruction

The course blends both synchronous (class meetings at scheduled times) and asynchronous (class does not meet at scheduled time) components. Typically the course meets in person or virtually at least one time per week and the students complete asynchronous work for the remainder.

Faculty will share details with students and in the syllabus for each course.

Summer Instructor Office Hours

Students should follow guidelines on the syllabus or email the faculty member. Most faculty offices will not accommodate more than one person. Therefore, most meetings will occur in alternate locations or virtually. Faculty who are not teaching summer classes may not be immediately available in the summer. Please email AcademicAffairs@peace.edu if you require assistance and a faculty member is not available.

Center for Student Success

TUG Academic Advising: schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor through WPUConnect or email. For advising appointments with Advising Services staff, find Jennifer Anderson or Kasha Klinegores in “Your Success Network” to see availability and schedule your appointment. You may also contact advising@peace.edu for advising help.

SPS Academic Advising: schedule an appointment with the Academic Success Coach via WPUConnect. You may also contact sps@peace.edu for advising inquiries.

Academic Support: Peer Tutoring will continue to be available.

First Year Experience: If students have questions/concerns about their academic or other experiences at WPU, students can schedule a virtual or in person appointment via WPUConnect or email ddillon@peace.edu for assistance.

Career Design Center

Appointments are open to any student and can be scheduled via WPUConnect. Appointments will be conducted either virtually or over the phone.

Office of the Registrar

Schedule in person or virtual appointments via WPUConnect.

Email registrar@peace.edu for questions. Form submissions may be submitted via email.

Library

Library services remain available. Visit MyPacerNet for resources, database, and assistance. Email library@peace.edu for assistance.

Study spaces are available in the library and occupancy will be noted on each space.

Center for Immersive Learning

The Center for Immersive Learning (CIL) will be open with limitations. Please follow the traffic flow patterns and respect the use limitations noted on the study rooms. Computers and printers are available for use. Tables and chairs need to remain where they are located to maintain required spacing between parties. For any questions or for use of the Collaboratory classroom space, please contact ImmersiveLearning@peace.edu.

School of Professional Studies (SPS)

SPS students can contact sps@peace.edu.

Schedule an appointment with the Academic Success Coach via WPUConnect.

Advising inquiries please contact gmgarera@peace.edu.