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RESTART:   See FIT’s COVID-19-related plans and guidelines for spring campus operations, teaching, and learning.

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Teaching and Learning

Remote and Online Classes

All summer 2021 undergraduate classes are being offered in online and remote environments. Class sections listed as "online" are conducted in a traditional online environment, with students logging in on their own schedule to do the coursework. "Remote" classes meet via teleconference at scheduled course times when attendance is required; students receive login information and instructions after they register. (Note: All remote classes are taught in Eastern Time (ET).)

The divisions of Academic Affairs and Information Technology collaborated to provide remote access solutions for those classes that need specialized software technology in order to enhance access and support for summer semester instruction. Find out more about these technology resources here.

Use this link to search the list of all summer 2021 course offerings. Faculty and students should continue to access their schedules for the most up-to-date section information.  

Access to Campus Studios and Labs

Students from approved majors have limited access to campus studios and labs:

  • Open studio/lab time must be scheduled in advance via FIT Book IT, the college's online reservation system, to ensure appropriate density and social distancing. 
  • Appropriately trained technical personnel are on hand to assist students. 

Find details about using FIT Book It here.

Hybrid Approach for the School of Graduate Studies

FIT is using a hybrid approach for teaching studio/lab courses in the School of Graduate Studies. FIT's on-campus graduate-level courses in summer 2021 are those dependent upon access to specialized equipment and facilities. Select courses from the following programs are available for in-person instruction: Art Market Studies, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, Exhibition and Experience Design, Fashion Design, Global Fashion Management, and Illustration. (Fashion and Textile Studies will not offer in-person classes.) 

All other studio/lab, lecture-style courses and courses with online software solutions will remain remote (synchronous) or online (asynchronous) for the entire summer semester.

Details on taking in-person classes in the School of Graduate Studies can be found here.

Continuing Education and Precollege

Noncredit courses are being held in an all-remote environment. All summer Precollege Programs will also be held remotely. Find more information here