Originally Posted: April 6, 2020
Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff:
As the continuation of health and travel restrictions related to COVID-19 remains uncertain for the coming months, SMU has decided to move May and June term classes online. Enrollment for May and June classes for current SMU students opens Monday, April 13, and the priority enrollment deadline is Friday, April 24.
The University has not yet decided how classes that are scheduled to start in July will be offered. That information, as well as the enrollment date for July classes, will be announced later. If you have questions about May or June terms, SMU Intersessions staff are available from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. MWF on Zoom or by scheduling an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of the courses previously listed for May term at SMU-in-Taos will be offered online, while others that are site-dependent, such as “Photography in Taos,” will not. None of the field school classes previously scheduled for June at SMU-in-Taos will be available. Students with questions about SMU-in Taos courses may contact Rumanda Young at email@example.com or Lashanda Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than fifty percent of our SMU students who graduate in four years take advantage of the Intersession courses offered during breaks between semesters and over the summer. We understand that the availability of these courses is key to timely progress toward your degree and hope you will take full advantage of what is being offered online. May and June courses can provide opportunities for students whose internships have been cancelled or shortened due to COVID-19, and it’s not too late for students to request specific May/summer courses through the SMU Intersession “Wish List” or the SMU-in-Taos “Wish List.”
Thank you for your patience as we continue to adapt to the changing health needs of our SMU community and neighbors.
Peter K. Moore
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ad interim