Vice Chancellor Roney announces spring 2021 semester will be mostly online with a few exceptions

UH Hilo Vice Chancellor Kristen Roney has announced that the spring 2021 semester will be mostly online with a few exceptions. The spring 2021 schedule will include information on which courses will require an in-person component.

Kristen Roney
Kristen Roney
Bonnie D. Irwin
Bonnie D. Irwin

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Chancellor Bonnie D. Irwin released a statement yesterday on her blog saying Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Kris Roney has announced that just like the current semester, the spring 2021 semester will be conducted mostly online. There will be a few exceptions for those courses that require face-to-face instruction such as clinical, lab, and studio courses.

“The vice chancellors and I will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 conditions,” Irwin states in her post. “In the event that travel becomes easier, the case count stays low, or a vaccine becomes available, we may be able to incorporate safe face-to-face engagement opportunities for students on island during the spring semester.”

The spring 2021 schedule, to be posted Oct. 24, will include information on which courses will require an in-person component.

“Between now and then, we will communicate additional information as we have it,” says Irwin in her statement.