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Fall 2020 Class Instruction Guidance

Published on Mon 06/29/20
Dear Students,

I want to share the most current information available on how Texas A&M University plans to implement classes this fall. As you know by now, it is incredibly difficult to predict just how the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 disease will impact us locally. Our teams are working diligently to adjust and prepare for the return of our campus community this fall. We are prepared to be fluid in our planning and are building in contingency plans as needed. 

  • The tentative course schedule for Fall 2020 with new course start times and new locations is expected to be available in Howdy on Monday, July 6th.   
  • Colleges will have two weeks to make changes to this schedule, so check Howdy regularly for updates.
  • The schedule will be finalized in Howdy on Friday, July 24th. 
  • Open registration begins Monday, July 27th to add or drop courses in your schedule if you wish to do so as in previous years. Please contact your academic advisor with questions.  
  • Last week, you were e-mailed about the university’s new Bring Your Own Device policy.  
  • Details about how courses will be taught, exams, schedules, and other details are provided here.

Please note that some graduate and professional school programs follow a different academic calendar and course schedule. Affected students will receive separate communications from their respective college or school regarding fall classes.

Much will change this fall, but what will not change is our firm commitment to you that Texas A&M, as a public land grant institution, will fulfill our commitment to provide the best possible education, research, and service to our state. With everyone’s help, we will do this as safely as possible considering the current pandemic situation that has encompassed our state, country, and the globe. 

Thank you for your continued patience as we continue to plan for the fall semester. I anticipate updating you with additional information the week of July 13th.  

Carol A. Fierke
Provost and Executive Vice President

Media Coverage


KBTX News: 
Texas A&M Provost answers FAQ about students’ return to campus 

(July 3, 2020)


KBTX News: 
Texas A&M shares new details on what fall semester will look like

(June 30, 2020)