Fall 2020 FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions. Please return to this page often. Questions and answers will be posted regularly.

 

Q: What does "Hybrid Class" mean? 

A: Each faculty determines the number of classes that they will hold in person. The course syllabus will indicate this prior to the start of the semester. We have provided drafts of Hybrid course syllabi here.

 

Q: Will students that are not able to return to campus be able to join in-person and Hybrid courses remotely?

A: The School of Architecture will make reasonable accommodations so that enrolled students who are not able to be in Princeton in the Fall can attend courses via Zoom. Course deliverables may need to be adjusted to accommodate students joining remotely. We encourage everyone to contact the faculty directly if they have questions in this regard. 

 

Q: What is the difference between Hybrid courses and In-Person courses?  

A: We are using the "Hybrid" designation to indicate courses where the faculty does not intend to meet with students in-person for every class. To understand how many meetings a class may have in person, please review the syllabus of the specific course. For "In-Person” courses, the faculty member intends to meet with the students in-person for every class.

 

Q: Who is required to be quarantined upon campus arrival?

A: Both students currently returning to campus from an international destination, as well as students returning from certain US states that are currently experiencing a significant spread of COVID-19, must quarantine for 14 days after arriving in New Jersey. This list is updated regularly. If this advisory is still in effect in late August, students arriving on campus at that time from one of these states will be asked to quarantine in their room/residence for 14 days. 

 

Q: Who should complete the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Form?

A: The COVID-19 Risk Assessment form should be completed during the week prior to your return to campus (not before that week).  After reviewing your COVID-19 Risk Assessment, University Health Services (UHS) will notify you if you need to quarantine or not. If you are required to quarantine, UHS will notify you of the length of time you are required to quarantine and will provide instructions for self-quarantining. If you have been in campus housing continuously since the spring 2020 semester, then you do not need to complete the COVID-19 Risk Assessment unless you have been explicitly instructed to do so through the Resumption of Research protocol. If you have been instructed to complete it, after doing so, University Health Services will notify you via email whether any further action is required on your part.

 

Q: Can I access the shops any day of the week?

A: No, you can only access the shops on the designated building access days and times. These days and times will be the same for studio access, as well IT resources in the building. We are looking into the possibility of adding more hours. Your designated times can be found here.

 

Q: Can I access the computer room and printing rooms any day of the week?

A: No, you can only access the IT facilities on the designated building access days and times. These days and times will be the same for studio access, as well IT resources in the building. We are looking into the possibility of adding more hours. Your designated times can be found here.

 

Q: Can I access the School of Architecture Library any day of the week?

A: The library may be accessed at the times designated by the Library. If you access the library on days and times that differ from your building access times, you must not access the studio, shops or printing facilities. 

 

Q: Can I drop off a book or pick up something from my desk on days or times that are not assigned to me, even if I am there only for a minute?

A: No. This will be considered a violation of our policies and any violation will be taken very seriously. Please plan your time accordingly. We understand that errors and mistakes happen. In case of a true emergency and the need to access your desk at school in non-designated hours, please contact Camn Castens. She may be able to assist you.