Welcome back to Abu Dhabi University. We hope you enjoyed some well-earned rest over the summer and that you are looking forward to the Fall semester. Our key priority is the health and safety of our community, along with the need to enable students to continue their education.
During this semester, we will be implementing a hybrid model, also known as blended learning, for program delivery. Blended learning is a combination of online learning and face-to-face teaching and learning activities. The Frequently Asked Questions below summarize how each course component will be delivered.
How will lectures be delivered?
As per Ministry of Education, most lectures will be delivered remotely (where applicable).
How will problem-solving classes and supporting lessons be delivered?
How will I carry out work in the laboratories and studios?
On campus, with a restriction on numbers and social distancing. We will start with theory for September, with face-to-face labs and studios starting in October.
How will I take exams and quizzes?
How will I take mid-term and final exams?
Through a combination of on campus and remote attendance, with a restriction on numbers and social distancing.
How will I take oral exams, participate in debates, or make presentations?
How will I conduct laboratory research activities?
Can I use the library?
Yes, remotely. Hours of operation will be limited.
Can I live in the dormitories?
Yes. Dormitories are available to students and will operate at 50% capacity.
Will the campus gyms be open?
No. The gyms will be closed.
Will there be any activities or workshops run by Student Affairs?
Yes, through a combination of on campus and remote attendance, and a restriction on numbers and social distancing.
Will the outlets in the food court be open?
Yes, but with limited hours of operation.
What is the capacity % allowed for faculty and staff on campus?
50% of the total strength.
What is the capacity % allowed for students on campus?
50% as per the Ministry of Education.
Where can I find my program timetable?
Who can I contact for further information?
Please contact your studies advisor.
What happens if there is an outbreak of COVID-19 on campus?
We are taking every precaution to prevent this but, in the unfortunate event of COVID-19 cases on campus, we will have to return to 100% distance learning.
How can I make sure I stay up to date with any changes?