UCI Academic Year 2020-2021 Update, Technology Guidance
August 11, 2020
In preparation for this academic year’s remote courses, we have prepared a number of resources for undergraduate student success in a remote learning environment.
All undergraduate student information and resources related to remote learning is available at UCI Learn Anywhere. The site can also be found at students.uci.edu under the 2020-21 Academic Year section. We will update this site as new information and resources become available, including possible in-person options for the Winter and Spring quarters.
Please know that we are committed to ensuring all undergraduate students have remote options throughout this academic year that allow continual progress toward their degree (as reference in our June 11th email). As such, it will not be a requirement for undergraduate students to be on campus should public health directives allow us to increase the number of in-person course offerings at any time of the 2020-21 academic year.
To support an optimal remote learning experience, UCI has established a minimum requirement for the type of laptop/computer all undergraduate students will need, as well as information and resources available to help students purchase the necessary equipment. These details are available on the UCI Tech Prep website at https://techprep.oit.uci.edu/laptop-requirements-students/.
- Visit the UCI Tech Prep site for financial aid information guidelines that may help cover the cost of this requirement.
- Eligible students may apply to increase their federal or Dreamers loans to assist with technology expenses. Information about how to appeal for a budget increase with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships can be found in the FAQs here: https://www.ofas.uci.edu/content/pdf/COVID19_FAQ.pdf
- Information on internet resources are located at UCI Tech Prep as well:https://techprep.oit.uci.edu/internet-resources/.
If you have any questions related to these resources and information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your patience and flexibility during this time. We look forward to welcoming you to the new academic year next month!
VIce Provost of Teaching and Learning and
Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education