Last Updated: July 29, 2020

As your prepare for return in the fall, we have provided the full 2020-2021 Academic Calendar for you to plan your semester.

Example Schedule Table with note indicating change (description follows)

Your Fall classes may have changed. Check your schedule. For example, the ID may have changed from S to D or Y. Be sure to chech what section number the course begins with.

Below is a list of questions or concerns you may have about academic items at UE. Please remember we are here to help you. If you need anything, please email us at or schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Class Concerns

  • Are you concerned about something with your class, worried about a grade, having trouble with the online format, having connectivity issues, computer access issues?
  • We’re all trying to figure this out, so don’t be shy about asking for help.
  • Simply contact us at or schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Peer Tutoring

  • Tutoring will still be offered using Zoom according to the tutoring schedule available on the Academic Peer Tutoring page. No in-person tutoring sessions will be held. Visit the Academic Peer Tutoring web page for the tutoring schedule and how to access the Zoom tutoring sessions.

Peer Coaching

  • Peer Coaches know how to help you complete the semester successfully. They are available to mentor students utilizing Zoom meetings, phone calls, or email. Do not struggle alone, if you need help, please contact Chad Hart at


Change of Major

  • You can still change your major. Just email us at
  • We will need to know what your new major should be and if you are completely dropping your old major or simply adding (or if you’re adding a new minor or dropping a minor).
  • We will take care of letting your old department and new department know so that you are assigned a new faculty advisor


  • Transcript requests are still being processed daily. The only change is that you cannot pick it up in person. Visit the registrar webpage to request your transcript to be sent either by email or through the mail.

Transfer Credit

  • Transcripts sent to UE for transfer credit work will still be evaluated as we receive them. If you have any questions regarding your transfer credit, email Lori Johnson at

Enrollment Verifications or Other Letters

  • If you need an enrollment verification (or other type of letter detailing your enrollment at UE), simply email, we are processing these daily.


  • Commencement has been rescheduled to the morning of Saturday, September 19. See the full community-wide message regarding. There are details forthcoming.

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Student at laptop at home

Virtual Backgrounds

If you are using ZoomTM or other collaboration tool and would like to use a custom background behind your webcam, here are some you can use.

Online Class Success

Structure and Shape Your Experience

Online classes will demand your attention and your time – perhaps in ways that you did not expect. Be proactive and be prepared to structure and shape your experience so that you are successful.

  • Have a regular study area/class meeting space.
    Mark out a place that’s dedicated to doing your online class work – a place with room for all your class materials and technology – that will help you feel focused. If possible, avoid using this space for other tasks. Remember – you are not on summer or spring break!

  • Have regular times set aside each day.
    Just like setting aside a regular space, set aside regular times for your online class work. Having a consistent block of time devoted to each course will help you stay focused.

  • Limit interruptions and eliminate distractions.
    Try turning off your phone, disabling notifications, and logging out of your social media or email accounts while working on your online class.

Prioritize and Plan

Online classes can lack the feeling of immediacy of traditional classes. Plan to meet your deadlines!

  • Carefully review the upcoming dates and deadlines and stay organized.
    Be careful to stay on top of your assignments and their due dates – use a planner or calendar to help you. You may also want to create notifications or alerts to keep your pace.

  • Create a weekly plan for your time.
    Just as if you were physically present on campus – with classes to go to, meetings to attend, and errands to run, create a weekly plan for your time based on what needs to be done.

Communicate and Engage

The more you connect with your classmates and your instructor, the more successful you’ll be.

  • Communicate with your professor and classmates.
    Make use of online discussion boards, group chats, group texts, or email to stay connected with your professor and others in your class. This will help hold you accountable. This is also a way to exercise applying your knowledge of the material.

  • Ask questions!
    As you work through your online course, do not hesitate to ask questions to your instructor! Be proactive if you are not understanding the material or if you feel you are falling behind.

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