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A refresher on course modalities this fall 

Dear HNU students, 

We are truly looking forward to bringing our community together for fall 2021 semester at Holy Names. As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has made providing our students flexibility and multiple options for course delivery more important than ever.  

I’d like to share a refresher on the course modalities we will be offering this fall: 

  •  Online-SynchronousClass meets online via videoconferencing technology (e.g., Zoom) at scheduled times. 
  • Online-AsynchronousAll the course materials are available online (Canvas). Students can complete weekly work independently on their own time. 
  • Hybrid-Synchronous: Class meets on campus on some dates and online via videoconferencing technology (e.g., Zoom) on other dates. 
  • Hybrid-Asynchronous: Class meets on campus on some dates. Students can complete all the remaining work online (Canvas) independently on their own time. 
  • Note that due to clinical components, the School of Nursing will be offering a limited number of in-person classes this semester.

As a reminder, if you have not submitted your vaccination documentation or received an exemption by the updated deadline of August 13you may not participate in classes that have any in-person components (e.g., hybrid classes). Please refer to previous emails for instructions on uploading your proof of vaccination status to the Symplicity portal. Contact with any questions.  

Note that we do plan to continue with these course modalities through the entire fall semester. If public health conditions change and our county requires us to discontinue in-person classes, we will pivot to 100% online instruction.

Class-specific information is available in the Fall 2021 Course Schedule. 

Have a question about a class format? Contact your dean: 
Business and Applied Social Sciences: Dr. Michael Graney-Mulholland at 
Education: Dr. Kimberly Mayfield at 
Nursing: Dr. Pam Stanley at 

I hope this is helpful and wish you a wonderful end of summer. 

Take care, 

Kim Bowers, PhD 
Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs