Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have questions about what the fall semester will look like at the Warrington College of Business. Learn below about class delivery, the steps we are taking to protect our community and more that you need to know about how we’re handling this semester.

Information changes rapidly, so we will be frequently updating this page. We encourage you to check back for the most updated information.

If you have more specific questions that are not answered on this page, reach out to the person in charge of your class or program.

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Undergraduate

Will undergraduate classes be online this fall? Why?

Yes, undergraduate classes at the Warrington College of Business will be online this fall. In an effort to provide a safer community for our students, faculty and staff, it has been determined by the University of Florida and the Florida Board of Governors that certain class sections will be delivered in an online format for the Fall 2020 semester. This allows our campus to be in compliance with the health guidelines provided by the CDC, Alachua County and the UF Health.

Am I required to have a COVID-19 test before returning to campus?

While a COVID-19 test is not required for you to return to campus, all students are required to complete the UF Health Screen, Test & Protect COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are requiring all students, including anyone who has remained on campus over the past few months, to complete the screening questionnaire. Screening is fast and begins with answering some simple questions. You will receive an email from UF with more information about the screening process. Students are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 test through the screening program to help protect the UF community.

How will online learning impact my education?

Not at all. Warrington has long been a pioneer in online education. Simply put, we do online education very well, and our rankings page has plenty of proof. We successfully navigated through the challenge of the abrupt shift to online learning in spring of 2020 due to COVID-19, and we learned a lot along the way. With additional time to prepare, we are confident we can continue to deliver a high-quality academic experience this fall.

What services outside the classroom are still available?

Many programs will still be available through an online format to strengthen your student experience. Offerings such as career services, advising, leadership programs, student organizations, Gator Ready and international programs all remain available. Simply reach out to a staff member in that area at the email address linked above to learn more about its specific plans for the fall semester.

Can I use the buildings on Warrington’s campus?

Although some buildings on campus may be accessible, buildings at the Warrington College of Business will only be accessible to a limited number of faculty, staff, and graduate students at a time. This is to follow CDC guidelines and to provide a safer environment for our Business Gator community.

However, we will continue to monitor the situation regularly. We will be evaluating what is possible in terms of building access, with the safety of our students, faculty and staff being the top priority.

If you need to meet with a faculty or staff member in person, reach out to them to set up an appointment.

  • Hough Hall: In compliance with CDC and UF Health guidelines, Hough Hall will be running at reduced capacity for on-campus learning and research to PhD, DBA and MBA students. These students will be allowed in Hough Hall via keycard swipe access.
  • Heavener Hall: In compliance with CDC and UF Health guidelines, Heavener Hall will be running at reduced capacity for on-campus learning and will only be accessible to faculty and staff.
  • Gerson Hall: In compliance with CDC and UF Health guidelines, Gerson Hall will be running at reduced capacity for on-campus learning and will only be accessible to faculty and staff.
  • Stuzin Hall: In compliance with CDC and UF Health guidelines, Stuzin Hall will be running at reduced capacity for on-campus learning and will only be accessible to faculty and staff.
  • Bryan Hall: In compliance with CDC and UF Health guidelines, Bryan Hall will be running at reduced capacity for on-campus learning and will only be accessible to faculty and staff.
Will I still be able to use the UF on-campus resources?

Out of the concern for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, some resources on campus have been restricted. Students are encouraged to utilize online resources. However, many resources will still be available, such as the Reitz Union, dining halls, recreation centers, and outdoor common areas like the Plaza of the Americas.

Are face coverings required on campus?

Yes. Please follow UF Health’s requirements.

What if I don’t want to wear a mask?

Students will first be asked to put on a mask if they are seen in a building without one. If the student refuses, professors can cancel class and inform students they will be reported to the student conduct committee. The student will be barred from entering the class until they agree to wear a mask.

How will I work with career services and/or academic advisors?

Our academic advisors and career services team are all providing these services remotely. You can schedule virtual appointments with either team.

Can I still meet face-to-face with my professor, career coach or advisor?

We encourage you to schedule a meeting with your professors, career coach or advisor online. If it is necessary for you to meet with any of these individuals in person, you will be required to make an appointment with them beforehand. On the day of your appointment, you will need to call who you are meeting with to come and let you into the building. They will escort you to and from the door. You will be required to wear a mask once you enter Warrington buildings.

Will I be allowed to use common areas or breakout rooms in Warrington buildings?

Although some buildings on campus may be accessible, buildings at the Warrington College of Business will only be accessible to a limited number of faculty, staff, and graduate students at a time. Common areas and breakout room are also not currently available to students. This is to follow CDC guidelines and to provide a safer environment for our Business Gator community.

Are the libraries open?

All six UF libraries reopened at 25 percent capacity on August 28. You can contact a Subject Specialist or use their chat reference service for assistance. They have also increased their support to assist faculty and students. Learn more about library resources and services during COVID-19.

Are Bloomberg terminals open?

The Bloomberg terminal in Library West will open in August and be available for student use. Warrington is working to set up remote access to the Capital Markets Lab in Hough Hall, but more information will be announced at a later time.

Can I still move to Gainesville?

Yes! Students may move to Gainesville and are encouraged to experience all the wonderful things our community has to offer. UF is working with many off-campus residencies to provide a safer environment for our students. The Gainesville community is also asked to follow CDC guidelines and UF Health’s guidelines as it pertains to UF students.

What happens to Heavener Career Week (and other events)?

While the campus experience and events will be different, we are adapting and creating new and unique approaches that provide rewarding experiences to advance the successes of our students. At this time, all events have shifted to an online format. Additional details for upcoming events will be released as plans are solidified.

How do I know if I’ll be good at online coursework?

The most important key to being a good online student is staying connected with your instructor. Wake up and stay structured as you normally would with on-campus courses. Get help from family and friends if you need some nudges to keep up with lectures and assignments. Our UF IT has created a Keep Learning page with resources to help you make the transition.

You can also search for other resources to help you be a better online student. Here are two examples:

What does this plan mean for the spring 2021 semester?

Information regarding Spring 2021 will be released at a later date.

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Graduate

Will graduate classes be online this fall?

Some graduate courses will be online this fall, including those for the specialized master’s programs. In an effort to provide a safer community for our students, faculty and staff, it has been determined by the University of Florida and the Florida Board of Governors that certain class sections will be delivered in an online format for the Fall 2020 semester. This allows our campus to be in compliance with the health guidelines provided by the CDC, Alachua County and the UF Health.

The only graduate students that will have the option of on-campus courses are those in Warrington’s Ph.D., DBA and MBA programs.

Am I required to have a COVID-19 test before returning to campus?

While a COVID-19 test is not required for you to return to campus, all students are required to complete the UF Health Screen, Test & Protect COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are requiring all students, including anyone who has remained on campus over the past few months, to complete the screening questionnaire. Screening is fast and begins with answering some simple questions. You will receive an email from UF with more information about the screening process. Students are encouraged to receive a COVID-19 test through the screening program to help protect the UF community.

Are the libraries open?

All six UF libraries reopened at 25 percent capacity on August 28. You can contact a Subject Specialist or use their chat reference service for assistance. They have also increased their support to assist faculty and students. Learn more about library resources and services during COVID-19.

Will I still be able to use the UF on-campus resources?

Out of the concern for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, some resources on campus have been restricted and utilizing online resources are encouraged. However, many resources will still be available, such as the Reitz Union, dining halls, recreation centers, and outdoor common areas like the Plaza of the Americas.

Will I be allowed to use common areas or breakout rooms in Warrington buildings?

Although some buildings on campus may be accessible, buildings at the Warrington College of Business will only be accessible to a limited number of faculty, staff, and graduate students at a time. Common areas and breakout room are not currently available to students. This is to follow CDC guidelines and to provide a safer environment for our Business Gator community.

Can I use the buildings on Warrington’s campus?

Although some buildings on campus may be accessible, buildings at the Warrington College of Business will only be accessible to a limited number of faculty, staff, and graduate students at a time. This is to follow CDC guidelines and to provide a safer environment for our Business Gator community. If you need to physically meet with anyone located within the buildings, please reach out to them to set up an appointment.

  • Hough Hall: In compliance with CDC and UF Health guidelines, Hough Hall will be running at reduced capacity for on-campus learning and research to PhD, DBA and MBA students. These students will be allowed in Hough Hall via keycard swipe access.
  • Heavener Hall: In compliance with CDC and UF Health guidelines, Heavener Hall will be running at reduced capacity for on-campus learning and will only be accessible to faculty and staff.
  • Gerson Hall: In compliance with CDC and UF Health guidelines, Gerson Hall will be running at reduced capacity for on-campus learning and will only be accessible to faculty and staff.
  • Stuzin Hall: In compliance with CDC and UF Health guidelines, Stuzin Hall will be running at reduced capacity for on-campus learning and will only be accessible to faculty and staff.
  • Bryan Hall: In compliance with CDC and UF Health guidelines, Bryan Hall will be running at reduced capacity for on-campus learning and will only be accessible to faculty and staff.
What about the rest of the Warrington campus?

We are working closely with the University and UF Health to determine which classrooms will be available and at what capacity. Resources such as academic advisors and Business Career Services are providing their support virtually at this time.

Are face coverings required on campus?

Yes. Please follow UF Health’s requirements.

What if I don’t want to wear a mask?

Students will first be asked to put on a mask if they are seen in a building without one. If the student refuses, professors can cancel class and inform students they will be reported to the student conduct committee. The student will be barred from entering the class until they agree to wear a mask.

Will live classes also be available online?

Yes, all courses offered in-person to our Ph.D., DBA and MBA students will include a remote option for students who choose not to come to campus.

What happens to Warrington Career Week (and other events)?

While the campus experience and events will be different, we are adapting and creating new and unique approaches that provide rewarding experiences to advance the successes of our students. At this time, all events have shifted to an online format. Additional details for upcoming events will be released as plans are solidified.

Are Bloomberg terminals open?

The Bloomberg terminal in Library West will open in August and be available for student use. Warrington is working to set up remote access to the Capital Markets Lab in Hough Hall, but more information will be announced at a later time.

Can I still meet face-to-face with my professor, career coach, or advisor?

We encourage you to schedule a meeting with your professors, career coach or advisor online. If it is necessary for you to meet with any of these individuals in person, you will be required to make an appointment with them beforehand. On the day of your appointment, you will need to call who you are meeting with to come and let you into the building. They will escort you to and from the door. You will be required to wear a mask once you arrive on the Warrington campus and in Warrington buildings.

How will I work with career services and/or academic advisors?

Our academic advisors and career services team are all providing these services remotely. You can schedule virtual appointments with either team.

How will online learning impact my education?

Not at all. Warrington has long been a pioneer in online education. Simply put, we do online education very well, and our rankings page has plenty of proof. We successfully navigated through the challenge of the abrupt shift to online learning in spring of 2020 due to COVID-19, and we learned a lot along the way. With additional time to prepare, we are confident we can continue to deliver a high-quality academic experience this fall.

What does this plan mean for the spring 2021 semester?

Information regarding Spring 2021 will be released at a later date.