For the past several months, our campus has been quiet, but we’ve been busy. We’ve taught online, worked to make sure our campus is clean and safe, taken care of our students, delivered groceries to them via Dragon Drop, and planned for what comes next.
Since the beginning of the fall semester, we have moved to Phase 2 of our re-opening plans, with most courses continuing to be delivered online. Limited on-campus instruction and supplemental on-site instructors have been implemented, as have some on-campus events and services. To date, we have had only one confirmed, active case of COVID-19 on campus and have since closed the case as recovered.
We have promised to ensure both the integrity of our academic instruction as well as the health and safety of the DigiPen community, prospective students and their families, and the public at large. In keeping with that promise, below is the most recent information to help you and your family.
Course Experience Options Last updated: January 12, 2021
To ensure a comprehensive education, DigiPen is offering alternatives to the usual in-person experience. All new, incoming students for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters will have the option to take all of their courses online or select specific classes that offer a phased approach of on-campus and online instruction. In January 2021, DigiPen will also be offering a spring start date for incoming students wishing to delay the beginning of their academic year while still joining the current fall semester cohort.
Our Plans for the 2020-21 Academic Year Last updated: DECEMBER 1, 2020
Our approach to a phased re-opening of campus prioritizes the health of the DigiPen community without sacrificing the academic standards we’ve set for our programs. Students will have the option to take their courses online or select specific courses that offer a combination of on-campus and online instruction. These are our “phased courses.” Depending on the phase we’re in, a higher percentage of the phased course instruction will be on-campus. Learn more about how we’re balancing the in-person and online educational experiences during each phase.
Campus Status, Access, and Safety Last updated: FEBRUARY 9, 2021
Every person who comes to campus to learn, work, or visit deserves the safest experience possible. We’ve made it our mission to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection while you’re here. Find out more about what to expect (and what we expect of you) the next time you’re on campus.
Financial Assistance Last updated: June 30, 2020
In addition to health and safety concerns, COVID-19 has introduced unprecedented challenges for many students and their families financing their education. Learn more about any additional sources of funding or funding options being made available to both new and continuing DigiPen students (for those who qualify).
Upcoming Events Last updated: December 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted many of our on- and off-campus events to an online format. There are new ways to visit DigiPen, interact with students, faculty, and staff, and learn more about our degree programs. Visit our upcoming schedule and see if any of the events you were planning to attend have been affected.
Internal COVID-19 Information Space
For the latest updates for current students and their families, please visit DigiPen’s internal COVID-19 information space to monitor current internal communication channels and other information pertinent to the campus community.