- 2020 Fall Semester Classes to be Converted Online 2020.08.19
Sinchon/International Office of Academic Affairs
Dear Yonsei Family Members,
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly around the metropolitan area and the number of confirmed cases per day surpassed 200 for several days, with no time to be relieved after the heavy rains. The government's social distancing level was also raised to Level 2 accordingly.
Although Yonsei University is highly motivated for the development and innovation of the second semester classes, our university is obliged to conduct all of fall semester classes to online classes until the midterm exam period. The midterm exam would also be held online/non-face-to-face, and absolute grading will be allowed to all the second semester classes. We will announce plans for post-midterm exams on Monday, October 12, considering the COVID-19 situation.
It is quite disappointing to announce online class policy due to the sudden and wide spread of COVID-19 in local clusters with less than 10 days left until the start of the second semester. I would like to ask for your generous understanding since Yonsei's continuous interest and participation are vital to wisely overcome the COVID-10 pandemic.
It is my sincere wish the COVID-19 pandemic will cease as soon as possible so that Yonsei students and professors could meet on campus and even a part of the second semester classes could be conducted face-to-face.
Respected Yonsei family, I hope that you will be healthy until the day we meet on campus.
May the Grace of God always be upon you and your family.
Seoung Hwan Suh