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COVID-19 Updates

Full Sail University continues to closely monitor updates related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please continue to check back for the latest information.

September 3, 2020

Over the past two months, we’ve been encouraged by the successful phase one re-opening of Full Sail’s campus. Small groups of students have voluntarily and safely attended eligible labs, while following strict health and safety protocols alongside our staff and educators. These protocols included daily health attestations, temperature checks, mandatory face coverings, social distancing measures, and sanitization and disinfection of spaces and equipment throughout the campus, as well as careful scheduling to reduce the number of students on campus at any given time. The result has been a safe and socially-distanced experience for our students and educators.

With the benefit of these two months of experience, and after reviewing the feedback of our students, our faculty, and based on appropriate health experts and guidelines, we are now planning to expand our on-campus offerings starting in October, with the goal of providing optional on-campus experiences for all Full Sail students enrolled in campus degrees. This expansion will primarily include the majority of labs, as well as some other small on-campus offerings. Student orientation and lectures will remain online through at least the end of the year, and on-campus attendance is voluntary based on the student’s comfort level - labs will still be offered as online-only experiences as well as on campus.

Student schedules for on-campus labs and experiences will be available September 23 on Full Sail One.

Full Sail has been working with our faculty community to design and create thoughtful and safe lab experiences for our students and our faculty. In all labs, there will be a lab specialist present either through a video conferencing tool or by being physically present in a socially distant matter. In some labs, where a lab specialist is video conferencing with the students there will be a lab proctor present, who will support the lab specialist in a variety of capacities and ensure that the student is accomplishing their lab work.

Click here for more details about what students will need to do prior to returning to campus and what to expect while on campus.

As we have throughout the pandemic, we will continually review the latest recommendations from the CDC as well as Federal, State, and local agencies and adjust our protocols and on-campus offerings as the situation evolves.

We're so excited to continue to welcome our students back to campus, and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Student Support team at 855.384.3572 or [email protected].

August 18, 2020

Full Sail University continues to closely monitor updates related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and based on current information, the campus will remain closed through September 27, except for modified in-person instruction for some selected labs and senior students who are in their last academic year.

For an updated list of September courses that students will be eligible to come back on campus for in-person “selected labs,” click here.

Other than the selected labs, we ask and are requiring that all other students remain off-campus through September 27. Campus students who do not have courses identified as selected labs will continue to take their labs through FSO.

Online-program students will continue their standard activities within the FSO platform. September courses will become available beginning 12:01 a.m., Monday, August 31.

Concierge Service for Academic Needs Regarding COVID-19

Full Sail has established a Concierge Service to address any questions related to your academic experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as academic or scheduling issues. This service will help you gauge whether you want to consider finding a future time to access certain studios or labs. Students will also be able to audit courses through working with the Concierge Service.

To reach the Concierge Service to review questions about your current course, assignments, COVID-19 related questions, or other issues, please contact [email protected].

Graduations

As much as we would like to be together in-person to celebrate your impressive accomplishments, Full Sail continues to be subject to guidelines regarding large gatherings and therefore we will continue to conduct virtual graduation ceremonies. The next ceremony is scheduled to take place on September 4. Graduation Livestream events can be accessed here: go.fullsail.edu/about-graduation/live-stream.

Graduates and their families who are unable to attend the live broadcasts will be able to access the archived ceremonies at their convenience. All graduates will be invited and can participate, if they would like, in an additional future ceremony when Full Sail reinstates in-person graduations. If you have any questions regarding your graduation, please contact [email protected].

We want to congratulate and thank our students and faculty for the amazing work everyone is doing; the student engagement, the special guest lectures, and the innovation that have emerged during this time are truly representative of our exceptional Full Sail community. We look forward to seeing you on campus in the months to come and thank you for your ongoing commitment to the safety of your fellow students and the Full Sail community at large.

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Ongoing Communication

Full Sail University will continue to communicate with our community through the following channels:

  • Additionally, you can find more resources at Orange County's website at ocfl.net, the Health Department’s COVID-19 website at floridahealth.gov, or the CDC's website at cdc.gov.
  • For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at 1.866.779.6121 or [email protected] (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
  • Please visit floridahealth.gov to locate and obtain contact information for your local County Health Department.