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Seaver College Suspends International Programs, Announces Modified Academic Schedule for Summer 2020

March 30, 2020  | 2 min read

Due to the ongoing global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Seaver College has suspended the operation of all international programs planned for summer 2020, except the London Harry Potter and Hamilton programs and the Fiji program. A decision on the operation of these three programs will be made at a later date. Specifically, the following international programs have been suspended:

  • All programs at the Heidelberg, Lausanne, Florence, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, and Washington, DC international campus sites

  • All London campus programs beginning in May and June

  • The Jordan and East Africa faculty-led programs

  • The Prague Choir Tour

  • The Edinburgh Theatre program

  • The Global Fellows Israel trip

To support students enrolled in summer IP programs, the college will offer all courses planned for each summer international program on the Malibu campus this summer to the greatest extent possible. Seaver College will also offer every course planned for Sessions I, II, and III in Malibu during summer 2020, although many courses will be offered on a different timeline.

At this time, the University has determined that the likelihood of safely resuming in-person classes in Malibu in May is low. Consequently, the college is deferring the start of Session I by four weeks and merging all classes planned for Sessions II and III into a single combined session. To further support the timely progress toward degree completion for all students, Seaver is adding an online summer session, Session A, during the previously planned Session I period. With these changes, the revised Seaver College academic calendar for summer 2020 is as follows:

SessionDatesCourses Offered
Online Session AMay 11–June 5, 2020Select GE Courses
Session IJune 8–July 2, 2020Courses planned for Session I
Combined Session II/IIIJuly 6–July 31, 2020Courses planned for both Session II and Session III

The University will continue to closely monitor the situation and the guidance from state and federal governmental agencies as Seaver plans for the start of Session I. Should conditions preclude the safe resumption of classes in Malibu on June 8, 2020, contingency plans have been developed to provide alternate calendars for Sessions I and II/III that will delay the start of each session to allow for in-person delivery of courses in Malibu. The college has also prepared for the transition of all Session I, and, if necessary, all Session II/III classes for remote or online delivery. Seaver will announce a decision on the start date and format for all Session I classes no later than May 18, 2020.