Hybrid Learning Model for the Spring 2021 Semester

Dear Zayed University Students,

As we approach the beginning of the Spring Semester of the Academic Year of 2020-2021, whilst still adapting to the precautionary measures instructed by the UAE Ministry of Education, this is to inform you that Zayed University has been granted approval to continue, in the Spring 2021 semester, with its hybrid delivery model – a combination of online and selective in-person, on-campus classes for all practical (lab and studio) courses.

The courses that will be held on campus are offered primarily by the following colleges:

  • Arts and Creative Enterprises,

  • Natural and Health Sciences, and

  • Technological Innovation.

All other courses, especially those of the colleges of Business, Education, Humanities and Communication will remain online.

Please Note:

  • Your schedule may include classes held online and/or on campus.

  • Please keep in mind that there may be some courses that will have lectures both online and on campus, such as those of from the College of Natural & Health Sciences.

Examination and Grading Model and Regulations for the Spring 2021 Semester:

  • All midterm and final exams will be held on-campus, while we all observe mandated health and safety measures released by the Ministry and others.  Details on the on-campus exams will be provided in due course.

  • Grading mode, class attendance and course withdrawals in the Spring semester will return to the standard rules and regulations as it was the case before the pandemic.  Therefore, the Pass/No Pass grades will no longer be available, class attendance will be counted, and course withdrawal schedule will follow the published calendar.

Zayed University is here to support you and stand by your side throughout your academic journey. It is our mission to ensure that you graduate with the knowledge and skills that will take you closer to successfully achieving your career aspirations and your future ambitions.

For more information on the pre-pandemic grading model and policies click here.

IT & Technical Support:

The IT Happiness Centers on both campuses will be fully operational and ready to provide support and assist when necessary for both on campus and remote classes. Support will be made available every Sunday through to Thursday, 8 am- 4pm.

You can contact the centers using any one of the below mentioned methods

Medical Attention & Emergency:

In case of emergency please note that each ZU campus has a Medical Center:

  • The Wellness Center – Dubai: 04-4021766

  • The Canadian Medical Center - Abu Dhabi: Female Campus: 02-5993600/ Male Campus: 02-5993322

Please Note: Both centers are in direct contact with health authorities across the nation. Both centers have worked with the health authorities to provide Heat Detectors on each entrance, and has summoned a specialized medical team which is available on campus for the next few weeks.

For urgent maters and emergencies kindly contact the following numbers:

  • Ministry of Health and Prevention: 800 11111

  • Dubai Health Authority: 800 342

  • Estijaba center, Department of Health: 8001717

Further instructions and new development will be communicated to you in the coming weeks.  Therefore, we kindly request you to check your email and messages regularly.

We wish you a restful winter break and wish you a fruitful new semester ahead.

Best Regards,
Provost Office

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