COVID-19 Course Information

Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Moving Forward

Updated: October 27, 2020 at 4:40pm

Students wearing masks during COVID-19

HELP has welcomed students back to in-person classes for our Fall 1 & 2 2020 terms. HELP will also conduct future terms in-person, as allowed by State and University officials, and following the best health & safety guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.  During the ongoing pandemic, HELP remains committed to providing the best learning environment for our students while keeping our HELP ʻohana safe and healthy.

We will be following all guidelines set forth by the CDC; Federal, State, and Local Government; and University of Hawaii officials.  Official University of Hawai’i at Mānoa guidance for the Fall 2020 semester can be found on the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa: Moving Forward website.

We recognize that it is extremely difficult for students to plan for their studies with the amount of uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation worldwide.  International students face significant obstacles in planning due to the U.S. Embassy closures, visa processing times, flight availability, travel restrictions, and more.  

As we continue to closely monitor the situation, HELP aims to provide as much information as possible about our Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 terms so that students can better navigate these obstacles and make appropriate decisions about their upcoming studies at HELP.  In developing these policies and procedures, we keep the following factors at the forefront:

  • Student & staff health and safety
  • Quality of HELP courses in all delivery formats
  • Flexibility & assurance for students

Information about our plans for courses during the COVID-19 health crisis can be found on the pages below. We will continue to update this information as the situation evolves.