COVID-19 Information for Continuing Studies

ECU's plan for a gradual return to campus is informed by our commitment to health and safety, quality teaching and learning, and access to education. We want to continue to provide Continuing Studies students with flexibility, variety, and choice as you further your education with us.

With these principles in mind, Continuing Studies will be offering options for both in-person instruction as well as online-only courses. To see whether a course you are interested in will be in-person vs online, please select your section of choice on our website.

Our safe return to activity on campus will be shaped by public health guidelines at every step. The health of our students, staff and faculty remains our top priority. We are implementing a Communicable Disease Prevention Plan to keep everyone safe on campus.

The most recent updates and information can be found on the Health + Safety section of ECU’s COVID-19 info and updates page. All students must follow health and safety guidelines and complete any necessary orientation modules required at the time, prior to accessing the building. If you do not feel comfortable taking an in-person class yet, check out our online courses.

For more information about specific courses and programs, please check out the FAQ below.

Update on Start of Spring 2022 Term

As President Siddall's recently announced, ECU delayed the start of the Spring 2022 term to January 10, and classes will be online until January 24, 2022. Here's what you will need to know for Continuing Studies.

  • Courses that start before January 24, 2022 will be conducted online up until January 24.
  • Due to their unique schedules, the UX Design and Communication Design Full-time programs resumed on January 4, 2022, online.
  • Youth Art and Culture Lab will resume online on January 9, 2022.
  • The CS Team will send updates to students and instructors as needed, and as circumstances evolve.

The CS Team is here to support you! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. For the most recent university-wide updates, you can check ECU's COVID-19 information site.

Info for CS Students

Will the User Experience (UX) Design program be in-person or online?
Will the Communication Design Essentials program be in-person or online?
What can I expect from an online course?
Can I continue and finish my part-time certificate program online?
Will Teen Programs be available online or in-person?

Info for CS Instructors

What resources are available to me while teaching on campus?
What resources are available to me for online teaching?