Brigham Young University–Hawaii has been working diligently to evaluate the current conditions created by COVID-19, especially as they relate to the unique circumstances of Laie, Hawaii. This evaluation has focused primarily on the safety of our students, our staff, and our local community. Considerations have included travel restrictions, quarantine requirements, governmental orders, and housing limitations due to new physical distancing guidelines.
Accordingly, university leadership has determined that all classes will be taught remotely during the Fall 2020 Semester. We recognize that this news may be disappointing to those who have anticipated joining us on campus this fall. The administration, staff, and faculty of BYU–Hawaii share that disappointment and look forward to the day when we can safely gather face-to-face. The decision to invite students back to campus will be made very carefully and as soon as it becomes clear that departure from homelands, travel to Hawaii, and facilities are sufficiently safe and able to accommodate the majority of our diverse student population.
In the meantime, all continuing and new students are encouraged to register for classes and work diligently to make the fall semester productive and successful. BYU–Hawaii is committed to doing the same.
Please note that this announcement applies only to BYU–Hawaii and may differ from plans at other Church Educational System (CES) institutions that operate in different locations and under different circumstances.
Additional specifics and details regarding housing, tuition, and academics as well as some frequently asked questions can be found on the Fall 2020 Semester webpage. The page will be updated with more details as needed.