June 4, 2021 – The NDU main campus recently and successfully welcomed the first group of Mechanical and Civil Engineering students to conduct their final exams on campus. The University decided to act fast and devised a carefully designed safety plan to ensure the successful professional integration and registration of its engineering students who plan to join the syndicate and pursue their professional activities.
Following this successful experience and in response to the students’ request, the University will opt to launch a hybrid summer semester whereby lab courses and exams will be conducted on campus. Surely, all the needed safety precautions will be practiced such as avoiding large classes, practicing safe distancing among others.
Usually, the summer semesters attract a reduced number of students along with fewer and less condensed classes. As such, holding a hybrid summer semester would serve as a stepping stone to hopefully launch a hybrid - if not on campus - learning experience in the upcoming Fall semester depending on the overall health situation in due time.
Dr. Elie Badr, Vice President for Academic Affairs at NDU, explained to the students via an internal communication that maintaining the integrity of the academic level is a must and that this summer semester would serve as an important preparatory phase for the Fall semester.
Since NDU works on accommodating all the student needs as much as possible, students are invited to assess their current situation prior to the confirmation period scheduled on June 9,2021. Students who previously registered their courses but choose not to enroll for the summer semester have to drop their courses by June 9, 2021 to avoid the penalty.