Pioneer Day 2018

Tuesday, July 24, is Pioneer Day and observed as a university holiday! (We know, it's a bit of a shocker to our instructors outside of Utah and Idaho =]) As such, instructors have the discretion to make adjustments to due dates on any assignments that may fall on the holiday. Adjustments to a class schedule based on holidays should be communicated to students in as far advance of the holiday as possible. Online instructors should not require students to submit work on official university holidays. Also note that this date may coincide with due dates becuase of the irregular nature of this semester's last week of courses

As per university Policy:

BYU-Idaho courses, including online, start and end on the same semester schedule.  Regularly scheduled University holidays are recognized in online courses. The course instructor will make adjustments for any assignment due dates that fall on official University holidays. 

As instructors, you are excused from the course on the actual holiday. Remember, the expectation is to engage in the course 5 days during the week, but with the holiday, you get an actual other day off--4 days will be the Pioneer Day week expectation.

Also, please note: Online Instruction Offices will be closed July 24. Have a great holiday!

-Online Instruction Home Office


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  • Thanks!  I'm grateful for pioneers - those current and those of the past!

  • Thanks for the reminder Caleb.  I love Pioneer day.  That's a great picture!

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