For other COVID-19 response information, visit the University's website:
Academic Calendar — Fall 2020
Week 1:
Weeks 2–14:
Fifteenth WeekFinalsFall Mini-Session (optional)
Aug. 17 – Aug. 21 Aug. 24 – Nov. 18 Nov. 19 and 20 Nov. 21 – Nov. 25 Nov. 30 to Dec. 18
Classes will meet on Labor Day, September 7. For employees, Labor Day will be considered a working holiday, similar to Presidents Day, Arbor Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day. Fall Break has been suspended and classes will meet October 19–20.

CSE COVID-19 Response

This site is for Computer Science and Engineering students, faculty, and staff that will be updated regularly with announcements, news, and helpful resources. We are continuing to monitor the developments regarding COVID-19 and its implications for our operations.

Department Announcements and Updates
  • August 19: The main office (Avery 256) and Systems Administration office (Avery 27) will be staffed during business hours but will remain locked to maintain social distancing. Please call or make appointments to speak with staff members.
  • August 17: Free face masks are available upon request in Avery 27, Avery 203, and Avery 256.
  • July 23: Chancellor Green shares an update about what students, staff, and faculty can expect for the fall semester.


Forward to Fall 2020

In-person instruction for the Fall 2020 semester began on Monday, August 24. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has implemented the following policies and changes to ensure your safety this semester:

  • A face covering is required at all times when indoors on the UNL campus, with very few exceptions as outlined at If you forget your face covering, disposable surgical-style face asks are available upon request in Avery 27, Avery 203, and Avery 256.
  • Avery Hall entrances are unlocked during the day for access to classrooms, computer labs, offices, and other spaces. Please use doors on the east side of the building whenever possible, entering through the southeast doors and exiting through the northeast doors. The ADA accessible entrance on the south side of the building is available as an entrance and exit for those who need it. This door on the south side of Avery Hall is also the designated exit for classrooms in the southwest corner of Avery Hall (106, 108, 109, 110, 111, and 112).
  • The CSE department office in Avery 256 is staffed during business hours for appointments, deliveries, and urgent issues but will remain locked to ensure social distancing. Call 402-472-2401 for assistance between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and someone can come to the door to assist you. If your issue is not time sensitive, please email
  • For undergraduate advising questions, email or schedule an appointment with an academic advisor (Ann Koopmann, Jenna Huttenmaier, or Jarrett Ramsey) online via MyPlan. Advising appointments will be conducted online via Zoom during the fall semester. MyPlan can be found from Canvas or by clicking on the MyPlan link from
  • The physical CSE Student Resource Center space in Avery 12 is closed this semester, but assistance will be available remotely through Canvas in the CSE Student Resource Center course and through Zoom at
  • The CSE Systems Administration office in Avery 27 is staffed during business hours for appointments and technical support with issues that require in-person assistance, but will remain locked to ensure social distancing. Knock loudly or call 402-472-7757 for assistance, and someone can come to the door to assist you. If your issue is not time sensitive, please email, as the majority of our team is working remotely.
  • The Schorr Center is locked and is not open to the public at this time, as most of the staff who office there are working remotely. Faculty, staff, and students with offices/labs in the Schorr Center have card access to reach their assigned spaces. Students and other visitors who have an appointment with someone at the Schorr Center should call them when they arrive. Faculty and staff office telephone numbers can be found in the UNL Directory at

Remote learning and working

Departmental teaching and learning resources will be available remotely. This includes our Unix servers ( and and a Windows Terminal server (, which will allow students and faculty to access many of the same resources available on our lab computers. Frequently asked questions about these and other resources can be viewed on our FAQ page.

If you have additional questions about connecting to our resources, software specific to courses, or remote accessibility, please reach out to