Due to COVID-19 case projections by the state, and in consultation with state and local health officials, the first four weeks of the spring semester (beginning Jan. 14) are occuring in a remote-only format for all courses. On Jan. 13, campus leadership confirmed the university’s plans to return on Feb. 15 to a mix of in-person and hybrid in-person courses (for those designated as such), and on-campus experiences. 

The spring 2021 commencement ceremony will occur virtually, as it did in 2020, because indications are that large gatherings, such as commencement, will not yet be safe by early May. 

As announced during the fall 2020 semester, to prevent the spread of travel-related COVID-19 infections, spring break 2021 is replaced with a later start date for the spring semester, plus two wellness days (no classes) on Feb. 17 and March 25. However, the campus will be open on those days. 

Our ability to provide a safe and productive spring semester depends on our collective and ongoing commitment to adhering to all local and state public health orders and guidance.