What are the dates for the spring 2021 semester?
With a focus on health and safety, limiting travel and mitigating the spread of the virus among the community, the spring semester will begin one week later than normal on Jan. 18 to avoid the peak of flu season in Pennsylvania. The 15-week instruction window for the semester will begin on Jan. 18 and end on April 30, with final examinations on May 3 -7, as previously scheduled. MLK Jr. Day (Jan. 18) will be observed, and classes will begin on Jan. 19. There will be no spring break week to reduce travel and limit the spread of the virus into our campus communities. At this time, there is no designated remote-only learning period scheduled for spring, however the University is preparing to be flexible and can pivot, including shifting to a remote start, if needed based on a variety of health and safety factors and data. The spring 2021 semester schedule will be available on Oct. 15 and all students will register for courses before Nov. 20. To learn more, visit this link.