ISU proposes revisions to Spring 2021 academic calendar

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana State University officials are proposing revisions to the Spring 2021 academic calendar, including a delay to the start of the spring semester and the elimination of spring break, all part of an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

The revised schedule indicates classes would start on January 19, 2021 and spring classes would still end on April 30, as previously scheduled. Commencement is still scheduled for May 8.

ISU officials say the changes also require adjustments to important dates such as add/drop deadlines, attendance and interim grade reporting, etc.

Under these new dates, January 22 would be the last day to add/drop 1st 8-week classes with no grade. January 25 would be the last day to add/drop 16-week classes with no grade.

First 8-week classes would end on March 12 instead of March 5.

ISU officials are citing travel and interaction with people outside of campus during breaks as reasons for both the delay of the semester and the elimination of spring break. Students and staff will be asked to self-quarantine for at least 10 days prior to returning to campus in January.

The revised schedule will be brought up for approval at a special meeting of the ISU Board of Trustees on October 1.

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