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College modifies J-term, spring semester calendars

Oct. 12, 2020

I write in partnership with Provost Wendy Hilton-Morrow to share the following from last week's Board of Trustees meeting: In an effort to continue to ensure the health and safety of the campus and community, Augustana College will modify its academic calendar for January term and spring semester. 

The college is making this announcement now to give adequate time for students, faculty and staff to make necessary plans. These suggested changes will be submitted for approval to the Department of Education.

The beginning of J-term will be delayed one week and classes will begin on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Return to campus housing will be by appointment on Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10. J-term classes will conclude on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

The start of spring semester also will be delayed one week and will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, and conclude on May 14 with Exam Week May 17-21. Commencement tentatively is scheduled for Sunday, May 23. However, this date is subject to change pending health and safety considerations and limitations presented by the pandemic.

Spring break will not be held. The goal of canceling spring break is to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19.

For more details, I encourage you to visit: https://www.augustana.edu/augustana-strong/calendar-changes.

Thank you for your diligence in keeping Augie Strong.

Steven C. Bahls