Friday, the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President addressed the Gonzaga University community in an email regarding an updated academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester.

The modifications were made to the academic calendar by the Academic Council, a council comprised of faculty, students and staff, in light of the continued challenges related to COVID-19, the email said.

The modified calendar now will begin the spring semester on January 19, pushing the start date back a week and has removed spring break altogether from the spring 2021 calendar.

“[The modified calendar] adds a single Reading Day in between President’s day and Good Friday,” the email said.

Reading Day will be on Friday, March 12, 2021, where there will be no classes held.

Additionally, the spring faculty conference will be moved to January 14, 2021.

The modified calendar only pertains to the undergraduate course calendar.

“An announcement will be forthcoming later this month regarding the dates for on-campus housing move-in,” the email said.

The email was signed by Provost and Senior Vice President Deena J. González.

The modified calendar can be viewed here.

Mila Yoch is the digital editor. Follow her on Twitter: @milagrosyoch.

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