Will the academic calendar be different in Fall 2020?
Classes will begin Monday, Aug. 24 and the term will end Tuesday, Nov. 24. To accommodate required contact hours and to minimize travel away from campus, classes will be held on Labor Day and the Fall Break will be eliminated. Reading Day is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 30; final exams will begin on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and end on Saturday, Dec. 5.
The new calendar will allow us to complete the coursework before Thanksgiving. This new end date avoids the risk of students and employees traveling throughout the country over Thanksgiving and possibly being exposed to Coronavirus, then returning to campus and exposing others.