Monday, September 28, 2020

Dear Members of the Wilkes Community, 

We are writing today to outline our plans for the Spring 2021 semester.

First, we want to take a moment to tell you how very proud we are of each and every one of you. We know this has been a unique semester and not without its challenges. This marks the start of our sixth week on campus. This is not a milestone that every college or university has been able to celebrate. Your good judgment in following our health and safety protocols has led us to this point, so please continue to wear your mask, keep a social distance, monitor your symptoms and wash your hands. Continue to do your part to protect the health and safety of yourself and others, and to help us remain on campus through November.

Thank you for all that you do to keep us safe.

As we look forward to spring, our COVID-19 task force, in partnership with the academic recovery and daily response teams, has developed a schedule that is similar to fall with a revised start date and the elimination of our extended spring break.

Spring classes for undergraduate students will begin on Monday, Jan. 25. This is one week later than initially planned. We will conclude all face-to-face instruction and examinations by May 15.

To accommodate a later start date, classes will be held during the time typically reserved for spring break in March. The holiday recess on Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2 will continue as planned. Club hours will resume from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Like fall, we anticipate that spring classes will be offered in a variety of face-to-face, online and blended formats.

It is important to note that the start dates of our graduate and accelerated bachelor of business administration programs remain unchanged. If changes to these online programs are anticipated, department faculty will be in touch with those students.

Our planning continues, but we wanted to share this new information with you as soon as possible. Monitor your inbox and our website for details in the weeks to come.

Stay well and Be Colonel,

Greg Cant
Terese M. Wignot
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President