Caring Well. Staying Well. COVID-19 Operating Plan

9 CaringWell. StayingWell. REVISED UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR SPRING SEMESTER 2021 January 19 Classes Begin No Spring Break No break for Good Friday April 27* Classes End April 28–30 Final Exams May 1 Commencement The academic calendar for online master’s programs is unchanged for spring 2021. *12-module online undergraduate courses end April 18; 14-module online undergraduate courses end April 30. Changes to the schedule do not reduce total class time in most cases. If there are instances of reduced class time, faculty will take supplemental actions to make up the time so there will be no loss in educational quality, rigor, or engagement. After carefully reviewing information from the state of Ohio, the CDC, and other colleges and universities, we revised the start of the spring semester to begin two weeks later than originally planned (Tuesday, January 19). We will eliminate the normal breaks, including spring break and Good Friday. While this is not our first choice, we believe it gives us the best opportunity to manage COVID-19 cases on campus and to reduce potential spread of infection when students travel. Recognizing the great significance that Good Friday has for all of us, we plan to hold special events on campus to celebrate our Lord’s death and resurrection. Returning for Spring Semester Prior to coming to campus, students are expected to conduct a personal wellness check and should not come to campus if they have a fever or other symptoms. If you are exhibiting symptoms, contact the Registrar’s office at to make arrangements to begin the semester through remote learning. We are requiring any student who will be coming to campus from another country to take a rapid antigen test. Tests will be provided through UMS free of charge. Contact Brenda Reid, Coordinator of International Student Services, at 937-766-7982 or breid189@ for additional information.