2020-21 Academic Calendar Information
Fall 2020 Semester
Wittenberg University plans to resume in-person classes on Monday, Aug. 17, a week earlier than the originally scheduled date of Aug. 24. There will be no Fall Break, and on-campus instruction for fall semester will end November 24, two days before Thanksgiving. The semester will conclude with remote instruction and assessment after the Thanksgiving holiday. Learn More: University Announces Fall Re-Opening Plans
Spring 2021 Semester
At this time, the spring 2021 semester is scheduled to begin as planned on Monday, Jan. 11. However, it is possible that we will have to make changes to the spring semester calendar as well, depending upon the public health situation and guidance provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio Governor's Office, and the Clark County Combined Health District. We will make spring semester plans publicly available as soon as possible.
Classroom Environment & Accommodations
University Provost Michelle Mattson continues to work with faculty leadership to keep disruptions in teaching and learning to a minimum, including forgoing the traditional Fall Break to accommodate the earlier opening/ending dates for classes. While Wittenberg hopes to offer as many in-person classes as possible, the University is also examining hybrid options.
Faculty members are developing ways to build flexibility into their courses, to support evolving student needs, and to meet all available public health guidance. As a residential liberal arts University, Wittenberg values personalized instruction and opportunities for students to work closely with their faculty to engage in active learning. Regardless of how a course is taught, faculty members are working to ensure a continuation of Wittenberg's high-impact personal learning in a welcoming residential environment.