2020-21 Academic Calendar Information
Fall 2020 Semester
Wittenberg University resumed in-person classes on Monday, Aug. 17, a week earlier than the originally scheduled date of Aug. 24. There was 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.
Spring 2021 Semester
The spring 2021 semester is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19, one week later than originally planned. Knowing that travel of any kind increases the risk for COVID-19, Spring Break will also be cancelled this year. However, we have scheduled a few break days throughout the semester to allow for much needed renewal. These dates include: 2/25, 3/10, and 4/27. The University will also be closed for Good Friday on April 2, 2021. A revised spring semester schedule will be posted 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.