Dear Wittenberg Community members,
In light of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, the spring semester schedule is being adjusted slightly to support the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff following the holiday season and to dissuade additional spring travel.
At this time, we are planning to start classes for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. In consultation with Faculty Executive Board and the Diversity Advisory Committee, we're planning the traditional commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to take place the evening of Monday, January 18, 2021 with subsequent events throughout the first week of classes. More information about the MLK celebrations will be forthcoming.
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.
As Provost, I want to thank each of you for your continued adherence to our health and safety protocols. Your behavior makes a difference – not only at Wittenberg but in our extended community. We’re In This Together, and our joint efforts will continue to allow our community to learn, teach, live, and work on campus now and as we begin the spring semester.
Michelle Mattson, Ph.D.