Nebraska State College System Chancellor Paul Turman says the spring semester calendar will return to normal despite the ongoing pandemic, running Jan 11-May 7 with a 5-day Spring Break March 8-12.
The risk of COVID-19 spread following off-campus travel led Chadron State, Wayne State, and Peru State to eliminate Fall Break this year, but Turman says the schools are looking at ways to encourage students to stay on campus.
Turman says the leadership teams at all 3 colleges are exploring opportunities for students to remain on campus during Spring Break to pursue service or other career-building opportunities.
They’re also confident their collective efforts during the fall term to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will continue to be effective in the spring as current rules continue including social distancing and face mask guidelines; extra cleaning and sanitizing; and different class formats.
The fall semester ends the day before Thanksgiving, followed by a new 3-week session starting the Monday after Thanksgiving that will offer extra courses face-to-face, in hybrid format or online.
Turman warns that “Now is not the time to let down our guard; we need to continue to be diligent in our mask wearing and social distancing efforts to successfully finish the fall term and begin planning for next semester.”
By the way, the State College Trustees are meeting via remote electronic means tomorrow at 1:15. The Chadron State site is Miller Hall Room 109.