K-State provost Dr. Charles Taber has announced an adjustment to the spring 2021 academic calendar at the university. It was presented by the university calendar committee and approved by Faculty Senate.
The spring 2021 academic calendar will begin one week later on Jan. 25 and ends with previously scheduled commencement exercises on May 14-15.
According to a K-State Today report the altered spring schedule eliminates spring break.
Taber said K-State is making the adjustments to the spring 2021 academic calendar to reduce the risks related to the coronavirus pandemic by minimizing mass travel to and from the K-State campuses during the spring semester.
The spring semester is being planned as a residential semester similar to the fall semester with a focus on de-densification and offering multiple instructional modes. Course information, including whether a course will be in person, online or blended / hybrid will be posted in KSIS by Sept. 28. Course modalities will be finalized on Oct. 5. KSIS is where news about K-State's Student Information System is posted.