The spring 2021 academic calendar was carefully determined by the university administration and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, with multiple, complex considerations taken into account. The main concerns were the health and safety of the campus community and the need to align with academic continuity guidelines issued by SUNY. Those guidelines state that spring holiday periods will not be permitted given the associated risks pertaining to the spread of COVID-19.
Students are encouraged to plan ahead; to assess their course selections and workloads; to communicate regularly with their advisers and professors; and to seek support whenever needed. A variety of resources are available, including academic support, virtual wellness workshops and mental health counseling.
Updated December 17, 2020