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11/24/2020

Proposed Shift to Spring Semester Start Date

Beloit College is considering starting the Spring Semester on a later date to improve the student experience and enhance the safety and health of the community.

What you need to know

The proposed schedule

  • Classes would resume Tues., Feb. 23, and continue in our current modular format, with a mix of in-person and hybrid learning. Exams for the first mod would take place April 13 and 14.
  • The second mod would begin Apr. 19 with exams on June 7 and 8.
  • Graduation would be held Sunday, June 13, and summer blocks would begin June 21.

The process

  • The Academic Strategic Planning, Curriculum Oversight and Administration, and Faculty Status & Performance committees and other offices have been meeting to build out the proposal. 
  • The College’s Staff Council will meet on Nov. 30 to discuss the proposal.
  • The College’s Academic Senate will meet on Dec. 2 to discuss the proposal.
  • The College’s Senior Staff will vote on the proposal soon after the Academic Senate meeting.
  • The decision will be communicated to the entire community on Dec. 3.

More information

The College is scheduling informational sessions via Zoom:

  • Students: Monday, November 30, 7 p.m. CT
  • Faculty: Monday, November 30, 11:30 a.m. CT
  • Staff: Tuesday, December 1, 12:30 p.m. CT
  • Parents: Thursday, December 3, 3 p.m. CT

The college also sent two letters about this proposal to the community.  These letters go into more detail, including the benefits of the proposed changes.

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