WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 1, 2020 — West Liberty University announced further changes to the academic calendar for 2020 – 2021 today.
In an effort to keep students, staff and its campus community safe during the pandemic, WLU plans to start the spring semester a week later and eliminate spring break.
“We want to be as proactive as possible in keeping COVID-19 at bay. We have decided to start our spring classes on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We also decided to cancel spring break to avoid travel during the pandemic,” said Dr. Stephen Greiner, WLU president.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 across the nation.
Remaining changes to the academic calendar this year include:
- Fall Commencement will be a virtual ceremony planned for Saturday, Nov. 21
- Last day of class is Tuesday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 26)
- Students are not returning to campus after Thanksgiving break (until January 2021)
- Students complete fall semester work online with virtual exams, Nov. 28 – Dec. 4
- Spring term will start Jan. 19 (delayed one week from previously planned schedule). Physician Assistant (PA) classes and MBA classes are not affected by this calendar change.