Susquehanna’s spring 2021 semester begins Jan. 25, as planned; however, the first two weeks will be remote for everyone to ensure the safety of our community. After the first two weeks, residential students will have staggered move-in dates and commuter students can resume on-campus instruction.

The university will continue to offer courses in a variety of ways to ensure a safe and engaging learning environment. Visit our schedule changes, safety measures and COVID-19 dashboard for more information.

We are in the process of developing a plan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for students, faculty and staff. More information to come as SU continues to work with our partners in the state and the medical community.

Updated January 15, 2021

Spring 2021 Events and Athletics


  • All events will be virtual unless specifically approved by Risk Management.


  • The Landmark Conference President's Council has endorsed a plan to conduct collegiate competition during the 2021 spring semester. Susquehanna will continue to monitor conditions as they affect the potential of competition in the spring season. Read the full statement here
  • The Landmark and Centennial Conferences have suspended all winter athletic competition and championships.
  • A decision on spring sports has not yet been announced.

Move-In Dates Spring 2021

Students are to complete the move-in spring 2021 application under Apps and Forms on the Housing Self Service site before selecting a check-in time. 

Staggered move-in times are as follows:

  • Seniors and resident assistants will move in Feb. 6-7.
  • Juniors will move in Feb. 13-14.
  • Sophomores and first-year students will move in Feb. 16, 20-21

Students will take a COVID-19 test immediately upon their arrival to campus. Students are not permitted to move into their residence hall room until receiving a negative test result. 

Spring 2021 Semester

View the full spring academic calendar here.

Jan. 25, Monday
Classes begin, 8 a.m.

Feb. 16, Tuesday
One-day break from classes and labs

March 10, Wednesday
One-day break from classes and labs

March 12, Friday
End of first 7-week courses

March 15, Monday         
Start of second 7-week courses

April 14, Wednesday
One-day break from classes and labs

May 4, Tuesday
Classes end, 10 p.m.

May 5, Wednesday
Reading Day

May 6-7, 10-11, Thursday-Friday/Monday-Tuesday
Final examinations

May 12-14, Wednesday-Friday
Senior Week

May 15, Saturday
Conferring of degrees
Commencement Ceremony (pending federal and state health guidelines)

Staggered Class Start Times

As an added measure of health and safety, we staggered the start times of classes this spring. Classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are staggered by 5 minutes and classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays are staggered by 15 or 20 minutes. This will help us better practice physical distancing and is one of the many steps we are taking to try to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak to ensure an on-campus semester.