Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As a result of your feedback and the overall success of yesterday’s break from classes and labs, we have revised the spring 2021 academic calendar to add days of no classes — one for each full month of the semester — for a combined total of three new break days. Although it’s not the same as a traditional weeklong spring break, we hope these days will allow students and faculty to stay organized, catch up, or simply take a break. Like yesterday’s day without classes, student services will be available and campus operations will continue. 

Adding these extra days off shifts the last day of classes and exams, and adds a two-day weekend in the middle of final examinations. Highlights of the updated spring 2021 calendar (revised Nov. 6, 2020) are:  

  • Jan. 25 (Monday): First day of classes
  • Feb. 16 (Tuesday): No classes or labs
  • March 10 (Wednesday): No classes or labs
  • April 14 (Wednesday): No classes or labs
  • May 4 (Tuesday): Last day of classes
  • May 5 (Wednesday): Reading Day
  • May 6–7 (Thursday-Friday) and May 10–11 (Monday-Tuesday): Final exams administered on campus
  • May 15 (Saturday): Degrees conferred during on-campus Commencement ceremony, as permitted by federal and state health guidelines

Registration for the spring term wraps up today, Nov. 6. I would like to extend a special thanks to everyone for your hard work and patience. As a reminder, students are to declare your status for the spring semester as an on-campus resident, commuter, or remote learner via the housing self-service portal by next Friday, Nov. 13. The Registrar’s Office and Office of Residence Life are available if you have questions about registration or declaring your housing status for spring.

We remain committed to the health and safety of our campus community, as well as the academic and future success of our students. We have two weeks remaining of classes on campus this fall and a few more weeks to finish 2020; let us show we are Susquehanna strong!


Dave Ramsaran 

Provost and Dean of the Faculty