2184 0 obj <>stream Boyd said that if COVID-19 and the flu have a combined impact on the community, it would be likely to happen in January, so starting the semester later is the best option. 0000056973 00000 n xref 0000005241 00000 n Take note of the key dates to ensure your academic success. There would be nearly two months long break for students and staff to relax and prepare for the upcoming semester. Adjustments to other academic program or campus calendars will be posted on the Registrar website and communicated by the academic dean. 0000004536 00000 n With the semester being close to three and a half months long, Slade is optimistic about the spring and is ready to have a “uniquely Berry kind of spring.” He acknowledges that students and staff are likely stressed, not just about the calendar but also regarding the pandemic. h�b```b``�d`��@��(���1*�!�=�u���:��y�$��10|�������Y ��e3���S�eQ����8��Y% All classes cancelled and offices closed. 29 to May 5 students will take final exams. Boyd said that since college-age students often do not have symptoms when they have COVID-19, there was a potential for students to return to campus and be unknowingly sick. This year’s Breakthroughs in Engagement, Arts and Research (BEAR) Day will be observed with no class meetings. 0000044164 00000 n endstream endobj 2183 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/Index[43 2099]/Length 65/Size 2142/Type/XRef/W[1 1 1]>>stream Previous calendars are available online. .���d#r6o0 M�� BEAR Day is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 15. 0000009753 00000 n 27, and from Apr. 0000056516 00000 n In almost every option provided to the council, the typical week-long spring break was reduced to one day. The 2021 spring semester will start on Thursday, January 7, with the last day of classes on Friday, April 30, as scheduled. Katelynn Singleton, Campus Carrier staff writer. Academic alendar 2020-2021 UNIVERSIT O SASKATCHEWAN PAGE 2 OF 10 2020˜2021 ACAEMIC AENDA DATE DESCRIPTION NOTES Mon. 0000006035 00000 n 0000001182 00000 n 0000001906 00000 n 2142 0 obj <> endobj Von Schmeling says that student burnout has been a significant concern for this semester. We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. January 5. After a few adjustments, the calendar is voted on and sent to Briggs for final approval. � &��,����N��mO�%�G$ 0000003683 00000 n © 2020 Mercer University. 0000010668 00000 n David Slade, Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Services, says that the council wanted to reduce the potential mass exposure that would occur over the course of the semester. “I think that we all need a lot of grace with one another” Slade said. 10 and will be referred to as a Spring Holiday. 0000057280 00000 n “It’s a hard year, and we all have to make sacrifices here and there so that we can stay at Berry,” said Von Schmeling. <]/Prev 146638/XRefStm 1527>> In recognition of their significance to the Mercer community, the University will continue to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. and Good Friday holidays with no class meetings. The changes to the calendar partially spur from wanting to prevent a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases on campus. �D0=�(((X��eRrq�q��P�bM~�,8��o`5`��!������K����t�~A��F�o�l�1�'�&�79lh�f8��¸@�@ѻ�xa�CY@Z��!? 0000008805 00000 n Reports on the Use of Funds Distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund under the CARES Act, http://registrar.mercer.edu/macon/calendars.cfm, http://registrar.mercer.edu/atlanta/calendars.cfm, 1501 Mercer University Drive • Macon, GA 31207, 3001 Mercer University Drive • Atlanta, GA 30341, 1250 East 66th Street • Savannah, GA 31404. 0000006744 00000 n Pop them into your online calendar now so you never miss a deadline! Academic council releases revised Spring academic calendar. January 4. Spring 2020 Calendar; Faculties Academic Programs Courses Fees, Regulations and More Overview; Admission General Regulations Student Rights and Responsibilities Fees Graduate General Regulations Other Learning Opportunities Academic and Campus Services Credentials Offered Student Appeals By reducing the possibility of a large number of students traveling off campus, the possibility of a spike is reduced. 0000003799 00000 n %PDF-1.4 %���� We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home. h���A 0ð4�\Gcw��������z�C. 0000007360 00000 n 0000001527 00000 n 0000056318 00000 n 0000007985 00000 n 0000001746 00000 n The Academic Council is led by Provost Mary Boyd and comprised of a group of representatives from departments on campus as well as student representatives from SGA. Spring-2021-Academic-Calendar-11052020 Stay connected: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn Human Resources | Information Technology | Consumer Information (ABA Required Disclosures) June 1, 2020 Break for Spring Term and Multi-term … 0000003570 00000 n “We feel the best way of doing that is not to have students leave campus for an extended period of time and come back again,” said Boyd. 0000003455 00000 n The Academic Calendar is an essential document for all students, it contains important academic information regarding refunds, withdrawals, payment due dates and start dates. 0000006830 00000 n Classes for the semester end Apr. The process of creating an academic calendar is pretty straightforward. A later start to the semester also would likely have an effect on students mental health and readiness. 0000013300 00000 n On Oct. 20, the Berry Academic Council released a revised Spring 2021 academic calendar. Academic regulations - Important information on grades, academic standing, exams and more. 0000045013 00000 n 0000055584 00000 n 2142 43 On Oct. 20, the Berry Academic Council released a revised Spring 2021 academic calendar. 0000047573 00000 n 0000069081 00000 n Seeing as the spring semester only has two official days off, there is a general concern that students, faculty and staff will face burnout due to not being able to step back from academics to rejuvenate and finish the school year strong. Adjustments to other academic program or campus calendars will be posted on the Registrar website and communicated by the academic dean. It’s a great resource to keep you on track. As was the case in the fall, the spring 2021 academic calendar for undergraduate students on the Macon campus will be adjusted to eliminate long breaks and mitigate the risk of community spread of COVID-19. These days will serve as a midterm reading days to prepare for exams and assignments. 0000054857 00000 n In addition to reviewing new courses, majors and concentrations, they also review options for the following year’s academic calendar and then forward the recommendation to President Steve Briggs. Faculty are encouraged to be available for office hour assistance. trailer 0000003292 00000 n 0000004159 00000 n Von Schmeling says that he is a little concerned about how the lack of a break will affect students and staff. The new calendar lists Spring Break on Mar. 0000005485 00000 n Thus, in collaboration and consultation with the president, provost, college deans, Office of Student Financial Aid, Office of Business Affairs, and Faculty Senate leadership, the Office of the University Registrar has developed a revised spring 2021 undergraduate academic calendar that will continue our commitment to you – our students. A lot of patience with one another.”, M-Th: 1pm - 9pm, Fri: 1pm - 5pm, Closed Weekends, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Administration to begin another round of COVID-19 testing, College students face burnout at end of semester. Welcome Day. 0000002981 00000 n 0000000016 00000 n The midweek breaks include: The full spring academic calendars are available on the Registrar’s website at http://registrar.mercer.edu/macon/calendars.cfm and http://registrar.mercer.edu/atlanta/calendars.cfm. 0000055978 00000 n Now the semester will start on Jan. 19 and end on May 5. New Year’s Day. 0000056458 00000 n 0000011468 00000 n Sections you should know: Subject areas - Information about program requirements, contacts, a list of professors and courses offered. On Oct. 20, the Berry Academic Council released a revised Spring 2021 academic calendar. With the limited knowledge of what spring will look like regarding the virus, they wanted to try to create the safest possible environment on campus. All rights reserved. 0000012373 00000 n Spring Term (January-April 2021) January 1. 0000056609 00000 n %%EOF Spring Break is being eliminated from the schedule and replaced with midweek breaks throughout the semester. According to senior Max von Schmeling, the Vice President of Administration of SGA, Boyd sends out a list of options for the academic year and the members of the council provide feedback. In addition to the three and a half month semester, there will also be a one-day Spring Break on March 10. 0000006386 00000 n As was the case in the fall, the spring 2021 academic calendar for undergraduate students on the Macon campus will be adjusted to eliminate long breaks and mitigate the risk of community spread of COVID-19. February 15. Classes are not to meet on February 10, February 23, March 5, and March 30. This semester has had only one official day off, with an additional day off following Tropical Storm Zeta. startxref 0000013896 00000 n Classes start. June 1, 2020 Spring Convocation Cancelled due to COVID-19 Mon. In addition to having a shortened Spring Break, next semester will also start a week later, on Jan 19. 0000055214 00000 n 0000049527 00000 n 0