Pacers are Prepared
Hello Pacers and the entire WPU community,
It was great to recently celebrate our first ever Pacer Day. I hope you had the opportunity to participate in the many activities both socially distanced and virtual. There was something for everyone and it was exciting to see so many of you taking advantage of this well deserved break.
We have also announced and shared the new Spring academic calendar and our intention to again have an on-campus, in person experience. Let me emphasize that a lot of planning and efforts have gone into creating the best experiences, while ensuring the health and safety of everyone. We listened, discussed and explored every option to address as many concerns as possible.
You can view the full academic calendar HERE.
Some of the changes include starting the Spring semester two weeks later than originally scheduled with traditional undergraduate classes beginning on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and the School of Professional Studies on Monday, January 25, 2021.
Additionally, our tentative Commencement date for the class of 2021 will be Saturday, May 8th and we are planning to celebrate the class of 2020 with an evening Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 7th. More information on Commencement and Baccalaureate will follow as plans are finalized.
I am so proud of how the WPU community has come together to do our part to ensure we can continue our on-campus experience. We know that wearing a mask, washing your hands and maintaining social distancing works and we must remain vigilant.
As we enter flu season, I encourage you all to get the flu shot and continue closely following our health and safety protocols. Most pharmacies (Walgreens, CVS, Target) offer the flu vaccine with a health insurance card. Publix is offering a $10 gift card with the vaccine.
Let’s continue to be a supportive community and work together to ensure we finish the semester strong.
November 23-27: SPS Break
Nov 25 - 27: Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes
November 24: Last Day of Face-to-Face Classes
November 30: Last Day of Classes (TUG)
December 3 - 9: Final Exams (TUG)
December 5: Last Day of SPS Session II + 14-week Session Classes
December 9: End of Fall Semester
January 20: Spring Semester Classes Begin (TUG)
January 25: SPS Session I and 14-week Session Classes Begin
View WPU Academic Calendar
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