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WIU Spring Semester 2021 Update

November 11, 2020


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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – As 2021 Spring Break week at Western Illinois University has been canceled due to the pandemic, the University will provide its students with two additional days off during Spring 2021.

The Spring 2021 semester will begin Tuesday, Jan. 19. University administration has determined that Wednesday, March 10 and Tuesday, April 13 will be provided as days off for all WIU students [Note: The University will remain open these days, and faculty, staff and administration are expected to report to work unless using approved time off]. The University will be closed to observe Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday Monday, Jan. 18, and Friday, Feb. 12 to observe Lincoln's Birthday.

Finals week scheduled for Monday-Friday, May 3-7. Commencement weekend will remain May 14-16 (a decision will be forthcoming regarding the Spring 2021 commencement).

Much like the Fall 2020 semester, Western will have classes available on campus during the spring semester, as well as classes available in hybrid or online format. Health and safety protocols and procedures are expected to remain in place, including social gathering restrictions, mandatory face coverings on campus (inside and outside), social distancing, enhanced cleaning, barrier shields and more. University protocols apply to both Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.

For more information and the latest updates, visit wiu.edu/coronavirus.

Posted By: WIU News (U-Relations@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations