Cumberland University announced today that as a precaution to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university will alter the academic calendar for the Spring 2021 semester.
The Spring 2021 semester will start on Monday, Jan. 25, and will end as originally scheduled on Friday, May 7. This schedule does not include a spring break to prevent the risk of campus contamination due to travel during the break.
With the extension of winter break, Cumberland will be offering classes during the winter term. The full Winter Term will begin on Monday, Nov. 30 and end on Friday, Jan. 22. Winter Term 1 will begin on Monday, Nov. 30 and end on Wednesday, Dec. 23 and Term 2 will begin Monday, Dec. 28 and end on Friday, Jan. 22. All winter session classes will be delivered via Zoom online.
As of now the university plans to continue its safety precautions throughout the Spring 2021 semester, including face coverings across campus, increased cleaning and sanitation, limited capacity in all campus facilities and requiring faculty, staff and students to monitor and track symptoms daily prior to coming to campus. The university is also planning contingencies to return to campus full time if conditions permit.
Courses for the Spring 2021 semester will continue to be offered on the A/B schedule for undergraduate students. Students with last names A-K will be on campus Mondays and Tuesdays and online Wednesdays and Thursdays and students with last names L-Z will be online Mondays and Tuesdays and on campus Wednesdays and Thursdays. Limited exceptions to this rule apply. More information on Cumberland’s response to COVID-19 is available at www.cumberland.edu/coronavirus/.