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Reminder on Reading Days, Fall 2020

Dear Colleagues,

As we approach the start of finals, I am reaching out with a reminder on Reading Days for the fall 2020 semester.

Reading Days are scheduled from Tuesday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 13, as well as on Thursday, Dec. 17. In line with Senate By-Laws, instructors may not hold classes, or assign assessments or other course work (mandatory or optional) on these days. Instructors may offer office hours and optional study sessions during this time. Further, if a student requests an accommodation for an exam to be rescheduled during Reading Days, this can be allowed at the instructor’s discretion.

The extended number of Reading Days is one of several adjustments the University has made in partnership with University Senate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More detail on this year’s academic calendar is available at Additional detail on Senate decisions and amendments can be found at

***Please note, the above does not apply to the School of Law, School of Medicine, or School of Dental Medicine.***

Thank you,

Carl Lejuez
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs