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Spring 2021 Reading Days Reminder

Dear Colleagues,

As we approach the start of finals, I am reaching out with a reminder on Reading Days for the spring 2021 semester.

Reading Days are scheduled from Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 2.

The University Senate passed at its April 26 meeting an addition to the by-laws to provide greater clarity on the intention of Reading Days as preparation for final assessments. The addition is as follows:

“Reading Days are protected time for students to prepare for the final exam and assessment period. Instructors shall not require any course-related activity, assessments or submission of work on Reading Days. Instructors may use Reading Days for optional activities, such as office hours.”

If a student requests an accommodation for an exam to be rescheduled during Reading Days, this can be allowed at the instructor’s discretion.

Reading Days restrictions do not include responsibilities with external placements, such as clinical positions and internships.

***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