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Office of the Provost

COVID-19 FAQs for Instruction

These FAQs are offered as a resource to academic departments, instructors, and academic staff. The Provost's Office will continue to update this list as needed, in partnership with our Academic Planning group and the many University offices involved in academic operations.

Several offices across campus have posted FAQs that cover several other areas, which you can find at  

The FAQs are grouped in the following categories:

Instruction/In-Person Classes

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Spring semester at a glance

  • Jan. 19, 2021 – First day of spring semester classes
  • Jan. 19-31, 2021 – All courses delivered remotely regardless of assigned modality
  • April 11 – 17, 2021 – Spring break
  • April 19, 2021 – Spring classes resume (remote modality for all courses)
  • April 29 – May 2, 2021 – Reading Days (no classes or assessments)
  • May 3 – 8, 2021 – Final Assessments (remote modality for all courses)

Guest Speakers

COVID Exposure

Classroom Management

Personal Protective Equipment and Cleaning

Field Experiences and Field Trips

Student Support

General Campus Access


Technology Resources


Other Questions