COVID-19 Response: Tri-C Adjusts Academic Calendar
Coronavirus spread brings changes for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters
Given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is adjusting its academic calendar and expanding remote services to limit potential exposure to the coronavirus among its students, faculty and staff.
“The Tri-C community has done an outstanding job following protocols to prevent the spread of the virus and keep our campuses safe,” Tri-C President Alex Johnson said. “These additional measures for fall and spring semester will further reduce potential exposures, particularly after the upcoming holidays. The safety of Tri-C students and employees is my top priority.”
Changes start with the final weeks of the Fall 2020 semester, when on-site student services and administrative operations will shift to remote operation from Thanksgiving through Wednesday, Dec. 9. This will create a two-week window after holiday gatherings before a return to campus.
The same two-week remote period will follow winter break, with on-site services resuming on Jan. 14 followed by the start of Spring 2021 semester classes on Jan. 19.
Other significant modifications to the spring calendar include the cancellation of spring break and the semester ending one week earlier than initially planned.
Visit tri-c.edu/coronavirus for a full list of changes shared with the College community and the most up-to-date information on the College’s pandemic response.
Additional adjustments may be made going forward depending on COVID-19 case counts and risk levels. College officials continue to monitor the situation and work with state and county officials to determine the safest path forward.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience as we determine the best solutions for meeting challenges brought on by COVID-19,” Johnson said. “These are uncertain times, but we are moving forward with confidence in our mission to serve our students and community.”
October 30, 2020
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