A Message from the President
Dr. Boone offers a Christmas greeting and information as University officials begin preparing for the Spring 2021 semester.
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Spring 2021 Semester Update
Dec. 29, 2020: As we look forward to 2021, we are bolstered by the good news that vaccines have already been approved and are beginning to be administered. Even so, we anticipate that COVID-19 measures to mitigate spread will continue to shape our daily lives and campus life when you return this spring. Throughout the winter break, Trevecca officials continue to monitor local conditions and case counts as well as city, state, and federal guidelines. Because this is an ever-changing situation, we do anticipate that we may need to adjust or add measures designed to protect our campus community upon our return to campus in early January.
While you are away, please continue to practice health and safety measures such as wearing a face covering, practicing social distancing and disinfecting your hands often. Choices you make while away could have an impact on the campus community once you return. We encourage you to limit possible exposures and quarantine for 10 days prior to returning to campus if possible. Our daily symptom screenings will continue in the spring semester for all students, faculty, and staff on campus.
If local trends continue and the predicted surge of cases after the holiday season does occur, it may become necessary for us, like other universities in the area, to request that traditional undergraduate students obtain a negative COVID-19 test result at least 72 hours before returning to campus. Should this become necessary, detailed information will be provided to students in the new year. If you would like to plan ahead for this possibility or test while you are at home as a proactive measure, please locate complimentary testing sites in your area.
Please continue to monitor the Back Home to the Hill Plan for any additional announcements or updates to University health and safety protocols for the Spring 2021 semester.
Spring 2021 Semester Schedule Announced
Trevecca will continue the split semester strategy for traditional undergraduate students during the Spring 2021 semester. Classes will begin on Jan. 13 and end on May 5. Seven holidays and Break Days are built into the schedule to give students time to process and rest during each half of the semester.
Fall 2020: A Message from the President
Early Start to Fall 2020 Semester
Traditional undergraduate students at Trevecca will start the Fall 2020 semester early and wrap up classes before Thanksgiving, officials announced in a letter to current and prospective students today. Classes are now set to begin on Monday, Aug. 17 and end on Tuesday, Nov. 24, just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, with no fall break. Originally, traditional undergraduate classes were scheduled to start Sept. 1.
Back Home to the Hill Plan
The Back Home to the Hill Plan, which outlines specific steps the University will take to keep the campus community healthy in the midst of a global pandemic, included changes to the academic schedule and specified health protocols such as wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing and reducing gatherings in common spaces such as dining locations or residence hall lobbies.