ASU shortens spring semester and cancels 2021 spring break

Arizona State University

ASU shortens spring semester and cancels 2021 spring break
Arizona State University (generic). (Source: ASU)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Arizona State University officials have confirmed that the school’s 2021 spring break is canceled, and students will also attend a shortened spring semester.

This as the number of coronavirus cases in the state increases, and leaders are trying to find ways to mitigate and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

“To account for anticipated public health conditions, the spring semester is being modified to end on May 1, 2021, and there will be no traditional spring break,” said ASU Executive Vice President & University Provost Mark S. Searle.

Searle says these changes will apply to on-campus students and those taking classes online

Back in October, the University of Arizona also announced the cancellation of it’s own spring break, and replaced the time with “reading days” for students to catch up on school work.

ASU officials have not announced if they plan to follow in the same steps.

“As always, we will continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and make adjustments to our operations as needed,” said Searle. “All faculty, staff and students are required to continue to comply with public health requirements.”

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