Concordia University delays start of winter semester

Nov 12 2020, 9:06 pm

Concordia University is delaying the start of its winter semester.

By starting on January 13, 2021, the university will extend the holiday break in an effort to give students and faculty some much-needed time off.

Concordia says the longer winter break is an initiative to help students who are “stressed and fatigued” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The winter semester will be the same as the planned 13 week one, and the school’s Reading Week will remain from March 1 to 5.

The deadline for paying tuition, final exams, and the start of summer will all be pushed back a week as a result of the late-starting winter semester.

According to the school’s website, the university will be closed during the holiday period, and campus buildings will not be accessible. The university will reopen on January 11 and all services will resume, including the library.

Students can book study space and access other services as of January 11.

“Given that the public health crisis is still evolving, Concordia has decided to continue to operate remotely for the winter 2021 term,” says the school. “Some in-person activities, such as labs and studio work, will continue to be offered in person, as long as health and safety guidelines allow it.”

In the coming weeks, the specific winter-term course activities that require in-person components will be identified and shared “as soon as it is finalized.”

As of now, the following dates have been modified:

  • The first day of the winter term is January 13
  • The last day of the winter term is April 20
  • Final exams are scheduled from April 24 to May 9
  • DNE date for winter 2021: moved from January 19 to January 26
  • DISC for winter 2021:  moved from March 22 to March 29

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