To help minimize exposure to COVID-19 while on Bradley’s campus, the spring semester will begin Wednesday, Jan. 27, a week later than usual. The goal is to put more time between when our students and employees return home for break and come back to campus in January. Additionally, it allows our students and employees time to quarantine after any travel taken during the holiday season.
Bradley is also eliminating the traditional spring break scheduled for March 15-19.
In an effort to give students a breather, Bradley has implemented two days during the spring semester with no homework, tests, quizzes, papers or projects due for our undergraduate students. These dates are Tuesday, March 2, and Wednesday, April 7. We recognize this may require instructors to revise their syllabi, and there may be some exceptions. However, we are asking instructors to implement this change to the best of their ability. We expect students will attend class and learning will still occur, but we ask instructors not to assign homework, tests, quizzes, projects or papers on those dates.
Study day will remain Wednesday, May 5, with final exams taking place May 6 through May 12.
Overall, the later start and the elimination of spring break should reduce the possibilities for spreading the virus. We continue to base our decisions on science with input from health experts.