A Message from the Provost - Spring 2021

Dear Bradley Students and Employees,

As we actively work to minimize your chance of exposure to COVID-19 while on Bradley’s campus, we are making changes to our academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester.

The spring semester will begin Wednesday, Jan. 27, a week later than usual. The goal is to put more time between when you return home in the fall and come back to campus in January. It also allows you and our employees time to quarantine after any travel taken during the holiday season.

We are also eliminating the traditional spring break scheduled for March 15-19.

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.

Study day will remain Wednesday, May 5, with final exams taking place May 6 through May 12. Information regarding faculty and staff report dates, student housing, move in, J-Term courses and more will be released in the coming weeks.


Walter Zakahi
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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