University of Alabama Cancels Spring Break, Starting Back 1 Week Later

University Of Alabama

Hope you didn’t have any trips planned. The University of Alabama is extending winter break while canceling spring break for the 2021 spring semester.

Classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 13. That’s a week later than originally planned, meaning students and faculty have 12 days between New Year’s Day and their first day back.

Spring break is being canceled to mitigate risks associated with travel, the university said.

The last day students can add or drop a class without a “W” will be Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Classes are canceled Monday, March 15, as a wellness/study day.

Other important dates for Spring 2021:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (UA closed) – Jan. 18
  • Honors Week – April 5-April 9
  • Honors Day – April 9
  • Final Exams – April 26-30
  • Commencement – April 30-May 1

Established health policies will remain, including mask-wearing requirements and practicing social distancing.

Most classes will have an in-person component as well as online options so students and faculty can quarantine or isolate without interruption to instruction or learning.

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