USI to Start Spring 2021 Semester Online

Students at the University of Southern Indiana will be starting the Spring 2021 Semester in an online format.

Posted: Oct 23, 2020 2:48 PM
Updated: Oct 24, 2020 6:23 AM

USI President Ronald S. Rochon said Friday that when classes at the University begin on Jan. 19, they will be held in an online-only capacity temporarily, with a few exceptions for labs, practicums, clinicals, and other areas that require in-person attendance.

President Rochon says that classes will return to their previously-scheduled modalities on Feb. 8 and that students will be notified prior to Thanksgiving break if they're registered for any class that will require in-person attendance on Jan. 19

Below is a list of important dates related to the end of the Fall Semester and the start of the Spring Semester, via President Rochan:

Fall Semester 2020

  • November 24: Last day of in-person classes
  • November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break; University Closed
  • November 30: Classes (and Finals) Resume Virtually Through December 11
  • December 11: Fall Semester Ends
  • December 12: Virtual Fall Commencement
  • December 17: University Health Center Closes Until January 4
  • December 18: METS Bus Service Ends
  • December 23: Winter Recess Begins; University Closed 

Spring Semester 2021

  • January 4: University Reopens
  • RFWC Opens; See Website for Hours
  • Library Opens; See Website for Hours
  • UC, Food Service Open; See Website for Hours and Locations
  • University Health Center Reopens; See Website for Hours
  • January 8: Students Return to Campus Housing
  • METS Bus Service Resumes; See Website for Routes and Hours
  • January 14: Virtual New Student Orientation
  • January 15: Last Day of Open Registration
  • January 19: Classes Begin Virtual Only (exceptions: labs, practicums, clinicals, etc.) until Feb. 8
  • February 8: Regular Class Modalities Start
  • March 8-13: No Spring Break; Classes in Session
  • March 30: No Assessment Day; Classes in Session
  • April 2: University Closed; No Classes
  • May 7: Spring Semester Ends
  • May 7-8: Spring Commencement Weekend

Those dates are also available on USI's  Academic Calendar website.

President Rochan says these plans are subject to change as the University continues to monitor the pandemic and the guidance of health and government officials.



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