Dear Faculty Colleagues:
We write to give you more detail on the spring semester schedule to help you plan your spring syllabi. The key dates are as follows, with the reasoning provided below:
24 Wednesday Classes begin fully remotely (Monday class schedule observed)
25 Thursday (Tuesday class schedule observed)
Fully-remote period ends after students receive negative day-7 tests for Covid-19. Please note that it is possible that remote instruction may continue beyond the first week of instruction if the public health situation requires it.
8 Thursday Mid-term break; classes do not meet
9 Friday Mid-term break; classes do not meet
3 Monday Long weekend break; classes do not meet
11 Tuesday Spring symposium; classes do not meet
21 Friday Last day of spring classes
28 Friday Last day of final exams
We will begin the semester fully remotely while students await day-7 test results for Covid-19 after their arrival in Middlebury. The first two days of the semester will observe a Monday and Tuesday class schedule, respectively, to even out days across the semester. This fall has shown us that working straight through without breaks is not advisable for either students or faculty. The spring calendar therefore includes two breaks: a short mid-term break after 6 weeks of class, and a long weekend break a few weeks later. The Spring Student Symposium will take place Tuesday, May 11, and classes will end May 21. This will allow us to have our normal 59 days of instruction during the spring semester.
Please let us know if you have any questions, and we hope that this fall semester ends well for you and your students.
Dean of Curriculum
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty