On Monday, Chancellor Glenn Boyce and the University of Mississippi released the tentative plan for the spring semester of 2021 at Ole Miss.
The following goals were stated by the administration for the spring semester:
Maintain an on-campus learning, residential and working environment that prioritizes the safety and well-being of the campus population,
Prevent the spread of the virus by following guidance provided by public health officials and agencies,
Fulfill our core mission of education, research, and service, and
Enable our students to maintain academic progress toward earning their degrees.
For starters, the campus will still be closed in observance in Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18. Classes will begin on the following Tuesday, January 19.
Spring break will not be observed during the spring semester. Instead, classes will now end a week earlier than the original plan, with the final day taking place on April 30.
Commencement will take place in person for the classes of 2020 and 2021. The Class of 2021 will have their ceremony on May 1. Meanwhile, the Class of 2020 will finally celebrate graduation in person on May 8.