Modifications Made to Winthrop University’s Fall 2020 Academic Schedule
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Modifications Made to Winthrop University’s Fall 2020 Academic Schedule

June 24, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Additional refinements to the calendar were made after input from the campus community, recommendation from academic leaders, and approval from Winthrop’s senior leadership.
  • As previously announced, there will be no fall break in October; the university will conclude face-to-face instruction before Thanksgiving break; and then Winthrop will move to remote instruction to complete the fall semester.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA  Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Adrienne McCormick announced today final modifications to Winthrop University’s fall 2020 academic schedule due to COVID-19.
As previously announced, there will be no fall break in October; the university will conclude face-to-face instruction before Thanksgiving break; and then Winthrop will move to remote instruction to complete the fall semester. 

Additional refinements to the calendar were made after input from the campus community, recommendation from academic leaders, and approval from Winthrop’s senior leadership. 

“We have rescinded our decision to offer remote learning on Election Day and have shifted to remote learning earlier, to give students additional flexibility in leaving campus,” McCormick said.  “The changes are designed to minimize travel to and from campus on holidays and shift all courses to remote instruction starting Thanksgiving week to avoid potential increased instances of COVID-19 coinciding with the regular flu season.” 

To recap the final modifications:

Labor Day – Offices will be open, and classes will be held.   
Election Day – Offices will be open, but classes will not be held. 
November 23 will be a remote instruction day, allowing students to leave the residence halls with less congestion any time after November 21.
November 24 there will be no classes.
November 25 will be a holiday, and offices will be closed. 

Fall 2020 Academic Calendar  

August 24 – Convocation/opening college and department meetings 

August 25  First day of classes 

September 7   Labor Day – classes will be held

October 8  Interim grading deadline 

November 3 – Election Day – no classes (offices open) 

November 23 – Remote learning day for all in-person and hybrid classes.

November 24-28 – Thanksgiving break (offices closed Wednesday, November 25) 

November 30 – Classes continue online or remote; no in-person classes after Thanksgiving break. 

December 3 – Last day of classes

December 4 – Study day

December 5- 11 – Final exams scheduled by day (except December 6) 

December 19 – Commencement 

*A remote learning day means that no in-person classes will be held; online and remote assignments will be offered in lieu of in-person contact hours. 

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news services manager, at longshawj@winthrop.edu

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