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Western Michigan University announced that the 2021 spring semester will on January 11, according to an email sent to the WMU community from the Office of the Provost.

Spring break has also been moved to the week of March 29-April 2. Previously spring break was held in the first week of March.

Following spring break, classes will resume virtually for the rest of the semester on April 5. Exceptions will be made for classes that support degrees requiring continued hands-on learning.

“This atypical academic year has asked many things of you and you’ve responded with diligence, hard work, patience and resilience,” Vice President for Academic Affairs Jennifer Bott said. “Amid the considerable challenges the world is experiencing due to the novel coronavirus pandemic our campus community has demonstrated that with careful planning and each of us committed to practicing COVID-19-conscious behaviors, WMU can continue offering its high-quality educational experience. I appreciate your sustained commitment in doing your part this fall and for the semesters to come.”

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