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Towson University announced plans for the 2021 minimester, spring term on October 14, 2020.
There will be no changes to the academic calendar for the minimester and spring 2021 terms.
Minimester will begin Monday, Jan. 4, with classes ending on Friday, Jan. 22.
Spring term will begin Monday, Jan. 25, with classes ending on Tuesday, May 11.
Final exams will be held May 12–18.
All minimester classes will be offered via remote instruction only. The spring term will begin with the first two weeks — from Jan. 25 to Feb. 7 — delivered as remote instruction, with exceptions for selected laboratories, clinical experiences, internships and experiential courses. Beginning Feb. 8, face-to-face and hybrid instruction will be held on campus and remotely. Our research initiatives, always guided by the highest standards, will continue as well. We are committed to working with students needing labs, studios and performance-based classes that are required for completion of their degrees.
During the spring term, approximately 85% of instruction will be offered remotely while face-to-face and hybrid course delivery will be conducted at previously determined, reduced densities in accordance with federal, state and local health and safety guidance.
The policy for fall will remain in place — students will be able to select remote learning for all but a very small subset of courses where there is no alternative to face-to-face (such as clinical rotations and some internships).
Faculty will continue to have the ability to determine the modality of their courses. Including synchronous elements to all remote instruction is highly recommended.
Spring break will take place from March 14–21.
No study abroad programs will be offered during the minimester or spring terms in 2021.
The TU Study Abroad Office offers virtual group advising sessions for students interested in planning for future study abroad. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Those locations follow TU protocols for schedule changes or campus status.