Today, the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) announced the Spring 2021 Semester Academic Calendar for students, with classes for the spring term beginning on Monday, January 25 and Spring Commencement slated for May 9. A full “Arrival to Campus Plan,” which will outline clear requirements and regulations for faculty, staff and students will be released to the campus community, beginning tomorrow.
“The 2021 Spring Semester calendar is crafted to meet the current public health guidelines and deliver high-quality, in-person learning that prepares West Virginia Wesleyan students for their future,” said Dr. James Moore, the College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. “While there will be changes on campus – locations of classes, for example – our commitment to excellence in education is steadfast. We are working to ensure the best learning environment possible and look forward to students’ arrival to campus.”
The College will share a robust Arrival to Campus Plan, beginning October 28, and will continue to share information on an on-going basis to prepare students, faculty and staff for both in-person instruction in January 2021 and for expected changes, such as an on-campus universal mask policy and social distancing protocols.
Also, students who must conduct clinical and lab training to complete Fall 2020 course study will participate in an early January residency, which will last from January 4 until January 22. Winter athletes will report to campus as early as December 27, 2020, to prepare for the season, in accordance with NCAA regulations, which is slated to begin in January 2021.
First-year students will move into the residence halls on Saturday, January 23 and returning students will move-in on Sunday, January 24. More details on move-in dates and timing will be released in the days ahead. The full campus calendar is below:
SPRING 2021 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
|January||23||Saturday||First Year Students move in|
|24||Sunday||Returning Student move in|
|24||Sunday||Orientation for new mid-year students|
|25||Monday||Classes begin (8:00 a.m.)|
|29||Friday||Deadline: Schedule change and late registration; Deadline: Pass/Fail application|
|February||17||Wednesday||Deadline: Withdraw from first quarter classes|
|March||3||Wednesday||Incomplete grades from fall semester due in Registrar's Office by 3:00 p.m.|
|4||Thursday||Progress reports due in Registrar's Office by 3:00 p.m.|
|11||Thursday||First quarter classes end|
|15||Monday||Second quarter classes begin|
|19||Friday||Deadline: Add/drop Second quarter classes|
|24||Wednesday||Deadline: Withdraw from full-semester classes|
|April||2||Friday||Good Friday recess (no classes)|
|7||Wednesday||Deadline: Withdraw from Second Quarter classes|
|17||Saturday||Academic Leadership Awards Convocation|
|24||Saturday||Admissions Open House & Course Registration Day|
|May||1||Saturday||Last Day of Classes|
|6||Thursday||Residence halls close (7:00 p.m.)|
|10||Monday||Final grades due in Registrar's Office by 3:00 p.m.|
Calendar subject to modification in the interest of the total College program.
ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2021 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan a “Top 20” Best Value – Regional Universities (South) and one of the “Top 75” Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.