Viking Flex Plan — Academic Year 2020-21

Augustana University is committed to providing an in-person learning experience for students in Academic Year 2020-21. This experience, called The Viking Flex Plan, incorporates both face-to-face learning as well as an integrated virtual learning component in many classes. The Viking Flex Plan is implemented for the health and safety of all of our students, staff and faculty, as well as to create the best possible curricular and co-curricular experience on campus. The plan includes the ability for students to live in campus housing, with a number of health and safety protocols implemented across campus, including frequent cleaning, physical distancing, air quality controls and mask recommendations or requirements in specific spaces. Viking Flex provides for flexibility, ongoing analysis, and is subject to adjustments due to the dynamic nature of pandemic and in order to keep our community safe.

Below are some of the key dates and information regarding the Viking Flex Plan:

  • First day of Fall Semester 2020: Wednesday, August 26
  • No fall break
  • Last day of in-person instruction: Friday, November 20
  • Online instruction/project period: November 23-24; November 30-December 4
  • Thanksgiving Break "as is:" November 25-29
  • Last day of instruction for the semester: Friday, December 4
  • Students to return to campus for the regular start of J-term on Tuesday, January 5
  • First day of Spring Semester 2021: Wednesday, February 3
  • Easter and spring break combined: Saturday, March 27, through Monday, April 5
  • Last day of instruction for the semester: Thursday, May 13, with final exams set to conclude on Thursday, May 20

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