Spring Semester Updates: Important Dates

As the Fall 2020 semester comes to a close, MIAD is already preparing for the Spring 2021 semester. 

Important Dates

  • First Day of Classes: January 11, 2021
  • Last Day of Classes: April 30, 2021
  • Spring Break: To reduce travel and mitigate the virus, MIAD has converted its traditional weeklong spring break into single day breaks throughout the semester. The number of days off will remain the same. The updated calendar is at https://www.miad.edu/calendar-galleries/academic-calendar

Spring Classes
Spring classes will look very similar to fall, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. MIAD will continue to focus on the safety and well-being of its community in the Spring 2021 semester. 

We aim to continue providing students, faculty and staff safe access to the facility and labs. Faculty will continue to focus on creating robust online learning experiences and, when possible, will provide opportunities for in-person engagement. Some classes will be fully online—particularly those in Writing, Art History, Sciences and Humanities. In addition, students can choose to study entirely online for the semester.

If infection rates continue to rise, more restrictions may be required at the start of Spring semester, including additional limitations on access to the building. In this scenario, access will increase as infection rates subside. The only thing we can say with certainty is that the situation will continue to be dynamic and we will have to adjust accordingly, just as we have done this fall.

COVID-19 Testing 
In the fall, MIAD received state funding to perform limited COVID-19 testing. That funding ended on November 30, 2020 and MIAD is evaluating testing options for spring. Once determined, details will be sent to students via their MIAD email address.

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