DWU moves back January start date by a week
Dakota Wesleyan University said Monday that it will delay the start of its spring semester by one week in consideration of COVID-19.
In-person classes for on-campus students will begin Monday, Jan. 18. The first day of classes was previously scheduled for Jan. 11.
“In order to create a two-week window between New Year’s Eve and the start of the spring semester, DWU will move its semester start date back by one week,” said DWU President Amy Novak in an announcement. “This will allow additional quarantine time if students are exposed to COVID-19 over the holidays.”
Prior to the start of the fall semester, DWU started classes on time but announced it would end on-campus, face-to-face classes on Nov. 20, prior to the Thanksgiving holiday break. Classes are scheduled to be held online only through the last day of final exams on Dec. 16.
Students that returned home for Thanksgiving are discouraged from returning to campus until January, while residence halls would remain open for students staying on campus over Thanksgiving.
The spring semester classes are scheduled to run through Friday, May 7.