Dear students, staff, and faculty,

Among the many lessons to learn from the pandemic, the need to hold future plans lightly is surely one of them.

In the absence of any clear signals about the possibility of receiving a COVID vaccination soon, we as a community must do all we can to stay healthy and safe and to create the best possible conditions for finishing the academic year together in person. As a consequence, after consulting with the COVID response team, the president’s cabinet, and the provost’s council, I have made a decision to cancel both spring break and Easter break in spring 2021. These cancellations will result in the spring semester ending one week earlier than planned.

Interim will still begin on January 6 and end on January 26, 2021. The second semester will begin on February 2 and end on May 13, 2021. Commencement will be celebrated be celebrated on May 15, 2021.

The revised calendar is here.

Thank you for your continued commitment to the health and safety of the Calvin community.


Cheryl Brandsen, provost