In a faculty senate meeting Monday, the University of Wisconsin faculty voted 140-7 to cancel 2021 Spring Break and start classes one week later amidst COVID-19 concerns.
Classes will start Jan. 25, one week after originally anticipated, and they will continue until April 30 as originally planned.
Instead of Spring Break spanning the week of March 27, students will have Friday off the weekend of April 3.
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This preserves the number of days in the spring semester while shifting the dates of instruction.
Winter break will start Dec. 19, meaning students who live on campus won’t be back for nearly two months — from Nov. 30 to late January.