Remote Instruction will be expanded at the start of the semester; the first in-person classes will meet January 19.
Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., announced plans to expand the period of remote learning at the start of the Spring 2021 semester in an effort to safeguard the health of students, faculty and staff.
Classes will begin on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 as originally planned; however, all instruction will be delivered remotely through Friday, January 15, 2021. This means all spring semester face-to-face, hybrid, and Hyflex classes will meet remotely between January 6, 2021, and January 15, 2021.
FAMU will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. In-person instruction will begin on Tuesday, January 19 for all spring semester face-to-face, hybrid and Hyflex classes.
“This additional week of remote classes is designed to give the University more time to test members of the campus community for COVID-19 and help us reduce the potential for community spread of the virus,” Robinson said in his Dec. 2 letter to the campus community.
The spring semester will end Friday, April 23, 2021, a week earlier than originally planned. Spring break has been cancelled. Commencement is scheduled for the weekend of April 23 and will be conducted in accordance with CDC protocols at that time. A virtual Commencement remains an option.
Students will be able to access essential services, such as financial aid, student accounts and the registrar’s office during this time.
FAMU College of Law
The FAMU College of Law, which was primarily virtual for the fall semester, will begin the Spring 2021 semester virtually for the first two weeks, from January 4 through January 15, while assessing the impact of the holiday season.
The College of Law will keep Spring Break, March 15-19. Following Spring Break, the Orlando campus will go completely virtual for the remainder of the semester. The final day of instruction for the spring semester will be Monday, April 12.
There may be additional follow-up communications with specific instructions for students residing in University Housing or select academic programs.
“We look forward to a successful spring semester and thank the FAMU community for working together to provide a safe and healthy environment,” Robinson said in closing. “Remember “Protect the FAMUly.’”