Tentative Plan for Spring 2021 Announced

Tentative Plan for Spring 2021 Announced

The University of Redlands announced its plan for the Spring 2021 semester, which is now expected to run from January 19th to April 19th, in a university-wide email sent yesterday afternoon. Amidst students’ anxiety about the Spring semester and what to expect, the announcement came just in time for students’ registration period, which started on Oct.14 for seniors.

According to the email, the College of Arts and Sciences plans to offer mixed modalities and limited return to residential housing. 40% of classes will be in-person, 40% online, and the rest a hybrid between the two. 

Additional safety measures include a “COVID-19 Safety Pledge and Expectations document” and a “COVID-19 Operations Plan,” which outlines expectations and responsibilities for students and community members. Upon returning, students who choose to live on campus should also expect to be placed in single rooms. 

“If students have not done so already, they are urged to complete or update their Housing Intention for Spring 2021 form available on the MyRedlands Housing Portal,” the email reminded students. 

Of those mentioned, the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Theology plan to remain online in Spring, with possibilities for in-person instructions later in the semester, “as local conditions allow.” In contrast, the School of Continuing Studies will continue online instructions throughout the whole semester.

The email stressed that these plans are tentative and subject to changes following state guidance, especially regarding feedback from San Bernardino County for the proposed plan. 

The Bulldog will provide new updates with more information in the next few days. If you have any comments or concerns about this announcement that you’d like to share, contact us at bulldogeditor@gmail.com.