Spring Semester Updates
As we start the new year, we are making preparations for spring semester. At this time, we continue with the plan that was shared on Sept. 24 in CommUNITY.
For the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP), there are no changes to the spring semester schedule or terms, but in consultation with the deans of each school, a hybrid approach is planned, allowing some in-person instruction for select programs with online learning for others.
For the College, students will return to the Winona Campus and begin in-person classes on Monday, Jan. 25. Details, including dates for returning to campus and safety protocols, were shared on Jan. 11 in CommUNITY. Faculty continue to develop their classes using the CardinalFlex model.
Though we plan to start in person Jan. 25 in Winona and foresee no interruptions to coursework for SGPP students, we are mindful that much is and will remain uncertain. Our plans are contingent on current conditions, guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control, and possible executive orders at the state and national level.
Please know we will communicate with our entire community as quickly as possible with any updates.
As we have all learned during this pandemic, changes can occur quickly and it’s impossible for us to make guarantees far in advance. We have also realized more clearly that the Saint Mary’s community is resilient and nimble. We have had to shift and adapt, doing so very well, while we continue our shared educational mission. Together, we are Saint Mary’s.