Thursday, 21 May 2020 17:44

UNCP announces changes to Fall 2020 semester

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PEMBROKE — Students at UNC Pembroke will begin the fall 2020 semester two weeks early due to the impacts of COVID-19, Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings announced in a letter Wednesday to students, faculty and staff.

“It remains our goal at UNC Pembroke to bring students back to campus as we believe the on-campus experience offers the best opportunity for their success,” the letter reads. 

“Over the last several weeks, a working group of faculty, staff and student leaders have been working hard exploring the many possibilities to safely make this a reality.”

Classes will begin Aug. 5. Like many universities, UNC Pembroke will eliminate fall break to conclude the semester prior to Thanksgiving, extending the winter break. The last day of class will be Nov. 12. Final exams will be held Nov. 16-20 and commencement will be held Nov. 20-21. The Spring 2021 semester is currently scheduled to begin on Jan. 11, 2021.

“During times like these, we all must remain resilient and adaptable, to control those things we know and to prepare for those yet unknown. Your university leadership is committed to keeping you healthy and your safety is at the forefront while we develop innovative solutions to maintain a high-quality education environment.”