Dr. Rudin announces cancelation of 2021 Spring Break

Dear students, faculty and staff

To protect the health and safety of our campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the A&M-Commerce administration has revised the spring 2021 academic calendar.

The modifications were made with input from SGA, Staff Council, and Faculty Senate and with authorization from The Texas A&M University System and Chancellor John Sharp.

The revised calendar includes these key changes:

· No spring break in an effort to reduce travel-related exposures to COVID-19. We have asked faculty to work with students who may be impacted by the cancellation (e.g. children at home during school spring breaks).

· An earlier semester end date (finals will be April 26-30, 2021).

· An earlier spring commencement date (April 30-May 1, 2021).

The rest of the 2021 academic calendar will remain the same. For employees, The two staff holidays that were originally scheduled for March 11 and 12, 2021, have been changed to floating holidays, which may be used at any time January – August 2021 with supervisors' approval. Please note that Human Resources will share information on how to enter the two days in the Workday system.

We understand that the revised schedule may be inconvenient to some, but we appreciate your flexibility as we make every effort to help you stay safe and healthy.

The president signature.
Mark Rudin