I am writing to share important information with you regarding the Spring 2021 semester. In an effort to continue to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our campus community, the Spring 2021 academic calendar has been adjusted. Classes will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021 and will run through May 6, 2021 with no breaks. Final examinations/culminating activities will be held on May 7, 10 or 11. Classes will be held on President’s Day (February 15), and there will not be a spring break. The dates listed in Student Online Services for each class will be adjusted within the next two weeks to reflect the new start date.
The Spring 2021 class schedule designates the three modes of delivery as follows:
- Section numbers that begin with V or S will be the traditional asynchronous online where you will log in on your own time. For example, EN 111 – V1 or EN 112 – SO1.
- Section numbers that begin with R will be conducted synchronous real-time remote during your regularly scheduled class time. Example EN 111 – R1.
- All other section numbers will be on-campus, in-person classes or labs meeting during your regularly scheduled class time.
If you have not yet registered for Spring 2021 classes, we urge you to do so as soon as possible. If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact the Advisement Center at (315) 574-4029, and one of our academic advisors will assist you.
Residential students are scheduled to return to on-campus housing the weekend of January 30 & 31. All continuing and new residential students will be required to quarantine for 14 days prior to arrival and participate in COVID-19 testing upon arrival to campus before proceeding to Housing. The Residential Life & Housing Office will communicate further details to residential students.
Commuter and off-campus students will be required to quarantine for 14 days prior to the start of classes and be tested for COVID-19 the weekend of January 30-31, OR they may choose to participate in the pooled surveillance testing twice in the two weeks leading up to the start of the semester. Additional details regarding these options will be communicated at a later date.
All residential students, as well as commuter and off-campus students who have one or more on-campus, in-person classes, will be required to participate in pooled surveillance testing weekly once classes begin. Failure to do so will be considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, and may result in immediate academic and housing suspension, as well as possible dismissal.
Please be assured that we are all working to create the best possible learning environment in the context of this public health crisis. Thank you for your support and confidence in Herkimer County Community College as we move through these uncertain times together. Best wishes for happy holidays and a safe winter break.
Donald M. Dutcher
Dean of Students/Director of Athletics
For the most up-to-date information on Herkimer College's response to COVID-19, please go to herkimer.edu/restart.