FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 23, 2020
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University has adjusted its spring 2021 academic calendar to limit COVID-19 exposure and safeguard the health of students, employees and communities where the school has locations.
The spring semester will start Tuesday, Jan. 19, following Martin Luther King Jr. Day, giving students two full weeks to quarantine after holiday activities. Spring break — March 8-12 — moves from five days to three (Wednesday through Friday) plus the weekend, and classes are dismissed for a four-day break, April 2-5.
“It is essential that we continue to do everything we can to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 so students and employees can enjoy the on-campus experience we all desire,” said Tarleton President James Hurley. “These changes will help minimize virus exposure and keep our gates open.”
Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 14,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.