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November 6, 2020: Spring Semester

COVID-19 Updates | 11.06.2020

Dear faculty and staff,

As I watch what is happening in our state, I remain thankful that Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has been so very fortunate to have a thoughtful, respectful community which continues to be vigilant during this pandemic. Our COVID-19 numbers have remained low even as the state and county have seen a spike in cases within the last couple of weeks. As a reminder, you may find weekly statistics online: COVID-19 Dashboard.

The SMWC COVID-19 Task Force continues to monitor internal, state and county data and communicate with health officials. We will continue to provide updates regarding availability of flu vaccinations and future immunizations and information that may impact our campus daily. The internal and external data and information has helped inform our operation plans for next semester.

Spring 2021 Schedule for Campus Programs

Face-to-face classes for the spring 2021 semester will begin on Monday, January 11 and will conclude on Friday, May 7. The college will observe holidays on January 18 and February 15 meaning offices are closed and no classes are in session. Classes will recess for a combined Spring and Easter Break on March 29 through April 5, and resume face-to-face on Tuesday, April 6. College offices are closed on Friday, April 2 to observe Good Friday.

During the Spring term, the college will still be following its current protocols of physical distancing and wearing masks in classrooms and common areas as well as a daily check-in with the #CampusClear app.


  • Classes begin Monday, January 11.
  • College closed/no classes on Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • College closed/no classes on Monday, February 15 for Presidents’ Day.
  • Spring/Easter Break – Monday, March 29 through April 5. No classes.
  • College closed Good Friday, April 2.
  • Classes resume on campus April 6-May.

The Woods Online program will run as originally scheduled January 11-May 7. Graduate programs will continue to have hybrid residencies through May 2021. Decisions regarding summer residencies will be made later.

I am grateful to be surrounded by such a dedicated and creative team who puts our collective health and wellness first so that learning may continue without disruption. And, I am so proud of our campus for the care with which each of you take for our community’s safety.

Stay safe and well,