Ole Miss to offer fall 2021 semester as full in-person, campus experience

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In a letter to students, faculty and staff on Friday, Chancellor Glenn Boyce outlined the university’s plan.

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 1:43 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2021 10:19 AM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The chancellor of Ole Miss says the university will offer the fall 2021 semester as a full in-person, campus experience.

In a letter to students, faculty and staff on Friday, Chancellor Glenn Boyce outlined the university’s plan.

Read the full letter below:

Feb. 26, 2021

Dear students, faculty and staff,

We have seen a return this semester of much of the vibrancy and vitality for which our campus is beloved and so well-known.

As we look ahead, priority registration for Fall 2021 begins on April 12. We will offer the Fall 2021 semester as a full in-person, campus experience. We will continue to monitor the health and safety of our campus community and adapt if necessary to government orders and public health guidance.

The growing adoption and distribution of multiple vaccines against the COVID-19 virus enables us to plan for a full resumption of in-person classes for Fall 2021 and fully return our campus to pre-COVID-19 operations. As we remain committed to doing all we can to operate similar to Fall 2019, we will monitor the distribution of the vaccine closely as well as other relevant indicators.

While we do not have an update yet regarding summer session and intersession, we are working on that now and hope to have an update for you soon. As we shared earlier, we look forward to hosting the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 for in-person Commencement ceremonies on consecutive weekends in early May. Full details about Commencement can be found here.

Thank you again for all of your efforts and contributions to our campus community, and for your continued commitment to keeping our campus safe and healthy. Like you, I’m very excited and looking forward to returning fully to the academic, operational and campus atmosphere that we all know and cherish. We will continue to share updates, and I encourage you to monitor our COVID-19 website for more information.

Sincerely,

Glenn F. Boyce
Chancellor

 

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