UM Announces Plans for Full In-Person Fall 2021 Semester

Face-to-face classes, campus experience will resume at Ole Miss

Archived photo: In-person classes, campus experience at the University of Mississippi will resume for fall 2021, the university announced Friday. Photo by Christian Johnson/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi announced today (Feb. 26) that the fall 2021 semester will be offered fully in person and on campus, a return to pre-COVID-19 operations.

UM Chancellor Glenn Boyce shared the announcement with students, faculty and staff, stating that adjustments will be made if necessary based on 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,” Boyce said. “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.”

Decisions regarding the summer session and intersession will be announced soon.

“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,” Boyce said. “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.”

In October 2020, the university announced a modified academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester and additional details regarding in-person Commencement activities for 2020 and 2021 graduates.

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