Bloomsburg University Announces Spring 2021 Plans

For Immediate Release

Date: Oct. 16, 2020

Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications/Media Relations


Bloomsburg University Announces Spring 2021 Plans


BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University has announced its plans for the Spring 2021 semester.

The spring semester will begin on Monday, Feb.1, 2021, and feature three sessions within the one semester. Classes will be offered in a traditional 14-week semester as well as two, seven-week sessions. The University will forgo the traditional spring break and will end the spring semester on May 7. Spring graduation is scheduled for Saturday, May 15.

Across all three spring sessions, BU will offer approximately 60% of its classes remotely, 15% blended, and 25% face-to-face. BU’s plan will continue to follow the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, the PA Department of Health, the PA Department of Education, and the Office of the Chancellor of the State System.

“My sincere thank you to our students – and their families and supporters – as we continue to navigate an unusual time in the life of our University,” said BU President Bashar Hanna. “In August, we had high hopes as we welcomed our students back to campus for in-person learning. Unfortunately, we had to pivot to remote learning when the total of positive COVID-19 cases rose to a concerning level. To the credit of our students, faculty, and staff, they transitioned smoothly through the pivot, and they continue to persevere despite the challenging circumstances. I have every confidence that all our Huskies will reach the ultimate destination and walk across the stage on their graduation day.”

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Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. We believe opportunity belongs to those who are ready to work for it and unafraid to do something great with it. But it’s not just for us. As a Husky, every step you take pulls the whole pack forward. Serving approximately 8,600 students, BU offers comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and Honors College.