Dalton State Changes Spring Calendar Due to Pandemic


In an ongoing effort to remain face-to-face for classes during the pandemic, Dalton State is adjusting the academic calendar for spring semester.

The new calendar includes a later start date to allow employees and students who travel over the winter break time to isolate before returning to campus and reduces the length of spring break to minimize travel. The calendar was developed with input from employees and students.

“We believe this change will help us remain on campus for the entirety of spring semester,” said Dr. Jodi Johnson, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. “We know this is an adjustment. We developed this with the goal of providing a quality face-to-face educational experience in a safe environment.”

Spring semester will begin on Monday, Jan. 11 with breaks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18 and on Tuesday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 17. The last day of classes will be Wednesday, April 28 with finals Thursday, April 29-Wednesday, May 5.

The safety protocols put into place for the current semester will remain in effect through spring. These include physical distancing guidelines, extra sanitation of shared spaces, wearing masks indoors, utilizing flipped and hybrid classes and encouraging those who are sick to stay home.

For more information on COVID-19 at Dalton State visit www.daltonstate.edu and click on the “COVID-19 Update” button.