UW-Madison Faculty Senate votes in favor of eliminating spring break

Posted at 7:23 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 12:59:49-04

MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Faculty Senate has voted in favor of eliminating spring break next semester to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The Faculty Senate voted 140-7 on the 2021 spring calendar at a meeting Monday. The revised calendar eliminates spring break and starts classes a week later, on Jan. 25.

Classes now end April 30, the same day as the current calendar.

Officials say dropping spring break would discourage students and staff from traveling long distances and bringing the virus back to campus.

Read the revised calendar here.

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