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Roanoke College releases plan for fall semester

Roanoke College student being tested for coronavirus
Roanoke College student being tested for coronavirus

ROANOKE, Va. – Things will look a little different for Roanoke College students this upcoming semester.

According to a letter from university president Mike Maxey, classes will start early this year, with students moving on campus in mid-August. There will also be no fall break, and classes will end before Thanksgiving.

Below is the schedule released by Roanoke College:

  • Saturday, Aug. 15: New student Move-In Day
  • Monday, Aug. 17: Returning student Move-In Day Wednesday, Aug. 19 First day of classes
  • Month of October: Classes through the month. No Fall Break.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17: Last day of classes for the fall semester
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18: Reading Day Nov. 19-21, 23-24 Exams
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25: Students return home (or sooner based on exam schedule)
  • Thursday, Nov. 26: Thanksgiving

College officials say they are still finalizing the RC Returns to Campus: Health and Safety Protocols with public health experts, which will have more details regarding those protocols.


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