Naval Academy extends winter holiday, drops spring break

Associated Press
October 09, 2020 - 8:54 am
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is dropping spring break, but extending the winter holiday as part of its plan to keep staff and midshipmen safe during the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Thursday.

A news release from the academy says spring semester classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, after taking Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Capital Gazette reported. Fall semester classes will end on Dec. 3, with the last final exam on Dec. 11.

The academy has not yet announced when students will be sent home for winter break. While the academy won’t give its midshipmen a spring break, it is providing an additional three-day weekend, with April 5 now off.

Midshipmen’s return will be phased, beginning in early January, to help accommodate for travel and restriction of movement requirements, according to the release. More details will be provided later.

Spring classes will end on May 5, with commissioning week planned to immediately follow final exams instead of having a customary break for upperclassmen. Commissioning and graduation will be May 28.

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