OCC TO PUSH BACK THE START OF THE SPRING 2021 SEMESTER AND ELIMINATE SPRING BREAK DUE TO COVID-19

Posted on October 6, 2020

 

Onondaga Community College will delay the start of the spring 2021 semester by one week and eliminate spring break due to COVID-19. The new first day of classes will be Monday, February 1. Residence hall students will move in two weeks prior to the start of classes as they did for the fall 2020 semester. They will undergo routine testing for COVID-19 as they did prior to and during the fall 2020 semester. The College’s commencement ceremony remains scheduled for Saturday, May 15.

“As we examined options for the spring 2021 semester, we determined it would be best to give our residence hall students enough time to quarantine on campus before classes. We also wanted to limit the likelihood of exposure due to travel during spring break, which is why we decided to eliminate it. Students, faculty, and staff have done a remarkable job of taking the proper precautions as it relates to the virus. We have created a culture of ‘doing the right thing’ and are determined to keep it going in the spring semester,” said OCC President Dr. Casey Crabill.

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Onondaga Community College, Central New York’s partner in education for success, is a two-year college located on a 280-acre campus in Syracuse, NY. OCC operates under the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is locally sponsored by Onondaga County. We are the first public college in the nation to partner with Barnes & Noble College on the “Box of Books” program which provides students with flat-rate, predictable pricing for textbooks and technology. OCC is an Achieving the Dream college and has been named a “Military Friendly” school by G.I. Jobs Magazine for its service to student veterans. The College’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility has earned it recognition as a “Green College” by the Princeton Review, a “Cool School” by the Sierra Club and a “Sustainable Campus” by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. A 2019 report titled “The Economic Value of Onondaga Community College” shows students enjoy an attractive 21.7% rate of return on their educational investment. For every dollar of support from state and local governments, taxpayers see a return of $3.90 on their investments. The average annual rate of return for taxpayers is 9.3%. OCC’s 17 athletics teams have won 16 national championships. Learn more about the College at www.sunyocc.edu.

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