Update to spring semester schedule

TRAVERSE CITY — Thank you for all of your work to keep our NMC community safe during the pandemic. While the safety protocols and scheduling changes are very different than a normal fall semester, with your support we have been able to greatly limit the spread of COVID-19 on NMC's campuses.

As we look ahead to spring semester, our goals remain the same—to keep our students and employees safe and to limit the disruption to learning as much as possible. To meet these goals we have some important updates to help you plan your spring schedule as you prepare to register for spring classes this week.

  • Course format options will remain the same including, lecture, hybrid, livestream and on-demand. We have worked to refine the definitions to make it easier for you to find your best option.
  • The spring semester start and end dates will remain as scheduled (unchanged).
  • Spring Break will be cancelled and classes will be held March 28–April 1.
  • Friday, April 2, will remain a college holiday. NMC will be closed and there will be no classes. 
  • Spring semester classes will conclude Monday, April 26. Instructors may use the rest of the week to meet with their students at the faculty's discretion.
  • Grades Submission deadlines will remain as scheduled.
  • The dates for events such as Honors Convocation and Commencement will remain as scheduled, but may need to be changed depending on safety protocols.

You can view the complete spring (and summer) course schedule here. Registration for both semesters begins this week.

You have done good work in limiting the spread of the coronavirus on our campuses. We believe that, by making these changes to the spring semester, we can continue to stay safe and keep learning. While we hope to not have to return to 100% virtual instruction like last spring, we are better prepared to make the shift, if necessary. We will continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 at NMC and in our region. Limiting the spread of the virus is a shared responsibility. Thank you for doing your part. For more information regarding NMC's response to COVID-19 visit nmc.edu/coronavirus.


Release date: September 29, 2020

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019


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