IU President Michael McRobbie recently released the adjusted academic calendar for 2020-21 giving the most consideration to the health and well-being of the IU faculty, staff and students, while continuing to focus on providing the education and experience you expect from this world-renowned institution.
Our goal at IU Kokomo is to ensure your safety on campus while you receive the best educational experiences in order to be successful and earn your degree. Soon we will be providing more details on IU Kokomo’s plan that will provide a blend of in-person and remote instruction using Zoom technology to allow social distancing. We are committed to providing the personal and engaging culture you are used to while at the same time keeping everyone safe.
The fall semester will begin on the planned date of August 24. The first 13 weeks will be in person. We will have class on Labor Day and fall break will be the week of Thanksgiving (November 22-29). The last three weeks of the semester will be remote instruction. The semester will end on the planned date of December 18. Each faculty member will outline what the remote instruction will include at the end of the semester for his or her course. The spring semester will begin on January 19 (delayed one week), using remote instruction until February 8 when we will return to in-person classes. We hope to minimize the impact of the flu season in the month of January. There will be no spring break, and the semester will end on the planned date of May 7.
As stated in the President’s message, all information will continue to be updated at fall2020.iu.edu, and Kokomo campus-specific information will be available there as well as on our website www.iuk.edu. Many questions will arise, and we will do our best to answer as quickly as possible, communicate that with you, and update the website accordingly. If you have additional questions, please feel free to use our chat box on our website or call 765-453-2000.
Most importantly, please keep an eye on your IUK email, the website fall2020.iu.edu, and messages from your professors on Canvas so you stay up-to-date on information. Also, be sure to follow our social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – for updates as well.
Stay safe, and I look forward to seeing you on campus! We are committed to seeing you be successful during this unprecedented year!
Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke