Spring 2021 calendar changes

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by Dr. Sally McRorie, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dear FSU community,

As our highest priority remains the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, Florida State University has adopted a new calendar for the Spring 2021 semester.

The semester will still begin Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, however, the first three days of classes will be taught remotely. The university has canceled Spring Break in 2021. As a result, the semester will end Friday, April 23, 2021, a week earlier than originally planned.

The university continues its efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and we believe these adjustments will reduce the potential for members of the campus community to return to Tallahassee with the virus after traveling during spring break.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work together to provide a healthier and safer environment for the entire campus community.


Sally McRorie
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

The new calendar for the Spring 2021 semester is as follows:

January 6

Spring Semester begins
All classes will be taught remotely for the first 3 days.

January 18

MLK holiday
Spring Break is canceled.

April 23

Spring Semester ends
Last day of classes is April 16. Exam week is April 19-23.