SU Plans Fall 2021 Semester to Start August 30th

Monday, Mar 22, 2021 at 1:01 pm by

By Josh Meyers

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Monday, August 30th will be the first day of Syracuse University classes for the Fall 2021 semester, according to an email from SU Chancellor Kent Syverud. This comes as vaccine distribution has expanded widely across New York State.

“With wide distribution of vaccines and progress toward achieving herd immunity, we are planning for a fully in-person semester this fall,” Syverud said in an email today. “We will do everything possibly to support our international students in making their way to campus.”

The university says they have great confidence in ensuring that operations will be returning to normalcy by the Fall. However, the administration says the community should still remain cautious as cases currently spiking.

“The University will remain vigilant and cautious as always, follow all the best public health guidance and continue to take care of those who remain at risk,” Syverud said.

This start date for the Fall semester isn’t set in stone, but Syverud says if things continue to improve across the country, students should expect a return normalcy on campus.

“It’s too soon to know exactly what conditions with COVID-19 will be like six months from now,” he said. “But with improving conditions around the region and country, Syracuse University is planning for a return to more normal operations this fall.”