We will begin the semester on August 17, 10 days earlier than originally planned. Classes will run for fourteen weeks, from August 17 through November 20. We will eliminate the October fall break and students will not return to campus after Thanksgiving break. The fall semester will be completed by a week of remote finals from November 30 through December 4. These changes allow us to take advantage of the nice weather in August, September and October to hold classes and events outside, and reduce the round trips students have to make to campus. Based on all we know right now, we expect that students will return to campus for the second semester in January but will maintain flexibility and adaptability to meet the changes and challenges presented by COVID-19.