Wagner College President Joel W. Martin has announced several adjustments to the Spring 2021 semester calendar. These adjustments are designed to keep life and work on our campus safe and healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.
For more information on Wagner College's Covid-19 policies and communications, please visit our website.
The beginning of the Spring 2021 semester, with some exceptions, has been pushed back from Monday, Feb. 8 to the following Monday, Feb. 15. This one-week shift will allow for a safe, staged campus repopulation and accommodate travel quarantine.
The first two weeks of classes — from Monday, Feb. 15 through Saturday, Feb. 27, with some exceptions — will be conducted online.
Classes will then switch on Monday, March 1 to the same hybrid format used during the Fall 2020 semester.
A small number of laboratory and performance-based courses will begin in-person classes between Feb. 15 and Feb. 27. Professors teaching those classes will notify their students.
Faculty and staff members will be able to return to their offices beginning Monday, Feb. 8 to begin preparations for the new semester.
Residential students will be informed of their move-in date by the Office of Residential Education. Most move-in dates will be scheduled between Feb. 8 and March 1, with some groups being allowed to move in earlier. Please watch your email for further information.
Commuter students will be permitted to return to campus when their in-person classes resume.
Returning students must provide documentation of flu vaccination.
Once the campus is reopened, the college will resume Covid-19 testing. Please watch your email for further information.
Campus Covid-19 health policies will remain in effect and will be enforced for all members of the campus community, even those who have been vaccinated or who previously had Covid-19. Those policies include daily screenings using our CoVerified app, use of approved face coverings, social distancing and avoidance of unsafe gatherings.
We expect that many more faculty members will be teaching in person, and many more staff members will be working on campus, than was the case during the fall semester. Please watch your email for information about requesting reasonable accommodations to teach and work remotely.
We anticipate that the virus will remain a threat across the entire country and throughout the semester. Even so, we are confident that we can not only repeat the success of our fall semester, but make the student experience even richer. For example, we are working with the NEC to enable our student athletes to compete in sports this spring, including the fall teams that were unable to play during their regular season. We are also making plans that will enable us to support students coming from other areas who will require quarantine upon arrival in New York City. And we will continue to make it possible for students who wish to attend online to do so.
An email message containing information relevant to students and families about the spring semester plan will be sent shortly.
TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Two online meetings have been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 19 to provide further information about the Spring 2021 semester and answer questions.
Please use the links below to register for these meetings:
Although each meeting is planned for a specific group, any member of the Wagner community may attend either of these meetings, and recordings of both meetings will be made available later.
Everyone is invited to submit questions in advance of these meetings, using this online form. Questions may also be submitted during each meeting.