The University will adjust the Fall 2020 academic calendar to ensure that all face-to-face instruction has been completed by Tuesday, November 24, two days before Thanksgiving. The University will shorten the Thanksgiving Break to three days (Wednesday through Friday), and classes will meet on the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving Week. Following Thanksgiving, the University will have one week of online final exams (November 30 - December 4). The start date for the fall semester will remain on Monday, August 17.

This adjustment to the calendar will allow Idaho State to complete all face-to-face instruction before late fall, when projections in our neighboring states suggest greater prevalence of general illness and perhaps an increased threat from COVID-19. We want you to feel comfortable traveling home for the holidays without having to return before spring semester.

The schedule change also supports your academic progress and ensures the University meets all federal and accreditation requirements. Some limited, in-person exceptions will be necessary for clinical and technical programs to meet following Thanksgiving, and those exceptions will be communicated by your instructor. All grading and graduation deadlines will remain the same.