The Spring 2021 semester will begin as planned on Tuesday, January 26, and end as planned on Thursday, May 20.

Like many colleges nationwide and locally, Adelphi has replaced five days of Spring Break in March with five non-consecutive days off throughout the semester to help prevent the spread of COVID. On these days, the University will remain open but classes will not be held. The weekend of March 20 and 21 remain Spring Break days so classes will not meet on those days as planned. The total amount of days dedicated to Spring Break has stayed the same.

Our goal in making this change was to ensure that all our students get days off to rest, rejuvenate and catch up while discouraging extended travel mid-semester, which has a high potential for increasing the risk of COVID-19 spread and causing an outbreak in our community. An outbreak would not only risk the wellbeing of our community members, but could force Adelphi to return to fully remote learning for at least two weeks, according to the most current state policy.

Adelphi determined these semester plans with input from our academic leaders across the University, our faculty, and student leaders in the Student Government Association and the Graduate Student Council and in accordance with New York state and department of health guidelines. We also aligned our plan with decisions by similar nearby institutions.

The Spring Break dates for 2021 are:

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • Saturday, March 20, 2021
  • Sunday, March 21, 2021
  • Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Monday, May 3, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021

You can see the full Academic Calendar here.

The weekend of March 20 and 21 will continue to be considered Spring Break days – classes will not meet on those days.

Students should coordinate any time off from internships with your program coordinator (to ensure hours are met) and your internship employer (to be sensitive to their needs). If you need assistance with that, please reach out to your adviser or contact the Office of Academic Services at for advisement.

Your field placement coordinator will have program-specific information developed in consultation with program directors and deans. Please reach out to them.

Regarding comps, please reach out directly to Department Chair for Communication Sciences and Disorders Cindy Arroyo at

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