Revised Spring 2021 Academic Calendar Announced

November 3, 2020

As was the case in the fall, the spring 2021 academic calendar for undergraduate students on the Macon campus will be adjusted to eliminate long breaks and mitigate the risk of community spread of COVID-19. Adjustments to other academic program or campus calendars will be posted on the Registrar website and communicated by the academic dean.

The 2021 spring semester will start on Thursday, January 7, with the last day of classes on Friday, April 30, as scheduled. In recognition of their significance to the Mercer community, the University will continue to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. and Good Friday holidays with no class meetings. Spring Break is being eliminated from the schedule and replaced with midweek breaks throughout the semester. The midweek breaks include:

  • Classes are not to meet on February 10, February 23, March 5, and March 30. These days will serve as a midterm reading days to prepare for exams and assignments. Faculty are encouraged to be available for office hour assistance.
  • This year’s Breakthroughs in Engagement, Arts and Research (BEAR) Day will be observed with no class meetings. BEAR Day is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 15.

The full spring academic calendars are available on the Registrar’s website at and