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BGSU to implement wellness days for Spring 2021 semester

BGSU cancels spring break to limit travel and community spread of COVID-19

Out of an abundance of caution and to limit the potential travel and community spread of COVID-19, Bowling Green State University has canceled spring break, which was scheduled for March 22-26. Instead, students will have four wellness days throughout the spring semester.

On wellness days, students will not have classes, however, they can participate in wellness programming as the University focuses on its commitment to create public good. The wellness days will take place:

  • Thursday, February 18
  • Friday, February 19
  • Monday, March 22
  • Tuesday, March 23
  • Wednesday, April 21

The spring semester start and end dates will remain the same, with classes scheduled to begin Jan. 11, 2021 and end April 23, with final exams occurring April 26-30, 2021.

Flexible Grading Options

Similar to last spring, BGSU is implementing flexible grading options, effective immediately. All undergraduate and graduate students will be allowed to convert any or all standard-graded courses to the COVID-19 S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) grading option for fall semester 2020.

If students choose this option, any course that the student receives a “C” or higher in will be converted to an “S” and will count toward their degree, regardless of current department, college or University requirements. Deadlines to convert to a S/U grading option are:

  • Students in 15-week classes will have until Wednesday, Nov. 18, to switch to the S/U grading option;
  • Students enrolled in Fall I seven-week classes have received a message about S/U grading options. Those enrolled in Fall II seven-week classes have until Friday, Dec. 4, to switch to an S/U grading option.

Academic advisors are available to help students determine which option is in their best interest.

Media Contact | Michael Bratton | mbratto@bgsu.edu | 419-372-6349