TUCSON (KVOA) - The University of Arizona has canceled Spring Break 2021, university officials confirmed Wednesday.
The break will be replaced with a series of "Reading Days." These days will be spread throughout the Spring 2021 semester.
University officials say Reading Days will allow students and instructors to take needed breaks during the academic term.
"This adjustment to the Academic Calendar is a necessary component of our ongoing commitment to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Tucson community and across the nation by reducing travel by faculty, staff and students. We are joined by many of our PAC-12 and American Association of Universities (AAU) peers, including the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Florida, Indiana University, Boston University, Iowa State University, Carnegie Mellon University, and more in eliminating Spring Break 2021, "Liesl Folks, Ph.D., M.B.A. said in an email.
The following days will be designated as "Reading Days":
• Thursday, February 25, 2021
• Tuesday, March 9, 2021
• Wednesday, March 10, 2021
• Friday, April 2, 2021
• Wednesday, April 21, 2021
UArizona says this schedule will allow "for the same number of class meetings as would normally occur during regular Spring session for on-campus classes".