Pepperdine Pushes Jan Class Start Back To Feb, Over The Web

Written by on September 16, 2020

Pepperdine University again is hoping to reopen for in person classes … as early as this winter.

But the University has pushed back the start of the January semester into February … the eighth of February to be exact.

And there would be no spring break.

The school is hoping to allow time for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine by the start of the spring semester.

Spring semester will begin Feb. 8, 2021, and finals will end May 20, 2021.

Pepperdine undergraduate dean Michael Feltner has sent out an e-mail with dates for the new January session, commencement and summer sessions.

“We are hoping and planning to resume in-person classes on all University campuses — Malibu and international programs — in the spring semester,” Feltner wrote in an email published in the student newspaper. “

“At the same time, future uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic requires that we plan for multiple course delivery scenarios.”

Administration also provided an updated academic calendar with additional details.

The Pepperdine dean wrote that “At this time, our plan is to offer only online courses during the January session, but if conditions permit, we hope to offer some in-person classes, as well as undergraduate research, internship, and other similar special academic programs.”

Pepperdine tuition is 56 thousand dollars per year.

The school was one of the with plans for in-person classes as early as January.

And the school has been criticized buy some Pepperdine Community members for promising in prison classes and then dumping thousands of students without university housing into the Malibu community.

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