Wayne State Students To Be Welcomed Back One Week Earlier, Vital Decisions Made Towards 2020 Fall Academic Calendar

WAYNE – State colleges in Nebraska will now have a better grasp on what the fall semester will now look like following a recent announcement from Chancellor Paul Turman.

According to a release from WSC, their summer courses have transitioned from face-to-face to remote delivery due to continued restrictions and guidelines for social distancing from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The Nebraska State College System covers Chadron State College, Peru State College and Wayne State College.

Chancellor Turman released a series of dates for the fall semester which will start a week earlier than scheduled now on August 17.

There’ll be no mid-term break for WSC students, faculty and staff and the fall semester will end on November 20 with finals week being November 23 – 25 as Thanksgiving is November 26.

The Winter Commencement will be announced at a later date based on public health directives.

The 2020 Spring Commencement was scheduled for May 9 as Wayne State College officials announced in late March that they plan on holding a ceremony sometime this summer, permitting conditions.

This new calendar will allow students to complete the fall term early, giving them the opportunity to take additional courses during a new three-week December term, complete an internship, return home and/or work until the start of the spring semester.

Following a brief five-day break, a short class scheduled, which will be similar to the summer, is being anticipated to take place from November 30 – December 18, 2020.

State Colleges in Chadron, Peru and Wayne are working through the details of this plan for their individual institutions. College officials will continue to communicate with faculty, staff and students as more details become available.

The Nebraska State Colleges will also continue to work with state and local officials to limit the spread of coronavirus and develop safety measures.

Visit wsc.edu/covid19 for the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic.