Augusta University has adjusted its fall 2020 calendar to reflect changes to the annual Masters Tournament.
The university had previously announced a fall break from Nov. 9-13 for the rescheduled tournament. The Augusta National Golf Club recently confirmed the tournament will be held without patrons due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Masters Tournament brings an annual opportunity for our students to work in temporary jobs to accommodate the thousands of visitors who come to experience all Augusta has to offer,” said Augusta University Provost Gretchen Caughman. “Without those opportunities this year, we adjusted our calendar to instead give students additional time with their loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday.”
Classes will now be in session the week of Nov. 9-13, with a full week of break for Thanksgiving from Nov. 23-27. The end of term, reading day and exam schedule will be moved up by two days, while the commencement date remains the same, Dec. 11.
Academic schedules remain unchanged for the Medical College of Georgia and The Dental College of Georgia, both of which operate year-round as opposed to a semester schedule like the university’s other colleges. Students admitted to and enrolled in the College of Nursing will also continue to follow the previous academic calendar. This excludes pre-nursing students, who will follow the new adjusted calendar.
Students can expect faculty in each of their classes to share a new syllabus with updated course and exam dates. Campus services such as shuttles and dining will still be available on a reduced schedule during the Thanksgiving break and exams week.
“We appreciate the patience and understanding of our students, faculty and parents as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and make the best decisions for our AU community,” Caughman said. “Through the challenges of this semester, JagNation remains strong and fully committed to our students’ academic success.”