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Wayland Baptist University Plainview to begin fall classes on Aug. 12

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Wayland Baptist University Plainview will begin fall classes on Aug. 12, a week earlier than originally scheduled. Classes will conclude prior to Thanksgiving and finals will be given online the week following Thanksgiving.

An outline of the university's fall schedule is as follows: 

• Student Athlete move-in and training will begin Thursday, August 6, and Friday, August 7
• Faculty and Staff professional development meetings will be conducted on Friday, August 7
• Koinonia begins Friday, August 7 through Saturday, August 8
• The dining hall will open Sunday, August 9. 
• Plainview move-in for new students will be Monday, August 10.
• Add/Drop will be Monday, August 10
• Late registration will occur on Tuesday, August 11
• Classes begin on Wednesday, August 12
• Classes WILL meet on Labor Day, September 7, there will be no Fall Break
• In-person classes end Friday, November 20
• Final exams will be administered remotely November 30 through December 7
• Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, December 12, with appropriate protocols being taken to ensure the health and well-being of all those participating

University President Dr. Bobby Hall released to following statement to students and staff: 

Dear Wayland Family:

I pray you are finding ways to enjoy and stay healthy this summer, even as your university is preparing in the current COVID-19 environment for the return of on-campus classes in Plainview this fall. All of our efforts center around supporting the health and safety of the Wayland community and providing the same high quality of Christian education expected at Wayland.

Our COVID-19 Response Team was charged with planning the fall semester. Evidence indicates that instances of the flu typically increase in the late fall and that COVID-19 could spread in a similar pattern during that same timeframe. It also appears that travel increases the potential for exposure to the virus. Based on this research and planning, a revised academic calendar has been adopted for the Plainview campus.

The results of the situational analysis allow us make the announcement today that the fall calendar for Plainview Campus instruction will be adjusted to begin classes on Wednesday, August 12, a week earlier than originally scheduled and students will not return to campus following Thanksgiving until Spring semester classes begin on January 11.

These changes apply to the Plainview Campus only. External campus and WBUonline schedules remain unchanged.

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