Two Terms, One Focus
Rosemont will divide the Fall semester and the Spring semester of the Undergraduate College into two, seven-week terms - a plan known as Two Terms, One Focus.
“We realize that the possibility exists that a resurgence of the virus and/or mandates by Governor Wolf may necessitate a return to online course delivery,” said President Boyers.
“Should that be the case, dividing both semesters into two terms will allow for a much easier transition and educational experience for our students. I am confident that what we have named Two Terms, One Focus, just one part of the Rosemont 2020 Plan, will ensure a high-quality experience for our Undergraduate College students and our faculty.”
The Fall semester began on August 24th and in-person instruction will end on November 24th, just before the Thanksgiving Break. Students will complete their final week of courses and exams online.
There will also be a winter session, beginning on December 15th and ending in mid-January.
For the Spring semester, Spring Break will be eliminated.
The start of the Spring semester Term I will begin on Tuesday, January 19th and end on March 8th, followed by a Reading Day on March 9th and final examinations March 10th to the 12th.
Spring semester Term II will begin on March 15th and end on April 30th, followed by Reading Days on May 1st and 2nd. Final examinations will be held on May 3rd to the 5th.
A few courses will run for the entire semester, including both Term I and Term II.
“Debuting Rosemont 2020 on my second day as the College’s new President is not something I ever imagined doing,” said President Boyers. “I am very impressed with how the College’s faculty and students rose to the challenge of completing their traditional full-time coursework online. Part of their challenge was navigating five or so courses online at a time.
“Two Terms, One Focus will provide a unique opportunity for our students because they will be able to concentrate on fewer courses at a time during two seven-week terms rather than one larger term.
In addition, since faculty will also be teaching fewer courses at a time, they will be able to continue to give the personal attention for which Rosemont is known to our students, regardless of whether we are on campus or online,” he said.