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Baylor University shortens fall semester, to conduct final exams online

Costs of housing, dining and parking to be reduced
Posted at 6:46 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 19:46:55-04

WACO, TX — Baylor University has announced several changes regarding its schedule for the upcoming fall semester.

Classes will still begin on August 24, however the majority of course instruction will be completed on-campus before the Thanksgiving holiday. Final exams will be conducted online in early December.

The university says it will reduce the costs of housing, dining and parking on a prorated basis for students due to fewer days on-campus.

To allow for the revised schedule, classes will be held on Labor Day, Fall Break has been eliminated and the Thanksgiving holiday has been shortened.

The academic calendar for Baylor Law School, which operates on the quarter system, will not be affected by the changes.

The university has also eliminated the fall commencement ceremonies, which were initially scheduled for December 19. December degree candidates have been invited to participate in the spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 2021.

Face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals in all buildings on campus.