UAB United: On Campus

Each member of the UAB community must be personally responsible for general health and safety monitoring and act to facilitate and maintain compliance with established guidelines. To sustain a culture of safety, there must be increased vigilance, monitoring, effective structures for reporting concerns, and appropriate corrective action for non-compliance. Click here to learn more about compliance with established guidelines. 

Spring 2021 Semester Schedule

To promote the health and safety of the campus community, adjustments have been made to the spring semester schedule:



Classes will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, eight calendar days later than originally planned.



Wellness Day



Wellness Day



Last Day of Classes






Final exams conducted

*There will be no spring break. Classes will end on the regularly-scheduled date of Friday, April 23, 2021, and the normal reading period and final exam period will follow. Grades will be due as usual on Monday, May 3, 2021.

Wellness Days

Wellness Days are intended to provide students, instructors, and instructional support staff some opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate, particularly in light of the fact that there will be no Spring Break.

When planning for the two Wellness Days, we must balance need to refresh and rejuvenate with our obligation to provide a minimum number of “instructional days.” This obligation arises from our accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, as well as from a variety of the more than 30 other accreditations we currently hold throughout the university.

Because classes will be starting for the Spring 2021 semester eight days later than usual but will be ending at the usual time, providing no “instruction” opportunities whatsoever on the two Wellness Days would potentially violate the SACSCOC requirements (even with no Spring Break). We believe that we can accomplish both of our goals of giving students, faculty, and instructional support staff some needed breaks, while also meeting our educational goals with students.

UAB United: Off Campus

Being a Blazer means doing our part to keep our community safe by following important guidelines:

  • Wear a mask/face covering when around others
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Practice good hand hygiene, and avoid touching your face
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve when you sneeze or cough

UAB United: Virtually

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