Kent State moves spring break to mitigate virus spread

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After spring break, classes will continue remotely

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Editor’s note: This story has been edited after Kent State University sent a correction to information it emailed to students and faculty. The correct dates for the continuation of classes are listed below.

KENT, Ohio (WKBN) – Kent State University is pushing back its spring break this year to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

University officials announced Thursday that spring break for 2021 has moved from March 29-April 4 to April 12-18.

After spring break, classes will continue remotely through the last day of instruction on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 and through final examinations, May 6-12, 2021.

On May 4, there will be no classes between noon and 2 p.m. to remember May 4, 1970.

The change is being made in an effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19 because of excessive spring travel.

Registration for spring semester will begin Oct. 26, 2020 for graduate students and on Oct. 27 for undergraduate students.

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