Our Plan for Spring 2021

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On Nov. 18, President John Garvey announced a plan for Spring 2021. In the spring semester, we expect to have a total of 1,172 resident students — each having his or her own private bedroom.

The move-in process will again be staggered over several days, applying the lessons learned by the careful process used last August. All residential students will receive a COVID test as they move into their residence halls January 21-24. In-person classes will be available to all undergraduate and graduate students in spring 2021. Slightly more than 50% of classes are expected to be offered in person, with the rest exclusively online.

Our Plan for 2021
COVID-19 Updates

Experience College Life in Washington, D.C.

We offer plenty of options for a vibrant residential college experience. Our academic year begins and ends with campus-wide celebrations. Campus life is buzzing with events every week: performing arts, sporting events, lectures, fundraisers, service days, fairs, retreats, dances, game nights, concerts, and more.

More than 100 student organizations offer something for everyone. If politics is your thing, you can join the College Democrats or the College Republicans. You might want to complement your academic interests through organizations such as the Spanish Club or the Chemistry Club. Performers will be interested in CenterStage Theatre Company or Redline A Cappella. If you are looking to serve there are plenty of options, including Best Buddies and Relay for Life.

Service and faith are at the heart of our mission, and we welcome students of all religious backgrounds. The Office of Campus Ministry sponsors service opportunities and programs and events. We offer daily service opportunities in the D.C. community, and domestic and international mission trips.

Our campus is the largest and greenest in Washington, D.C. You’ll find places to study under a tree, basketball courts for pick-up games, wide-open lawns for games of Frisbee, newly renovated, energy-efficient buildings with historic character, and residence halls that offer a variety of living options. The campus is part of the charming Brookland neighborhood. We’re in our own small college town with a restaurants, artist studios, new apartments, and farmer’s market right nearby.

The Center for Academic and Career Success and our active alumni network are dedicated to helping you secure coveted jobs and internships, many of them a short Metro ride away in downtown D.C.

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