Vanderbilt’s fall semester will begin Aug. 24 with in-person classes scheduled to end before Thanksgiving, according to VandySports.com publisher Chris Lee. Lee said in a following tweet that his source was “someone at the faculty town hall.”
Vanderbilt will have classes on campus this fall, starting August 24. In-person classes end before Thanksgiving. I’d think this is good for football.
— Chris Lee (@chrislee70) June 15, 2020
Further details regarding class sizes, schedules, social distancing measures and final examinations are not included in Lee’s tweets.
Vanderbilt posted a statement May 12 on their website that said they were “committed to planning for a 15-week academic calendar for all undergraduate degree programs and the Graduate School; however, [they were] considering several options regarding start dates, end dates and breaks across all of our schools/colleges.”
The 15-week semester for undergraduates would presumably mean a Aug. 24 start date and end date of Dec. 7, with in-person classes ending Nov. 20.
Vanderbilt’s website currently still has Aug. 26 as the official start date on their 2020-21 Academic Calender with undergraduate classes ending Dec. 10.
In a June 3 town hall, Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier stated, “We decided we will discuss a detailed plan in about a week or so.”
Vanderbilt has not immediately responded to request for comment.