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Because of the accelerating COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing stay-at-home order from the State of Illinois, Knox College has made the decision to teach the entirety of spring term remotely.
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We designed our 3-3 academic calendar to give our students both depth and flexibility in their academic pursuits.
In each of our three 10-week terms students take only three courses (hence the 3-3), giving them time and energy for a deeper level of study than what is often possible with a semester schedule. Each course is the equivalent of a semester's worth of work. Faculty members teach only two courses each term, giving them more time for one-on-one mentoring.
The long break between the fall and winter terms lets students engage in career and graduate school exploration, pursue an independent research project, take advantage of an internship, or pursue one of our off-campus study opportunities.
Fall Term 2019
September 13—New student arrival and orientation begins
September 17—Classes begin
November 23-25—Final exams
Winter Term 2020
January 5—Classes begin
March 13-15—Final exams
Spring Term 2020
March 25—Classes begin
May 31-June 2—Final exams
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Knox has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll