Quincy University has published its 2021-2022 academic calendar, which returns the university to a traditional schedule for the fall and spring semesters. The university will provide students, faculty and staff with the usual student activities and holidays, including fall and spring breaks.  As has been the case throughout the pandemic, QU expects to continue teaching in a primarily face-to-face format for the next school year.

“We are proud of how our university community has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, with everyone working together to make in-class learning possible,” said Brian McGee, Ph.D., president.  “Our commitment to rely primarily on face-to-face instruction for undergraduates is an essential component of our Success by Design initiative, where every student receives an individualized plan for success and a pathway to complete a degree in four years.”

“We continue to learn how to increase opportunities for students, both in and out of the classroom, while emphasizing health and safety,” said McGee. “With in-person classes, in-person dining, and a limited ability to allow fans and parents at our outdoor athletic events, we are seeing the early signs of a return to greater normalcy on campus. At the same time, Quincy University students and all members of our community have had great success in following guidelines for masking and social distancing.”

Quincy University and Adams County, Illinois have benefitted this spring from an effective local COVID-19 vaccination plan, readily available testing and declining infection rates. The university is not aware of any active COVID-19 cases on campus. For the first half of the 2021 spring semester, from late January to the present, there have been four COVID-19 infections at Quincy University.

The university has developed contingency schedules and plans in the event there is a regional resurgence in COVID-19 cases.  The university will continue to follow all guidance from the State of Illinois and the Adams County Health Department with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Quincy University is grateful for our continuing close partnership with elected leaders and public health professionals in Adams County, Illinois and from the City of Quincy,” said McGee. “Our entire university community has been safer and had more opportunities for teaching and learning because of the highly effective COVID-19 leadership we have experienced in this region.”

The full academic calendar for 2021-2022 is available on the QU website at https://www.quincy.edu/academic-calendar/.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is celebrating 160 years as a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.