UNC's spring semester will have a delayed start on Jan. 19, a two-week delay from the academic calendar's initial start date of Jan. 6, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and Provost Bob Blouin said in a campus-wide email Thursday.
Classes will end on May 5, with exams set to take place between May 7 and May 14.
Registration for the spring semester will now open on Nov. 30, but the deadline to register for spring classes has not been determined, Guskiewicz and Blouin said.
The Campus and Community Advisory Committee agreed to recommend to Guskiewicz and Blouin that the spring semester be delayed, with start dates of either Jan. 11 and Jan. 19, at its meeting on Tuesday
The original spring calendar set the last of day of class for April 23, with exams between April 26 and May 4. Spring break was initially set for the week of March 8 through March 12, but the new calendar does not include a spring break to limit travel and the potential spread of COVID-19.